Virtual CD of the Month

Trick or Treat

Virtual CD of the Month: Trick or Treat

Exclusively for our Patreon backers, this month’s Virtual CD is a celebration of all things weird, spooky and ghoulish, from the gothic rock of Bauhaus to the sinister synths of Japan, via the sheer lunacy of The Cramps and Toto Coelo. Eighteen ’80s cuts designed to make your Halloween go with a bang – the kind that happens unexpectedly at 3am and wakes you up. As always, it’s available to enjoy on either Spotify or Mixcloud depending on your tastes.

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