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ROCKOLLECTIONS: HALLOWEEN 2013 PT.2 END

Halloween is really knocking at the door now.
DO NOT answer it!
I thought I'd play you some Ghost songs in this ending half.
There are a load of Ghost songs out there- in fact, I could have used the half hour for just songs that are simply named Ghosts!
Plenty left over, so maybe next year I'll continue with them.
Unlike Vampires, Zombies, Werewolves, etc., Ghosts are not always scary.
I'll talk about that a bit, but mostly I play Music.
Happy Halloween Everybody!
May someone scare the hell out of you, lol!
 
Here are the links to listen and enjoy the strangest of all Holidays, at Mike Pell Rockollections:
 
At Podomatic:
 
 

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Comment by Mike Pell on October 31, 2013 at 9:44am

I don't know.

With those baggy skirts, she could be sitting down for all we know, lol!

Comment by Jon on October 31, 2013 at 4:58am

You're right. Does she even have legs?

Comment by Mike Pell on October 31, 2013 at 2:40am
RJ,
Well the first half was taken up by the long Season Of The Witch so maybe that's why.
Good question, I guess The Strawbs is just short for strawberries- that's what I always thought anyway.
And THEY get the coveted Golden Pell.
I had a feeling you'd pick them, I swear.
But IS it the 88th winner ? You're not counting, are you, lol?
Stevie, Cheap Trick, good solid songs, as was the one from 1937.
That Zombies song was a big hit- and mostly on compilation albums you get a mono version.
The one I played was stereo!
The Zombies were a part of hte British Invasion, and had 2 other massive hits in 1964.
They changed their sound and came up with the masterpiece, Odyssey & Oracle, in 1968 when everybody was getting heavy with the music.
Guess I'd start with that, but make sure you hear those early hits.
I liked the movie Ghostbusters better than the song too, but I realized that until that point in the show, both halves, I had played all songs that most people probably had never heard before, lol!
But it worked for me with the Ghost theme.
Again, I don't know anything about a lawsuit.
You know, I was thoroughly convinced I had that song Ghost by Extreme right here with me.
So convinced I was going to offer to send it to you...good song!
But I don't see it in my pile!
So nice call on that one, good to hear it.
Let me know if anything particularly struck you in all recent shows.
Thanks for the listen and writing,

Mike
Comment by Mike Pell on October 31, 2013 at 1:07am
Jon,
Well you have to start with something!
I am glad I took your "I ain't afraid of no ghost" complaint away though, lol!
See, that's what is missing in radio, the element of surprise.
I always think of Dave Cousins with the Strawbs, actually forgot Wakeman was in there for a while.
Happy I was able to introduce you to that song, they did excellent stuff!
That is indeed a double negative.
And I don't know about any lawsuit, but they don't surprise me anymore.
Yeah, Stevie Nicks does play up that witch business.
You never see her legs...wonder why?...maybe fat ones.
And I've never seen American Horror Story.
Now here's a meeting the minds- that song from the 30's ALSO reminded me of that old skeleton   cartoon.where the skeletons dance!
Oh you little ball of hate...now it's that Cheap Trick album, lol?
"Ghostbusters II" isn't a good movie, and isn't a good song either- who is it, Bobby Brown or somebody?
You own no Zombie albums.
Well now, right there you have an incomplete collection!
Oh wait, you predicted that, lol!
Their Odyssey & Oracle is finally gaining fame, but is still a sadly overlooked album classic!
It's nice you thought it was a good show, and as I said, I didn't come at it from a scary angle this year.
With free-form you can be in a mood and go with it.
Thanks for the listen and writing,
Mike
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on October 30, 2013 at 2:15pm

I liked this part better than the previous, at least a little bit anyway.

Man, that first song is epic.  The Strawbs.  What a strange name.  What the heck is a strawb?  But I really like that song.  So much so that it is henceforth named the 88th winner of the Golden Pell.

Stevie was okay, and I'm a fan of Cheap Trick.  Not necessarily the album that Ghost Town is off of, but the song for sure.  

And I really like that Zombies song.  I want to explore some of their stuff one of these days.

Ghostbusters.  I liked the movie way back when, but the song isn't great.  But isn't it involved in a lawsuit between Ray Parker Jr. and Huey Lewis?

Anyway, here's a sadly overlooked song called Ghost by Extreme:

Comment by Jon on October 30, 2013 at 9:50am

I was going to start this with "I ain't afraid of no ghost" and then later ask why you didn't play the Ghostbusters song, but you did so now I have to start with something different. 

Or do I?

I have a tendency to get The Strawbs and The Raspberries mixed up in my head. They're both fruity! Then I remember that Rick Wakeman was in The Strawbs, not the Raspberries and everything is allright again in the world. Nice song by the Strawbs. Never heard it. Until now. 

Isn't that a double negative? "I ain't afraid of no ghost". Therefore, he IS afraid. He was sued for that song I believe. Maybe he sued someone else. Something like that.

Stevie Nicks? Nice song. Her music is featured quite a bit on this season's "American Horror Story". It's about witches so it makes sense. She's a witch. A good one.

That song from the 30's reminds me of that old skeleton cartoon. The one where the skeletons dance.

Wow, you own that Cheap Trick album? I think most everyone here knows of my utter distaste of that album as well as the follow-up. SELL OUT!!!!!!

"Ghostbusters II" isn't a good movie.

I own no Zombie albums. I do watch zombie movies and tv shows (ok, the one). Therefore, you're going to say my collection isn't complete and we'll have a good laugh.

Tee hee.

That was my laugh.

Hey, that was a good show. Not scary, though. 

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