Written by: Alex Green
The results are in and Stereo Embers’ readers have chosen The Dream Syndicate’s “Halloween” as the #1 Halloween song of all time.
The Karl Precoda-penned number closes out Side One of the band’s seminal album The Days Of Wine And Roses.
Recorded in Los Angeles and produced by the Flesh Eaters’ Chris D. The Days Of Wine And Roses was released in 1982 on Ruby Records.
Drenched in jangle and dark groove “Halloween” rolls with foreboding and menace and is buoyed by melodic muscle and some very creepy lyrics.
Here were the results of the poll:
- “Halloween”–The Dream Syndicate
- “Halloween”–Sonic Youth
- “Halloween On The Barbary Coast”–The Flaming Lips
- “Halloween Mary”–PF Sloan
- “Every Day Is Halloween”–Ministry