Buttkickin’ Halloween Songs: “Jumbie Jamboree” — King Selewa & His Calypsonians (2007)

Oh, what a jumbie jamboree Took place inna Kingston cemetery Oh, what a jumbie jamboree Took place inna Kingston cemetery Jumbies from up north of the island Some of them are great Calypsonians Since the season was carnival They ska together in Bakanal… Most commonly known today as Zombie Jamboree, something of a Caribbean standard…

Buttkickin’ Halloween Songs: “Transylvanian Express” — Steve Hackett (2006)

Yup. Your pals here at Hokeyblog are featuring yet another instrumental piece this evening. So if you’re looking for the usual italicized lyrics to kick off this post… you won’t find any. Instrumental, see? No lyrics. Sorry. . . . OK, fine, stop pouting. I’ll try. Here goes nothing. Umm… let’s see now… *train noises*…

Buttkickin’ Halloween Songs: “What’s He Building” — Tom Waits (1999)

He has no children of his Own you see… He has no dog And he has no friends and His lawn is dying… and What about all those packages He sends. What’s he building in there? Tom Waits’s brilliantly macabre 1999 spoken-word song What’s He Building is absolutely infuriating. Horrifyingly, maddeningly infuriating. Of course, it makes for…