Pop! The Beat Bubble Burst (Music)
Pop! The Beat Bubble Burst explores the music of the sixties with an emphasis on British Invasion and Mersey Beat. It then traces those branches to the present day by playing music that echoes the music of the sixties including power pop, jangle pop, pub rock, glitter and glam rock, neo-psychedelia and indie pop.
Thu Oct 27th 2011 5.00am–7.00am
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Screamin' Jay Hawkins “I Put A Spell On You” from Best of Screamin' Jay Hawkins - I Put a Spell On You (Classic Music International 2010) —The classic from 1957. I've started each of my Halloween specials with this tune: year one - Them, year two - Manfred Mann, year three - CCR and this year with one of the original. I need to come up with another version for next year...looks like John WenBuy it!
The Monocles “The Spider & The Fly” from The Spider & the Fly (Chicory 1966) —SpookyBuy it!
Talking Heads “Psycho Killer” from Talking Heads 77 (Remastered) (Rhino/Warner Bros. 2006) —What's scarier than a psycho killer, I ask?Buy it!
Johnny Kidd “Shakin' All Over” from Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the 50s (Rhino 1999) —The original version of this one. I've played someone's every year for the Halloween specials including: The Flamin' Groovies, The Who and The Swinging Blue Jeans.Buy it!
The Grip Weeds “HAUNTED” from House of Vibes (Ground Up Records www.gripweeds.com 1994) —Great pop tune. Sometimes if you don't listen to the words...the songs aren't that scary.Buy it!
J. Geils Band “No Anchovies Please” from Love Stinks (EMI/EMI Records (USA) 1989) —"Oh my god, that bowling ball...it's MY WIFE!!!" This one always creeps the heck out of my daughter.Buy it!
The Go “Invisible Friends” from Howl On the Haunted Beat You Ride CD ALBUM (Cass 2007) —Another one that is not that scary on the surface.Buy it!
Band of Horses “Is There a Ghost” from Cease to Begin CD ALBUM (Sub Pop 2007) —Spooky in a kind of repetitive way.Buy it!
The Kinks “Little Miss Queen of Darkness” from The Kinks - The EP Collection, Vol. 1 (Essential 1998) —Making it's P!TBBoo-bbleB debut...a sort of scary Kinks track.Buy it!
Elvis Costello “Ghost Train” from Taking Liberties (Columbia 1980) —Only slightly scary. You could have your kids listen to this set and not have to worry about night terrors and night mares.Buy it!
The Who “Hall of the Mountain King Incl. Radio One (Boris Mix) Jingle)” from The Who Sell Out (Decca 1967) —Back to very scary with this one. Ooooh, very scary.Buy it!
Hoodoo Gurus “Hayride to Hell” from Mars Needs Guitars! (Elektra Records 1985) —Gives me the chills just looking at the title...Hayride to Hell. Hayrides and Hell are both very scary things if you ask me.Buy it!
Mondo Topless “I Ain't Dead Yet” from Freaking Out (Get Hip 2010) —Great garage band cover done by a band called The Breakers. Don't know if they did it first or not, but if you picture someone buried alive in a coffin, well, that's darn horrifying don't you think?Buy it!
Joey Molland “Vampire Wedding” from The Pilgrim (Rykodisk 1992) —Joey was of course a member of Badfinger and does this song which I think is a little on the scary side, although I never really pay much attention to the lyrics. I'll have to do that some time.Buy it!
John Lennon “SCARED” from Walls and Bridges (Remastered) (CAPITOL 2007) —The start of this one makes me scared, but not the song itself. That a wolf howling at the beginning....terrifying.Buy it!
Gene Moss “I Want to Bite Your Hand” from Dracula's Greatest Hits (RCA Victor 1964) —Hand biting is more creepy than scary, but who can resist a song about two pop culture icons like Dracula and The Beatles. Only thing better would be Frankenstein and The Beatles.Buy it!
Dickie Goodman “Frankenstein Meets The Beatles” from The Monster Album - Dickie Goodman's Halloween (Out of Print,,Re-mastered,Collection,Bonus Tracks,Promotional) (Goodman Brothers 1965) —Not so scary, but awfully funny. You'll howl with laughter when you listen to the zany hi-jinx of our favorite re-animated pop star and The Beatles.Buy it!
George Harrison “Beware of Darkness” from All Things Must Pass (30th Anniversary Edition) [Remastered] (CAPITOL 2001) —Darkness is scary ...especially if you suffer from achluophobia - the fear of darkness or dark spaces.Buy it!
Jerry Seinfeld “HALLOWEEN” from Halloween (Little, Brown and Company 2002) —A CD that accompanies Jerry's children's book. Just to lighten the mood a bit. Don't want to create too much anxiety.Buy it!
The Strangeloves “I Want Candy” from I Want Candy: The Best of the Strangeloves (Legacy/Epic Associated 1995) —Gotta follow up the candy routine by Jerry Seinfeld with this one.Buy it!
A Band of Bees “These Are the Ghosts” from Free the Bees (EMI 2004) —Another one that is a nice poppy song, but absolutely blood-curdlingly scary.Buy it!
The Move “Night Of Fear” from Hot Fuzz (Music from the Motion Picture) (Universal-Island Records Ltd. 2007) —The debut single from The Move. Maybe too scary to be much of a hit. Actually, it was a minor hit in England, but apparently too scary for American tastes.Buy it!
Sloan “Witch's Wand” from Parallel Play (Yep Roc 2008) —Witch's wands used to be scary back before Harry Potter came along.Buy it!
Thin Lizzy “Old Moon Madness” from Thin Lizzy (Decca Pop 1971) —I think this is Thin Lizzy's P!TBBB debut. Obviously a horrible over-sight on my part.Buy it!
John Wesley Harding “Your Ghost (Don't Scare Me No More)” from AWAKE (John Wesley Harding 1997) —Your ghost don't scare YOU no more, but they scare us...am I right?Buy it!
Dave Edmunds “The Creature From The Black Lagoon” from The Best of Dave Edmunds (SwanSong 1981) —Creepy with a capital "C". That's just what you do when you start a sentence, but I would capitalize it if it ended the sentence, that's how Creepy it is. See?Buy it!
Eels “Friendly Ghost” from Souljacker (DreamWorks 2002) —Mixed messages with this one. Ghosts=scary, Friendly=not scary, although Casper used to scare the crap out of people all the time even though he tried not to.Buy it!
Clovis Roblaine “Monster Love” from The Clovis Roblaine Story (Clovis Roblaine 2008) —And we end the 4th annual Halloween Spectacular on Pop! The Beat Boo-bble Burst with the very scary song that sings about switching brains with a monster. Eeek!Buy it!
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