Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Creepmas Horror Tunes Countdown #15-14: Zombies and Lovecraft Edition

Apparently I forgot to do one of these yesterday, so here's another double shot.  I think I'll do the last two songs about zombies...

#15 Emmy the Great and Tim Wheeler – Zombie Christmas

Sample Lyrics –
They came in through the chimney when the people in the house were sleeping
They didn't fill our stockings and there wasn't anywhere to hide
Well I don't want to have my last Noel, We'd better kick those zombies back to Hell
If we want to live to tell of the Zombie Christmas 

Emmy the Great is a London based singer/songwriter.  Tim Wheeler is the singer/guitar player for the Irish rock band Ash.  Honestly, I can’t say that I’m a fan of either one on their own.  Together, however, they made a cool Christmas album called This Is Christmas.  Zombie Christmas is by far the best track.  Zombies on Christmas isn’t exactly a novel idea, but this poppy/rocky little ditty certainly makes it fun.  I guarantee that when the zombies come to eat your brain, this one will be stuck in it. 

#14 The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society – Harley Got Devoured By The Undead

Sample Lyrics –
He’d been reading lots of weird books
And I begged him not to go
But he’d brook no procrastination
To learn the truths that mankind mustn’t know 

The HPLHS was founded in 1984.  Since then, in addition to many radio drama, musical, and film projects (including the excellent The Whisperer In Darkness), they’ve released two collections of Lovecraft themed Christmas parodies.  A Very Scary Solstice and An Even Scarier Solstice are both well worth purchasing.  It was truly difficult to choose one song from among gems like I Saw Mommy Kissing Yog-Sothoth, Carol of The Old Ones, Away In a Madhouse, and Go Summon Up The Dead Ones, but this one will really wrap its tentacles around ‘ya.  Harley Got Devoured By The Undead (obviously a parody of Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer) is based on The Statement of Randolph Carter, and it’s one of the few tracks that the uninitiated can appreciate because it tells the whole story.  I mean, it’s basically a musical audiobook.  Cthulhu is coming to town, and you just might be spared if you’re listening to this… might.


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