BumbleBee Brunch Playlist: 10/29/2021

Halloween weekend is here and Friday's BumbleBee Brunch bumped-up the spookiness-meter to 11 with a great big bag of Halloween Hauntings and fun! It started right out of the gate with the oldest track on the show with a selection from the 1975 cult-classic (now iconic in my opinion) film The Rocky Horror Picture Show. It would have been easy to cue-up "Time Warp" or "Sweet Transvestite" (which I have sung long before my transition, in-drag with legendary Cape Cod band Space Pussy.) But I think we sometimes forget that this film soundtrack is loaded with wonderful songs written by Richard O'Brien for the original 1973 musical, so we took a left turn with "Over At The Frankenstein Place" featuring Richard O'Brien, Susan Sarandon, and Barry Bostwick.

As always the Friday Brunch was loaded with NEW music including Boston treats from The Jacklights, J. Faith, Glass House, and Stop Calling Me Frank (featuring guest appearances from Keith Streng & Count Peter Zaremba from The Fleshtones.)

Of course, our favorite houses (when out trick or treating as kids,) were the rare ones that handed-out FULLSIZE candy bars. We hit that kind of bonanza Friday with new singles from not one, but two BumbleBee Radio favorites in The Shang Hi Los and The Chelsea Curve!

We also heard the thunderous return of Austin, Texas indie rock veterans Spoon with a rockin' new single (new album to follow in February of next year!)

It was the day before Halloween in 2004 when I went to Avalon on Lansdowne St in Boston to see The Dresden Dolls. Amanda Palmer & Brian Viglione were riding a growing tsunami of popularity after winning the 2003 WBCN Rock & Roll Rumble and getting signed to Roadrunner Records. To see them at a venue like Avalon was amazing, but I was not expecting the artist I was about to hear for the first time in opening-act HUMANWINE. I was absolutely blown-away and have been an enormous fan & follower of band co-founder Holly Brewer ever since. Holly has relocated from the Boston area to Vermont in recent years, but she's been busy as ever making music and has been steadily releasing new singles and performing virtual shows throughout the pandemic. This weekend sees both Holly's return to in-person shows AND to Boston with a pair of shows (Friday & Saturday nights) in the Haymarket Lounge at City Winery in Boston (hope to see you at the Saturday show!) We celebrated Holly's return with what else? A brand new single! What a ghoulishly wonderful end to the week this has been!

Here is the playlist full of goodies...

👻 or 🎃= Halloween Hauntings

🎂 = Birthday

10:00 AM HOUR: Richard O'Brien, Susan Sarandon, & Barry Bostwick - Over At The Frankenstein Place (1975) 👻

The Sorels - School Girl Blues (2021)

The B-52's - Private Idaho (1980) 🎂 (Keith Strickland turned 68 on 10/26)

The Heavy - The Big Bad Wolf (2012) 🎃

J. Faith - (Free)dom (2021)

Ramones - Pet Sematary (1989) 👻

Snail Mail - Madonna (2021)

Spoon - The Hardest Cut (2021)

Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy (1991)

Tom Waits - Whistling Past The Graveyard (1978) 🎃

Björk - Play Dead (1993) 👻

Stop Calling Me Frank - Hard Lovin' Man (Ft. Keith Streng & Peter Zaremba) (2021)

Beastie Boys - Egg Man (1989) 🎂 (Adam Horovitz turns 55 on Halloween!)

James Blake - Fast Forward (2021)

The Jacklights - Monster Love (2021) 🎃

11:00 AM HOUR: Holly Brewer - The Army That Isn't Here To Fight (2021) 👻

The English Beat - Twist & Crawl (1980)

Space Pussy - Emily (1996) 🎃

The Shang Hi Los - Plymouth Rock (2021)

U.S. Girls - Good Kinda High (2021)

XTC - The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul (1986)

Oingo Boingo - Dead Man's Party (1986) 👻 The Chelsea Curve - Top It Up (2021)

Tim Curry - Working On My Tan (1981)

Glass House - A Forest (2021)

Hembree - Operators (Ft. Bodye) (2021)

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Henry Lee (Ft. PJ Harvey) (1996) 🎃

Poe - Haunted (2000) 👻

Don't forget that the BumbleBee Radio APP for Android is now available for FREE in the Google Play Store! An iPhone APP will be available in the Apple Store soon. As always thank you for listening! -Kristen


PREVIOUS PLAYLISTS: 9/18/2020 9/25/2020 10/2/2020 10/9/2020 10/16/2020 10/23/2020 10/30/2020 11/6/2020 11/13/2020 11/20/2020

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