The Ledge #449: Halloween

The Halloween episode has been an important part of The Ledge calendar year for over a decade. Outside of maybe one or two years, there has always been a show during the week before the great holiday featuring fantastic Hallowen-themed punk, garage, indie, power pop, and almost every other rock and roll sub-genre.

Why is this such a big show? It's simple, and I've said it before. Halloween is a rock and roll holiday. The very themes of the big day have been a part of rock and roll since the early days. The sound of an electric guitar itself fits the day, as does the pounding, basic rhythms of the real rock and roll. 

It also helps that every year sees the release of a ton of tracks that can be shoehorned into the theme. In fact, the overwhelming majority of songs on this year's edition were released in the last ten months, which obviously adds to the freshness of this show every single year!

After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy! These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every purchase surely helps not only pay their bills but fund their next set of wonderful songs. You can find this show at almost any podcast site, including iTunes and Stitcher...or


1. Grandpaboy, Vampires & Failures

2. Superchunk, There's A Ghost

3. The Fleshtones, Face Of The Screaming Werewolf

4. The Dollyrots, Monster Mash

5. The Lemon Drop Gang, Ghost

6. Ronnie Cook & The Gaylads, Goo Goo Muck

7. Jumpin' Gene Simmons, Haunted House

8. The Crewnecks, Rockin' zombie

9. Gene Moss & The Monsters, I want to bite your hand

10. Old 97's, This House Got Ghosts

11. The Stillsouls, Old Guitars Are Ghosts On The Sunset Strip

12. Mark Lanegan, Skeleton Key

13. Daniel Johnston, Casper The Friendly Ghost

14. L7, Witchy Burn

15. The Paranoyds, Pet Cemetery

16. Secret Fun Club feat. Carrie Gillespie Feller, I Was a Teenage Werewolf

17. Jello Biafra & The Guantanamo School Of Medicine, The Ghost of Vince Lombardi

18. DM3, Monsters (with Brad Shepherd)

19. Sunday Boxing, Your Ghost

20. The Distance Project, Everyday (Is Halloween)

21. Heatwaves (Spain), Vampire

22. Angeles, Monster Mash

23. Zombie Garden Club, Kickin' It At The Crypt

24. Anthems for Autumn, Ghost

25. Wood Shampoo, You Suck (Mr. Vampire)

26. Gar Francis, Shaking My Body To The Bone

27. The Coffin Daggers, The Ghoul

28. The Embrooks, Human Living Vampire

29. Messer Chups, Rockin' Zombie

30. Batmobile, Transsylvanian Express

31. Comet Gain, Werewolf Jacket

32. Lamps, Monster Magazines

33. Kiriae Crucible, The Salem Witch Trial

34. The Artakees, Wolfman

35. Danny Dysentery, Witch Kiss

36. Midde-Aged Queers, Frankenstein's Alive

37. The Follow Ups, Monsters

38. The Archaeas, Witch

39. The Fall, There's A Ghost In My House


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