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Hella Halloween!

Hey pickles! It’s nearly Halloween, my favourite time of year! Here’s a pick of some of my most favouritest Halloween tunes – from the classics (Blue Oyster Cult’s ‘Don’t Fear The Reaper’) to a few that might be new to you (the excellent Molotov Jukebox, Black Casino & the Ghost), and from rockabilly (Imelda May) to folk (Bellowhead and Kate Rusby). Hope you enjoy – leave a comment below if so, and please do share the Halloweeny goodness!

Tracklist 
01. Psycho – Imelda May
02. The Strange Face of Love – Tito & Tarantula
03. Way Down Hadestown – Anais Mitchell
04. Something Beautiful – Clem Snide
05. Face to Face – Siouxsie & The Banshees
06. Lullaby – The Cure
07. Fright Night – J.Geils Band
08. What’s the Life of Man? – Bellowhead
09. Bloodshed – Modernaire
10. Dirty Dancehall – The Zutons
11. Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival
12. My Angel Put The Devil In Me – Murray Gold and Yamit Mamo
13. Culling Of The Fold – The Decemberists
14. I Put A Spell On You – Creedence Clearwater Revival

And on to number 2….

01 – Soldieress’ Lament – Molotov Jukebox (with a bit of Vincent Price on top)
02. The Witch Queen of New Orleans – Redbone
03. Don’t Fear The Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult
04. Killer on the Loose – Thin Lizzy
05. It’s Your Voodoo Working – Imelda May
06. I Am Stretched On Your Grave – Kate Rusby
07. The Killing Moon – Echo & The Bunnymen
08. Bad Company – Bad Company
09. Devil – The Servant
10. The Devil Went Down to Georgia – The Charlie Daniels Band
11. Red Right Hand – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
12. Hells Bells – ACDC
13. Lillibulero – Bellowhead
14. El Luchador – Black Casino & The Ghost
15. She’s My Witch – Kip Tyler
16. Waltzin’ Black – The Stranglers

Hang on, little tomato

I stumbled upon the song “Hang On, Little Tomato” today – it’s the perfect mix of melancholy and Pixar-movie-esque hopefulness. Last year I blogged about the smell of tomatoes reminding me of my wonderful grandad and his greenhouse. He was the most cheerful, supportive and kind person I’ve had the privilege of knowing. He would have liked this song.

“Just hang on, hang on to the vine
Stay on, soon you’ll be divine
If you start to cry, look up at the sky
Something’s coming up ahead
To turn your tears to dew instead.”

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