This month the CSFF Blog Tour is looking at The Curse of the Spider King by Christopher Hopper and Wayne Thomas Batson.
And, as it's Tuesday... it is, of course, time for the Top Ten Spider Songs, chosen at great personal expense by a friendly arachnophobic:
10. Barenaked Ladies: Spider In My Room
There are surprisingly few well known songs about spiders. Well, there's the Spiderman theme, and Incy Wincy Spider, but we needn't sink that low when there are obscure album tracks like this one to start off with.
9. The Mission: Spider And The Fly
It wouldn't be a Spidery Top Ten without some nice goth rock now, would it?
8. Hawkwind: Web Weaver
I may have mentioned before that I like Hawkwind's brand of psychadelic space rock. This is from the brilliantly titled album Hall of the Mountain Grill.
7. Cylob: Spider Report
Time for a change of pace, and today's dose of electronica, which has R2-D2 on guest vocals. Probably.
6. The Who: Boris The Spider
Apparently this as Jimi Hendrix's favourite Who song. It must be true, it's on the internet.
5. Alice Cooper: I am the Spider
He's not The Spider, he's a very naughty boy.
4. David Bowie: Glass Spider
WARNING: Contains extreme weirdness.
3. Mogwai: Black Spider
Mmmmm, mellow. It's from a film about a French footballer you know.
2. Brian Eno: Spider And I
Before and After Science was Eno's last (loosely) rock album before becoming the Godfather of Ambient, and it's a brilliant album. Spider and I is the last track, and nicely foreshadows some of his ambient work. I recommend a listen to the whole album.
1. Primal Scream: Insect Royalty
OK, I know spiders aren't insects, but the extra two legs make them like royalty to all the ants and such. But it was too close not to top the charts, especially as the album, XTRMNTR, is one of the Scream's best efforts.
Now while you're listening to that little lot, it's time to continue the tour:
Brandon Barr Justin Boyer Amy Browning Valerie Comer Amy Cruson CSFF Blog Tour Stacey Dale D. G. D. Davidson Shane Deal Jeff Draper Emmalyn Edwards April Erwin Karina Fabian Todd Michael Greene Ryan Heart Timothy Hicks Becky Jesse Cris Jesse Jason Joyner Julie Carol Keen Krystine Kercher Tina Kulesa Melissa Lockcuff Rebecca LuElla Miller Mirtika Nissa John W. Otte Cara Powers Chawna Schroeder James Somers Speculative Faith Robert Treskillard Fred Warren Jason Waguespac Phyllis Wheeler Jill Williamson KM Wilsher