I was thinking about saving this playlist until the leaves turned and preparations began for the haunted holidays. But, inspiration hit and I couldn’t help myself! Death, isolation, loneliness, darkness, hauntings, talk of the devil and his work, one’s own demons… all these themes seem to be ones that I come across again and again in work by some of my favorite rock and southern artists. These songs are far from depressing, though. Musical elements create spooky, atmospheric works that can be a little scary and a little sexy.
Here are a few of my favorites that I have rounded up. Do you have any songs you would add to the list?
>>> tracklist: far from any road by the handsome family /// beat the devil’s tattoo by black rebel motorcyle club /// bad things by jace everett /// barton hollow by the civil wars /// 9 problems by hugo /// riders on the storm by the doors /// lovely creature by nick cave & the bad seeds /// house of the rising sun by the animals /// fire walker by black rebel motorcycle club /// i put a spell on you by creedence clearwater revival /// god’s gonna cut you down by johnny cash /// witchy woman by eagles /// evil is going on by john hammond /// 666 conducer by black rebel motorcycle club /// no place to hide by jace everett <<<