Feel Bad For You – October 2015 – Halloween

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FBFY goes all spooky this month with our traditional Halloween mix, here’s the Dropbox link:

1. “Country Music, I’m Talking To You”
Darrell Scott
10 Songs Of Ben Bullington (2915)
Submitted By: @tincanman2010
Comments: Home truths about the state of country music in one of the late Ben Bullington’s songs Scott chose for a really wonderful album.

2. “Freak Of Nature”
Anastacia
Freak Of Nature (2001)
Submitted By: hoosier buddy
Comments: Better beware, I’m your midnight angel.

3. “Where the Night Goes”
Josh Ritter
Sermon on the Rocks (2015)
Submitted By: @philnorman
Comments: Josh Ritter’s new record is mighty fine.

4. “Killing Time”
City And Colour
If I Should Go Before You (2015)
Submitted By: hoosier buddy
Comments: Some songs just feel like the season, and this is one that feels like autumn, decay, and disillusionment.

What if you’re here when I’m not ready?
What if I’m not willing to listen?
I hope these devils never leave me
‘Cause I keep takin’ what they’re givin’

5. “Champagne Halloween”
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Greetings From St. Paul & The Broken Bones (2012)
Submitted By: Trailer
Comments:

6. “Cuts Like a Knife”
The Hold Steady
Live from the Horseshoe Tavern, Bootleg (2014)
Submitted By: Rockstar Aimz
Comments: But it feels so right.

7. “Halloween”
The Dream Syndicate
Days of Wine & Roses (1982, reissue 2015)
Submitted By: The Mad Mackerel
Comments: A triumph from the halcyon days of the Paisley Underground – jangly, dark-hearted indie.

8. “Midnight”
Hank Levine & The Blazers
Single A Side (1960)
Submitted By: @popa2unes
Comments:

9. “Evil Eye”
Al Saxon
Single (1962)
Submitted By: @popa2unes
Comments:

10. “Monsters Crash the Pajama Party”
Radio Spot
Single (1965)
Submitted By: @popa2unes
Comments:

11. “Happy Halloween”
Green Pajamas
Happy Halloween! (2014)
Submitted By: Blabber’n’Smoke
Comments: Not too spooky, a result of the band’s purchase of a Casio MT-68 keyboard back in 1984 and originally released on cassette. Reissued on CD in 2014.

12. “The Black Rider”
Tom Waits
The Black Rider (1993)
Submitted By: toomuchcountry
Comments: I’m not a big Halloween guy. But this ‘un truly creeps me out. Waits’ voice is intriguing in its own right. It draws you near before he sets his hook. And then, wonderful lyrics ooze from this song such as ‘I’ll drink your blood like wine,’ ‘Take off you skin and dance around in your bones,’ and ‘May I use your skull for a bowl?’

13. “Scorpios Vegas”
Gun Outfit
Dream All Over (2015)
Submitted By: magearwig
Comments: The best song on an album that’s front-to-back brilliant.

14. “Peter Gunn”
Roy Buchanan
Dancing On The Edge (1986)
Submitted By: @tincanman2010
Comments: This can’t be what Henry Mancini heard while writing the tune. Lucky for us, Roy heard something different and reached for the Telecaster.

15. “Halloweenhead”
Ryan Adams
Easy Tiger (2007)
Submitted By: Truersound/Not RMR
Comments: Guitar Solo! I love this song!

16. “Death Garage”
Peter Holsapple and the H Bombs
Big Black Truck (1978)
Submitted By: Verbow
Comments: Pre-db’s tune by the one and only Mr. Holsapple. Heard it on KDHX a few Halloween’s ago – not explicitly about Halloween, but its creepy in an Ed Wood movie sorta way.

17. “Pajama Party in a Haunted House”
Beat Happening
Black Candy (1989)
Submitted By: Verbow
Comments: One of my favorite Beat Happening songs – first heard it on the legendary Sub Pop 200 compilation. Again, not about Halloween per se, but it has that nightmarish quality that is kinda spooky.

18. “Halloween”
Wussy
Attica (2014)
Submitted By: Verbow
Comments: Hey, this one actually says Halloween in the title! Great song from one of my current obsessions – the mighty Wussy. Not spooky or scary – just a great song.

19. “Hell Yes”
Alkaline Trio
Halloween at the Metro (2003)
Submitted By: Verbow
Comments: Alkaline Trio is noted for their generally macabre song topics and sense of humor, so playing a song with the lyrics “bless me dark father I have sinned/ I’ve done it before and I’ll do it again” on Halloween night seems just about right. Great version of one of my favorite Alk3 songs.

20. “Ghost Town (Extended V)”
The Specials
The Best of the Specials (2008)
Submitted by: @simon2307
Comments: Originally released on the 12” single version this is the extended version of The Specials 1981 classic which was the one of the last recordings they made before they split. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_Town_(The_Specials_song)

21. “There’s a Ghost In My House”
R. Dean Taylor
Single (1967)
Submitted by: @simon2307
Comments: Another classic track but this time a it’s a timeless Northern Soul favourite, written by Holland Dozier Holland and released on a Motown imprint in 1967

22. “Halloween”
Kirsty MacColl
Electric Landlady (1991)
Submitted by: @simon2307
Comments: A themed track from the late great Kirsty MacColl

23 “Werewolves of London”
The Flamin’ Groovies
Jumpin in the Night (1979)
Submitted by: TheSecondSingle/Beldo
Comments: Not quite as good as the original but very good and different enough to sound fresh

24. “Red Right Hand”
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Let Love In (1994)
Submitted by: TheSecondSingle/Beldo
Comments: One of my all time favorite songs and to think I first heard it in Wes Craven’s Scream.

25. “Human Fly”
The Cramps
Gravest Hits (1979)
Submitted by: The SecondSingle/Beldo
Comments: Like a ’50s horror movie in the form of a deranged garage punk song.

26. “Dark Night”
The Blasters
Hard Line (1985)
Submitted by: TheSecondSingle/Beldo
Comments: A great rockabilly song with some very dark lyrics about a murder. If you’re not familiar with The Blasters (and you should be), you may recognize it as the title song in From Dusk Til Dawn.

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