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Music to Evade Zombies By

[First, I'm again going to direct you to 100 words. I really like my story today]

One of my missions as a Zombie Army member is to make a CD collection - a desert island disc list for people who are waiting for zombies to attack. Easy enough.

  • White Zombie - La Sexorcisto-Devil Music Vol. 1
  • Misfits - Walk Among Us
  • Coal Chamber - Coal Chamber
  • Type O Negative - Life is Killing Me
  • Cannibal Corpse - Eaten Back to Life
  • The Cure - Boys Don't Cry (I just threw that in there for the hell of it)

Ok, I need some help on this one. I get 250 "bones" if I fulfill this mission. I want to collect enough to get some neat zombie stuff. And not too much on the death metal, k? Be creative.

Update: I'll accept single songs, just because.


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Desert Island Disc set while waiting for the Zombie to Attack --

I'll Sleep When I'm Dead - Warren Zevon

It's an Attack! - Was(Not Was)
Dressed to be Killed - W(nW)
Out Come the Freaks - W(nw)

"Don't Stop Believing" - Journey

"Cold Wind to Valhalla' Jethro Tull

Genesis 'Return of the Giant Hogweed'

Blank Frank - Eno/Here Come the Warm Jets

Rastabilly - Dead Milkmen

And, as the final attack presses forward - "Ride of the Valkyries" - Maazel, Berlin Philharmonic ...

Well, I was thinking albums, not songs. But those are all good choices and I may have to come up with a few songs myself.

Nevermore - Dead Heart in a Dead World
Beethoven - Symphony No. 5

What about Rob Zombie? And the Cranberries "Zombie" (which isn't very zombie-like... though she does sound like she's getting eaten by one whilst singing it).

Rob Zombie counts for White Zombie, I would think.

Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
Fine Young Cannibals - The Raw & The Cooked (This one would probably annoy me, but it seemed somewhat topical)
Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead (OK, so that's really more while waiting for vampires to attack)
Siouxsie & the Banshees - Peepshow

Nah. He deserves his own entry just for "House of 1000 Corpses".

Walk like an Egyptian

(whoever the hell that was)

single song:

The Eyeliners - Do The Zombie

Oh well, single songs too!

Rockapella - Zombie Jamboree
Boris & the Cryptkickers - Monster Mash
Blue Oyster Cult - (Don't Fear) The Reaper
Ultravox - Dancing with Tears in My Eyes
Ministry - Everyday is Halloween
Jim Carroll Band - People Who Died
They Might Be Giants - I Am a Human Head
R.E.M. - It's the End of the World As We Know It
Tom Petty - Zombie Zoo

Hmm...I'm never very good at this, but I tried to be somewhat creative:

Alice Cooper - Feed My Frankenstein
AC/DC - Shoot to Thrill
Pantera - Cemetery Gates
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
Jimi Hendrix - Voodo Chile (slight return)
Uriah Heep - Rainbow Demon
Cream - What a Bringdown
Pink Floyd - Run Like Hell
Red Rider - Lunatic Fringe
Little River Band - Help is on its way
Sheb Wooly - Purple People Eater snicker
The Animals - We Got To Get Out of This Place
Led Zeppelin - Ramble On
Billy Idol - Eyes Without a Face
Blondie - Rapture
Hall & Oats - Maneater
INXS - Devil Inside
The Stranglers Get a Grip on Yourself
Total Coelo - I eat Cannibals
Oasis - Fucking in the Bushes ...Just because I want to...;)
Clash - Should I Stay or Should I go
Earth, Wind, and Fire - Get Away
George Thorogood - Lone Gone
Tom Petty - I won't Back Down
John Lee Hooker - You can Run
Robert Johnson - Hellhound on my Trail The Eric Clapton version has a bit more of a contemporary sound if you prefer...

Nice job, Darth!

Some individual songs:
Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) -David Bowie
Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner--Warren Zevon
Poor Skeleton Steps Out -- XTC

"Down with the Sickness" by Richard Cheese always makes me think zombie

From the Mighty pen of Roky Erikson I give you;

Bloody Hammer,
White Faces,
I Walked With A Zombie,
Stand For The Fire Demon,
Don't Shake Me Lucifer,
I Think Of Demons,
Creature With The Atom Brain
If You Have Ghosts,
I'm A Demon,
Gonna Die More,
Night Of The Vampire,
Two Headed Dog,
Cold Night For Alligators,
Bo Diddley's a Headhunter,
I Think Of Demons.

Anything from the soundtrack of the world's finest zombie movie, "Wild Zero" by Guitar Wolf.

Rush - Roll The Bones
Queen - Death on Two Legs (Tie Your Mother Down may also be appropriate depending on the zombie scene)

And only because it has the word zombie in it: Elton John - Teacher I need you. (ducks and runs away embarrassed)

Six Feet Under - Revenge of the Zombie

Warren Zevon, Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner.

"Time, time time for another peaceful war. Time stands still for Roland till he evens up the score. You can still see his headless body stalking through the night, in the muzzle flash of Roland's Thompson gun."

Alice in Chains - Again
Pantera - I'm Broken
Metallica - Frantic
Iron Maiden - Run to the Hills
Ozzy Osbourne - Zombie Stomp
Laibach - God Is God
Danzig - Until You Call on the Dark
Megadeth - Train of Consequences

With the exception of the Ozzy song, the other ones are all ones I picture fitting right in during the part of the movie where people are frantically fighting off zombies with chainsaws and shotguns, getting bathed in clotting zombie-blood and amputated limbs, and not necessarily related to zombies by title or lyrics. Just frantic-ness.

For the reluctant Zombie attacker "Creep" by Radiohead.

Otherwise "Wherever I May Roam" by Metallica

Type O Negative...Bloody Kisses.

Not on my "like" list (in fact...ekk), but it is fitting.

Notorious BIG-"Life after Death"

In individual songs, Moody Blues I Never Thought I'd Get to be a Million

(Do you really think anybody's going to get to be a million unless they're undead? :) )

how could you numbnuts forget The Hooters with all you zombies? And it's got religious metaphors. And it nearly got me kicked out of primary school for playing it, and whitney, and umm the eurythmics (don't mess with the missionary man). Uh huh.

The Rubber City Rebels with "The Child Eaters"....hmmm....tender.

For the lighter side of zombie fighting:

Dead Man's Party - Oingo Boingo

Oh, and in spite of recent events I can't believe nobody remembered:

Thriller - Michael Jackson

Sure it is a little cheesey, but I still love the part with Vincent Price.

and then?

"My Way," by Frank Sinatra. Now that's some crazy music to have going through your head when the living dead come for your sweet sweet brrrraaains.

If you're going to include a White Zombie album, include their "Soulcrusher" release from 1987. Not only is it far superior musically to "La Sexorcisto", half of the songs include a five or six second sample from "Night of the Living Dead" (eg, the album opens with "In all cases, the killers are eating the flesh of the people they murder") and Side Two opens with ("Gentlemen, you must control your killing instincts"). How cool is that?

As a bonus, Rob is credited as "Rob 'Dirt' Straker." Actually sounds cooler than Rob Zombie, IMO

You forgot:

The Surfin' Dead by the Crammps and Party Time (Zombie Version) by 45 Grave, both from the best Zombie flick soundtrack of all time, The Return of the Living Dead.

"They're back from the grave. And ready to party."

Best movie tagline ever.