Dedicated to all the great lost and little-heard Halloween songs that get swept under the "Monster Mash" tide every October. Crawl out of that radio man's dungeon and listen!
Friday, October 7, 2011
Today's selection comes from the Evil Elvis himself, Glenn Danzig. No one does scary better than Danzig, which makes the problem of choosing just one Danzig song even harder than it was choosing one yesterday for AC/DC. Since it is so hard to choose just one, however, and since the guy is the founding member of not just one but two groundbreaking horror punk/metal bands -- The Misfits and Samhain, you can expect to see him pop up again here later this month.
As with yesterday, I'm going a little left field with the song selection today and choosing one that Glenn Danzig didn't actually write, but was made famous by Elvis Presley. Glenn Danzig has long been called the "Evil Elvis" for his sneering lip and vocal inflections that mirror The King's. He does earn the "Evil" part of the nickname, though, since much of the subject matter of his songs is quite dark. This song is more fun than all-out dark, although he does Danzig-ify it a bit, by changing the lyrics "my daddy was a green-eyed mountain jack" to "my daddy was a demon werewolf jack."
If you're lookin' for trouble, you came to the right place. Right here it is:
And if you're lookin' for what Glenn Danzig buys at the grocery store, here that is, too: