The L’s

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Here are the L’s for Halloween musical selections.

Updated 2016

As usual these are what I have complied over the years.
A wide variety with lots of styles represented:
some kids, some scary, some funny, some gross, and some just damn weird.

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La Cathedrale engloutie (“The Engulfed Cathedral”) by Claude Debussy (Piano)

La Valse by Ravel

Lady in the Water Theme by James Newton Howard

L’alba dei Morti Viventi by Goblin

Last ride by The Phantom

Laurie (Strange Things Happen) by Dickey Lee

Le dieu ennemi et la danse des esprits noirs (Second movement) by “Ala and Lolly”

Le Freak by Chic

Legend of Wooley Swamp by Charlie Daniels Band

Lies of the Living Dead by Scott McCaughey

Liquid Waltz by Michael

Litanies by Jehan Alain (Organ)

Le Music Hall by Elvira

Legend of Wooley Swamp by Charlie Daniels Band

Lil’ Devil by Ian AstburyLil’

Little Demon by The Amazing Crowns

Little Demonby Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

Little Drop of Poison by Tom Waits

Little Ghost by The White Stripes

Little Old Lady from Transylvania by Roger Christian and Gary Usher

Little Red Riding Hood by Sam “The Sham” and the Pharaohs

Little Red Riding Hood by The Big Bopper

Live At Ribco by Goddamn Gallows  

Living Dead Girl by Rob Zombie

London Calling by The Clash

Lonliest Ghost (The) by Southern Culture On The Skids

Looking For Dracula by Charlotte Diamond

Looking For Strange by  Kmfdm

Lords of Salem (The) by  Rob Zombie

Lorenz Hart by Richard Rodgers

Lotion by Greenskeepers

Love Bites by by Grace Jones 

Love or Confusion by Jimi Hendrix

Love Potion Number Nine by Countdown Kids 

Love Potion Number Nine by The Clovers

Love Potion Number Nine by The Coasters

Lullaby by The Cure

Lunatic Fringe by Red Rider

Lux Aeterna by Clint Mansell

Love Potion Number Nine by The Searchers  

Love Potion Number Nine by The Searchers

Love Song for a Vampire by Annie Lennox

Love Song by The Cure

Lovecats (The) by The Cure

Lucifer by Alan Parsons Project

Lullaby by The Cure

Lux Aeterna by György Ligeti

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Some good choices:

 

Li’l Red Riding Hood by Sam “The Sham” and the Pharaohs was created around Charles Perrault’s fairy tale “Little Red Riding Hood”.  In this version the ending  comes before the grandmother makes her entrance, and explicitly uses the ambiguity of modern English between “wolf”, the carnivore, and “wolf”, a man with concealed sexual intentions. The effect, whether intentional or incidental, is to strip away the fairy tale’s metaphorical device and present the relationship between the two characters without literary pretense.

 Love Song for a Vampire by Annie Lennox from “Dracula was recorded as the theme song to Francis Ford Coppola’s 1992 film adaptation of Dracula.


Love Potion Number Nine describes a man seeking help finding love, so he talks to a Gypsy, who determines through palm reading that he needs “love potion number 9”. The potion causes him to fall in love with everything he sees, kissing whatever is in front of him, eventually kissing a cop on the corner, who breaks his bottle of love potion. Some radio stations banned the song, due to the lyrics involving “Kissing a cop”.


If you are a Lord of the Rings fan you will like Lux Aeterna by Clint Mansell, the song was used for the trailer The Two Towers but was not in the movie.

Finally take some time to read the legend that inspired La Cathedrale engloutie (“The Engulfed Cathedral”) by Claude Debussy. It is a great myth that one can read about. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_cath%C3%A9drale_engloutie             https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ys                          http://www.bagadoo.tm.fr/kemper/villedys_E.html

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