ONCE AGAIN WE HAVE ANOTHER SONG I FIRST HEARD ON THAT EPOCH-MAKING DR. DEMENTO HALLOWEEN SHOW IN 1978. This one is by a famous member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame who is also a Grammy and Oscar winner! Now he can add one more honour to his credit as the 26th inductee into my Batty Halloween Hall of Fame is . . .
LAST NIGHT I HAD A DREAM by RANDY NEWMAN
We venture into the land of nightmares with this song that begins with Randy's mysterioso piano chords as he describes a disturbing yet comical (with Randy Newman would you expect anything ELSE?!?!?) dream he had the night before. My favourite line of the song, of course, is this one: "I saw a vampire/I saw a ghost/everybody scared me/you scared me the most!"