Rocktober – Tubular Chocolate
The song “Tubular Bells” was quite popular when I was a kid. I remember it popping up all over the place, including TV commercials. It had a strange, vaguely nightmare-like vibe to it that made even mundane boring stuff seem a little creepy. I’m not sure, but I think even science fiction magazine Omni used the song in a TV ad, which definitely added to its mystique.
It was released in May 1973, and later that year was used in the movie The Exorcist. Fitting, given the eerie feel of the song. It seemed like a perfect song for a horror film. Or perhaps for Halloween time.
In 1978, the movie Halloween came out, with a sort-of-but-not-quite similar soundtrack –
Not the same song, but there’s some definite overlap.
However, a more recent (and some would say scary) song has commonalities with “Tubular Bells,” If you listen closely –
The connection occurred to me several days ago, and I thought someone should make a mashup of the two and post it on YouTube.
Apparently I am not the first to notice this, since I found this about 5 minutes ago –