Friday, July 1, 2011

Scary song of the week: Braineaters

In honor of Red, White and Dead, which is tomorrow, this week's scary song is "Braineaters" by the Misfits.

I know, some of you are asking why it took Warning Signs four weeks to feature a Misfits song. The answer? Because I was waiting for this week to feature this song.

"Braineaters" is a great sing-along-song. It's short, has a catchy chorus and easy lyrics.


Brains for dinner
Brains for lunch
Brains for breakfast
Brains for brunch
Brains at every single meal,
Why can't we have some guts?


And repeat, more or less.

Like most of the classic Misfits tunes, "Braineaters" is based on an old horror movie, "The Braineaters" from 1958. It should be noted that the popular notion of zombies preferring brains to other body parts was introduced in "Return of the Living Dead" in 1985. "Braineaters" the song was on the 1982 Misfits album "Walk Among Us."

Give the tune a try. Get your buddies to sing it next time you are out at the bar. You might not get kicked out.

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