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Hey, It’s Halloween (Almost)!

Posted in Rock Moment with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 20, 2012 by 30daysout

Sorry, we’ve been a little into our day jobs lately – that, and listening endlessly to Neil Young. So we just noticed Halloween’s a few weeks away, and that is always a great opportunity for some cool rock tunes.

So here you go – don’t be scared!

MP3: “Astro Zombies” by the Misfits

MP3: “Dance of Doom” by Frankie Stein & His Ghouls

MP3: “Red Temple Prayer (Two Headed Dog)” by Roky Erickson & the Aliens

MP3: “Werewolf, Baby!” by Rob Zombie

MP3: “Keepin’ Halloween Alive” by Alice Cooper

MP3: “It’s Monster Surfing Time” by the Deadly Ones

MP3: “Surfin’ Dead” by the Cramps

MP3: “Monster Mash” by the Misfits

MP3: “Monster’s Mash Party” by Bobby “Boris” Pickett

MP3: “Fear” by the Ventures

MP3: “Twilight Zone” opening by Rod Serling

MP3: Velvet Vampire radio plug/”Dinner With Drac” by John Zacherle

MP3: “A Night With the Jersey Devil” by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

MP3: “Forever Autumn” by Jeff Wayne w/Justin Hayward and narration by Richard Burton

It Came From Halloween – The Misfits

Posted in Lost Classics! with tags , , , , , , , on October 27, 2011 by 30daysout

Shouldn’t let a Halloween go by without paying tribute to the Misfits.  The creators of horror punk movement, the Misfits came out of the swamps of New Jersey in 1977 and are still goin’ strong, more or less.  Less singer/songwriter Glenn Danzig, who wrote many of their early songs; less Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein and Michale Graves, who played on the Misfits’ major-label album American Psycho; and without Marky Ramone, who played drums for the Misfits for a while.

The Misfits today are led by bassist/singer Jerry Only, immediately identifiable by his “devillock” hairstyle, guitarist Dez Cadena and drummer Robo (both formerly of punk titans Black Flag).  We’re gonna go see the Misfits in November when they roll through Houston, you should see them too when they come to your town.

MP3: “Twilight Of The Dead” by the Misfits

MP3: “Astro Zombies” by the Misfits

MP3: “Night Of The Living Dead” by the Misfits

MP3: “Die, Die My Darling” by the Misfits

MP3: “Horror Hotel” by the Misfits

MP3: “From Hell They Came” by the Misfits

MP3: “On A Wicked Night” by Danzig

MP3: “Dawn Of The Dead” by Michale Graves

MP3: “Halloween II” by the Misfits

MP3: “The Devil’s Rain” by the Misfits

Video: “Dig Up Her Bones” by the Misfits

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Son of Son of Halloween

Posted in Rock Moment with tags , , , , , , , on October 12, 2011 by 30daysout

Face it, Halloween isn’t very scary.  It’s usually pretty funny – this year there will be people dressed up like characters from Harry Potter, or as Charlie Sheen, or maybe even Arnold Schwarzenegger or Rick Perry or Ron Paul.  Surely some women will dress to emulate Lady Gaga, or maybe even Amy Winehouse or Kate Middleton.  Then there will be that one guy who will dress up as Anthony Weiner with a crucial part of his costume enhanced (or removed).  Ha, ha.  As I said, real funny.

Here is the best Halloween blog I’ve ever seen: Magic Carpet Burn

MP3: “The Munsters” by Billy Strange

MP3: “Tubular Bells” (excerpt) by Mike Oldfield

MP3: “Werewolf Women of the SS” by Rob Zombie

MP3: “Graveyard” by the Blenders

MP3: “Nightmare” by the Abstracts

MP3: “Let Me Hear You Scream” (live) by Ozzy Osbourne

MP3: “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” by the Who

MP3: “Creature With The Atom Brain” by Roky Erickson & the Aliens

MP3: “Werewolves Of London” by Warren Zevon

MP3: “Dig Up Her Bones” by the Misfits


Son of Halloween

Posted in Rock Moment with tags , , , , , , , , on October 10, 2011 by 30daysout

Nothing much to say, except that here’s some more music appropriate for the Halloween season.

MP3: “Keepin’ Halloween Alive” by Alice Cooper

MP3: “It’s Monster Surfing Time” by the Deadly Ones

MP3: “Surfin’ Dead” by the Cramps

MP3: “Monster Mash” by the Misfits

MP3:  “Monster’s Mash Party” by Bobby “Boris” Pickett

MP3: “Fear” by the Ventures

MP3: “Twilight Zone” opening by Rod Serling

MP3: Velvet Vampire radio plug/”Dinner With Drac” by John Zacherle

MP3: “A Night With the Jersey Devil” by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

MP3: “Forever Autumn” by Jeff Wayne w/Justin Hayward and narration by Richard Burton

Halloween!

Posted in Rock Moment with tags , , , , , , , on October 9, 2011 by 30daysout

(Editor’s Note: I wrote one Halloween post yesterday, then I realized we did this up big last year.  So this one is a repost, like many of the other Halloween items you’ll see in coming days and weeks.)

October is a fun month, because it has Halloween.  Adults who are otherwise intelligent and responsible like to dress up in stupid costumes and go to parties, while many others who don’t still remember when they used to go trick-or-treating as kids.   Churches and other religious types don’t much like Halloween, but I always thought that celebrating Halloween is sort of like facing your fears eye to eye, and spitting in the face of death.

