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Evil Night: The Dork Forty Halloween Mixtape!

So it’s that spooky time of year again, and here on the nerd farm, that means it’s also time for our annual Halloween mixtape. Or a virtual version thereof…

Last year, we had fun with a bunch of rockabilly tunes from the Monster Kid era. So this year, I thought we’d take it in a more serious direction, with a collection of 13 songs filled with murder, betrayal, and macabre desire. I’m calling it EVIL NIGHT.

Here’s your cover:

And here are the songs. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Jill Tracy – Evil Night Together

2. The Necro Tonz – Skulls

3. Tom Waits – Dead and Lovely

4. The Denver Gentlemen – Vulture Girl

5. Those Poor Bastards – This World is Evil

6. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Curse of Milhaven

7. Monks of Doom – The Insect God

8. Rasputina – Christian Soldiers

9. Tom Waits & William S Burroughs – T’ain’t No Sin

10. Violent Femmes – Country Death Song

11. Rachel Brooke – The Black Bird

12. Graveyard Train – Ballad for Beelzebub

13. Jason Webley – Halloween


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5 Comments on Evil Night: The Dork Forty Halloween Mixtape!

  1. Dale Bagwell // October 18, 2018 at 8:12 pm // Reply

    Hell of a set list. I honestly haven’t heard of any of these songs or artists, outside of Tom Waits, Nick Cave and the Violent Femmes.

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    • Took me a while to get back to you here, but I did want to say thanks. As for the relative obscurity of some of the songs… My musical taste is pretty obscure in general, but I’ve also been doing Halloween mixes for years now, so I’ve dug pretty deep to find new stuff. This one’s sort of a “greatest hits” version of past years, in fact, so I’m sure it had some of my close friends rolling their eyes at the repetition. Which makes me doubly glad you enjoyed it.

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      • Dale Bagwell // October 26, 2018 at 2:31 pm //

        Well I too have eclectic tastes in music, so I can appreciate the occasional “odd” mix. Lots of Tim Wait in here though, which is never a bad thing, Damn he’s been around for a long time.

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      • Heh. Yeah… I became a fan back in the early 1990s, and was amazed to discover that he’d been around almost 20 years already, even then.

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      • Dale Bagwell // October 30, 2018 at 12:25 pm //

        Tell me about it Currently on Youtube there’s a video of an interview he did in Australia in 1979. Damn. He had to have only been a couple years in on his career by then.


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