Monthly Archives: October 2018

SONG OF THE DAY Jackson C.Frank – Halloween is Black as Night

Halloween is upon us and, whilst I may still have a few horrors tucked up my sleeve, today’s song is just perfect for this Samhain. “…one of the best forgotten songwriters of the 1960’s.”  (Rolling Stone journalist David Fricke), Known as “one of the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Damned ~ These Hands

Any song that starts with the line, ‘these are the hands of a demented circus clown’ will fit perfectly into the LP’s haunted, howling Halloween playlist!  The Damned have secured their position in this chilling collection of spooky sounds with their 1979 … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Hedy West – The Unquiet Grave

To celebrate this week of Halloween I’ve found another little spooky treat for you today.  The Unquiet Grave is an English folk song which tells the tale of a young man who mourns his dead love, so much so that she … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Birthday Party – Release the Bats

Continuing with this weeks Halloween theme (for this is my most favourite time of year), I have been delving deep into the darkness to source some sinister sounds to spook your soul!  Today’s tomb shaker was performed by The Birthday … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY EPMD – It’s My Thang

It’s My Thang is another funky little hip-hop blast from the past and dates back to 1988 when it was first released on Fresh/Sleeping Bag Records.  Featuring on the critically acclaimed Strictly Business album by the hip-hop duo EPMD, this record earned … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Run DMC – Down with the King

I love this track! Originally released in 1993, Down with the King was the first single and title track from Run DMC’s sixth studio album.  The song proved to be a major success and became Run DMC’s second-biggest hit after … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Southern Culture on the Skids – Werewolf

I dare say today’s song would have been far more apt last night, what with it being a big fat full moon, but even in its waning glory a day later, this big, bright hunk of glowing beauty still poses … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Billy Childish – Length of Pipe

After featuring Billy Childish yesterday and a song from his 1998 Devil in the Flesh album, I decided to give the whole record a listen…and what a great listen it is too! The album saw Billy Childish and Dan Melchoir … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Billy Childish – Bottom of the Sea

Billy Childish is something of a mystery for me and I don’t know why! He’s always hovered on the perimeters of my musical radars, but I’ve never delved too deep…until now… A painter, author, poet, photographer, film maker, singer and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Saif Abu Bakr & The Scorpions – Nile Waves

On the 9th of next month, Berlin label Habibi Funk are to release Jazz, Jazz, Jazz, an album originally recorded by Sudanese artist Saif Abu Bakr and his band, The Scorpions in Kuwait in 1980.  Original copies of this record have sold for 1000$ … Continue reading

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