When I moved to Nashville in 1983, there was a family in our neighborhood that had outdoor speakers in their backyard pool area. Every Halloween, they would play sound effects records through them, loud enough that you could hear them throughout the neighborhood. It was kind of awesome, and it really added to the trick or treating atmosphere every year.
Yesterday I got an email from a friend with a link to Dave's Forbidden Crypts of Haunted Music. He has MP3 files of many of the old sound effects records from the 70's, along with a few other Halloween related LPs. I've been listening to it all morning, and it's a total trip down memory lane. I highly recommend checking out Spike Jones in Hi-Fi: A Spectacular in Screaming Sound to hear Count Dracula and Vampira's duet of "I Only Have Eyes For You," and Frankenstein's unique take of "Everything Happens To Me."
Photo courtesy of The Harveyville Fun Times
post title by New Order