Here's a couple last minute gruesome type songs to liven up your Halloween shindig (that is, if it runs into the late hours). The first is Bloodrock's "D.O.A." about a guy who was injured in a plane crash, sung in the first person, as the guy is dying on the operating table. Heavy it was, and, unbelievably, it was a Top 40 radio hit in 1971 (#36). A bonus for even those few of you might remember the song, the version below is LP version. Just perfect for a slow dance with a slutty looking witch.
The other song "Timothy" was written by Rupert Holmes, the writer of "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)," a #1 hit that was inescapable in the late seventies. The song was performed by the Buoys, who had been signed for one single, with no promotion to come from the record company. So, Holmes figuring that there's no such thing as bad publicity, hit on a magnificent idea: try to get a song banned (hear that Malcom McLaren?). He decided to write a nicely composed pop song, replete with strings and horns, alluding to...wait for it...cannibalism. It's about three guys who get trapped in a mine, and, you guessed it, Timothy doesn't come out. This song was also a hit in 1971 (#17). That's just awesome.
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Bloodrock - D.O.A. mp3 at The Cargo Culte
The Buoys - Timothy mp3 at LZ Center