Tag: Halloween 2014

Music In Costume: Haunted George dresses up as Chase Weber

This song is predominantly known thanks to Pat Boone covering it. It was originally written by Chase Webster and the song got some justice when Haunted George gave it a proper rendition. If you want to listen to Pat Boone’s version, you’ll have to find it yourself. The guy comes across as a someone who …

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Music In Costume: Tom Cat Rebels dress up as Talking Heads

Late 80’s Finnish Psychobilly (what a combination, eh?) band Tom Cat Rebels had a plethora of covers in their short-lived career. One of their songs was a cover of Talking Heads’ “Psycho Killer.” It’s an interesting take on the song, though I have to side with the original. There’s something generally evil about it. A …

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Music In Costume: Monster A Go-Go dresses up as 45 Grave

The lo-fi surf-influenced horror rock of Monster A Go-Go is great for any party, especially for those going on during this month. Head over to Goblinhaus.com and pick up the release TRANSYlVANIA-MANIA to get a fearful earful of some of the best stuff around. 45 Grave’s wikipedia page lists them as “progenitors of the horror …

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Reminder: Fuck Spirit Halloween

It’s the 9th of October and it’s my annual reminder that Spirit Halloween is a peddler of cheap shit and horribly racist and sexist costumes (and just some downright idiotic ones).  And that’s even before you factor in the allegations of their parent company stocking goods which are claimed to use stolen designs. I mean, …

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Music In Costume: The Tombstone Brawlers dress up as Iron Maiden

The Tombstone Brawlers are no more. Iron Maiden will never die. The Tombstone Brawlers were staples of NYC Psychobilly. But they’ve metamorphosed into The Omega Men. Like them and be a fan of them. We’ve got two Tombstone Brawler albums to remember the good times, of which one has this Iron Maiden cover. Iron Maiden. …

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Music In Costume: Gwar dresses up like Alice Cooper

I thought that by the time this popped up, the AV Club would have debuted the video of GWAR covering the Pet Shop Boys “West End Girls.” Maybe because that was leaked prior to the release of the video, they’re delaying it (or securing it as the finale for this season of AV Club’s UNDERCOVER …

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Music In Costume: Stage Frite dress up as Creedence Clearwater Revival

Stage Frite was a short lived Psychobilly band during the 80’s UK heyday. They hung around and played with some of the bigger bands, recording their ISLAND OF LOST SOULS album before breaking up. I like their sound, and their song “Noises” is really great. It would be nice is a current band would do …

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Music In Costume: The Young Werewolves dress up as Billy Idol

The Young Werewolves usually include a cover on all their releases (plus, they did a version of RATT’s “Round and Round” on the mostly-covers album ROCKABILLY & PSYCHOBILLY MADNESS. They’re due for a new album so here’s hoping we hear from them in 2015 (or sooner.) It’s a good cover. The original has its charm, …

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Music In Costume: The Cramps dress up as The Sonics

I could do a whole month worth of Cramps doing covers. They honored a lot of classic rock and roll, making sure that rock would stay alive. They did a cover of “Strychnine” by The Sonics on their seminal album Songs The Lord Taught Us. https://youtube.com/watch?v=7T7fQp-Dbks VS

Music In Costume: Twin Guns dress up as Kip Tyler

Arguably the coolest band in NYC, Twin Guns do a mean cover of Kip Tyler. I was there for this show. The band definitely needs to be seen live. First heard the Kip Tyler original on the Buffalo Bop compilation Horror Hop. Definitely track it down. Which one do you like better? VS

Music In Costume: Darkest of the Hillside Thickets go as The Police

The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets do probably the best cover of The Police. I recently watched OUT OF BOUNDS, this Anthony Michael Hall movie that was scored by Stewart Copeland of The Police. Let’s just say there’s a reason why Sting had the solo career afterwards. Which one do you like better? VS

Music In Costume: The Groovie Ghoulies dress up as The Ramones

I kind of like the cover more than the original. Both are excellent, but the guitar from the Groovie Ghoulies rendition (particularly this one from their ‘Monster Party’ collection) is fast and dirty. Which one do you prefer? VS

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