Monday, October 11, 2010

Staff Infection: Monster Mash-up

With all of the yellows, oranges, and reds painting the limbs of every tree in the city, it's hard to imagine a scene more beautiful than autumn in Detroit. October is by far, my favorite month of the year. Not only can I take trips to the apple orchard and have an excuse to watch awful B-movie horror films (like the inadvertently hilarious 1986 classic, Chopping Mall), but it's also the only time of the year when it is perfectly acceptable to leave the house dressed as a robot, a zombie, or Ziggy Stardust.

In honor of Frankenstein, the one of the most iconic literary characters of all time (sorry Team Edward fans, it's true!), I've compiled a few of my favorite monster-inspired songs:

Hurricane Bells, "Monsters" from The Twilight Saga: New Moon Soundtrack
Ryan Adams, "Halloween" from Love is Hell Pt. 1 (Japanese Bonus Edition)
Sloan, "Witch's Wand" from Parallel Play
Andrew Bird, "Not a Robot, But a Ghost" from Noble Beast
The Flaming Lips, "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots" from Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Stellastarr*, "Prom Zombie" from Civilized
Radiohead, "Subterranean Homesick Alien" from Ok Computer
Stars, "I Died So I Could Haunt You" from The Five Ghosts
David Bowie, "Scary Monsters" from Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)

Until next time, my little monsters!

Each Monday a different Green Light Go staff member will let you in on what songs have infected their ears for the week, while giving you the opportunity to share in the experience yourself.

This week: Lauren Roberts, Green Light Go Talent Coordinator