SPOOKY TOWN - Creepy Clyde
LABEL: Creepy Clyde.com
TRACK LISTING: Spooky Town, Man-Eating Plant, The Monster From the Sea, Dracula's Castle, Spooky Old Graveyard, Haunted House, The Carp That Ate Detroit, I Just Want To Drink Your Blood, In the Old Dark House, Zombies, Twisted Man, A Monster Lives Under My Bed, The Old Man From Kalamazoo
BONUS TRACKS: Space Ships Have Invaded Earth (hidden track)
IMPRESSIONS: I really haven't the faintest idea where I first stumbled across this cd. I either chanced across it surfing the worldwide weird or else it came up on a search for Halloweenie music on ebay (I tend to think it was the latter). Either way, I was thoroughly charmed when I heard it. Besides Creepy Clyde Brown's adeptness in the acting and horror-hosting as well as the graphic arts (he drew the wonderful cover art for this album), Clyde is also quite an accomplished songwriter; these songs are hooky and really well-written for a horror novelty album and several songs like "The Monster From the Sea" and "Haunted House" (NOT the Jumpin' Gene Simmons song) have become permanent additions to my yearly Halloween listening. And who could be surprised after hearing Creepy Clyde's true love of horror and Halloween; ever since his father took him to a pharmacy where he saw a horror mag with an ad for the SPIKE JONES IN STEREO album (to be posted about right here soon). In a 2007 interview with Stephanie Schneider for realdetroit.com, Clyde described the true meaning of Halloween: "What a great holiday! It's about the freeness, the freedom to go where you want, and be anyone! It's a weird night, and it doesn't exist all over the world. Turn your lights on Halloween. Keep them on. Just give it a shot, hand out some candy, go to a party. Don't let it pass you by."
MY FAVOURITE TRACKS: Man-Eating Plant, The Monster From the Sea, Dracula's Castle, Spooky Old Graveyard, Haunted House, The Carp That Ate Detroit, In the Old Dark House, Zombies
FACT SHEET: SPOOKY TOWN is Creepy Clyde's first album. Creepy Clyde is a horror host character created by character actor Clyde Brown in 2000 in Detroit, Michigan. Brown started out as a storyboard artist for an advertising company but when he was laid off began writing and performing horror-themed novelty songs as well as acting and horror-hosting old scary movies.