Monday, October 15, 2012

15: Halfway to Hell!

It's October 15th, which means we're already halfway through the most wonderful month of the year and are only 16 days away from Halloween! Once again, the time has flown by at a frightening rate, and we still have so much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it. Let's press on!

The real Karen Black.
Since we're halfway to the big day, I thought today's song should directly celebrate that most special of days we're all so impatiently waiting for. It's "I Believe in Halloween," performed by 90s glam-punk group The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black. The band's name is on homage to actress Karen Black, who starred in a multitude of horror films over the years, such as 1975's The Trilogy of Terror

The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black

The band was fronted by Kembra Pfahler, who is a performance artist as well as a musician. Performance was definitely a main attraction to TVHKB's shows, which mixed elements of vauedeville and burlesque with pop/goth punk sounds to create their shock rock-style music. "I Believe in Halloween" is a bit more low-key than some of their other work, but still rocks and is perhaps the only song with a chorus that consists entirely of repetitions of "eeeeeww."

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