It's spooky season and hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot have a new batch of songs about ghosts to share. They're joined by Sam Weller, author of many books on Ray Bradbury and the gothic short story collection Dark Black, to discuss spooky music.


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Featured Songs:

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, "Long Black Veil," Kicking Against The Pricks, Mute, 1986

Roky Erickson and the Aliens, "If You Have Ghosts," The Evil One, 415, 1981

Joy Division, "Dead Souls," Still, Factory, 1981

Psychedelic Furs, "The Ghost In You," Mirror Moves, Columbia, 1984

Suicide, "Ghost Rider," Suicide, Red Star, 1977

Johnny Cash, "(Ghost) Riders In The Sky," Silver, Columbia, 1979

Caroline Herring, "Long Black Veil," Golden Apples of the Sun, Signature Sounds, 2009

Daniel Johnston, "Casper the Friendly Ghost," Yip/Jump Music, (Self-Released), 1983

Pat Benetar, "Wuthering Heights," Crimes of Passion, Chrysalis, 1980

Kate Bush, "Wuthering Heights," The Kick Inside, Harvest, 1978

Scott Sorry, "Black Dog Dancers," (Single), Generation X-Ray, 2021

Elton John, "Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long Long Time)," Honky Château, Uni, 1972

Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians, "My Wife and My Dead Wife," Gotta Let This Hen Out!, Midnight Music, 1985

The Raveonettes, "Apparitions," Raven In the Grave, The Raveonettes, 2011

Mekons, "Ghosts of American Astronauts," So Good It Hurts, Twin/Tone, 1988

Ladytron, "Ghosts," Velocifero, Nettwerk Productions, 2008

The Goldstars, "Stroll In Hell," Stroll In Hell (Single), The Goldstars, 2021

Black Sabbath, "Black Sabbath," Black Sabbath, Vertigo, 1970

The Velvet Underground and Nico, "Sunday Morning," The Velvet Underground and Nico, Verve, 1967

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