|With the weekend of Halloween festivities upon us in force, you’ve doubtless got lots to think about. How elaborate should you make your costume, what’s your way-cool jack-o-lantern design going to be, what parties will you attend and how will you squeeze them all in? And if you’re hosting, what music should you play? Thankfully, we here at The Key have that last item taken care of for you. To your left you’ll find our Halloween-centric Spotify playlist, and we are elated to report that it is 100% “Monster Mash”-free. It collects the stone-cold seasonal pop/rock classics (“Thriller,” “Bela Lugosi’s Dead,” “Werewolves of London”), plus some nuggets for the folks who like surprises (R.E.M.’s goofy “I Walked With a Zombie,” the Bonzo Dog Band’s “Look Out, There’s A Monster Coming”).|
And to set chilling moods and creepy vibes, we’ve even included a couple expansive pieces -like all 25 minutes of Mike Oldfield’s “Tubular Bells,” later appropriated as the theme from The Exorcist. Listen to it above, use it as the soundtrack to your party, or borrow liberally from it to make your own killer Halloween playlist. And for expanded Halloween music coverage, tune in to WXPN on Halloween night when your host Eric “The Schumanator” Schuman will go even deeper into the soundtrack of the season.