Must be the season of the witch.
October 17, 2007 7:45 AM Subscribe
I need help making a Halloween-themed mix CD.
posted by kaseijin to media & arts (41 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Yes, I know all of the usuals... "Monster Mash" and all that... but I'm looking for something a little different.
The recipient of said CD - Mrs. Kaseijin - is quite into music from the 60's, particularly of the French variety, as well as more recent indie pop. She is a big fan, among others, of Serge Gainsbourg, Francoise Hardy, Belle & Sebastian, Broadcast, Jesus & Mary Chain, The Clash, Ramones, France Gall...you get the idea.
I've got a few songs, but I'm looking for more - things I perhaps haven't thought of that would be good to fill the CD. Songs don't have to knock you over the head with how Halloweeny they are, they can just be evocative of the time of year. She does not like Oingo Boingo or Thomas Dolby... So far, I have:
Donovan - "Season of the Witch"
Ladytron - "Evil"
Echo & the Bunnymen - "Killing Moon"
Edgar Winter - "Frankenstein"
Serge Gainsbourg - "Cha Cha Cha de Loup" (tentative)
Yo La Tengo - "Autumn Sweater" (tentative)
I'm also planning on adding something by the Zombies and the Mummies, but haven't settled on tracks yet.