1st Annual Halloween Mix – All Hallows Eve Mix

1st Annual All Hallows Eve Mix cover -The Ghost of Kohada Koheiji - Katsushika Hokusai

My local “classic rock” radio station used to play a syndicated show called “Flashback,” that would usually just serve as a nostalgic throwback for those that grew up when all that “classic” rock was coming out. It had clips from TV, movies, news, or ads that would create a cool context around the songs, sometimes with a narrative, or theme. One year as a kid, I happened to catch a Halloween themed show and it really stuck with me. I guess this was just the first time I paid attention, but I had never realized before how many songs had a Halloween-like theme. I became fans of some of those songs for life, some, that I never even liked before. Since then, I loved the idea of making a Halloween mix, but never really did it right. Years later, I got serious about it as an annual thing for a good friend of mine who I exchanged CDs with regularly. ‘Cause I love Halloween, and she would probably still be a raging Halloween fiend, even if her birthday didn’t fall around the same time as “Goth Christmas.” (As Warren Ellis calls it.) So, here’s the first, annual, All Hallow’s Eve Mix I.

(It’s a little later than I wanted to post this, but better late than never, right?)

UPDATE: There will be a NEW, REVISED version of this mix posted soon along with this years mix.

1st Annual All Hallows Eve Mix (zip file) (download)

1. Messur Chups – Intro Monstro Crescendo

2. Redbone – The Witch Queen of New Orleans

3. Dead Kennedys – Halloween

4. Ministry – Every Day is Halloween

5. Roky Erickson – Night of the Vampire

6. Blue Oyster Cult – Godzilla

7. Ramones – Pet Sematary

8. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – I Put a Spell On You

9. Warren Zevon – Werewolves of London

10. Misfits – Return of the Fly

11. The Cramps – I Was a Teenage Werewolf

12. Bo Diddley – Bo Meets the Monster

13. Ramones – Chain Saw

14. Squirrel Nut Zippers – Hell

15. Lou Reed – Halloween Parade

16. The Specials – Ghost Town

17. The Who – Boris the Spider

18. Roky Erickson – I Walked with a Zombie

19. Siouxsie and the Banshees – Halloween

20. Creedence Clearwater Revival – Walking on the Water

21. The Flaming Lips – Halloween on the Barbary Coast

22. Misfits – Braineaters


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4 responses to “1st Annual Halloween Mix – All Hallows Eve Mix

  1. Gary

    I remember “Flashback” and would always wonder how they came up with so many songs that matched the theme of the week or whatever. It was a good show beyond that too.

    Thanks for the tunes–most of which I’m familiar with of course, but there are at least a few that I look forward to hearing for the first time!

    Keep ’em coming.

    • wyattjett

      Yeah, I guess there isn’t a whole lot of surprises here for anyone already into Halloween music. This is just my first mix, though, done about 3 years ago, I like to think they get more varied and obscure later on. That’s the thing about my later mixes, the longer I wait to post them, the more exposure those songs will get!

  2. great site, awesome mix! sadly I discovered your site late (via Wonderful Wonderblog) and the link is expired(yousendit does not seem to hold on to files very long). any chance of a re-up? it’s Halloween at my house every day!

    • wyattjett

      Thanks man, sorry I took so long to get back to you! Really! Guess It’s been WAY too long since I’ve checked my blog, or posted for that matter… I emailed you the links.

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