THE ELM TREASON NEWSLETTER NO. 28
OCTOBER 29, 2021
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Your Input: Great “Scary” Songs?
Whether you celebrate Halloween or not, this is always a fun one…
What is your favorite “scary” sounding song?
Gotta admit, we love a song by The Who called “DR JEKYLL & MR HYDE…” (Great chords) It has a nice sinister feel.
(And by the way, it’s okay to say “Monster Mash” if you dig it)
Let us know in the comments section.
Your Input: FIRST favorite songs.
We’ve talked about this on Facebook before, and we’ve always had fun with it.. so why not here??
Our FIRST favorite songs!
For Bobby, it was “Yellow Submarine” by the Beatles. For Andy, it was “Sugar Sugar” by the Archies.
How about you?
Hit that comments section.
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There coming to take me away.
They’re coming to take you away for crimes against spelling.
Personally, I have nothing against Aaron Spelling…. but Tori???????? FUH-GEDDA-BOUT-IT.
To this day… still one of my favorite songs…all year round, Mike!
My first favorite song: Sean Cassidy: That’s Rock and Roll, 1976
Oh, man,,I (Andy) REMEMBER that song! I was still in single digits in those days myself.. but yes, a have memories!
The End by Blue October is about a man killing his wife and her lover. The man telling the story creeps up on the bedroom window, then into the house. catching them having sex. He kills the other man, then his wife, then he places the gun in his own mouth. It’s terrifying, in both sound and story.
Great issue! Happy Halloween 🎃!
Hi Mary! So amazingly cool to hear from you. Hope your Halloween was spook-tacular!
I watched Mary Poppins, I think, at a drive in, in 1965 when I was 5. I remember being enamored with “Spoon Full of Sugar” and especially “Chim Chim Cher-ee” I loved “Chim Chim Cher-ee”. It just occurred to me that I probably loved it so much because it was in a minor chord. It ALSO just occurred to me that “Chim Chim Cher-ee” is in 3/4 time. My love for songs in 3/4 time is now 56 freakin’ years old. It so cool that the brain is set up in such a way as to be attracted to a certain time signature while you’re still in Kindergarten. Thanks for opening some inactive synapses on that question. My mind is now blown. I’m a sucker for minor chords and three beats per measure because of Chim Chim Cher-ee. I can’t wait to tell my daughter this.
Also, I remember singing “Can’t Buy Me Love” by the Beatles in Kindergarten. That was 1965. I was 5. I think I latched on to”You’ve Got to Hide your Love Away” and the song “Help!” also when I was 5.
Thanks for asking that question.
It’s cool to discover things about yourself from a half century ago!
….And “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away” is also in 3/4 time. Mind blown.
Mind blown, yes. Brilliant song.
Sugar Sugar is kind of special to me too. I got up very early on Saturday Mornings to watch The Archies cartoon. I though that song was so cool in 1969 when I was a 9 year old. I believed the Archie’s were inspired by the TV show, The Monkees to release Sugar Sugar and Bang Shang a Lang. They had started that process in 1966. I was six the first time I heard Papa Gene’s Blues, written by Nesmith.
LOVE Papa gene’s Blues! One of my all time favorite Monkees tunes. And it is one of my (Andy’s) favorites to play, to this day.
I have always wondered what SUGAR, SUGAR would have sounded like done by the Monkees…
Love Will Keep Us Together. Great song recorded by The Captain and Toenail.
I (Andy) was a boy when that tune came out. I get that it ain’t heavy or not exactly rock and roll… but I will always love that tune. GREAT memories.
Probably not the first but I really liked Where Evil Grows by the Poppy Family. It still ranks highly on my list of favourites.
GREAT tune! And just a hair off the beaten bath. DIG IT!
Five new guitars in October. Who does that? Me. That’s who does that.
LOVE LOVE LOVE those new guitars, Al. Truly.
When will we hear the musical fruits from these axes?
First favorite song?!? That’s a tough one to remember… But probably dancing days,by the mighty Zeppelin. I also really loved Pink Floyd,Time,and A. Cooper,schools out.
DANCIN’ DAYS are here again…
the good thing is… for people like us, once they arrived, they never left!
All your picks are sensational.
Andy, the hair is just like NASCAR’s Michael Waltrip’s. To short for Greg Brady lol
Hush by Deep Purple
Twilight Zone by RUSH
Frankenstein by Egar Winter
You nailed it! I can’t unsee myself (Andy) now that my hair has been properly labelled as NASCAR HAIR! LOLOL.
Diggin’ your playlist, brother.
First Favorite song: I Want to Hold Your Hand by The Beatles. Love at first listen!
scary song: Theme to the movie Halloween. suspenseful and dramatic. When you hear it you KNOW something bad is going to happen!
Well, you know I (Andy) am not going to dispute anything Beatles, so I am with you there.
Yes, the music to Halloween is arguably the best “horror film” theme ever.
Have to admit I love most of the songs on the album The Executioner’s Last Songs…how can you go past the line Excuse me but I got someone to kill I don’t mind a good murder ballad.
Hey Ellen! SO GOOD to hear from you. 🙂 How you be?
I (Andy) am just LOVING your pick here. A good murder ballad can (sometimes) serve as the perfect elixir. 🙂
Dragula by Rob Zombie is my favourite to stick on the Halloween playlist! Great newsletter guys
Hi Dan! So pleased you’re digging the newsletter! It means everything to us to have you out there. “)
Yeah, I (Andy) just LOVE the groove of DRAGULA. Tight. Hard-driven. So rhythmic. GREAT Halloween tune!
My old flame by Spike Jones
I (Andy) can’t even begin to tell you how much I LOVE that song, Mark. Wow. I thought I was the only one left who knew it!
Dont know about scarey but i do love Alan Parsons Project- Raven.
Doing agreat job as always loving the noodles and willget onto ordering atshirt soon
Gotta agree, Shirley! LOVE Raven! Still have that album on vinyl. 🙂
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I think my favorite scary song is Night prowler by AC/DC. It’s very Michael Myers esque. Can’t wait to pick up the new album!
LOVE LOVE “Night Prowler!” Such a GREAT SONG!
Cannot WAIT for you to pick up the new album! Please feel free at any time. 🙂 Thank you, Jake!