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Playlist for 10/29/10: Monster Showdown

Sneaking this one in with less than two hours left in Halloween. Interviews with Jonathan Burks (whose new album - Red Pulpy Mess, you can get for free on his website) and Sam Steining from Mondo Topless (this Thursday at Frank's Power Plant).

Download or stream Zero Hour right here.

I also did the Blues Drive on Friday with help from Good John. We spinned the likes of Jessie Mae Hemphill, Willie Love, T-Model Ford, Dirty Red and tons more. Paul Cebar also stopped by for an interview and played two songs. Download or stream it here.

Graveyard Cha Cha - The Three D's
Halloween - Ron Haydock & The Boppers
Morgus the Magnificient - Morgus & The Ghouls
Up Jumped the Devil - Ronnie Dawson
I'm A Devil - Satan and Satan's Roses

Rock & Roll Halloween - Bobby Bare Jr.
Vampira - Bobby Bare
Bloody Mary - Barrence Whitfield & The Savages
Monkey Monster - Titty Twisters Orchestra
Walking With Scary Hillbilly Monsters - Dexter Romweber

Skeleton Fight - Mack Allen Smith
The Whammy…

Triple Play + 1 or the October That Ate My Brain

I hope to never get this far behind on posting again. Teaching six courses this semester means I always have about as many papers to grade as songs on these four playlists.

In recent weeks, I've saluted Jerry Lee Lewis, truck driving music, and baseball, mourned the passing of Solomon Burke and General Johnson, and interviewed Bobby Hussy from Kind Turkey Records and The Hussy. A terrific batch of new music has arrived recently: Drugs Dragons, Jonathan Burks, the City Champs, the Iggy Pop and James Williamson Kill City reissue, the Ugly Beats, Los Explosivos, the Moaners, Daddy Rockin' Strong: A Tribute To Nolan Strong and the Diablos, and a whole bunch of goodies from Norton Records (with more on the way).

I've opened with Halloween themes the past two weeks, and I'm planning an all-Halloween show next week, which features a star-studded lineup. I'm doing a phone interview with Sam Steining from Mondo Topless in advance of the band's Nov. 4 appearance at Frank&#…