80’s Blast (Halloween edition)::Night of the Vampire 🧛‍♂️

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There are music channels all over the place that play “Halloween” music during the month of October. Most of the tracks are the same-old-same-old, and many are favorites of mine like: “Werewolves of London”, “Monster Mash”, “Godzilla”, “The Purple People Eater”, “Witchy Woman”, with a special mention going to Donovan’s “Season of the Witch”. But NONE feature songs entirely from the 1980s.

I’m about to remedy that, but before we sink our fangs in there’s one thing I forgot to mention. Not only do the songs in my 80’s Blast (Halloween edition) have to be written/released in the 1980s, they also had to have a companion video BECAUSE although the lyrics may not convey “Halloween”, the video might. (Let’s face it, due to the rise of MTV the 80s was all about music videos.) So…let’s DO THIS!

We are kicking this series off with a favorite song by a favorite band of mine, Grim Reaper. From the album Rock You to Hell, here’s “Night of the Vampire”. (Because what’s a band that goes by the name Grim Reaper gonna sing about? Unicorns and rainbows?!? I think not.)

If you think you’re safe at midnight
That’s the last thing you could do
He’ll be looking for that nighttime bite
He could be coming after you

See the full moon rising high up in the sky
The mist surrounds you and you know you’re gonna die

Night of the vampire, he’s only looking for your life
Night of the vampire
Night of the vampire, he’s only looking for your life
Night of the vampire

Look away from his hypnotic eyes
Or he will put you in a spell
No one hears your last pathetic cries
Now you live eternal hell

See the full moon rising high up in the sky
The mist surrounds you and you know you’re gonna die

Night of the vampire, he’s only looking for your life
Night of the vampire
Night of the vampire, he’s only looking for your life
Night of the vampire

Beware, beware

See the full moon rising high up in the sky
The mist surrounds you and you know you’re gonna die

Night of the vampire, he’s only looking for your life
Night of the vampire
Night of the vampire, he’s only looking for your life
Night of the vampire

(Goddess, I love Grimmett’s hair in that video…)

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Steve Grimmett: 1959-2022

Considering my undying love for Mötley Crüe, one might be surprised to hear that the first CD I ever purchased was Grim Reaper’s “See You in Hell” (1983). Grimmett’s sustained note at the end of the song “See You in Hell” always amazes me, as it was recorded without effects. It was all Steve. And THAT’s why I purchased the CD.

According to vocalist Steve Grimmett in a 1984 interview, “Dead on Arrival” [from See You in Hell] is about his friendship with Brian Field who was involved with the Great Train Robbery. [source]

Grim Reaper’s songs made it into many of my Mëtalaerobix classes. I loved turning my students on to new artists. Being one of my favorite Heavy Mëtal bands from the 80s, I dearly wanted to see them live; but, sadly, it was not to be. You will be missed, Steve. ❤

Steve Grimmett: 2nd from right

Steve Grimmett
August 19, 1959 – August 15, 2022
R.I.P.

Love that 80’s hair!

From the album, Rock You to Hell (Crank. It. Up!):

GRIM REAPER…Nick Bowcott on Steve Grimmett: “He Was a Glass Half Full Guy…He Was an Exceptional Human Being”
GRIM REAPER Vocalist STEVE GRIMMETT Dead At 62 Years Old
80’s Blast::Grim Reaper
Grim Reaper to release new album
@ Wikipedia
Grim Reaper Vocalist Steve Grimmett – The full in bloom Legacy Interview – See You in Hell
GRIM REAPER – Interview with Steve Grimmett and Nick Bowcott from 2015

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Grim Reaper to release new album

One of my favorite heavy metal bands, Grim Reaper, was formed in England in 1979. They continue to tour and will be releasing a new album, “At The Gates“, October 11, 2019.

Recently the band was in Montreal playing a gig at the Piranha Bar when Jimmy Kay (The Metal Voice) caught-up with their frontman, Steve Grimmett:

Full Article @ Sleaze Roxx
Wikipedia

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All Hell Let Loose*


Tarot of Vampyres

Images © Ian Daniels

6 of Wands
“Victory, triumph, and success is yours.”

Jupiter in Leo:  In Leo the planet of expansion and good fortune manifests as an outpouring of individual expression and creativity
Number 6: In Tarot, Sixes represent departure, transition, and harmonious outcome. In the suit of Wands, this symbolizes accepting and responding to transitions in a creative manner.

The recognition you seek has been granted – victory is within your grasp.

The Tower
“Out with the old and in with the new.”

Mars in Aries: The planetary God of War is ruled by Aries creating an unstoppable firestorm of power and determination
Number 16:   A Karmic Number which denotes personal willpower, independence, initiative action, and unforseen events.

Watch for sudden, violent, and unexpected changes. Before you can build something better, the old structure must be destroyed. Envision a forest fire laying everything bare so new growth can emerge from the ashes. Additionally, choose your words carefully today; aim for diplomacy.

Queen of Pentacles
“A little flexibility will take you a long way.”

Venus in Taurus:  Venus in Taurus concerns itself with things in the material realm
Number 13: Another Karmic Number assigned to upheaval and the ability to adapt to change gracefully

Stubborn resistance to change might throw a monkey wrench in your plans – causing setbacks and delays.

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