Buttkickin’ Halloween Songs: “When You’re Evil” — Aurelio Voltaire (1998)

While there’s children to make sad While there’s candy to be had While there’s pockets left to pick While there’s grannies left to trip down the stairs I’ll be there, I’ll be waiting ’round the corner It’s a game, I’m glad I’m in it ‘Cos there’s one born every minute And it’s so easy when…

Buttkickin’ Halloween Songs: “The Carny” — Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (1986)

And the rain came hammering down Everybody running for their wagons Tying all the canvas flaps down The mangy cats growling in their cages The bird-girl flapping and squawking around The whole valley reeking of wet beast Wet beast and rotten, sodden hay Freak and brute creation Packed up and on their way… You know,…

Buttkickin’ Halloween Songs: “House on Haunted Hill” — Frank De Vol And His Orchestra (1959)

No lyrics here, gang. We got ourselves an instrumental. And a damn fun one for Halloween. Frank De Vol and His Orchestra took the theme song to the 1959 film House on Haunted Hill and gave it a spooky organ-driven mamba twist. But you can’t talk about the song without a brief shout-out to the…

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…