Phil & Mel In The Afternoon

Phil & Mel In The Afternoon

Nobody rocks Halloween like the legendary maestro of macabre, Alice Cooper. That's why he kicks off our Throwback Threesome 2023 Happy Halloween Video Spooktacular! (Photo by Thomas Hogue/BBGI)

It’s Halloween time,
Spooky fun for us all,
Jack-o’-lanterns and masks,
Best night of the fall.

Scary ghosts and monsters,
Out for tricks and treats,
Everyone in their costumes,
Kids take to the streets.

We grown-ups still dig it,
In our own special way,
No candy corn please,
There’s music to play.

Alice awakens,
Mr. Zevon is howling,
Michael dances with zombies,
Video ghouls are prowling.

So crank up the volume,
Set aside your fear,
Without further ado,
The Throwback Threesome is here!

2023 Happy Halloween Video Spooktacular

  • Alice Cooper - Welcome To My Nightmare (1975)

    Released October 1975, just in time for Halloween, “Welcome to My Nightmare” is the title track from Alice Cooper’s eighth studio album. According to Songfacts, the song was the centerpiece to Cooper’s 1975 tour. He also turned the stage show into a concert movie called Alice Cooper: Welcome to My Nightmare, and a TV movie called The Nightmare. Alice Cooper toned down the ghoulish imagery considerably when he performed the song on The Muppet Show in 1979.

  • Warren Zevon - Werewolves of London (1978)

    This macabre but fun rocker was released as the lead single from Warren Zevon’s third solo album, Excitable Boy, in 1978. Surprisingly, “Werewolves of London” was Zevon’s only Top 40 hit, reaching No. 21 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Perhaps it was the Fleetwood Mac effect that pushed this one up the charts. Mick Fleetwood and John McVie played drums and bass, respectively, on the track. FUN FACT: Lee Ho Fook was to a real and highly-regarded Chinese restaurant in London from 1968 to 2008. In 1974, it became the first Chinese restaurant in the UK to be awarded a coveted Michelin Star. Their beef chow mein must have been amazing.

  • Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)

    As the story goes, Michael Jackson called film director John Landis after seeing his movie An American Werewolf in London. Together they wrote a 13-minute short film with a budget much larger than previous music videos. The music video for “Thriller” premiered on MTV on December 2, 1983. The shorter version aired regularly and doubled sales of the Thriller album. The video also sold over one million copies on VHS, making it the best-selling videotape at the time. In 2009, “Thriller” became the first music video inducted into the National Film Registry. According to Songfacts, the Library of Congress described it as “the most famous music video of all time.” And YouTube is chock-full of fan recreations of the zombie dance. But you’re here for the original. Happy Halloween!

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