Taking the mixtape we make together to a full hour is only sensible on the Thursday morning we turned into the witching hour with all tunes about and for (and by? I’m looking at you, Kate Bush!) those who practice The Craft. The dark arts. It was a gloriously diverse FM radio experience, so whether you missed it live or want to hear it again, sit a spell (😏) and listen to the archived October 27 #ThematicStatic (👇).
Electric Light Orchestra – “Evil Woman” – Don’t threaten me with a good time. (ELO. ELO is the good time on a Thursday morning.)
Sea Wolf – “Witchknife” – Out just a couple years ago, this song appears on a 2020 record appropriately spooky in title: Through A Dark Wood.
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – “I Put A Spell On You”
Kate Bush – “Waking The Witch” – Levia, congrats on requesting the spookiest few minutes of radio #ThematicStatic has featured since, well, probably Slayer. This one from 1985’s Hounds of Love is so cinematic you almost forget it’s not a film score.
Radiohead – “Burn The Witch” – Daren, Kevin and Vince all lobbed this one from Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool record.
Lana Del Rey – “Season of the Witch” – Nancy requested the OG Donovan version but LDR does it so sexily, it’s hard not to play this one, instead.
Fela Ransome Kuti & Africa 70 – “Witchcraft”
Tierra Whack – “Black Magic Woman” – The Minions: The Rise of Gru soundtrack just won’t quit. This Santana cover is proof.
Rosemary Clooney – “The Wobblin’ Goblin” – Mike showed his Cincinnati pride by requesting this jazz and standards crooner, a Kentucky native who broke through on Cincy radio mid-20th Century.
Emily Scott Robinson – “Double Double” – Brand new music on local and long-running independent label Oh Boy Records, perfectly witchy!
“Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead” from The Wizard of Oz – Classic. Thanks for the prompt, Mark.
Jeff Buckley – “The Witches’ Rave” – From a posthumously released collection of Buckley’s called Sketches for My Sweetheart The Drunk, this song was requested by Jen. My pleasure.
Low – “Witches” – One more at the tail end to round out the black magic.