Scary Songs For Halloween & Opinions on Greta Van Fleet


Jim and Greg celebrate Halloween this week with a few of their favorite genre-spanning scary songs. Plus, we hear a selection of scary tunes nominated by listeners from around the country. They'll also give their opinions on the debut album from rock band Greta Van Fleet.

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Scary Songs

Jim and Greg are back with a batch of Scary Songs for Halloween. Fire up the jack-o'-lantern, fill the candy bowl, and listen to these songs:


  • The Cure, "Subway Song"
  • Scott Walker, "Jesse"
  • Lupe Fiasco, "Put You On Game"
  • Bruce Springsteen, "State Trooper"


  • The Specials, "Ghost Town"
  • Nina Simone, "Pirate Jenny"
  • 10CC, "I’m Not in Love"
  • Peter Gabriel, "Intruder"

Listener suggestions

  • Nicole from Naperville, IL: Queen, "Death on Two Legs"
  • David from Cleveland: Skinny Puppy, "The Killing Game"
  • Frank from Philadelphia: Sonic Youth, "Cotton Crown"
  • Stacy from Garner, N.C.: Neko Case, "Deep Red Bells"

Anthem of the Peaceful Army Greta Van Fleet

Anthem of the Peaceful Army

The rock band Greta Van Fleet just released its anticipated debut album, Anthem of the Peaceful Army. The young band hails from Frankenmuth, Michigan and its members are students of rock and roll, which is obviously evident on Anthem. Greg says there's no denying that GVF is imitating the titans of rock history, Led Zeppelin, but notes that they aren't the first to do so. From vocals to sonic style to costumes to lyrics, this band tries to emulate the magic of Led Zeppelin I. While Greg believes the group has musical chops, he wishes the band would create an original sound and album. Jim pokes fun at the albums' serious and dramatic lyrics by reciting a poem made up of one line from each song on the record. He feels like the band members are in costume, wishes they would be more original and take themselves a little less seriously.

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