Sunday is the night of the vampires, devils, wolves, monsters as The Strombo Show delivers the annual Hallowe'en Special.
We will run the gamut this Sunday night, keeping the spirits of radio alive by delivering the best records in the best order. It's the show for music lovers by music lovers.
We'll be ranging over three hours of commercial-free music to honour both old and new from George's house for his favourite holiday, from Rosemary Clooney to Ministry, Roky Erickson to Geto Boys.
More than a few friends of the program will be joining us to spin some records and share their Halloween stories, including:
- The Barr Brothers
- Basia Bulat
- Brave Shores
- Bry Webb of The Constantines
- The Darcys
- Death From Above 1979
- Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon
- Kandle Osborne
- Lana Gay of CBC Radio
- Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!
- Torquil Campbell of Stars
- Yamantaka // Sonic Titan
As always, we'll be tipping our hats to those ground-breakers and game-changers with a Nod to the Gods, spinning the best new tracks, paying tribute to Tom Waits on Ten with Tom and we'll send you into the collective horizontal with the Big Lie Down.
Carve a pumpkin, eat some candy and join the collective. Happy Hallowe'en!
DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 / Right On, Frankenstein
ROSEMARY CLOONEY / C’mon A’ My House
THE CRAMPS / I Was A Teenage Werewolf
KASABIAN / Stevie
DOUG PAISLEY / Until I Find You (Feat. Bonnie Prince Billy)
BILL BUCHANAN / Beware
RUN DMC & DANNY ELFMAN / The King Of Halloween
MICHAEL JACKSON / Thriller
ARCADE FIRE / Afterlife
VARIOUS ARTISTS / Do They Know It's Halloween
THE FUZZTONES / I'm The Wolfman
VOTIIV / Stay Away
ROKY ERICKSON / Night Of The Vampire
SLEATER-KINNEY / Bury Our Friends (Feat. Miranda July)
TIMBER TIMBRE / Magic Arrow
THE LOUVIN BROTHERS / Satan Is Real
MISFITS / Halloween
KANDLE / Not Up To Me
EARTHA KITT / I Wanna Be Evil
MINISTRY / (Every Day Is) Halloween
THE CURE / Lullaby
THE FLAMING LIPS / Lovely Rita (Feat. Tegan & Sara)
HARRY BELAFONTE / Jump in the Line (Shake Señora)
TOM WAITS / Mr. Siegel
MANOWAR / Kingdom Come
THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM / Halloween
FOO FIGHTERS / The Feast & The Famine
DIO / Holy Diver
CHEAP TRICK / Surrender (Live)
THE REPLACEMENTS / Bastards Of Young
BRAVE SHORES / Dancing Underwater
TIM CURRY / Anything Can Happen On Halloweenn
HOWLIN' WOLF / Moanin' At Midnight
GODSPEED! YOU BLACK EMPEROR / The Dead Flag Blues
BAUHAUS / Bela Lugosi's Dead
BING CROSBY / The Headless Horseman
MARIANNE FAITHFUL / Late Victorian Holocaust
For further musical exploration with George Stroumboulopoulos, tune in to 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.