Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The 2012 Halloween Playlist
We don't get a whole lot of Web hits around here, but for some reason, Halloween always sends me a few strays. So, in continuation of this tradition (as well as the more recent tradition of link-dumping to YouTube), here's this year's playlist of songs that make me scared enough to poop my pants.
Led Zeppelin - No Quarter
What is this song about? Hobbits or some shit, I guess.
Why is it scary? Because of the coke-fueled vignette from The Song Remains the Same. And because of everything else about it.
Summer Breeze - Type O Negative
What is this song about? A hippie coming home to the wife after a long day at work, or a psychopath stalking your house? Fine line, really....
Why is it scary? Because covering hippies is justice: beneath the facade of free love, an awful lot of hippies were evil, misogynistic sociopaths. Plus: you know, the tritone.
Billion Dollar Babies -- Alice Cooper
What is this song about? Awesome drums, playing with dolls, and....killing children?
Why is it scary? Because someone let this guy on the Muppet Show, whereupon he made a joke about being in the service of Satan.
Hamburger Lady - Throbbing Grizzle
What is this song about? I'll put it to you this way: I wish I'd never looked up the lyrics.
Why is is scary? It's a fucking nightmare. Plus, that's a dude singing.
God of Emptiness - Morbid Angel
What is this song about? Satan, Christianity, etc.
Why is is scary? It is still the single most frightening music video I have ever seen.