Thursday, October 15, 2009

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 75: We Are Monsters

This is it, folks: part one of this year's Halloween Crap-tacular. I doubt you look forward to these episodes as much as I do, but I do hope they manage to strike an appropriate seasonal chord.

This edition in particular has a bit of an odd focal point. Instead of employing my typical scatter-shot approach, I instead elected to use dialog samples from a single source.

The show in question is the BBC's Being Human. If you haven't checked it out, I would highly recommend doing so.

Download Radio Free Hipster Ep. 75: We Are Monsters [hosting provided by Antisoc] Size: 47.9 MB Running Time: 52:23

Show Notes:

Intro: Baddd Spellah – "Radio Free Hipster Theme (feat. Beefy)"
Little know fact: Baddd Spellah is a Yeti.

Track 1: Schaffer the Darklord – "Monsters of Rock (feat. MC Lars)"
I've already written my review of Manslaughterer, but let me sum up: buy it!

Z's 1st interlude: "Today's theme is just that."
Yes, my friends, this show is all about the (surprising) things that go bump in the night.

Track 2: Being Human dialog / J. Arthur Keenes Band – "Skulls"
"We are monsters!"

Track 3: MC Kreacher – "Voices In My Head"
I know a significant portion of the nerdcore crowd will never give Wizard Rock a proper chance, but I see MC Kreacher as an ideal cross-over artist.

Track 4: Jonathan Coulton – "Creepy Doll"
I need to get myself some of this "big city money" of which JoCo speaks.

Track 5: The Ghastly Ones – "Spooky Girl"
Gotta give it up to Matt for hipping me to The Ghastly Ones' Target: Draculon.

Track 6: Mazedude – "Drax of Holy Spirits" / Being Human dialog
"I'm not eating raw meat like an animal just because a ghost is ovulating."

Track 7: Metaforce – "Slasher" / Being Human dialog
For those not already aware, Metaforce is dope, because you are what you smoke.

Track 8: Captain Dan & the Scurvy Crew – "Sea Monsters"
I know it's an easy answer, but I think this is my favorite Scurvy Crew joint.

Z's 2nd interlude: "Probably the second worse premise in television history."
In case you were wondering, the worst premise in TV history belongs to ill-fated series My Mother the Car. The third worst? Hogan's Heroes.

Track 9: The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets – "Colour Me Green"
It's really not Halloween without The Thickets.

Track 10: Zombies! Organize!! – "Happy Zombies"
And of course we can't talk about monster without delving into the darkened lair of the sinister celebutante.

Track 11: Starla – "You'll Always be My Zombie Friend"
I've been playing a lot of Starla lately. It is a trend I hope to continue.

Track 12: Shael Riley & the Double Ice Backfire – "tipehtfomottobeht"
How the fuck am I supposed to pronounce this title anyway?

Track 13: Being Human dialog / TOT – "Sucker MC's Are Werewolves In London"
The Warren Zevon mash-up: another fine Halloween tradition.

Z's final interlude: "Because you just can't dig your way out of a hole."
Southern colloquialism like whut?!

Track 14: Being Human dialog / Glenn Case – "Escape From the Hotel California"
Admittedly not the spookiest of ending tracks, but given the urban legend surrounding "Hotel California," I thought it worked. That bit of leading dialog helped too.

Expect the second part of the Crap-tacular to drop in two weeks. In the meantime, I'm more than happy to entertain any and all song suggestions for our next journey behind the veil.

I've already got some more STD, some new hotness from The Bloodclan and a few devilish mash-ups on tap. What dark delights would you like to hear?


Church said...

I dunno what it is, but the past couple years I'm not hating the Halloween podcasts. Keep on keepin' on.

Also, need to get my hands on Being Human.

Jimi said...

I like turtles

Z. said...

Thanks for the... compliment (?), Church. ;) And, yeah, you need to get on Being Human. It's only 6 eps, so you and the GF can power through it quickly.

Ah, Jimi wants some more Zombies! Organize!! Noted.

Dave White said...

You know, I was going to wait until Manslaughterer showed up in the MP3 store, but after hearing "Monsters of Rock" I had to go out and grab a copy right away. There goes my music budget. Guess I won't be buying the Rob Halford Christmas CD until next month.

Z. said...

I am boycotting the Halford holiday album based solely on the fact that it's not called A Black Leather Christmas.