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Thursday, October 24, 2013

My Halloween Playlist

People love holidays. Let's face it, we make a big to do about everything during the preparation, we spend more money, we eat more, drink more and party til our socks fall off. And why shouldn't we? we deserve it right? we work hard for our money! (cue Donna Summer)

Halloween has been no exception.  It has been one of the best "candy driven" holidays for years.  I wonder who decided that kids loved candy so much, that they would dress up in the most outlandish outfits and parade from door to door to get free candy! Don't get me wrong, I did it.  Hell, I would still do it if it was frowned upon by society.  After a certain age, wandering the streets for candy when your an adult just looks kind of sad, and yes even a bit twisted.

I have a tendency to go to the dark side during the holidays, and Halloween is my jumping off point.  I like my candy corn, my days somber and my music a bit on the Alternative/Gothic side.  Here are some of my favorite 80s tunes to listen to during this most auspicious occasion.

Halloween by Kirsty Maccoll
Dead Man's Party by Oingo Boingo
The Ghost in You by Psychedelic Furs
Bela Lugosi's Dead by Bauhaus
Cities in Dust by Siouxie and the Banshees
Monster Mash by Bobby "Boris" Pickett (remix done in the 80s)
Pictures of You by The Cure
Zombie-fied by Alien Sex Fiend
Desire by Gene Loves Jezebel
Seven Hail Marys-Flesh for Lulu

Just a small list for now, running purely on memory, but that's what I will be and have been listening to for the last 24 days. 

What about you? How do you musically celebrate Halloween?