Friday, 31 October 2008

Happy Halloween 2008

Given tonight is Halloween and I don't wish to waste it on a blog entry, I'd thought I'd treat you to some Halloween songs.

"Joan Crawford" by Blue Oyster Cult

Blue Oyster Cult were responsible for the Halloween song, "(Don't Fear) the Reaper (well, the perfect Halloween song besides "Monster Mash" by Bobby "Boris" Pickett and The Cryptkickers). They also were responsible for "Godzilla," another good Halloween song. This is another good Halloween song from Blue Oyster Cult. "Joan Crawford" appeared on the album Fire of Unknown Origin, released in June 1981 only three years after the publication of Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford and two months before the debut of the movie based on the book. It offers the terrifying prospect of Joan Crawford rising from the grave. Let's just say she isn't pleased... This is the original video from 1981.

"Shock Treatment" by Richard O'Brien

Shock Treatment, the follow up to The Rocky Horror Picture Show is not the Halloween movie that RHPS is, but given much of it takes place in an asylum (or the TV studio version of one...), it is fitting viewing for the holiday. Here's the title song, performed solo by Richard O'Brien, along with a video compiled from footage from the movie.

"Monster Mash" by The Misfits

A video of The Misfits' remake of "Monster Mash" by Bobby "Boris" Pickett and The Cyrptkickers. This includes clips from that Rankin/Bass holiday classic, "Mad Monster Party.

1 comment:

J. Marquis said...

I'm a big BOC fan. I remember cracking up the first time I heard "Joan Crawford".