Monday, October 25, 2010

SAP Music Halloween Mix 2009 - Repost

It is finally that time of year again. For me Halloween is by far the best season for making mixes. There is so much material out there and I have the most fun mashing up and layering things. Also in addition to traditional Halloween songs, pop and rock music is full of songs with dark themes that lend themselves to Halloween. Candy and sugar is another popular theme in pop music which again plays so well into the whole Halloween thing. So this year, you get songs about candy, you get Elvis Costello singing about killing people.

Again to keep myself off the search engine radar, I'm going to avoid typing out the songs and artists on the track list. I have however provided a hi-res image of the liner notes I made for the CD's I made for friends. You should be able to read that to learn who is singing what. Also as always I have put in all the track tags so when you pull these files into itunes you get all the info you need.

Also I highly recommend listening to the whole thing, because I've mixed all the tracks to flow into each other. Also included here is an image that can be used to print out a CD sticker. That would be the image with the circular theme.

As far as the tracks go, I've put a lot more spoken word and dialogue samples on this mix this year. Don't let that scare you off. I made sure to make all those bits as interesting as possible by layering in music and sound FX. I've also done a lot of editing of songs so you get just the best bits. Much of the time, songs don't overstay their welcome. My philosophy was to get in, get the gist of the song and then move on. So the mix is constantly surprising the listener. I think also there may be some tracks that will put a smile on your face because you may have never thought of them a Halloween songs, but I think you'll find in the context of the mix they work quite well. The easiest example of what I'm talking about is the opening track by The Doors. You may be asking "The Doors, how is that a Halloween song?" well once you give it a listen and hear what I've done I think you'll get it.

So have fun with the music. I hope it can provide a nice soundtrack for the month of October. I also hope to get some comments back from people, so feel free to ask questions and or discuss the songs.


Here is the whole thing in one zip file.

SAP Music Halloween Mix

01 Peace Frog.m4a
02 Swamp Blood.m4a
03 Skeleton Topless.m4a
04 Full Moon.m4a
05 The Final Sound.m4a
06 Terror From The Circus Of Death.m4a
07 Halloween.m4a
08 More Evil.m4a
09 Psycho.m4a
10 Nightmare In My Closet.m4a
11 The Dead Do Rise Vs. People's Playground.m4a
12 Poltergeist In The Pantry.m4a
13 Ghostride.m4a
14 Ghost Ship.m4a
15 The Ghastly Stomp.m4a
16 Haunted.m4a
17 We Are The Witches.m4a
18 You Must Be A Witch.m4a
19 I Put A Spell On You.m4a
20 Spooky.m4a
21 Candy Man.m4a
22 Some Candy Talking.m4a
23 Graveyard Girl (Yuksek Mix).m4a
24 Zombie.m4a
25 The Haunted And The Haunters Vs. Man With A Harmonica.m4a
26 The Boogie Man.m4a
27 Trick Or Treat.m4a
28 Under The Moon Of Love.m4a
29 Night Of The Witches And Dr. Frankenstein On Campus Commercial.m4a
30 Vampire Daddy.m4a
31 Graveyard Rock.m4a
32 Rock Candy.m4a
33 A Spooky Sounding Halloween Story Vs. The Emperor.m4a
34 The Headless Horseman.m4a
35 Astro Zombies Commercial.m4a
36 Goo Goo Muck.m4a
37 Walk Like A Zombie.m4a
38 Season Of The Witch.m4a
39 Halloween Is All Around.m4a

Here's an image to print out for a CD case.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

SAP Music Halloween Mix 2008 Repost

Here is a repost of the Halloween mix from 2008. This was the first mix I ever did in garageband. I am still extremely proud of this mix. It holds up very well.


