Monday, October 25, 2010

Careful With That Axe, You Meanie - A Manchester Morgue Halloween Compilation

I've been too busy to post for a while, but I have spent a bit of time whipping up a new Halloween compilation guaranteed to absolutely frighten the Christ out of you. Or not. Really apart from Fantomas and their rendition of the theme from The Devil Rides Out, there's nothing particularly frightening going on here. I'm really going for a spooky fun-times kind of mood with this one. I didn't want to put anything too obvious, so no Monster Mash will be found here. In fact this is really more of a Halloween/General Horror kind of compilation. Lots of songs about Halloween, but songs about dancing Draculas and Jewish Werewolves as well.

When looking for horror themed music you mostly find two varieties of music, horror punk and any kind of "abilly" music - rockabilly, psychobilly, gothabilly, surfabilly. I actually had more surf/rockabilly stuff on here at first but that stuff REALLY starts to sound the same if you listen to more than 5 songs in a row. I mean there's still plenty of horror punk and a wide variety of abilly tunes here, but I've tried to mix it up a bit more than it was initially.

Any 45 Grave fans will want to download this album as I've included their track Night of the Demons from the remake that just got released on DVD. I ripped it from my copy so the sound isn't as good as I'd like, but I don't think it's been released anywhere yet.

Your tracklist:

  1. Fantomas - The Devil Rides Out
  2. Afi - Halloween
  3. David Bowie - Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
  4. The Young Ones - Nasty Theme
  5. The Damned - Nasty
  6. 45 Grave - Night of the Demons (ripped from the remake DVD)
  7. The 5,6,7,8s - Highschool Witch
  8. Type O Negative - Halloween in Heaven
  9. Rezurex - Everday is Halloween
  10. Zombina and the Skeletones - Dracula's Tango
  11. Tracy Morgan - Werewolf Barmitzvah
  12. Flock of Seagulls - Nightmares
  13. Zombie Zombie - Halloween Theme
  14. The Meteors - Halloween Scream
  15. The Flaming Lips - Halloween on the Barbary Coast
  16. Frank Zappa - Goblin Girl
  17. Messer Chups - Mobile Coffin
  18. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Halloween
  19. The Young Werewolves - Halloween
  20. Moontrekkers - Night of the Vampire
  21. The Lurking Corpses - When The Blood Flows
  22. Phantom 5 - Graveyard
  23. Bobby Bare Jr. - Rock and Roll Halloween
  24. Coffinshakers - Dark Wings Over Finland
  25. Phantom Rockers - Halloween Night
  26. Ministry - Everyday is Halloween
  27. Dead Vampires - Orgy of the Dead
  28. Vampires of Dartmoore - Tanz Der Vampire
  29. The Spiders - Witchcraft
  30. The Simpsons Halloween Addams Family Theme
  31. The Bee Gees - Haunted House

I feel I need to explain a couple of these, so:

The Bee Gees - Haunted House. Listening to the lyrics I'm thinking this is more of a metaphorical haunting. However the song was listed as "Halloween Mix" and it's actually damn spooky sounding at times I kept it. And surprisingly as a non Bee Gee fan, this song kind of rules. Check it out.

Tracy Morgan as Tracy Jordan - Werewolf Barmitzvah. 30 Rock is one of the fastest paced comedies I've ever seen and surely one of the funniest shows currently on television. This song was featured on the show last year around Halloween and I would've included it, but I don't I've made an actual Halloween comp before, so here it is now.

Theme from The Young Ones Nasty Episode - This is the theme that plays at the beginning of the Young Ones Halloween episode titled Nasty. Kind of an old spooky haunted house movie feel complete with thunder and rain. I followed this with The Damned song Nasty which was performed in the show. Excellent song, one of my favorite Damned songs actually. So much so that I swiped my title from this song.

I was planning on making the cover more Halloweenie with leaves and pumpkins and shit, but while reading Fangoria back issues I stumbled upon this image from a film nobody saw (except for me) called Night Life and I knew a scene of extreme gore was the way to go.

One of my recent compilations got taken down pretty soon after going up and since I've got a few higher profile outfits on here (one of them sold a good 2 or so hundred million albums over the years) so grab this one before it gets kiboshed.


Spookywolffe said...

You had me at the Damned quote in the title. Bless your black heart. D/l-ing now...

Shelby Cobras said...

I approve of this compilation.

Unknown said...

Yes, Friggin awesome. Thanks so much for putting this together! chopra said...

very cool!

here's mine:

Arashi said...

Why AFI and not Siouxsie?

The Fiji Mermaid said...

I missed this when you first posted it. I'm getting it even though Halloween has past. ;-)


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