Sharon Needles is the great Gothic scream queen of RuPaul’s Drag Race, the supernaturally cool Season 4 winner who during her victory speech uttered one of the show’s most genius lines: “If anyone boos you offstage, that is simply applause from ghosts.”
And as Sharon fittingly promotes her sophomore album, Taxidermy (released on Halloween last year), she’s sure to garner much applause, ghostly or otherwise. (Get it on iTunes here.)
To get an idea of the punk-rock Drag Racer’s dark and diverse musical influences, Yahoo Music’s Reality Rocks asked her to dig six feet deep into her crazy record collection and create a special Halloween playlist featuring her all-time favorite monster mashes. From My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, Ministry, and Marilyn Manson, to Hasil Adkins and the Shags, to her own RuPaul duet “This Club Is a Haunted House,” Sharon’s spooky selections make for one scary-good soundtrack.
And don’t forget: Taxidermy and Sharon’s full-length debut, PG-13, make perfect Halloween gifts!