01 This is Halloween - Marilyn Manson
02 Everyday Is Halloween - Dangerous Muse
03 I Have No Home - Martin Landau
04 Candy Man - Sloppy Seconds
05 No Costume, No Candy - The Swingin' Neckbones
06 Hallowe'en, Hallowe'en - Oscar Brand
07 The Haunted House Vs The Haunted Mansion - John Carpenter & The Haunted Mansion
08 The Haunted Mansion Organ & Madame Leota - Disneyland
09 Doin' It In A Haunted House - Yvonne Gage
10 Casper The Friendly Ghost (Theme)
11 Little Ghost - The White Stripes
12 Morricone Vs The Martians (Investigation of a Citizen above Suspicion Main Title & Martian Graveyard) - Ennio Morricone
13 The Witch (Full Version) - The Cult
14 Evil Walks - AC/DC
15 Vampire - Antsy Pants
16 Sleepy Vampire - Eddie Spaghetti
17 Ghoul Days, Ghoul Days - The Wonderland Singers
18 To Cause A Witch To Die - Vincent Price
19 The Shreik Of Agony (Shreik Of Agony-Cha Cha Cha) - Bob McFadden and Dor
20 Seducing Shining Vampyros Lesbos Zombies - Louise Huebner, Manfred Hubler and Siegfried Schwab
21 Zombie Jamboree - King Flash and The Calypso Carnival
22 We're All Zombies Too - Josh Diamond
23 Count Chocula Goes Hollywood - Count Chocula, Frankenberry and Booberry
24 Dracula's Lament - Jason Segel
25 Lugosi, Orgies & Christians - Louis Huebner
26 It's Halloween - The Shaggs
27 Graveyard - Dead Moon
28 Buried Alive - Black Lips
29 At The House Of Frankenstein House - Big Bee Kornegay
30 Creation of The Female Monster (The Bride Of Frankenstein) - Franz Waxman
31 Over At The Frankenstein Place - Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon
32 Have A Happy Halloween - The Wonderland Singers

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Halloween Mix 2007 - Repost

To keep the Halloween theme going I thought I'd share my Halloween mix from last year with the world. This one is actually more of a play list and doesn't have any fancy mixing. Even without that, think it is a pretty good selection of Halloween songs and songs that kind of relate to the holiday. Some may be a stretch, but it makes for a fun listen.

Maybe some day I'll do a remix of this CD. Looking over the list I can see things that might have been better mashup up or edited. There are some instrumentals on here that could be really cool under some spoken word things. That's a project for another time. This year is just too busy.

As a little update on the behind the scenes hear, I thought I'd let you know that I just started pulling together songs for this year's Christmas/Holiday mix. Just listening through songs was getting me very excited. I can't wait to get them into garageband and start having some real fun. I'm hoping to have something done and ready to post by Thanksgiving or perhaps that weekend of Thanksgiving at the end of November. That way you'll have the mix for the month of December.

Anyways, that is it for now.


Here is the whole play list in one zip.
Spencer's Halloween Mix

Here are the individual tracks.
01 Ed Wood Main Titles (Edit) - Jeffrey Jones & Howard Shore
02 Trick Or Treat - Oscar Brand And His Young Friends
03 My Dear Watson - Thee Headcoatees
04 Horrorshow - The Libertines
05 To Make A Witch Pockmarked - Vincent Price
06 Suspiria (Narration) - Goblin
07 Angel Witch - Angel Witch
08 Pass The Witch's Broomstick - Wade Denning & Kay Lande
09 Figments Park (Edit) - De Wolfe Music
10 Kill The Brain And You Kill The Ghoul - Anna & The Psychomen
11 I Walked With A Zombie - Roky Erickson & The Aliens
12 Halloween Hootenanny - Zacherle
13 Surfin' Dead - The Cramps
14 Teenage Zombie Blues - Blowtops
15 Braineaters - The Misfits
16 Among The Dead - Tim Armstrong
17 She's My Witch - The Monsters
18 Lil' Red Riding Hood - Sam The Sham and The Pharaohs
19 The Self Fascination Ritual For Increased Power - Louise Huebner
20 Evil - 45 Grave
21 Perhaps Vampires Is a Bit Strong But... - Arctic Monkeys
22 Braineater - Braineaters
23 At The Munsters - Golden Records Kids Choir
24 Casper, Casper (Whatcha Doin' On The Moon) - The Comix
25 Do The Rigormortis - Don Hinson & The Rigamorticians
26 Pacific Ghost Highway... (Intro) - The Ghastly Ones
27 Dinner With Drac - The Ghastly Ones
28 Goblin Dance - Gershon Kingsley & Peter Waldron
29 Hillside Strangler - The Hollywood Squares
30 Blood Lust - Tom Baker
31 Jack The Ripper - The Horrors
32 The Tell-Tale Heart - The Creed Taylor Orchestra/ Kenyon Hopkins
33 Popeye (The Gravedigger) - John Zacherle
34 I Dig You Baby - Bob McFadden And Dor
35 Halloween - Wade Denning & Kay Lande

