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Any ideas for what to play on a Halloween themed indie night, preferably something not too old or tacky.
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Any dark, industrial post-punk like them, JoyD, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Cure, Killing Joke, Bunnymen etc, should go down well.
The Birthday Party.
Theme tunes are always good too.
Siouxsie and the Banshees have a song called Halloween. So that might work, eh?
It's particularly Halloween-y, but it might work.
of 'too old or tacky', Bobby Pickett's 'Monster Mash' is always a winner.
I always remember Dead Man's Party being played. I can't stand Oingo Boingo, but there you go...
they even jhave a cover of The Monster Mash which may be cheesy but I love.
is dead to me
Thriller. No night is too indie for Thriller.
*does 'zombie arm swing'*
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
None of them really have specific Halloween songs per say though, but good party music.
Err.. the Damned went a bit goth later on.
The Addams Family Rap
sounds a bit halloweeny to me
and yeah, the cramps and most other gothy psychobilly stuff should do the trick ....
as I think I'm DJing tomorrow
Do They Know It's Halloween?
Arcade Fire's Win & Regine + Redd Kross' Steve McDonald + Beck + R.E.M.'s + Joey Waronker + Buck 65 + Rilo Kiley's Jenny & Black + David Cross + Roky Erickson + Devendra Banhart + Sloan's Chris Murphy + Elvira, Mistress of the Dark + Smoosh's Asya & Chloe + Feist + Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore + Gino Washington + Sparks' Russel Mael + Les Savy Fav's Syd Butler + Subtitle + Islands' J'aime + Sum 41's Stevo + Malcolm Mclaren + Tagaq + Peaches + That Dog's Anna Waronker + Postal Service's Jimmy Tamborello + Wolf Parade's Dan & Spencer + Yeah Yeah Yeah's Karen O
pretty much the most indie halloween track ever...
also you could play some stuff from that disco undead compilation...