Wolf Creek Ryder
This mix is about Halloween circa 1979 and why you shouldn’t pick up hitchhikers in Arkansas.
Why It’s Pretentious: This is the first 90-minute tape I’ve made in a long time. Even I think 90-minute tapes are pretentious, but I had to make room for a 9-minute song from a vaguely obscure psych rock band from the 60s, so, y’know, do what you gotta do. It’s inspired by all those old 70s-80s horror films where you pick up a stranger or your car breaks down at the side of the road and, next thing you know, you’re getting kidnapped/killed/eaten. (Also, there’s some monsters thrown in, on account of, what’s Halloween without monsters?) On a similar note, I want you guys to know that Wolf Creek is basically Australian Chainsaw Massacre and, after I watched it, my parents MOVED TO WOLF CREEK. So you see how that’s terrifying.
Also, I feel like I’m gonna have to justify the last song. While you listen to the end of the second side, picture this old dude sitting in the dark, in the middle of a shack, surrounded by dead bodies, maybe sewing the remains of a sawed-off arm to someone else’s hand, smiling forever. Okay, that song should be sufficiently creepy now.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN. DON’T LET STRANGERS INTO YOUR CAR. SAFETY FIRST, INTERNET.
Tracklisting after the jump.
1. Dawn’s Highway - The Doors
2. No God - Deadbeat Beat
3. Yes I’m Stalking You - Dante Vs. Zombies
4. Vampire Lake - The Builders and The Butchers
5. Nick The Chopper - Baris Manco
6. Death Valley ‘69 - Sonic Youth
7. You Keep On Running - Black Lips
8. Highway of Death - Psychic Ills
9. Creatures - Limnetic Villains
10. Scorpio Red - The Holy Mackerel
11. Trip Thru Hell (Part 1) - C.A. Quintet
1. The Hitchhiker - The Doors
2. The Devil’s Advocates - Don Gere
3. The Killing Moon - Pavement
4. Dead People - Cloud Nothings
5. I’m A Freak (Live) - Jeff the Brotherhood
6. Dead-Beat - King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
7. The L Word - Pissed Jeans
8. Ritual Knife - Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats
9. Save Yourself - The Make Up
10. Goners - Moon Duo
11. X - Patrick Wolf
10. I’ll Never Smile Again - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra