Monday, October 22, 2007

Sonic Youth and Mudhoney - Halloween

As we've now nearing the end of October, I'm dedicating this blog to "Halloween songs" for the rest of the month. I'll be covering songs that not only have Halloween in the title, but also feature Halloweeny themes like monsters, candy and ghosts. I'll also do a couple of straight up frightening songs...tracks that you want to avoid listening to alone in bed with your headphones on.

Today I'll begin with Sonic Youth's "Halloween" which comes from Bad Moon Rising, one of my favorite Sonic Youth albums (way underrated) and is as a whole a great record for this time of season. Just look at the cover art!

Kim Gordon does the vocals on this's very atmospheric, one of those quiet noisy songs. It could play during the credits of the best horror film about a musical cornfield and a human-snake concoction that has yet to be made.

Sonic Youth - Halloween

"There's something shifting in the distance
Don't know what it is
Day's as dead as nights
Except for the feeling that's
Crawling up inside of me as you
Sing your song as you
Swing along and you're
It's your, your song

It's the devil in me
Makes me stare at you as you
Twist up along you
Sing your song and you
Slipping up to me and you're
So close i just a
Wanna touch you and i
Sing your song and you
Don't know what's going on but you
Wanna me to come along as you
Sing your song and you're
Fucking with me as you

Slither up to me
Your lips there
Slipping twisting at my
Insides and singing on
You're just a
Swinging man, it's not your
Swinging song and now i
Don't know what you want but
You're looking at me and you're
Falling to the ground and you're
Twisting around fucking with my
My mind and i don't know
what's going on

Swinging in your song
Twisting me on as you
Slither up to me and it's gotta be
And i don't know what you wanna do
And you're looking at me with your big dark eyes
And you're rubbing your body


Now here's Mudhoney's cover of the same song. Actually, this version would be more suitable for the end credits of that aforementioned movie. It's a little more cinematic, though less creepy and more...ghoulish?

Mudhoney - Halloween

Sonic Youth - Bad Moon Rising @Amazon

Mudhoney - Superfuzz Bigmuff Plus Early Singles

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