Tonight we kick off with our #TrackoftheDay from the Canadian band A Spectre is Haunting Europe and their debut album Astonishing Tales of the Sea. I don’t know a great deal about them…the album is from 2004 and their third and most recent album was in 2008. Their official website appears to be kaput. Which is a shame, because “Fearless Vampire Killers” is a pretty great track. Enjoy.
So first up, we go to our #TrackoftheDay, which is an old favorite of mine. It’s “Nature Trail to Hell” by your friend and mine, “Weird Al” Yankovic, and his 1984 album In 3-D. Having long been a fan of horror movies and also of Dr. Demento, how could I not adore this mashing together of two great things? It is a recording of epic, synthy proportions.
We begin tonight with one of our favorite bands: Clutch. This song, “The Devil & Me,” is from their 2007 album, Beale Street to Oblivion. It’s always a shame when a long-standing partnership comes to an end. Especially if one is an infernal beast from the pit.
First up, we have our #TrackoftheDay selection, with a lovely tune by Zombina & The Skeletones out of the UK. This is “Nobody Likes You (When You’re Dead)” from their 2002 album fittingly entitled Taste the Blood of Zombina and the Skeletones. Take all the angst of being young and the angst of being dead and smash them together and, well, there you are.
Disclaimer: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment requests we note that it provided a free copy of “Doom Patrol: The Complete First Season”. The opinions I share are my own.
“Following the mysterious disappearance of their leader, Dr. Niles Caulder (“The Chief”), these reluctant heroes will find themselves in a place they never expected to be, called to action by none other than Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse. Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of superpowered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them.” — from Warner Brothers
Doom Patrol: The Complete First Season is now out on DVD and Blu-ray, both of which include all fifteen episodes of Season One. Bonus features are limited to a gag reel, deleted scenes, and a “Come Visit Georgia” PSA (a shame since they could have done a lot with commentary, behind-the-scenes looks at costume and makeup, filming in Georgia, etc). The DVD and Blu-ray are both available on Amazon and are currently almost exactly the same price for a few cents under $20, so if you can, grab that Blu-ray while the price holds.
Tonight, we kick off with our #TrackoftheDay, the riotous “Zombie Radio” by Vince Ray & The Boneshakers. You’ve probably seen Ray’s artwork somewhere or another. This is what he does with his spare time, apparently. Nice.
First up tonight, we can’t have Halloween music without the master of the weird and wild, Tom Waits. This is “What’s He Building?”, a lovely spoken word piece about paranoia and being neighborly. It’s from his 1999 album Mule Variations.
“Elementary stars Jonny Lee Miller as Detective Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson in a modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD’s most impossible cases. Initially sober companion and client, Holmes and Watson’s relationship evolved into a symbiotic professional investigative partnership. Once the top homicide consultants for Captain Thomas Gregson, they worked regularly alongside Detective Marcus Bell before Holmes’ false confession to a murder he did not commit forced them to move to London. Holmes and Watson forge new careers in England as consultants for Scotland Yard until they receive news that a member of their inner circle has been gravely wounded in the United States. As Holmes’ stateside legal trouble threatens to keep them from returning to New York, their greatest foe to date, tech billionaire Odin Reichenbach waits on the horizon to test their limits.” — from CBS
First up, for #TrackoftheDay, we have a mashup by DJ Fnord, who I can’t seem to find out any damn information about. But regardless, you’ll probably recognize the elements here: “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” by Bauhaus coupled with sounds from Disney’s Haunted Mansion. Basically, the perfect pairing.
We reach all the way back to 1926 for our #TrackoftheDay. It’s Red Nichols and His Five Pennies and the “Boneyard Shuffle.” The argument could be made that, were it not for the title, this would have no tie to Halloween at all. But I say you need some festive tunes in the boneyard, so it still fits.