Friday, October 1, 2010

SAP Music Halloween Mix 2010

It's that time of year once again. This year I got a good head start on this mix. Started way back at the beginning of August and I wrapped it up the first week of September. So I've been sitting on this for a while.

I've you were reading the blog back then you got a few tastes of some of the tracks that I did for this year's mix. Tracks 15 and 16 were a big step forward for me this year on the mixing front. Because they are sort of the most original tracks and exclusive to this CD, they are my favorites. There are some other interesting things I'm pretty proud of. The Depeche Mode track is super creepy because I laid in some bits of voices from "The Shining". There are some fun spoken word samples sprinkled throughout. There are a few references to "The Son Of Svengoolie" who is a Chicagoland icon. Those are all thanks to youtube. The use of youtube this year to find clips and such was also new this year. In fact the Bette Midler track was taken from a youtube clip someone uploaded of a Son Of Svengoolie show where he played a clip from the original Svengoolie show back in the early 70's when Bette Midler made an in studio appearance. FYI I noticed after the fact that I spelled Svengoolie wrong on my track listing. Ugh! Maybe I'll get ambitious and fix that soon.


01 P-S-Y-C-H-O (Psycho) End Title - Ben Vaughn
02 I Can't Decide - Scissor Sisters
03 Spirit - Doug E. Fresh
04 Kriminal Living Eye Theme - Maleditus Sound
05 Witches Brew - The Cast of Zoom
06 Vampira - Bobby Bare
07 Mother - The Police
08 Lullaby From Rosemary's Baby (Sleep Safe And Warm) - Claudine Longet
09 Wonka's Welcome Song - Danny Elfman
10 Curse Of The Zombies - Wade Denning & Frank Daniels
11 To Become A Werewolf - Vincent Price
12 Werewolf - Southern Culture On The Skids
13 Major Surgery - Akira Yamaoka
14 Monster On The Campus Trailer
15 The Merry Night Of Halloween (D.C. Don Juan vs. William Conrad Mix) - William Conrad
16 The Count Dracula Tussle (Boris Karliff vs Big Tuck) - Boris Karloff
17 My Daddy Is A Vampire – Meteors
18 Turn Around - They Might Be Giants
19 Svengoolie - Bette Midler
20 A Zombie's Commercial - The Zombies
21 Zombie Girl - The Spazzys
22 Brainwashed This Way _ Zombie _ That Shirt - Meat Beat Manifesto
23 I'm Your Boogie Man - White Zombie
24 Boogie Man - AC/DC
25 The Boogie Man Song - Mos Def
26 Dorothy-My Monster - Companions
27 I Want a Monster to Be My Friend - Marilyn Sokol
28 Mommy's Little Monster - Social Distortion
29 Ghost - Depeche Mode
30 The Ghost Who Walks - Karen Elson
31 Hurry Up It's Ghost Coming! – Nintendo
32 Friendly Ghost – Eels
33 Ghost Band – Rancid
34 The Munster Creep - The Munsters
35 Science Fiction Double Feature (Reprise) - Richard O'Brien
36 The Creature From The Black Lagoon - Hans J. Salter
37 The Creature From The Black Lagoon - The Monsters
38 Grave Robbers (From Outer Space) - Thee Merry Widows
39 Martian Hop - The Ran-Dells
40 Here Come The Martian Martians - Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers
41 Teenagers From Mars - The Network
42 Exit Crypt Music - The Haunted Mansion