October 30, 2020 – Halloween Music Special

Hello, world. Given the roller-coaster ride everyone and everything has been on the last several months, at least we have a small bit of normalcy return with our annual Halloween Music Special! As always, we strive to present a selection of seasonally appropriate ditties that you’ve never heard before. Sorry, friends, but you won’t be hearing the Monster Mash, Thriller, or the Ghostbusters theme here. We start this year’s show with a group of songs themed around the idea of “Halloween in the Old West”, which brings us songs from Sir Christopher Lee, country singer Buck Owens, and the game Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare. After the Old West, we take a trip back in time with a handful of selections from when the music industry was an actual industry and cranked out Halloween novelty songs like clockwork. Returning for another appearance is the Obligatory Metal Group, which this year is themed around cannibals and features choice cuts from Cannibal Corpse, Heaven & Hell, and a pre-Type O Negative song from Peter Steele. Rounding out this year’s program is a group of songs that honors the many appearances of the world’s foremost bio-exorcist, Beetlejuice! We’ll be honoring the character with some selections from the Beetlejuice soundtrack, the animated series, some of his video game appearances, as well as from the recent big-budget Broadway musical. So sit back, relax, and enjoy some haunting sounds during these spooky times.

What Was Played:
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Dennis’s Nickname:

The man who thinks that this year’s worst Halloween costume is a “Sexy Anti-Masker”

September 20, 2019

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who would like to provide a Surgeon General’s warning that election cycles can angry up the blood

Blast From The Past:

October 26, 2018 – Halloween Music Special

Halloween season is upon us, and we here at The Arcade are thrilled to bring you our annual Halloween Music Special!  Unlike pretty much every other outlet at this time of year, we get our hands dirty and dig deep to unearth some of the finest and most enjoyable Halloween music you won’t hear anywhere else. We’ll start this year’s proceedings with a group of songs focused on what we’re calling “ancient evil”. No, it’s not recordings of pagan ceremonies, but it is all British music about the occult/Satan from the 1960’s. From there comes the obligatory metal group, which, this year, has a decidedly Canadian bent to it. Once the metal is out of the way, we focus on a genre which has really been underrepresented in previous Halloween Music Specials, hip-hop. There’s a rich world of horror-themed hip-hop out there, and we’re presenting just the tip of the iceberg this year. This year’s show ends off focusing on the haunting sounds of Peter Steele. The former frontman of Type O Negative had one of the deepest and most distinct voices in rock, and we found a few tracks that perfectly illustrate how perfect Peter Steele’s voice was for Halloween.

What Was Played:
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Dennis’s Nickname:

The man who hopes to get more Trick-Or -Treaters this year, if only to save him from the inevitable leftover candy hangover he’ll inflict upon himself

August 17, 2018

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News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who is well-versed enough in metal to know that the blood red sun poking through the dark, smoky sky is an ill-omen, at best

Blast From The Past:

June 15, 2018 – E3 Wrap-up (Part 1)

E3 Ludicrous Leadoffs:

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Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who has no time for a nickname this week as E3 happened and there is much to discuss!

Blast From The Past: