PR035 - Spooky Scary Monsters and Super Creepy Dracula Serial Killers

Months of careful planning went into this. Did I say months? I was wrong. A few hours, though. I did think about whether to do a Halloween show for a few hours, and then I spent another few hours putting it together. I read way too many articles about songs about serial killers. That is a really good way to mess you up. Some good songs came out of it though. Sufjan Stevens "John Wayne Gacy Jr," Neko Case "Deep Red Bells," The Decemberists "Shankhill Butchers," Lizzo "Lizzie Borden," among others.

I felt I had to include what I would call "classic" music from Siouxsie & The Banshees, Depeche Mode, Bauhaus, Love & Rockets, and Joy Division. Some Tom Waits. Some Nick Cave (as Grinderman). Newer music from Yeah Yeah Yeahs (featuring Kool Keith as Dr. Octagon).

This is the year that I finally play M83 "Car Crash Terror" even though the song actually terrifies me. And finally, because I am basically a twelve-year-old boy, I had to play Werewolf Bah Mitzvah. Happy Halloween. Mazel Tov.


  1. DJ Wiki Ben (Grungy) by Marty Finkel on Theme Songs (Self-Released)
  2. Car Chase Terror! by M83 on Before The Dawn Heals Us (Mute)
  3. Ghost Rider by Suicide on First Album (Mute)
  4. Monster Man by Soul Coughing on El Oso (Slash/Warner)
  5. John Wayne Gacy, Jr. by Sufjan Stevens on Come On Feel The Illinoise! (Asthmatic Kitty)
  6. Deep Red Bells by Neko Case on Blacklisted (ANTI-)
  7. Astro/Jack The Ripper by The White Stripes on The Complete John Peel Sessions (Third Man Records)
  8. Son Of Sam by Elliott Smith on Figure 8 (Dreamworks)
  9. Looking Down The Barrel Of A Gun by Beastie Boys on Paul's Boutique (Grand Royal/Capitol)
  10. Lizzie Borden by Lizzo on Lizzobangers (Totally Gross National Product)
  11. Black Celebration by Depeche Mode on 101 [Live] (Sire/Warner)
  12. St. Vitus Dance by Bauhaus on In The Flat Field (4AD)
  13. Bound For Hell by Love And Rockets on Love And Rockets (Beggars Banquet)
  14. Halloween by Siouxsie & The Banshees on Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Halloween (Rhino)
  15. Buried Alive (f. Dr. Octagon) by Yeah Yeah Yeahs on Mosquito [Bonus Tracks] (Interscope)
  16. Exhumed by Zola Jesus on Okovi (Sacred Bones)
  17. Dracula by Gorillaz on Gorillaz (Virgin/Parlophone)
  18. All Hail Dracula! by Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin on Let It Sway (Polyvinyl)
  19. Beware Draculas by German Art Students on Time Machine (Self-Released)
  20. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) by David Bowie on Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (EMI)
  21. New Dawn Fades by Joy Division on Still (Factory)
  22. Dead Love by Soft Moon on The Soft Moon (Captured Tracks)
  23. Don't Go Into That Barn by Tom Waits on Real Gone (Anti-)
  24. Graveyard by A Place To Bury Strangers on Strange Moon (Dead Oceans)
  25. Evil by Grinderman on Grinderman 2 (Anti-)
  26. Rain In Soho by The Mountain Goats on Goths (Merge)
  27. Shankill Butchers by The Decemberists on The Crane Wife (Capitol)
  28. Devil Town by Bright Eyes on Late Great Daniel Johnston [Disc 1] (The Covers) (Gammon)
  29. Witchcraft by Wolfmother on Wolfmother (Modular / Interscope)
  30. Wonderful Witches by Thurston Moore on Trees Outside The Academy (Ecstatic Peace)
  31. Werewolf Bah Mitzvah by Jeff Richmond & Tracy Morgan on 30 Rock (Relativity)