There are lots of Halloween albums for the masses. But if you’re one of those sensitive, proto-emo types. there is just one Halloween album for you: New Wave Halloween.
New Wave Halloween features the obligatory-but-still-awesome Halloween theme as well as a host of songs called “Halloween” by bands like Sonic Youth, Dead Kennedy, and Misfits.
It also has the Ramones “Pet Semetery”, a song I rocked heavily during my junior year of high school and that opens with these awesome, Halloween-ish lyrics:
“Under the arc of a weather stain boards,
Ancient goblins, and warlords,
Come out of the ground, not making a sound,
The smell of death is all around…”
Time is sadly running out, but if you can swing it today and still have that Flock of Seagulls hairstyle, you might give New Wave Halloween a try.
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