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  1. Spike Jones – In Stereo - A Spooktacular in Screaming Sound (1959)

    Spike Jones – In Stereo - A Spooktacular in Screaming Sound (1959)

    This might be my favorite Halloween novelty album. It’s got terrific impersonations of Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Alfred Hitchcock, and Peter Lorre. There are some very clever jokes in here, some terrific send-ups of musical standards (“I Only Have Eyes for You”, “Tammy”), and plenty of ...
  2. Richard Bone – The Spectral Ships (1998)

    Richard Bone – The Spectral Ships (1998)

    I came across some of the music from this album late one Sunday night while listening to Music From the Hearts of Space on NPR. I knew, immediately, I had to have the album.

    “The Spectral Ships” features 9 tracks, and each is a musical impression of a legendary ghost ship or an unexplained nautical phenomenon. The music is calm, ...
  3. Mort Garson - Black Mass Lucifer

    Mort Garson – Black Mass - Lucifer (1971)

    For some reason, I have distinct memories of my classmates talking about “Black Mass Lucifer” when I was probably a 2nd or 3rd grader. I don’t recall why – it could be that they thought playing it at night would be spooky, or perhaps they were talking about the noises during the “Incubus” track. I don’t recall hearing the music back then … I just remember ...
  4. So the Scary Scene Starts!

    Well we got a great start today in the garage even tho its gotta be 100 degrees in there......takes more time to do stuff cause ya gotta keep going in the house to cool off! We got the walls up & most of the spider webs & started moving furniture into place.

    We got all our halloween boxes of stuff down to start looking for things to build the scene. I managed to get the story written but am still hestitant about posting it in the contest section because we have a story line ...
  5. Starting to Open Halloween Boxes!

    Well one good thing about this "Scary Scene" contest is its causing me to dig into my Halloween stuff several weeks ahead of when I usually do. That creates a huge excitement for me!

    We are plugging away in the garage & I'm still not sure if I can pull this off in time but we are gonna try. Tonight we start opening boxes...Halloween Boxes.....yeah!!!