Make horrid scars and gashes.


D. Records "Halloween Sounds & Music for Your Parties, Trick or Treaters & School Festivals" (D. Records, SR8001, 1960's)

Here's a 1960's Halloween sound effects album that came out of Texas on D Records, one of the many great labels spun from "Pappy" Daily's Glad Music publishing company (though this particular record was produced by his son Don, or "Dlanod Yliad" as he's credited on the back cover). While it's a cool little time capsule on its own, Spook Show fans should take extra note here since it's the opening track, "Haunting Melody: Screams, Creaky Ghost Voices, Spooky Sounds", that's memorably being played behind the Kara-Kum ad spiel ("You'll see blood curdling sadistic surgery! Someone's head will be cut off with a butcher knife and thrown to the audience! Don't loose YOUR head! Do you believe that the out-of-space monster who died -- yet alive, will come to seek the warm blood that he needs to keep himself alive? Don't treat this lightly! How are YOU fixed for blood? The dead will return from graves! Ghosts and skeletons will fly above you, and some may sit by your side and plant cold damp kisses upon your cheek!") found on Something Weird Video's Monsters Crash the Pajama Party (Spook Show Spectacular) DVD. (and hey, while I'm plugging SWV, you wanna see some design work I did for them? Click here).

Lots of these stock spooky sounds will at least be somewhat familiar to you if you've done time with Halloween records (sometimes you can even hear the tape spool power up/ off as the reel is queued up or stopped), though the bonus here is that there's generally a lot less cross fading and layering which allows you to, you know, really focus on those goblins laughing. The album definitely has a lot of original touches too, mostly in the music. The closer "Ghost Parade March" is actually a creepy version of "Mac the Knife" (or something with almost the same chord changes -- help my poor brain out here while I make a pot of coffee), and though I'm guessing that the carnival melody heard at the end of "Ghost From Outer Space" is probably library, the haunting out of tune "Ghost Combo play Spook Music" must be an original number. So check it all out, and hey -- then feel free to pick up the The Complete 'D' Singles Collection from Bear Family to send my way.

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Anonymous Paul Gaita said...

First and foremost, as a diehard monster kid, your site is a must-see every day for me. And second, I really love your cover art for the Shiver Shudder Show box! What else are you doing for them?

4/07/2006 10:51 AM

Blogger Dave said...

Yet another great LP I've been looking for.

I've noticed you have a lot fo the same LPs that I've lloked from that are listed at the Scary Spooky site. Are you guys affiliated? If so there's a bunch more on that website I've been trying to find, and can't.

Thanks again Jason.

4/07/2006 11:15 AM

Blogger Jason said...

Paul: I did a bunch of covers for Something Weird a while back (sadly the ones for the K Gordon Murray collection were put on ice when that whole legal weirdness went down), but haven't done much lately since Lisa's been making most of them in-house & they've also been mostly converting a lot of older vhs titles over to dvd-r & doing their on-demand thing. My day gig is graphic design though, and I've got a bunch of other freelance stuff out there (recently I've done junk for Estrus, Dirtnap, Empty records) that I really should make a website for someday. The SWV folks are really, really great people by the way. Just supercool.

Anyway, a few other old SWV covers I did are here & here, though the designer in me feels compelled to note that they've been a little reworked & simplified here & there.

Dave: Yeah, that site is also all me. It was my first stab at cataloging a lot of what I have, which then morphed into this blog.

4/07/2006 11:20 AM

Blogger Jason said...

Oh and hey, Paul -- since you're linking to them in your name I'll mention here that some dude from Sleazegrinder (looks like it wasn't you) gave a great review to my band's first album (& pretty much the second one too).

You know, small world & all that.

4/07/2006 11:38 AM

Blogger Dave said...

That's awesome Jason! Cause there's a ton of them that I've been looking for all over, and can't find. Will you have them all listed here eventually do you think? I have a long list from I've been able to find some on ebay, but some just don't ever show up. Thanks!


4/07/2006 12:26 PM

Anonymous Paul Gaita said...


Yeah, that was Sleazegrinder himself who covered the Knockout Pills (didn't know that was you -- great band). We cover a lot of music and cult movie stuff -- feel free to browse the site, should you need to kill a few hours...

