It’s the weekend!What better way to celebrate a little free-time than to get your blood pumping with ghoulish rock and roll? With less than 5 days till Halloween, the answer is none. Already known for his strange brand of hard rock and metal during his days as the frontman of White Zombie, when Rob Zombie’s first solo album, Hellbilly Deluxe, debuted in 1998, his image took on a much more horror/B-movie aesthetic than before. The first taste of this was the adrenaline-soaked single “Dragula,” still easily his biggest hit as a solo artist. Take a listen to this and try not to bob your head or all of a sudden feel the urge to drive incredibly fast.
Rob Zombie’s “Dragula”
Thanks to its tempo and all-around madcap fun, the song has been featured in movies and countless video games, including Twisted Metal 4 and Gran Turismo 2. The song itself is a playful homage to the awesome car owned by TV’s favorite family of creatures, The Munsters. Just take a look at the zany meets macabre music video below. How much fun must that have been to film? Plus, when you hear Rob singing about hounds of hell and burning witches, it’s difficult to imagine anyone NOT putting this on their Halloween playlist. It’s essential listening for this time of year and the perfect jam for a Saturday.
Jarad Matula | Senior Writer