Here’s Johnny with his Halloween radio Riot!
Vampires, werewolves, train rides to hell and…raving about wire coat hangers!!!!!!!
Johnny Maraca’s Rock & Roll Riot was cancelled in January of 2018 because 97.7 the Beach changed its playlist to 1970s and newer music, so my mostly ’50s and ’60s tunes were considered too old.
The one show I always looked forward to creating was my Halloween Riot. I mixed scary classics with obscure but spooky songs and, because it was Halloween, when you can stretch the boundaries a bit…some harder stuff!
And…some clips from The Haunting, Carrie, Count Floyd and The Hilarious House of Frightenstein.
This ran on Halloween, 2014
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins–I put a spell on you
Gene Vincent–Race with the devil
Imelda May–wild woman
Chuck Berry–downbound train
Brian Setzer Orchestra–ghost radio
The Clovers–love potion #9
Little Richard–heeby jeebies
Carlos Casal Jr.–don’t meet Mr. Frankenstein
Blue Oyster Cult–Joan Crawford
Johnny Cash–ghost riders in the sky
Billy Lee Riley–flying saucer rock and roll
Jace Everett–bad things (True Blood theme)
Kitty in a Casket–bride of the monster
Alice Cooper–cold Ethyl
Los Straitjackets–Munsters theme
Rob Zombie–Halloween (she’s so mean)
Johnny Fuller–haunted house
Smiley Smith–voodoo woman
Lee Aaron–lady of the darkest night
Vincent Price…saying goodnight as only he could!