It’s All Hallows’ Eve, and the moon is full. Will you trick, or will you treat?
I bet you will.
This week’s Music Monday is all about one of the most fashionable holidays around, Halloween. Whether you plan to dress up as Juliet Starling, Rainbow Dash or Mitt Romney, you need the proper accessories for a successful celebration, those being:
- Flashlights and glowsticks for lighting the night
- Bags for all of the candy you plan to get
- MP3 players loaded with the playlist you are about to receive
“Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare All)” – Type O Negative: A bit of campy awesomeness to kick things off, the first single off of The Drab Four’s 1993 disc Bloody Kisses earned the band’s label Roadrunner its first gold and platinum certifications. RIP Peter.
“Dragula” – Rob Zombie: The singer/film director/artist composed this song in honor of the iconic DRAG-U-LA from the 1960s sitcom “The Munsters,” while the Munster Koach had co-starring role in Zombie’s video for the lead single from his debut solo outing Hellbilly Deluxe.
“Psychonaut” – Fields of the Nephilim: Being that Halloween is the time when the veil between the living and the spirit realms is at its thinnest, this particular number by the British gothic rock group — featuring an invocation to Leviathan in Sumerian, no less — should be playing in the background while attempting to contact those on the other side, preferably with candles and some runes.
“A Forest” – The Cure: If you prefer spooky forests over ancient monsters, Robert Smith & Co. have you covered with their second single from their 1980 album Seventeen Seconds, a song considered by their fans to be the best summation of The Cure’s sound.
“Spellbound” – Siouxsie and the Banshees: Finally, how I could I not end this edition of Music Monday without a little Siouxsie Sioux, especially a live performance on German television of one of her band’s biggest songs featuring the late John McGeoch churning ice crystals from his guitar?
Photo: Flickr/Kris Krug.