And there are probably as many songs about Halloween – and related subjects – as there are Christmas tunes.  So let’s jump right in, and we’ll keep going to the graveyard throughout the month.

MP3: “Introduction To Horror” by Arch Oboler

MP3: “The Transylvania Twist” by Baron Daemoen & the Vampires

MP3: “The Creature From The Black Lagoon” by Dave Edmunds

MP3: “House Of Horrors” by Merv Griffin

MP3: “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by the Emersons

MP3: “Astro Zombies” by My Chemical Romance

MP3: “Halloween” by the Misfits

MP3: “Area 51” by the Flying Burrito Brothers

MP3: “Report From Grover’s Mill, New Jersey” (from “The War Of The Worlds” 1938 radio broadcast)

MP3: “It Came Out Of The Sky” by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Halloween Rock

Posted in Rock Moment with tags , , , , , , , on October 8, 2011 by 30daysout

After Christmas, the most sung-about observance has to be Halloween. Of course, Halloween isn’t as popular among kids today as it was when we were younger. You can thank uptight elementary school principals and square-nuts church preachers for that.

Even the art of the Halloween rock and roll song seems to have faded into the mists of oblivion. Except … we now have this wonderful internet which lets us find these obscurities and share them in all their rockin’ glory. Here we go, Halloween’s not for a couple of weeks now so expect a few more posts like this.

MP3: “Halloween” by Helloween

MP3: “Astro Zombies” by the Misfits

MP3: “Transylvania Twist” by Baron Daemon & The Vampires

MP3: “Ghouls Gone Wild” by Alice Cooper

MP3: “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by the Who

MP3: “Phantom of the Opera” by Iron Maiden

MP3: “Mummified in Bongwater” by Cannabis Corpse

MP3: “Dance of Doom” by Frankie Stein & His Ghouls

MP3: “Red Temple Prayer (Two Headed Dog)” by Roky Erickson & the Aliens

MP3: “There’s A Creature in Surfer’s Lagoon”  by the Deadly Ones

MP3: “Graveyard” by the Blenders

MP3: “Werewolf, Baby!” by Rob Zombie

Welcome to Hell … or Houston – it’s all the same

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on August 18, 2011 by 30daysout

It was this hot at 6:30 in the evening!

Houston hit its 17th or so (I lost track) consecutive day of 100-degree-plus temperatures today. That’s wild for Houston, the TV weatherman said, and I wondered: do they have weathermen in Hell?

Let’s hope so, because imagining every one of those dipshits frying up crispy in Hell’s Fry Baby is just about the only thing that brings a smile to my heat-parched lips these days.

Oh, I should tell you many of us in heat-fried Texas spend most of our time indoors, where the air conditioning is running full blast. And we ain’t too bad about keeping the cold beer and the cool rock and roll flowing, as well.

MP3: “Summer In The City” by the Stranglers

MP3: “Great Balls Of Fire” by the Misfits

MP3: “Heat Wave” by the Who

MP3: “White Light/White Heat” (live) by Lou Reed

MP3: “Ring Of Fire” by Eric Burdon & the Animals

MP3: “Hot Summer Day” by It’s A Beautiful Day

MP3: “Summer In The City” by Butthole Surfers

MP3: “Hot Hot Hot” (Radio Edit) by Buster Poindexter

MP3: “Hot Fun In The Summertime” by Sly Stone w/Bootsy Collins

MP3: “Summer’s Cauldron” by XTC

MP3: “The Heat Is On” by Glenn Frey

MP3: “Smooth” by Carlos Santana with Rob Thomas

MP3: “City Too Hot” by Lee “Scratch” Perry

MP3: “Hot Mess” by Cobra Starship

MP3: “Set the World On Fire” by Black Veil Brides

MP3: “This Wheel’s On Fire” by the Byrds

MP3: “Heaven, Hell or Houston” by ZZ Top

MP3: “Summer In The City” by the Lovin’ Spoonful

Song of the Week: “Astro Zombies,” The Misfits

Posted in News with tags , , , on February 8, 2010 by 30daysout

Ah, an oldie but a goodie.  “Astro Zombies” by the Misfits, from 1982.  Written by Glenn Danzig and sung by Danzig and Jerry Only, the song shared a title with The Astro Zombies, a 1969 sci-fi/horror flick starring John Carradine.  Perfect for today!

Ringin’ In The Holidays with The Misfits

Posted in Review with tags , , , , on November 30, 2009 by 30daysout

The Misfits tear it up at House of Blues in Houston

I hear ringin’ and I don’t think it’s an angel getting its wings.  No, I am pretty sure this particular ringing in my ears is the aftermath of an evening spent with horror-punk progenitors the Misfits.  I had my misgivings about attending this show – 11/28 at Houston’s House of Blues – because the Misfits have only one original member from the band’s heyday in the 1980s.

Bassist Jerry Only is that original member, and I wasn’t quite sure how these boys would sound without the guidance of one Glenn Danzig, the mastermind behind the original Misfits.  But not to worry – only a punk purist would quibble with the current Misfits lineup, which rocked through its catalog with a vengeance.  And did I say they were loud?  Maybe I did, but I just didn’t hear myself say it.  Yeah, they were loud and that stoked the crowd into a frenzy; even the mosh pit on the House of Blues’ concrete floor looked a little more, ah, energetic than usual.

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