The Shankill Butchers run tonight. You better shut your windows tight. Today’s Halloween/Fall Themed Song/Music Video of the Day is a cautionary tale that seems like it came straight from the foggy streets of Victorian London.
I present to you, The Decemberists’ ‘Shankill Butchers’ off of their 2006 album The Crane Wife.
Interestingly, the real Shankill Butchers did their abducting and murdering in Northern Ireland in the 1970’s. The splinter Protestant group targeted Catholics by slitting their throats. Charming, no?
Well if you head out on Halloween and hear the sharpening of knives behind you as you trick-or-treat remember, you’ve been warned.
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s song. Here’s a little preview; if you’re Catholic or ex-Catholic, it’ll send a chill down your spine. Nighty night one and all…