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Sway into Halloween with Mac McCaughan's cover of The Undead

Posted by on Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 5:54 PM

It's something of a Halloween tradition for Superchunk and Merge co-founder Mac McCaughan, often with the band, to offer up a take on a song from the greater world of the Misfits. This year, he's reached a bit deeper than normal into the archives than normal, drafting The Undead's charged, looking-for-lust anthem, "When the Evening Comes." It's perfect.




"When the Evening Comes" debuted on the first EP from The Undead back in 1982, just after Bobby Steele had left the Misfits, only to reappear a decade later on Dawn of the Undead. Creepy only if you consider it to be about zombies in love, the song gets an aptly romantic treatment from McCaughan here. He slows it down, deliberately strumming the major chords and singing both the verses and chorus like a close confidant. Maybe its obsessive nature makes it a bit of a stalker's confession, but McCaughan's version—decorated by electric licks and a haze of reverb—feels mostly like a request to go steady.

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