You can always depend on the soundtrack at Halloween to be predictable. Tracks such as Ray Parker Jr’s ‘Ghostbusters’ and The Specials’ ‘Ghost Town’ seem to go into almost constant rotation from October 30th. As good as ‘The Monster Mash’ is, there are only so many times you want to hear it.
With this in mind, we’ve taken the time out to shed some light on some more obscure – but no less spooky – Halloween tracks.
Siouxsie & The Banshees – Halloween
These 70’s post punkers have the band name and the tracks to make any All Hallows bash go with a swing. The band’s lead singer, Siouxsie Sioux, is still considered one of the most influential artists of her generation and is often referenced by hispsters such as LCD Soundsystem, Tricky and TV On The Radio as a huge inspiration. Taken from the classic 1981 album ‘Juju’, ‘Halloween’ might be the perfect alternative track to play on the 31st.
Rob Zombie – Man Without Fear
You have to give Rob Zombie credit where it’s due, he puts in the work for Halloween. Rather than get in costume once a year, Rob spends 365 days a year looking like he’s ready to go trick or treating. When he’s not spending his time directing cult horror films such as ‘House Of 1000 Corpses’ and ‘The Devils Reject’, Rob churns out substandard metal albums. The music may not be that great, but Rob deserves kudos for his dedication to the undead.