9:30 Coffee Break: Blood, guts and gore

Beatles 'Yesterday and Today' butcher cover
A photo of the original and controversial "butcher" cover on the Beatles' "Yesterday and Today," a design concept by photographer Robert Whitaker. (David Beach - CC BY 2.0)

Author Stephen King, exploring the horror genre in his non-fiction book Danse Macabre, wrote, "I recognize terror as the finest emotion and so I will try to terrorize the reader. But if I find that I cannot terrify, I will try to horrify, and if I find that I cannot horrify, I'll go for the gross-out."

That's the approach we're taking today on The Current's Morning Show for our pre-Halloween Coffee Break. We're skipping past creepy, suspenseful and scary, and we're just going for the gross-out. There are songs out there that can get a little gross, and there are a whole bunch of them that mention blood.

So for today's Coffee Break, what songs to you want to hear that mention blood, guts or other gory things? Send us your requests.

Happy Halloween!

Songs Played


St. Vincent "Surgeon"
Frank Sinatra "I've Got You Under My Skin"
Eels "Fresh Blood"
Lesley Gore "You Don't Own Me"
Pixies "Wave of Mutilation"
DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince "Nightmare on my Street"

Do you deserve a Coffee Break? We at The Current's Morning Show think you do, and we want to bring treats from Black: Coffee and Waffle Bar to your workplace. Let us know why you'd like a Coffee Break.

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