No Reason, No Conscience, No Understanding

Scary night

I’ve been threatening for years to make a non-metal Halloween mix, to contrast with the totally metal mix I made 5 years ago, “When churchyards yawn, and Hell itself breathes out,” which is completely excellent btw and you should listen to it too!

Well I finally did it but I’ve been too damn lazy to work the thing into a single file podcast like the previous mix. So I’m presenting it to you as an 8tracks playlist, which I hope you’ll listen to and enjoy. And maybe I’ll update this post sometime down the line with the podcast it should have been.

My selection criteria: I picked tracks for this mix that

  • Have a creepy vibe (except the ones that don’t) and/or
  • Have a Halloweeny theme (except the ones that don’t) and/or
  • Are not usually on people’s Halloween playlists (except the ones that are)

So you can see that a lot of thought went into this. I spent 5 years putting together this playlist. Of course, 4 or more of those years, this list only consisted of the songs “Poor Skeleton Steps Out” and “(Everyday is) Halloween”

(Strike that. 8tracks is not really useful anymore. Here is a playlist on Youtube Music.)


1. Dead Kennedys – Halloween
2. Misfits – Skulls
3. They Might Be Giants – Turn Around
4. Terror Clocks – I Unearthed a Skull
5. XTC – Poor Skeleton Steps Out
6. The Ramones – Pet Sematary
7. Trailer Bride – Graveyard
8. Songs: Ohia – I’ve Been Riding With the Ghost
9. Oingo Boingo – Dead Man’s Party
10. Concrete Blonde – Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)
11. The Dead Milkmen – Earwig
12. The Cure – A Night Like This
13. Hookers – The Lying Witch
14. The Blacks – Horrorshow
15. The Sword – Tres Brujas
16. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Death To Everyone
17. David Bowie – Loving The Alien
18. The Meat Purveyors – I Have A Devil In Me
19. Band of Skulls – The Devil Takes Care of His Own
20. Fugazi – The Kill
21. My Goodness – Cold Feet Killer
22. Mark Kozelek – I Killed Mommy
23. Archers of Loaf – Death In the Park
24. Talking Heads – Psycho Killer ( LP Version )
25. Ministry – (Everyday Is) Halloween

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