Monday, August 31, 2009

Zombie Songs Part 2

Here are some more zombie songs from my iPod.

#1. Zombies on Your Lawn by Laura Shigihara has already made an appearance on my blog in my review of the cute, fun game, Plants vs. Zombies. I've done a little extra research and I have found out more information about the song and the voice behind the sunflower. Laura Shigihara wrote all of the music for the game as well as the J-Pop inspired theme song. I didn't know that the song is also sung in Japanese and both versions can be downloaded on Laura's blog here: She has some great stories here, including how she came up with the sound for hitting a zombie in the head with a stick of butter. There are also some interesting questions answered, lyrics to both songs, and sheet music if you're interested.

Here's the video in case you didn't see it in the last post.

#2. Dead Man's Party by Oingo Boingo is the epitome of zombie music. It rocks, it's catchy, and it's awesome. The band also features front man Danny Elfman, who is my all time favorite film composer. He is a large part of why I got into music in the first place. Anyways, back to the song at hand. I could never get tired of listening to this song. I love Danny Elfman's vocals, the guitar, the brass ensemble in the background. The song is fairly repetitive, which lends well to the catchiness of the song. Now I'm going to be quiet so you can listen to it yourself.


vvb32 reads said...

LOL - stick of butter!?!

Oingo Boingo rocks! - but i'm biased when it comes to 80s music.

titania86 said...

The stick of butter thing comees in when this little corn plant launches corn kernals and sticks of butter. It's pretty funny. And yes, Oingo Boingo totally rocks. :)