I remember those K Gordon Murray DVDs (and I got one of them -- Doctor of Doom and Wrestling Women vs. the Aztec Mummy), and thought your cover art was great. Too bad they aren't using you more -- the new DVD-Rs, while great for the buyer/viewer, are a little dull in the visual dept. But regardless, Mike and Lisa are good people, as you said.

4/07/2006 12:29 PM

Blogger Dr.Terror said...

Great!!! Been looking for this also. some jabroni was trying to charge me $10 to make me a copy of it.

Wasen't his done by a record company called Valient also???


4/07/2006 10:09 PM

Blogger Dr.Terror said...

Oh forgot to mention, Isn't it funny that is says "Out of space monster" instead of Outer Space Monster...What, did he run out of space in his house for all his stuff??

I always thougt that was funny, Out of space monster.

MCTPP is one of my favorite DVD's!!


4/07/2006 10:14 PM

Blogger Dr.Terror said...

Sorry, me again....Fanatstic cover!!!!! NICE WORK Gotta getthat DVD.


4/07/2006 10:16 PM

Blogger Dave said...

"....some jabroni was trying to charge me $10 to make me a copy of it. Dr.Terror"

I made a post on one of those record request blogs about a certain LP, and I guess I struck the nerve of some record industry, nazi idiot. The jerk wad's been making rude and obnoxious comments in regard to my post, and the jerk weed even sent me a vulgar email bashing my music sharing website and forum. Why don't these asses go attack the record companies that have been ripping off their artists for more money than our little websites will ever cost them? Sorry for the rant, but such self-righteous bullcrap ticks me off.

I have no trouble buying an LP if I can find it for less than some of these jerks are selling it for online. $10.00 Dr. Terror? That's nothing. I had a website owner want to charge me $35.00 for a CD copy of an LP.

Gonna have to check out that DVD myself. Great art work Jason.


4/08/2006 11:24 AM

Blogger Jason said...

Aw, you can't blame a guy for trying to make a buck; I personally just like giving stuff away better (it's the poor businessman in me, I do it with my own stuff too much too).

Hey and thanks for all the kind words on the design jobs from everyone. Feel free to hire me for your next crazy-money project!

4/08/2006 5:51 PM

Blogger MonsterWax said...

Man, you are just full of surprises, aren't you?

As a noob to your site, I would like to thank-you for posting all this cool audio! I still have much of this stuff in my private collection, but since I no longer own a turntable, it's great to hear this stuff after all these years. Especially the Troll Records series (I only had the first two), and the Wade Denning Pickwicks!

I wore out the grooves on "Sounds to Make You Shiver!" The album art on that one was so cool, wasn't it? That LP went everywhere with me when I was 8. I also remember leaving it outside on our patio on one of the hottest days in the summer of '76. It warped so bad it was unplayable. I was livid, 'cause I knew I'd probably never find it again at this time of year--much less ever.

But leave it to my mom, that hip, cool chick! She must have had a Shrinky-Dink flashback or something, 'cause she ended up preheating the oven to 200 and tossing it in for a minute on a pizza pan. Worked like a charm too, sounded a little different (a lot quieter), but still playable. I was extatic. Who'd of thunk it? Chalk it up to creative parenting, I guess.

By the way, how do I get in touch with you? I would really like to contribute! I have some stuff I know you don't (judging by the listings on your scaryspookysounds site). Japanese and American re-issues on CD and more...

This site rocks. (And my kids love it too!) It's great that we can pass a large chunk of this monster culture onto a new generation. My daughter loves this stuff just as much as I did.

Best regards Jason. (And don't forget to let me how to get a hold of you).

4/10/2006 2:17 PM

Blogger Jason said...

Thank you sir! You can hit me up directly via my email address on the main page (you may've missed it since it's not a link but is all typed out in a weak attempt at trying to avoid increasing the spam load I've already got thanks to the harvesters that roam the web)

For the most part I haven't added any CD stuff on here (or Scary Spooky Sounds) since it wasn't so much a part of my imaginary M.O., but I'd still very much love to see what you've got. Thanks again!

