SCARY TALES - Zacherley
TRACK LISTING: Scary Tales (From Mother Goose) (Version One), A-Tisket A-Casket, Hansel and Gretel, Clementine, Happy Halloween, Monster Monkey, The Spider and the Fly, A-B-C, Little Red Riding Hood, Surfboard 1-0-9, Dear Dear Valentine
BONUS TRACKS: Scary Tales (From Mother Goose) (Version Two), Scary Tales (From Mother Goose) (Version Three), Igor, Dinner With Drac Pt. 2
IMPRESSIONS: Zacherley on record is always gold but this is my least favourite of the Cool Ghoul's three original LPs. I guess the Mother Goose theme doesn't really blow my hair back but there are still some great moments on this album and really cool cover art.
MY FAVOURITE TRACKS: Hansel and Gretel, Clementine, Happy Halloween, The Spider and the Fly, A-B-C, Little Red Riding Hood, Surfboard 1-0-9
FACT SHEET: SCARY TALES is Zacherley's third album; it can be found on cd from Collectors' Choice Music paired with the Cool Ghoul's MONSTER MASH album as well as the bonus tracks "IGOR" and "DINNER WITH DRAC PT. 2". The other bonus tracks include two different versions of "SCARY TALES (FROM MOTHER GOOSE)" which bear some explaining. From Teri Landi's cd liner notes: "The original pressing of the SCARY TALES LP offered a very interesting surprise for anyone lucky enough to discover its hidden mystery. Depending on where you set the stylus down on band 1 of side 1, you could hear one of three versions of "SCARY TALES (FROM MOTHER GOOSE)" kicking off the LP. Band 1 was cut with three separate grooves to contain three different takes of John Zacherle adding a ghoulish touch to Mother Goose nursery rhymes and famous folklore."