Hallowe’en Special

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Can’t resist the temptation to knock out a quick post for Halloween.

First of all, what’s more terrifying than Michael Jackson? Not much really, so here’s Aereogramme covering Thriller, taken from their Livers & Lungs EP.

There’s a whole bunch of Halloween themed gigs & club nights happening over the weekend. I won’t be attending any of them though, since my weekend is already packed with gigs. Instead I’ll stay in on Saturday, avoid answering the front door and watch a selection of scary films.

As far as films go, what is more perfect for Halloween than, well, Halloween? Just John Carpenter’s original of course, stay away from sequels and remakes.

Aidan Moffat quite likes Halloween too, so much so that one of his many side products, Ben Tramer – named after a boy Laurie Strode mentions having a crush on – released an EP years ago reworking parts of the Halloween soundtrack. You can get a taste of that here: Ben Tramer – Laurie’s Theme (Halloween 1978)

Finally, Glasgow’s The Plimptons have a special single out, called ‘I Hate Hallowe’en’. It sounds a bit like The Misfits version of Monster Mash, with a Scottish accent. Fantastic then. It’s available as a free download here.