Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Brains.

Zombie Tom's ultimate mix CD! This is my entry into Lefty Brown's Mixed Bag 2 CD exchange project. I didn't sign up for the project, and no one invited me, but I'm participating anyway, and anyone who doesn't like it may as well just scoop the brains out of their skull right now.

Warning: beware when clicking on the links to lyrics. I can't eat the brains of the proprietors of every lyrics site that tries to download junk on your computer, or has a million pop-ups, or whatever. I tried to find the safest links possible, but what's safe on my computer may not be so safe on yours.

When There's No More Room In Hell, This Mix Will Walk the Earth, or, Music To Eat Brains By

1. Tankard, intro to Zombie Attack
I open with a happy beginning: a zombie eats the lead singer of some obscure Germanic heavy metal band.

2. Rob Zombie, Living Dead Girl
The ultimate zombie artist. I almost included "Die, Zombie, Die" instead, but that's just mean. (Also, it kind of sucks.)

3. Murderdolls, She Was a Teenage Zombie
I'd never heard of these guys before this song, but they've got the zombie dating scene down cold. Which is apropos, since zombie daters tend to be cold. Ice cold.

4. The Zombies, She's Not There
I would go so far as to say, I would like these guys even if they didn't have such an excellent name.

5. Nas, Black Zombie
I debated whether or not to include this song. It contains frequent use of a racial epithet all too common to rap music, but that's not what made me hesitate; I don't feel any hatred behind the use of that word. What gave me pause was a line that could be interpreted as possibly anti-Arabic and anti-Semitic. Nas goes on to praise Islam in the next line -- but leaves a lingering doubt as to the anti-Semitism. I chose to assume the best, and included the song. I apologize if you see it differently. I'm a P.C. zombie, baby!

6. The Hooters, All You Zombies
Hee hee hee! Even a zombie has to laugh at "Hooters".

7. The Misfits, Braineaters
The first of three Misfits songs. What can I say? The Misfits are extremely zombie-friendly.

8. Palate cleanser #1: Katrina and the Waves, Walking On Sunshine
I find that a great mix needs to shift gears. So I include this song as a palate cleanser, if you will. From the light, happy, optimistic tunes about zombies ruling the earth, we switch to this deeply scary and disturbing dirge.

9. G. Love and Special Sauce, Night of the Living Dead
The beginning of the George A. Romero tribute trilogy.

10. Goblin, title theme to Dawn of the Dead
At least, I think it's the title theme. It's hard to tell, what with the song names being in Italian and all. At any rate, it's an instrumental track from the soundtrack to the greatest movie of all time.

11. The Misfits, Day of the Dead
More Misfits. I think Danzig is a zombie, but when I write to him and ask, my letters keep getting returned unopened. Maybe I shouldn't address them to the North Pole.

12. Hellbillys, Surf Zombies
Couldn't find the lyrics to this one, so I linked to the band instead. Despite the title, zombies don't actually surf all that often. We prefer boogie boarding.

13. Skycycle, It's Terror Time Again (from the Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island soundtrack)
The greatest animated movie of all time. For the first time, Scooby-Doo faces real monsters, and they're zombies! That's frickin' sweet.

14. The Misfits, Astro Zombies
Astro Zombies. Zombies... from space? Uh, sure. Why not? As far as you know, right? They'll eat your brains from geosynchronous orbit. Sucka!

15. Palate cleanser #2: Toni Basil, Mickey
The single most horrifying song ever performed. How's that for mixing things up? Hope I didn't scare you too badly.

16. The Cranberries, Zombie
When Dolores O'Riordan does that yodeling thing she does, it kind of sounds like me after my tongue fell out.

17. Groovie Ghoulies, Zombie Crush
I saw them open for The Donnas before I became a zombie. Man, I wish The Donnas were all zombies. And my roommates. And we solved crimes together. By the way, the link to the lyrics for this song are illustrative of the plagiaristic and stunted nature of the internet. The lyrics are slightly incorrect (where it says "sew my lips up" it should be "sew my lips shut," and where it says "sew my lips shut" it should be "sew my eyes up"), which isn't that alarming -- but the thing is every single other lyrics site on the entire internet has the exact same errors in the lyrics. The first person to transcribe the lyrics got it wrong; not one other person on the whole world wide web bothered to double check before copying and pasting those lyrics onto their site, errors intact. Stupid humans.

18. Faith No More, Zombie Eaters
From their fantastic album, The Real Thing [EDIT: My bad! I originally called the album Epic; that was the name of the hit single from the album]. A song from a baby's point of view, presumably a baby in training to be a zombie. Can babies become zombies? Find me a baby and I'll show you.

19. Harry Belafonte, Zombie Jamboree
Dig that Caribbean sound. I hear that on some of those Caribbean islands, voodoo priests use their powers to make zombies. Ha! That's just a myth. Everyone knows you become a zombie by kissing with your shoes off.

20. The Jazz Butcher Conspiracy, Zombie Love
I've never been in zombie love, but I've been in zombie like.

21. Ozzy Osbourne, Zombie Stomp
Featuring Rob Zombie. It's a long one, so I hope you like it. I enjoy eating brains while listening to it; you might want to try that, too.

22. Tom Petty, Zombie Zoo
I've been trying to win tickets to the Tom Petty/Jackson Browne concert all week. Petty rules! I swear, if I don't get through on the phone during the next giveaway, I'm just going to eat my way into the concert.

12 Comments:

Blogger Gordon said...

What???? No "Surfin' Dead" by the Cramps?????

Just kidding - when you eat my brains, you might want to add some Tabasco. Give 'em a little flavor.

9:29 AM  
Anonymous Dwayne "the canoe guy" said...

Ya know what ya can do to get your mind off all this Brain thinking? Maybe ya could play a nice board game. That would relax you quite a bit.

You could play "Zombies", or "Zombie Plague" or "Maul of America" or "Give Me the Brain." Oh, wait, sorry about that last one. That probably made you think about brains again. Sorry. I'll leave now.

10:00 AM  
Anonymous Steve said...

Dude, you forgot to include Alice Cooper's "Cold Ethel." Ummmm.

12:57 PM  
Blogger God_is_in_America said...

The Misfits are the ultimate Zombie band. Even now, without Danzig. "Hunting Humans" is hilarious.

1:17 PM  
Blogger Zombie_Tom said...

Lots of good suggestions for Volume 2!

6:13 PM  
Blogger RobB said...

Only 1 Rob Zombie song? His original band WHITE ZOMBIE had a couple of kick-ass tunes - Thunderkiss '65 and Black Sunshine

7:34 AM  
Blogger Roxy said...

I can't wait for the mix. I may have to turn zombie...

8:25 AM  
Blogger Zombie_Tom said...

RobB -- you think I don't know my White Zombie? Dude. That hurts. Volume 2, for sure.

Roxy -- like they say: once you turn zombie, you never go... bombie? Wait, nobody says that.

12:53 PM  
Anonymous Stacey said...

For your next mix: "Zombie Jamboree" by Rockapella.

6:00 PM  
Blogger RobB said...

No offense meant (please don't come after my brains), just looking to maximize the Zombie-ness.

6:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You forgot some of the Beatles best songs:


Strawberry Brains Forever
The Zombie On The Hill
She Loves Brains (Yeah, Yeah, Yeah)
Zombie in the Sky with Brains

and John Lennon's Solo Hit

(All we are saying is) Give Brains A Chance

thewordoffred

7:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVE SCOOBY DOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

10:45 AM  

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