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.
With Rich Reese
Thu Oct 27th 2011 5.00am–7.00am
R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links
Time zone: central
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!
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!
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!
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 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!
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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