4/10/2006 3:20 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This continues to be a great blog!

Max the drunken severed head

4/10/2006 7:21 PM

Anonymous Steve said...

Hi, love the stuff here... I have a copy of this LP (Halloween Sounds and Music...), and noticed that the first track which features Indian music with spooky noises overdubbed is in fact a shamelessly ripped off track from Beatle George Harrison's 1968 "Wonderwall" album... The original tune was called "Microbes". Wonder if Apple Corps ever found out?? Also, at one point during the record, there is a steal or "sample" from the Sea Hag album, I'm sure of it. I'd recognize that amazing cackle anywhere - yeahhsss!

5/30/2006 2:56 PM

Blogger Jason said...

Only now getting around to some old comments so forgive my tardiness -- Mike you are absolutely right about the total "Wonderwall" / "Microbes" grift on "Ghost Combo (Play Spook Music)"! (Man, I really shoulda placed that but shamefully I guess I've played WW less than I have, say, "Electronic Sound"). Anyway, great catch -- this also places this record's birth date a couple of years later than I would've guessed.

8/23/2006 10:47 AM

Anonymous Sean Blanck said...

I have this LP original cover and all
The album plays pretty well for its age and still gives me the creeps. My dad would dres up as a witch (long story) and would play this record near the front door and scare the crap out of kids. Hey lucky for me my dad didnt shield me from the scares he would come in full dress when I was in the bathroom and scare me. Witches now terrify me and as for this record I will not leave it on the turntable for fear it will some how come on and play... I tell you it has a ot of power over me and for witches cackling it cannot be beat.

9/29/2006 6:43 PM

Blogger Dave said...

Is it just me or did everyone only get files for track 1,2, 5 & 8 on this download?

10/13/2006 4:13 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Att: Scar,

It has come to our attention that you are offering free downloads of an album entitled "Halloween", on the "D" Records label. We have no record or documentation of you leasing these Master recordings from us, for any use of, including retail, wholesale, or digital distribution.
If you would like to lease this recording from us, please notify us immediately, or please remove our product from your site.
Thanks Mike Daily
Glad Music/D Records Inc.

10/06/2008 10:38 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

My name is michael hansen, I need to start a blog so I can leave comments. I have left plenty of "Anonymous" comments on other posts, and gotten compliments. Let me tell you about this one:

I have this on my IPOD. Did I get the zip file from here? I read that "Glad Music/D Records Inc." post on here, can you find out if it is ligit? Because of being a fan of this stuff myself, here is something I noticed about this & others:

SOme of the halloween sound effects have some effects taken from "Sounds To Make You Shiver", edited, remixed, and 'overlayed/superimposed" (2 different sounds at once), this includes that one infamous tape "Horror sounds of the night", the LP "1978 Hall of Music
HRB8-5000" or whatever it is called (CHECK THIS OUT: & on here...but this recording is so ...silly: its choppy, and you can hear the tape machines being turned on for every effect... have you ever noticed the "werp"?

I have George Harrison "WONDERWALL" plus the movie...

Maybe this was avaliable as a zip file from another webpage???

3/04/2010 4:12 PM

Blogger Dave said...

I don't understand why if that company still exists why they don't 're-release the music.

5/22/2016 6:32 PM

Blogger Dave said...

I don't understand why if that company still exists why they don't 're-release the music.

5/22/2016 6:32 PM

Blogger Sean Blanck said...

Dave I contacted Glad music and this is the response:

Here is the scoop on the Cd quality you are referring to;

The audio for the CD was taken directly from the vinyl record when it was reproduced to its current state. The good news is that it was done in a recording studio and the main objective was to do as you mentioned and clean up the pops, crack, static, etc. There is only so much you can do as far as getting rid of those noises, but there are ways to lessen them and perhaps tweak the frequencies to make them less audible.

I believe the album is currently much cleaner after the reproduction. Of course as always, there will be differences in what system is used to play it on as every audio system has its different qualities and what you might hear on one, can be less or more on another. But we do believe it is cleaner now to a certain degree.

If you would like to order one and don’t find it satisfactory, we would be glad to refund you.

Thanks!!! Mike Daily

8/19/2016 6:32 AM


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