Oct 312015

Here’s another simple Last Man Standing just in time for Halloween. Name an album, song title, or lyric which contains the word “ghost”. “Spook”, “wraith”, or other synonyms for a spectral, incorporeal after-death entity will also be accepted, but “zombie”, “skeleton” or “alien” will not. Only one entry per submission, please, and decision of the judge is final. I’ll start off with the song listed on the featured picture – the Specials with “Ghost Town”. Have fun and don’t scare yourselves to death!


  33 Responses to “Last Man Standing: Have a Boo-Tastic Halloween!”

  1. Don’t the Police have an album and/or song entitled Ghodts in the Machine?

  2. They do have an album called Ghost in the Machine, so it counts.

  3. cliff sovinsanity

    Rich Kids – Ghosts of Princes in Towers

  4. ladymisskirroyale

    “10th Floor Ghost Girl” – Cibo Matto

  5. Richard Thompson – The Ghost Of You Walks

  6. ladymisskirroyale

    Spoon: The Ghost of You Lingers

  7. H. Munster

    The Outlaws — “Ghost Riders in the Sky”

  8. “Wond’rous apparition provided by magician” – CCR Looking Out My Back Door

  9. tonyola

    The Cords – “Ghost Power”


    A definite weirdie from a 1960s garage band said to be a group of Franciscan monks.

  10. Back in the early ’90s, Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians had an album entitled Respect. There was an associated promo disc in which Robyn discussed each song. This disc was an anagram of Respect and was titled Spectre.

  11. Spirit in the Sky – Norman Greenbaum

    That’ll do, right?

  12. Not that I have any stake in it (note the vampire reference there) but I can’t see how that could possibly qualify 🙂

  13. Casper the Friendly Ghost – Daniel Johnston


  14. BigSteve

    The most recent Iron and Wine album is called Ghost on Ghost.

  15. BigSteve

    One of my favorite Robyn albums is Spooked, the one he recorded with Gillian Welch and David Rawlings.

  16. BigSteve

    Ghosts by Japan, which must be one of the weirdest songs ever to be a hit (#5) in the UK:


  17. Ghost of Our Love — Daniel Johnston


  18. tonyola

    PFM – Photos of Ghosts: song and album

  19. 2000 Man

    Psychedelic Furs – The Ghost in You

  20. misterioso

    And recently covered by Robyn Hitchcock, who much earlier wrote and recorded “My Wife and My Dead Wife”: “I can’t decide which one I love the most / The flesh and blood or the pale, smiling ghost”

  21. BabaOLewie

    “Strange Apparition” — Beck

  22. “Ghost Ghat Trespass/Sussmeier” by Sun City Girls, from the excellently titled 1996 release 330,003 Crossdressers From Beyond the Rig Veda.


  23. tonyola

    Sparks – “The Ghost of Liberace”


  24. BabaOLewie

    The Ghost of Tom Joad — Bruuuuuuuuuuce!

    (He yelled at people for doing that during the morose small venue tour for that Album.)

  25. Pere Ubu – Memphis

    “In the ghost town inside of my heart all the downtown is parking lots.”


  26. Does “spirits” count? If so, The Incredible String Band – The 5000 Spirits Or The Layers Of The Onions

  27. I don’t see why not.

  28. Baron Daemon & the Vampires – “Ghost Guitars”


  29. Current 93 – Those Flowers Grew

    “In your heart, the ghost of Gary Glitter”


  30. BigSteve

    Dylan, Visions of Johanna

    “The ghost of electricity howls in the bones of her face.”

  31. Iggy Pop – “Nightclubbing”

    “Nightclubbin’, we’re nightclubbin’. We’re walkin’ through town
    Nightclubbin’, we’re nightclubbin’. We walk like a ghost”

  32. Burning Spear – Garvey’s Ghost


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