Video: Allison Crowe Performs Skeletons and Spirits

I could never throw a Halloween party without inviting Allison Crowe to sing Skeletons and Spirits – or without re-posting the horrifyingly pun-filled description written by Allison’s Personable Manager, Adrian du Plessis:

A song in the key of Hallowe’en, a favourite holiday for musician Allison Crowe. Playing piano since age five and singing, almost as long, Crowe, inspired by Ani DiFranco and Loreena McKennitt, materialized her own record label in 2003. She’s now brewing her seventh album/CD, “Spiral”.

You could say Crowe is very ghoul-oriented.

“Allison Chains” (voice, piano) is linked to this track for eternity, with Dave “The Damned” Baird (bass), and Laurent “The Butcher” Boucher (percussion). This version is heard on “This Little Bird”, a CD for which Billie “The Wicca” Woods shot the cover. (Woods’ many portraits are fit to be hung in gallowries worldwide.)

Keeping an eye on all things newt, let us toast those musicians from the Netherlands to America, ‘cross Canada, en France and beyond – who’ve covered this song, including: Dhenzy, Victoria Venom, Lucresa, the friend of “dudelookslikealady2″, Natouchka38, Briauna Marijuana, and Eilish (estarhart).

From the brain of Logan Anschell comes just the right interjection – for those about to enjoy this musical treat. It’s the same thing, he whispers, a skeleton says to a vampire at dinner time:

“Bone appétit!”

May this raise your spirits ( :

Allison Crowe – Skeletons and Spirits

I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted Oct 31, 2009 at 1HeckOfAGuy.

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