S5: B.T.R.C. Podcast Special Event - The Top 10 Halloween Songs of All Time

S5: B.T.R.C. Podcast Special Event - The Top 10 Halloween Songs of All Time

On this episode of the Blind Tiger Record Club Podcast, David W. Williams is joined by Kevin Lee and Jonathan Hibma to present the first ever B.T.R.C. Podcast Special Event:  The Top 10 Halloween Songs of All Time.  On this show, we will discuss songs by  Stevie Wonder, The Doors, Michael Jackson, Warren Zevon, Blue Oyster Cult, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Ray Parker Jr, AC/DC, Rockwell, and Bobby "Boris" Pickett & the Crypt Kickers.  The songs are discussed and clips of songs are played.  We talk about charts, both at the time of the song's original release and any "re-entry" into Billboard's Hot 100 every Halloween.  We discuss TV and Film syncs, and the many cultural impacts that all the songs have had which is why they are on our G.O.A.T. list.

We also present other important Halloween songs that are TV Themes, big film songs, or other culturally important songs as our transitions between each song on our Top 10 list.  This allows the panel to discuss ten more songs that include Halloween defining songs such as the themes of John Carpenter's Halloween, Tales from the Crypt, The Twilight Zone, Addams Family, and Stranger Things.  We also discuss other soundtrack and Halloween songs like Danny Elfman's "This Is Halloween" from Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds' "Red Right Hand" made famous by the Scream franchise.  Andrew Gold's internet sensation "Spooky Scary Skeletons" and the genre bending song by the godfathers of "Horror Punk", the Misfits' "Halloween".  We also discuss a second song from the Stranger Things franchise that utilizes an amazing sampling of Journey's "Separate Ways".

It's a really fun way to celebrate a lot of the incredible music surrounding Halloween.    

Whether or not you are a member of Blind Tiger Record Club, the B.T.R.C. Podcast is a great way to get introduced to some new artists and discover some albums that you may not be familiar with.  All the music in our subscription program and that we discuss on this show are on vinyl and have been released or reissued in the last 30 - 60 days.  The show is designed to be a discovery platform for new music "on vinyl", but even if you do not collect or listen to vinyl, it's still a fun way to explore new music.

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Hosts: David W. Williams, Kevin Lee, and Jonathan Hibma
Executive Producer - David W. Williams
A Blind Tiger Entertainment, LLC Production
This episode was edited and mixed by the team at Sound On Studios
Theme song written and produced by Jasen Rauch
Headbanger Intro theme by Love & Death

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