Halloween treats

2006-10-31 09:26

:: Six CDs from the dark side ::

Foster & Allen - Sing the Number 1's
Hearing these old grey cogers singing "My Ding-A-Ling" is a violation almost sexual. And what's worse? They're as popular as sin. The apostrophe in "1's" is the final insult.

Riverdance - The Jubilee Edition 10th Anniversary DVD
That this pseudo-Irish boredom on legs has won so many fans in South Africa proves Satre's point: Hell really IS other people.

Paris Hilton - Paris
Some musicians pay their dues and develop their talent. Paris inherits money, shags for the camera and steals other people's styles. review

James Blunt - Back to Bedlam
It's said that when the Devil comes he'll be likeable, popular, and not bad looking. Coincidence? review

Sandy Thom - Smile... it confuses people
She's the confused one. Anyone who says "flowers in their hair" and "punk rocker" in the same sentence doesn't belong in your CD collection. review

Various - Bossa 'n Marley
Taking the genius of Marley and making muzak for trendoids of it is deeply wrong. review :: Six free MP3s from the dark side ::

Slashdogs - Charlie's Tittie Bar and Family Bistro
This band's new album cover, featuring a bloodied chicken, got them banned from some small town we've never heard of before and have already forgotten the name of, when conservative Christians raised the alarm. Some people will do anything to get attention...

Diesel Whores - Girls for Satan
It's a tribute to the babes in black, who're never too tired to powder their noses and line their eyes. Tongue in cheek and not really to be taken all that seriously.

Lark - Grey Evening
When your dolls all wake in the middle of the night and party, they dance to Lark. Off their wonderful debut EP.

Felix Leband - Donkey Rattle
A stripper with an ass's head isn't as odd as this creepy, trippy electronica from one of South Africa's top artists.

The Awakening - Death Says Yes
So the album's called "Darker than Silence". Just one of four tracks we have from this truly alternative SA band who often support the big international noir acts when they tour SA.

Steve Hofmeyr - Pampoen
Steve gave us this track ages and ages ago. It has no connection with halloween other than, well, "Pampoen". Geddit?

:: Gallery of great evil album covers ::

Iron Maiden, Zep, Guns 'n Roses, Slashdogs, and many more... Some of these album covers made it past the censors. Others did not.
Check them all out here

Jean Barker

In honour of a celebration so silly only Americans could possibly have invented it, here's a selection of six CDs from the dark side, six free devilish MP3 downloads, and a gallery of six or more creepy album covers that somehow made it onto the shelves. Just for fun.

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