Zombie Dance Party! (Halloween Music Mix, 2011)

October 26, 2011 at 12:40 pm (Music Mixes)

Yep, that time of year again!  There’s nothing I enjoy more than the good ol’ fashioned creepy fun of doing a Halloween music thing, and this year’s version is a corker.  Every song in the mix is a new one for this annual endeavor, and if I can drop any veil of modesty for a sec…this sucker delivers.   Before you ask….

“Wait, how can you do a Halloween music mix without….”

As always, there’s no Ozzy.  A surprising dearth of Danzig.  Not one tiny bit of Danny Elfman or Bauhaus.  I’m not saying that I don’t dig those folks:  I do.  What I am saying is that there are going to be hundreds, if not thousands of music mixes out there that will have all those folks represented to the point of overexposure.  Here at the ‘Narc, we have a crippling weakness for the road less traveled, and as such that’s what our mix does.

“But dude, what about….”

There are plenty of cool, great songs out there that fit but aren’t on this mix, and the reason might be that I’ve been doing these sorts of mixes for years now and this year I was determined for there not to be any repeat songs from previous years.  As such, if you’re looking for something obvious that’s missing, it could be because I used it on another mix….or perhaps I’m just dense.  Always looking for selections for next years mix!

“Couldn’t you just do a whole mix of kick ass metal/goth/garage/chiptunes for this?”

I could, but I’ve got better taste than that.  As it is, we sort of dabble in a lot of genres here.  Except chiptunes.  Seriously, if your idea of inducing Halloween party behavior is to put on the original Castlevania theme, you’re either too geeky or too inundated with hopeless hipsters to be worth saving.

Without any more ado…

ZOMBIE DANCE PARTY! (Halloween Music Mix, 2011)







Track list:

1. “Do Not Adjust Your Set”
2. Ronnie Dawson, “Rockin’ In The Cemetery”
3. Otis Redding, “Trick Or Treat”
4. Tishamingo, “Devil’s Love Song”
5. The Grip Weeds, “Haunted”
6. Eyes, “When The Night Comes”
7. ELO, “Evil Woman”
8. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Grafitti, “Frigh Night (Nevermore)”
9. The Talking Heads, “Psycho Killer”
10.Patsy Cline “Walking After Midnight”
11.Donovan, “Season Of The Witch”
12.Ladytron, “Ghosts”
13.The Reverend Horton Heat, “The Halloween Dance”
14.The Boy Least Likely To, “Monsters”
15.Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3, “Ole! Tarantula”
16.Imelda May, “Psycho”
17.Band Of Horses, “Is There A Ghost?”
18.The Yardbirds, “Evil Hearted You”
19.Tegan And Sara, “Walking With A Ghost”
20. L7 “Pretend We’re Dead”
21.Tito & Tarantula, “After Dark”
22.The Cramps, “Rockin’ Bones”
23.James Carr, “The Dark End Of The Street”
24.Stephen Lynch, “A Month Dead”

(As always, one 75-minute MP3 file, sequenced, normalized for volume, stitched together for full spooky Halloween glory.)


  1. rhoops said,

    you *need* to have a podcast

  2. Chris said,

    One o’ these days, Hoops.

  3. rhoops said,

    Just tryin’ to figure out a way to get this into my iTunes

  4. Stu said,

    Great call on “Olé Tarantula.” Robyn’s fondness for songs about death, decay and insects/arachnids makes him a natural for any Hallowe’en compilation.

  5. Kyle said,

    Such a great mix. Thanks, Chris!

  6. WangZi said,

    Excellent, Chris..Thanks. Looking forward to your XMas mix this year

  7. Nope said,

    Thats rude. There is a lot of well done chiptunes out there. Don’t be so ignorant.

    • Chris said,

      You’re right. People who don’t like music need something to listen to as well.

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