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A selection of music on the theme of the month to be voted on by you!

Our HEAD ABOVE WATER columnist Tim Clark has chosen his top five songs on the theme of SPIRIT.

Vote for your favourite in the comments section below and Tim will create one his special and much coveted ‘The Winner is…’ videos to announce the winner, which we will then post on our Facebook page.

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There were so many wonderful options for this month. Undead, ghostly apparitions are almost as popular as lost love and broken hearts with poets and songwriters, though to me they are in the same group. Anyway, I’ve always believed music was the universal language, and possibly the portal to the other side. 

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Monster Mash, by Bobby Pickett and The Crypt Kickers

No list of ghostly songs would be complete without Monster Mash.

Damn These Vampires by the Mountain Goats. 

This band has some of the strangest songs I’ve ever heard. Lovely, odd and strange, everything you need.

The Devil’s Sidewalk by Graham Parker.

Back when I was younger, confused, disillusioned Graham Parker was an apogee, he was mad, eloquent and unafraid to sing about it.

Harvester of Eyes by Blue Oyster Cult.

I’m not too sure what this song is about. It sounds creepy as hell, though. And it has a good beat. 

Fire by the Crazy World of Arthur Brown.

I might have used this one already. If so, I’m sorry, but this song is so weird, whenever I need a reminder of what art can be I listen to this and I can see again.

 

 

 

Tim Clark lives in Columbus, OH. He is an employee, a husband, a  father and a blogger. You can see his blog here, Life Explained. He writes occasionally and with pride for Street Speech, a local homeless advocacy newspaper. He is contributor for The Ugly Writers and the Good Men Project. He is particularly vain about his monthly column on The Wild Word. He is working on a novel.

3 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    Monster Mash brings all the otherworldly ghostly beings to the same party☠️

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  2. Gene

    Devil’s Sidewalk by Graham Parker,

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  3. Anonymous

    Harvester of Eyes..the eerie little jingle at the end just seals the deal!

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3 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    Monster Mash brings all the otherworldly ghostly beings to the same party☠️

    Reply
  2. Gene

    Devil’s Sidewalk by Graham Parker,

    Reply
  3. Anonymous

    Harvester of Eyes..the eerie little jingle at the end just seals the deal!

    Reply

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