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Alice Cooper, Michael J. Fox and Peter Murphy help Strombo celebrate Halloween

Editorial Staff
The Strombo Show, October 25, 2015

Listen to the October 25, 2015, episode of the Strombo Show. 


It's that time of year again: carve a pumpkin, eat some candy and allow us to provide the soundtrack for your Halloween.

The Strombo Show runs the gamut this Sunday night, keeping the spirit of radio alive by delivering the best records in the best order. It's a show for music lovers by music lovers, ranging over three hours of commercial-free music to honour both old and new.

George Stroumboulopoulos welcomes many special guests onto the program, including shock-rock legend Alice Cooper, Peter Murphy of Bauhaus and Michael J. Fox arrives in his DeLorean.

Alice Cooper is the master of theatrical metal. He revolutionized music and shook the foundations of parental advisory. His career has spanned more than 50 years, with controversy matched by hit singles like "School's Out," "I'm Eighteen" and "Welcome To My Nightmare." His latest project is a supergroup called Hollywood Vampires, formed with Joe Perry and John Depp to honour his 1970s drinking club that included members Ringo Starr, Keith Moon, John Lennon and Harry Nilsson. Cooper joins George to celebrate that album, explore his faith and share his thoughts toward Donald Trump and the United States presidential campaign.  

Peter Murphy is the much celebrated godfather of goth. He lurked into our musical lexicon in 1979 through a nine-minute single, honouring the horror legend with Bauhaus's "Bela Lugosi's Dead," and has solidified himself as a solo artist, recently dropping his 10th studio album, Lion. Dialling in from his home in Istanbul, Murphy reflects on the legacy of Bauhaus. 

One of our nation's finest exports, Michael J. Fox, returned back to the future this week. In case you missed the headlines: Oct. 21, 2015, is the exact date that was plugged into that time-travelling DeLorean for Marty McFly and Doc in the classic film,Back to the Future 2. To celebate the anniversary and chat about the undeniable charm of Huey Lewis plus the Michael J. Fox Foundation, Fox joins the program from New York. 

George will exclusively debut new tunage from Greys, and Halloween stories are delivered by the Kills, Hey Mother Death, Joy Formidable, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Northcote and our good friend, Lana Gay.

Lock it. Crank it. Join the collective!

For further musical exploration with George Stroumboulopoulos, tune into The Strombo Show every Sunday night on CBC Radio 2 or CBC Music from 8 to 11 p.m. for three hours of uninterrupted music for music lovers. 


Henry Jackman, "Lemurian Star"
Tina Turner, "Whole Lotta Love"
Yacht, "I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler"
John Grant, "Disappointing"
Metric, "Blind Valentine"
Marilyn Manson, "I Put A Spell On You"
The Cramps, "Garbageman"
Watersons, "Souling Song" 
Tindersticks, "We Are Dreaming"
Lou Doillon, "Where To Start"
The Louvin Brothers, "Satan Is Real"
Nina Simone, "Sinnerman"
Eartha Kitt, "I Wanna Be Evil"
Hole, "Season Of The Witch (Live)"
2Pac, "Can't C Me"
Northcote, "Burn Right Past Them"
Smashing Pumpkins, "Bullet With Butterfly Wings"
GREYS, "Nothing Means Anything"
White Zombie, "Black Sunshine"
Nicole Dollanganger, "Angels Of Porn II"
Legba Plante'l Poto, "Papa Loko Di Yo Sa"
The Eagle Rock Singers, "Little Light"
Joy Formidable, "Little Blimp" 
The Hollies, "Witchy Woman" 
Judee Sill, "Jesus Was A Crossmanker"
Ever So Android, "Moment"
U.S. Girls, "Window Shades"
Huey Lewis & The News, "Back In Time"
Grimes, 'Go (Ft. Blood Diamonds)"
Wilco, "Random Name Generator"
Michael Jackson, "Thriller"
Pat Benatar, "Heartbreaker"
Helium, "Wanna Be My Vampire, Too Baby?"
Bauhaus, "Bela Lugosi's Dead"
Alice Cooper, "Welcome To My Nightmare" 
Hollywood Vampires, "My Dead Friends"
Alice Cooper, "Only Women Bleed (Live)"
The Strypes, "Blue Collar Jane" 
Siouxsie & The Banshees, "Christine"
Nine Inch Nails, "Hurt"