Sunday, October 15, 2017

EPISODE 53: Happy Hawkeye Halloween 2017, Part 2 of 4 - Monster Turtle of Big Blue Lake and Other Iowa Sea Creatures

Welcome back to the booful abode of The Evil Doctor OlderMusicGeek, as we present another netherlandish node of Iowa Halloween music. This episode we bring you a grizzly group of rock, pop, rap, and electronic music.

Also, a warning, some of these delightful diddlies have words and situations that may frighten the parents of wee ones!

If you weren't here last time, shame on you! But for those not in the know, each episode this Halloween is named after one of Iowa's own monsters!

This episode named after the creepy creature in The Big Blue Lake in Mason City. This quarry turned lake apparently has a giant sea turtle the size of a Volkswagen lurking in its depths.

But Mason City also apparently has a SECOND monster, Mugwump, that hangs out in The Ventura Marsh.

I don't know why, but northern Iowa seems to have most of our sea monsters. Okoboji Lake is also suppose to have a creature swimming in its lake that has been said to brush up against various boats.

Of course, The Okoboji Monster, might be related to the evil spirit that the Native Americans said was in the connecting Big Spirit Lake.

But our lakes are not the only waterways holding deadly danger for you. No, our own Missisppi River has a monster of its own. 

The Kraken, or Pepie if you're from Wisconsin, or Maneto if you're a Meskwaki, is a creature that is claimed to have terrorized The Mississippi River since at least the 19th century if not longer!

So now that the monster lecture is over, it is time to go listen to some spine-chilling Iowa musical tales!

Other IMSC posts featuring Halloween:

Other IMSC posts featuring rock music:

Other IMSC posts featuring hip-hop:

Art by Dean Sturtevant

For more information, click on the link below the track.

Cover by Dean Sturtevant

Opening -  Iowa Music Showcase Halloween theme 2 by Jessica Villegas

Song 1 - "Happy Halloween" by Damn Fine Lookin' Fake Bats (plus the video of the song)

Song 2 - "Frightening Thing" by Inky the Cat

Song 3 - "Super Dracula Necrosis Part I: Super Dracula" by Meet the Squidables

Song 4 - "Voodoo Guitar" by The Law

Song 5 - "Everybody POLKA!" by DeSelect

Song 6 - "Electric Skull" by The Surf Zombies

Song 7 - "Beggar's Night" by 2AM Resistance

Song 8 - "Spookster" by Angle

Song 9 - "Surveillance Video" by Rhonda is a Dead Bitch

Closing - Iowa Music Showcase Halloween theme by Russ Kendall

All song are copyrighted by the performers and composers, and used by their kind permission.

Next episode: We continue the Iowa willies and wailings next week as we educate you on Iowa's own dragons!

One year ago...
Episode 35: Happy Hawkeye Halloween 2016, Part 2 of 4 - The Wind Howls -

Two years ago...
Episode 18 - Happy Hawkeye Halloween! 2015, The Eerie Version -

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