Saturday Matinee – The Firebirds, Dracula’s Daughters, Mad Jack & the Hatters, and The Meteors

The Firebirds were the only British band to play the 2002 Rockabilly Festival, which marked the 50th anniversary of Sun Records and 25th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death.

Dracula’s Daughters are Emily & Elizabeth Butters (with Forrest Butler and Jim, Mitch & Elias from Boston’s Triple Thick).

Mad Jack and the Hatters are, um, interesting…

Formed in South London in 1980, The Meteors are considered the first verifiable psychobilly band (and the second band to use the term).

Halloween be upon us, so carve a squash, spook the kids, mock the mask-mongers and have fun sending the Aos Sí back to their hidey holes for another year. See you back here for tricks and treats tomorrow.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 704 – Spook Bob Scarepants, Vigorous Exorcise & Dead Eyeroll

[Found here, here and here.]

 

Halloweenies

More Halloweenies here and here; h/t Nate L. for Freddie. Apologies for not keeping track of the other image sources. Click to enlarge the awesomicity.

USS Nimitz Halloween Cake [Updated – More Cake!]

Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Teresa Conde, from San Diego, sculpts a Halloween cake aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) on Oct. 26, 2020. US Navy Photo.

USS Nimitz (CVN-68) and the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group are currently stationed in the Central Persian Gulf.

[Image and caption found here. I posted this because it’s still not Thanksgiving yet.]


UPDATE: Also on the Nimitz – A Veteran’s Day Cake

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Sarah Freitas, left, and Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Erica Rodriguez cut a Veterans Day cake on the aft mess deck of the USS Nimitz (CVN-68) on Nov. 11, 2020. US Navy Photo

Saturday Matinee Halloween Edition – The Ramones, Sally Cruikshank & Oingo Boingo

First recorded in 1976, The RamonesI Don’t Wanna Go Down To The Basement is sort of appropriate.

Sally Cruikshank‘s animations are Betty Boop on acid.
Face like a Frog (1987) includes the Cab Calloway-esque song Don’t Go In The Basement (starts at 02:26 ). In 2017, Cruikshank herself added this to the YouTube comments:

Danny Elfman composed the track for this film. Period. Copyright mine. Then a year or two later I gave his agents permission to include it on a compilation LP, I guess put out by [David] Geffen. Now they claim I got the music from the album or something. They’re wrong. My film came first. My husband’s going to get into it with Geffen.”

“I don’t always listen to Dead Man’s Party, but when I do so do the neighbors.” – YouTube comment

Oingo Boingo was a standout band of the 1980s, combining ska, punk, jazz & rock, and Dead Man’s Party became a Halloween party standard. According to Wikipedia:

The lyric, “I hear the chauffeur coming to my door / Says there’s room for maybe just one more,” is a reference to “The Bus-Conductor,” a short story by E. F. Benson about a hearse driver, first published in The Pall Mall Magazine in 1906.

Video is from the 1986 movie Back To School. Yeah, 34 years ago…

Happy Halloween, folks!
This year I’m gonna scare half the neighborhood by NOT wearing a mask. Hope you get all the tricks you deserve and all the treats that you don’t.

[Paranoia moons previously posted here. More Halloween-related posts in the archives.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 656 – Smiley Fireus & The Ska-letones

[Flaming emoji found here. Don’t remember where I found the other guys.]

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