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!
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Clock Strikes 10
Since yesterday's song was sung by the Dresden Dolls' Amanda Palmer, I thought we'd continue with dark cabaret today and hear a song by Cuban-American musician Voltaire. His music is a bit like what European folk music might sound like if it were played by Church of Satan founder/carny huckster Anton LaVey.
Voltaire has been consistently releasing albums since the late 90s and is a multi-talented artist; in addition to writing and performing music, he also creates comic books, stop-motion animation, and works as a professor at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. You can hear his flair for imagery scattered throughout today's song, "When You're Evil": while there's children to make sad, while there's candy to be had, while there's pockets left to pick, while there's grannies left to trip down the stairs, he'll be there...