Twelve Halloween Punk Rock Songs to Scare Away Trick-or-Treaters
Horror (or rather "shock") has had a long and rather fruitful relationship with punk rock. Many of the classic bands of the genre have touched upon the topic, whether addressing human horrors, fantasy/science fiction, Reaganomics, or even All Hallow's Eve itself.
Even the Misfits made a career out of the night, before becoming a parody of itself. With so many songs to pick from, here are ten we find most appropriate to scare off those pesky trick-or-treaters, but we encourage you to add your picks in the comments below.
Now make sure you get the razor blades all the way into those chocolate bars!
School of Rock
TicketsSun., Dec. 11, 6:30pm
TicketsSun., Dec. 11, 7:30pm
Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida, Inc.
TicketsSun., Dec. 11, 8:00pm
Ms. Lauryn Hill - The MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! Concert Series
TicketsSun., Dec. 11, 8:30pm
Gold Coast Jazz: Jon Faddis Quartet
TicketsWed., Dec. 14, 7:45pm
12. Siouxsie and the Banshees - "Halloween"
Starting off as a punk rock band and carting itself through some reinventions that saw New Romantic leanings, post-punk pioneering, and even Gothic rock, Siouxsie Sioux was an iconic goddess, a modern-day witch, an enchantress on the microphone. While any track of the Juju album will do, this one is simply perfect.
11. Groovie Ghoulies - "(She's My) Vampire Girl"
Taking its cue from the short-lived animated show The Groovie Goolies, Sacramento's Groovie Ghoulies dropped the Universal monsters theme and took up a cute approach to horror punk that landed it within that '90s Lookout! Records Ramones' influenced explosion. Always an enjoyable bunch, and catchy too!
10. Dead Kennedys - "Halloween"
"You're dressed up like a clown/Putting on your act/It's the only time all year/You ever admit that."
It's hard to believe that Jello Biafra could've had that much insight into what the future held when he penned the lyrics to this song back in 1982. "Sexy Ebola Nurse" costume anyone?Next Page
Get the Music Newsletter
Keep your thumb on the local music scene each week with music news, trends, artist interviews and concert listings. We'll also send you special ticket offers and music deals.