In any case, posting by moi will thus be sporadic for a few days.
But in the meantime, here's a fun project to tide us all over:
Best Post-Elvis Pop/Rock Record Whose Title References the Supernatural!!!
Totally arbitrary rule: The actual word "supernatural" in the title is okay.
Okay, here's my totally top of my head Top Seven:
7. Smashing Pumpkins -- Glass and the Ghost Children
Proving once again that there isn't a Listomania topic I can come up with that doesn't have a relevant song featuring Billy Corgin's pretentious bald noggin.
6. Redbone -- Witch Queen of New Orleans
These guys -- by which I mean twins Pat and Lolly Vegas -- ran one of the best r&b-influenced rock bands of their day. Never really gotten their due, alas....
5. Duane Eddy -- Ghost Riders in the Sky
Actually, the song predates Elvis (Vaughan Monroe had the first hit version in the late 40s) but it's inspired a zillion covers. Duane and his trademark twangy guitar is an excellent fit, obviously.
4. A tie:
Jimi Hendrix -- Voodoo Chile
Godsmack -- Voodoo
Devolution in action, I think.
2. Bruce Springsteen -- The Ghost of Tom Joad
You know, somedays I think Bruce would have been really happy to be Merle Haggard.
And the numero uno coolest rock song about the supernatural, hands down it's so totally obvious if you try to argue with me I swear to god I'll harm you so just don't, is ---
1. Roky Erikson -- I Walked With a Zombie
The fact that this man is alive, touring, sounding great and apparently enjoying himself in the process has got to be one of the nicest musical stories of the last couple of years.
Awright then -- what would your choices be?
[Shameless Blogwhore: My parallel Cinema Listomania, Marquis de Sade edition, is now up over at Box Office. As always, if you could see your way to leaving a comment over there, an angel gets its wings.]