Halloween Music Mix(es), 2009 Edition!

October 30, 2009 at 3:06 pm (Uncategorized)

Hey all, a quick note as I’m getting ready for work today, but I wanted to get these out. I ended up doing not one but two Halloween-themed music mixes this year. Yeah, that was probably pretty stupid, but what the hey. I had two separate music needs for the season, and needed a loud, fun, party-ish Halloween mix for one, and a quieter, creepier, “music to sit ’round a fire and sip bourbon” mix as well. I’ve got some liner notes to bore you with, but for now, here’s the music. As per usual, these mixes are all stitched together into one long mp3 track, sequenced, normalized, and crossfaded for maximum listening enjoyment. If you hear something you like and want, go buy it from the original artist!

First set of tunes is the louder mix for parties and fun:

“I Seek To Eradicate These Things With A Shovel!”

(right click that title and “Save as”)

Track listing:

1. “Hell’s Bells” AC/DC
2. “Garbageman” The Cramps
3. “One Step Beyond” Madness
4. “Werewolves Of London” Warren Zevon
5. “Yellow Dog” House Of Freaks
6. “Superstition” Stevie Wonder
7. “Lies Of The Living Dead” The Minus 5
8. “Black Hole” Be Your Own Pet
9. “Sympathy For The Devil” The Rolling Stones
10.”Pin Prick” Railroad Jerk
11.”Remembering Sophie Rhodes” Those Bastard Souls
12.”Running With The Devil” Van Halen
13.”Gloomy Monday Morning” The Black Hollies
14.”Leaving All The Dead Behind” Captain Murphy
15.”Evil Ways” Santana
16. “Devil Song” Camper Van Beethoven
17. “Cindy It Was Always You” Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3
18. “Dead” The Pixies
19. “Bronte Moon” The Green Pajamas
20. “Open Casket Access” The Blackouts

Mix number two, the spooky mix:

“Rosedale At Midnight”
(right click tha title, “save as”, etc.)

(If you know the significance of the cover pic above, give yourself some kudos.)  (Ok, I’ll spill; that’s the crossroads where Robert Johnson allegedly sold his soul…)

1. Intro….
2. Cary Hudson, “Haunted House Blues”
3. Syd Barrett, “Late Night”
4. Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians, “Raymond Chandler Evening”
5. Califone, “Funeral Singers”
6. House Of Freaks “Lonesome Graveyard”
7. The Velvet Underground “Ocean”
8. Neko Case “Ghost Writer”
9. Hank Williams Sr. “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”
10. Blitzen Tripper, “Black River Killer”
11. The Clientele, “Graven Wood”
12. Outrageous Cherry, “Out There In The Dark”
13. The Cobbs, “Deathcapades”
14. Matt Murphy D/B/A Guy Terrifico, “Friend Of The Devil”
15. Gene Austin, “Girl Of My Dreams”
16. Sparklehorse, “Spirit Ditch”
17. The Rolling Stones, “Midnight Rambler”
18. Mark Lanegan, “The Winding Sheet”
19. Cat Power, “Werewolf”
20. The Rain Parade, “A Broken Horse”
21. jennyanykind, “Ghostly White”

(Track 15 is already all kinds of creepy all on its own, but if you know why that song belongs in the Spooky Music Hall Of Fame, you’re really ahead of the curve.)

Happy Halloween everyone! Be safe!


  1. Beth C said,

    Inspired, as always, Mr. Hornbostel! The Clausses are rockin’ the party mix this morning.

    BTW, Auggie would like to know if you go to the Smithsonian “all the time.” He is lobbying hard for a family vacation to D.C. in ’10.

  2. Chris H. said,

    Tell Auggie I do indeed go to the Smithsonian “all the time”! I happen to be addicted to making a 10-mile loop on my bike through some trails that take me right through the National Mall, and I frequently stop off to visit one of the museums. They’re cool!

  3. Anonymous said,


    I know this isn’t related to this post, but I didn’t know how else to reach you. The copy of David Werner’s “Imagination Quota” that I have skips on “When Starlight’s Gone”, and it drives me crazy. Can you please post that song for a bit? I’d love to replace the mp3 I made with one that works.


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