Buttkickin’ Halloween Songs: “Creeping Death” — Metallica (1984)

I! Rule the midnight air The destroyer Born! I shall soon be there Deadly mass I! Creep the steps and floor Final darkness Blood! Lambs blood painted door I shall pass… Look, it’s not like I’m about to start up Buttkickin’ Passover Songs, so unless Shakira does a rip-roarin’ cover of Dayenu or something, I’ll…

Buttkickin’ Halloween Song: “Pretty Polly” — Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn (2016)

Pretty Polly, Pretty Polly come go alone with me Polly, Pretty Polly, go alone with me Before we get married, some pleasures to see… Hold on to your butts, people: we got ourselves yet another old-timey Appalachian murder ballad! Old-timey Appalachian murder ballads are of course a longstanding tradition in this country, dating back centuries…