A toe-tapping, bone-rattling Halloween playlist

Although Halloween will be spent differently this year due to the coronavirus, you can still celebrate with a themed playlist that will be sure to muffle the things that go bump in the night. Though filled with mostly indie and spooky surf-rock, don’t be surprised by the occasional overplayed classic.

  1. “Half Man Half Shark” by King Krule

King Krule is well-known for his distinctly deep voice, which makes this song perfect for your Halloween playlist. The song’s high-tempo and slow build increases the spooky tension from the repetitive lyrics. “Half man with the body of a shark” might also make for a great costume!

  1. “Red Right Hand” by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave uses this song to tell a story of a dangerous, shadowy figure through an almost growl. The song was featured in the first three “Scream” movies and has also been covered by the likes of Arctic Monkeys and Iggy Pop. 

  1. “Zombie Boogie” by Richard Swift

The late, great Richard Swift produced several scary tunes on his album “Walt Wolfman.” The song’s title speaks for itself, as Swift could get any zombie to join in on the boogie with his killer guitar and mesmerizing vocals. 

  1. “Green Door” by The Cramps

Known as the scariest band of all time, The Cramps paint quite an eerie picture with this upbeat tune. If you saw “an eyeball peeping through a smoky cloud behind the green door” – would you knock?

  1. “Witch Stomp” by Guantanamo Baywatch

This song is the perfect example of surf-rock gone scary. Similar to the 1964 classic “It’s Monster Surfing Time” by The Deadly Ones, Guantanamo Baywatch captures the playfulness of surf-rock and the tensefulness of Halloween. 

You can listen to the rest of the playlist here: https://tinyurl.com/yyj2z8ny. Happy Halloween!

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