Flaming Rivers and Dancing Skeletons – Todays’ Vinyl Vault!
80’s week continues on the Vinyl Vault with Chris DeBurgh‘s eerie hit Don’t Pay The Ferryman. You may recall it all over MTV in 1982 and an occasional spin on rock radio around Halloween time ever since. The spooky tale relates the story of an old hooded reaper-like character that boats lost souls across a river and demands they pay in advance because of a storm coming. The narrator warns not to pay until you reach the “other side.”
A 19th century depiction of Charon filling his boat with sinners: