the K’s

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Here are the K’s for Halloween musical selections.

Update 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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Kandy Korn by Capt. Beefheart and his Magic Band
Katerina Ismailovna Suite by Shostakovich
Killing Moon (The) by Echo and the Bunnymen
Keepin’ Halloween Alive by Alice Cooper
Kill The (Bury Me) by 30 Seconds to Mars
Kiss Me Deadly by Generation X
Knights of Cydonia by Muse

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Some selections

The Killing Moon by Echo and the Bunnymen appears in the 2001 cult film Donnie Darko. Played over the opening sequence, it was in fact a last minute substitution by the film’s director, Richard Kelly, when he could not obtain the rights to use INXS’s “Never Tear Us Apart”, which was later used in the director’s cut.

This piece tells the story of a lonely woman in 19th century Russia, who falls in love with one of her husband’s workers and is driven to murder.

 

“Knights of Cydonia” is a song by English alternative rock band Muse and is the closing track on their 2006 album Black Holes and Revelations. The song’s title comes in part from the region of Mars named Cydonia, famous for the “face on Mars.   In the intro is a citation of the five tone musical phrase from the film Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

 

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