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!
Sunday, October 9, 2011
(Zombie) Revolution #9
The zombified weekend continues today with "Zombified" by Southern Culture on the Skids. These guys and gal are no strangers to spookiness and much like The Cramps, a lot of their music bears the influence of far too many hours spent watching B-horror films. In fact, they have just given their 1998 import-only EP Zombified a new American release and added a few new songs to it to make it a full-length album. The songs on the album were inspired by 60s and 70s horror and exploitation films, many of which originally played at drive-ins.
Southern Culture on the Skids have been mixing their signature blend of country, surf, rockabilly and R&B since 1983, when the band formed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Their live shows are legendary and are always an immense amount of fun to attend, featuring shenanigans such as passing around a communal vat of banana pudding, pelting the audience with fried chicken, and inviting audience members onstage for a dance-off during the song "Dance for Me." If they come to your town, don't miss them!
But here they are for now, more dead than alive...