Friday, November 3, 2017

31 Days of Halloween 2017 - Day Thirty-One - Whodini - Freaks Come Out at Night

 FREAKS COME OUT AT NIGHT 

WHODINI



I remember when I was a kid I scared my little sister singing this song. 
I was always fascinated by the freaks. I grew up to become one of them. 
HAPPY HALLOWEEN.

31 Days of Halloween 2017 - Day Thirty - Chimney Sweeps - Devil Girl


DEVIL GIRL

CHIMNEY SWEEPS


Crude, weird, wild and unissued until the good people at Norton Records slapped it on wax, the entire record is a raw garage blast in your face from these boys out of Australia. The title track is my pick, although almost any song would do. According to the liner notes, the photo on the cover is the only photo of the band known to exist and they only played about 15 gigs in their entire career together. This is the obscure of the obscure and I love it!

31 Days of Halloween 2017 - Day Twenty-Nine - Blue Oyster Cult - Tattoo Vampire


TATTOO VAMPIRE

BLUE OYSTER CULT


Classic!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

31 Days of Halloween 2017 - Day Twenty-Seven - The Pandoras - Haunted Beach Party


HAUNTED BEACH PARTY

THE PANDORAS


This 1984 record was heavily influenced by 60's garage punk, in case you couldn't tell. After making this record, the band split into two factions and there was a minor name controversy which the Paula Pierce-led Pandoras eventually won. They enjoyed moderate success, switched it up to a more hard rock sound and went through some lineup changes over the years. Paula Pierce tragically died in 1990 of an aneurysm. The Pandoras continue to play shows these days, with members that were in the band in the 80's. 

31 Days of Halloween 2017 - Day Twenty-Six - Nancy Sinatra - Run For Your Life


RUN FOR YOUR LIFE

NANCY SINATRA


Hide your head in the sand, baby boy.

Monday, October 30, 2017

31 Days of Halloween 2017 - Day Twenty-Five - The Whyte Boots - Nightmare

NIGHTMARE

THE WHYTE BOOTS


Written by Lori Burton and Pam Sawyer, the pair couldn't find a band to perform this song, part homage part parody of the tragic boy songs performed by girl groups of the era, so they made the group up. Burton supplied the vocals and the girls on the cover? They were asked to pose as "The Whyte Boots" for the single. Later on, when Burton did a full record and included this song, their ruse was exposed. One of the greatest tragic girl group cult classics, this song ends in a death at the hands of the narrator (who really need some new friends)!  I hope you enjoy one of the weirdest songs I have ever heard.