GHOULS WITH ATTITUDE VOL. 1 - VARIOUS ARTISTS
LABEL: Oddio Overplay
TRACK LISTING: Graveyard Rock - Tarantula Ghoul & the Gravediggers, Riboflavin-Flavored Non-Carbonated Poly-Unsaturated Blood - Don Hinson & the Rigamorticians, Vampire Playgirls - Movie Trailer, Vampira - Bobby Bare, Rockin' Zombie - The Crewnecks, Jam at the Mortuary - Griz Green, Monsters Crash the Pajama Party - Movie Trailer, Monster Man - The MSR Singers, Monster Surfer - The Abominable Surfmen, Surfer Smash - Bobby Boris Jones, The Spook Spoke - Jupiter Jones, I Dig You Baby - Bob McFadden & Dor, The Mind of Mr. Soames - Movie Trailer, Strangler in the Night - Albert DeSalvo, House on Haunted Hill - Kenny & the Fiends, Hear the Monsters (Spooky Sounds & A Spooky Tale) - Winchell's Donut House Halloween Record, The Raven - Buddy Morrow & His Orchestra, The Rockin' Ghost - The Modernaires, Satan Takes a Holiday - Rosengarden and Kraus, Ha-Ha-Ha The Bride of Frankenstein - Boris Karloff, Brain Eaters - Movie Trailer, Goolie Garden - Groovie Goolies, Haunted House - Hap Palmer, The Witch's Vacation - Bruce Haack & Norman Bridwel, Burned at the Stake - Sounds of Terror, Intro: Orgies (A Tool of Witchcraft) - Louise Huebner, Night On Bald Mountain - Marty Manning & His Orchestra, Someone Walked Over My Grave - Criswell
IMPRESSIONS: As it's once again the Halloween season, I thought I'd feature a Halloween compilation I came across this summer. Unfortunately for you boils & ghouls, this isn't actually a cd made by a record label but appears to be an amateur-compiled collection (and there's also a great Volume Two, folks) which is no longer available where it was first posted in 2004. However, it's floating around out there in the vorld vide veb so you should be able to find it without to much ado. It's apparently something of a legendary (or at least fabled) cd collection which fans of horror-themed music have long known about. Now, there's a lot of stuff on here I already owned on other cd collections such as the Don Hinson track from his "MONSTER DANCE PARTY" album, "The Raven" from Buddy Morrow's "POE FOR MODERNS", "I Dig You Baby" from Bob McFadden & Dor's "SONGS OUR MUMMY TAUGHT US", the Bride of Frankenstein track from the truly legendary "AN EVENING WITH BORIS KARLOFF & HIS FRIENDS" LP or the real-life witch Louise Huebner track from her "SEDUCTION THROUGH WITCHCRAFT" album. However, the songs (and movie trailers) which a horror compiler picks and chooses are always interesting and worthwhile and this is such a fun collection of songs (many from the late 50s-early 60s horror boom when it seems like EVERYONE was releasing a spooky song to jump on the "MONSTER MASH" bandwagon) and the cover artwork is simple but really eye-catching and pleasing to my eyes. This compilation has a nice cohesion to it. And any compilation which includes one of my favourites - The Modernaires' "Rockin' Ghost" - is OK by me!
MY FAVOURITE TRACKS: Graveyard Rock - Tarantula Ghoul & the Gravediggers, Vampira - Bobby Bare, Rockin' Zombie - The Crewnecks, Jam at the Mortuary - Griz Green, Monster Man - The MSR Singers, Monster Surfer - The Abominable Surfmen, I Dig You Baby - Bob McFadden & Dor, House on Haunted Hill - Kenny & the Fiends, Hear the Monsters - Winchell's Donut House, The Raven - Buddy Morrow, The Rockin' Ghost - The Modernaires, Goolie Garden - Groovie Goolies, Intro: Orgies (A Tool of Witchcraft) - Louise Huebner, Night on Bald Mountain - Marty Manning, Someone Walked Over My Grave - Criswell
FACT SHEET: GHOULS WITH ATTITUDE VOL. 1 is an online compilation by Otis Fodder.com with production by Oddio Overplay. The cover art is by Suzanne Baumann at Fridge Mag. The singing style in both the songs "Jam at the Mortuary" and "I Dig You Baby" are meant to be imitations of the character of "Digger" O'Dell the undertaker on "THE LIFE OF RILEY" radio show as voiced by actor John Brown. "Hear the Monsters" was a promo record given away by Winchell's Donut House. The Groovie Goolies was an early 1970s Saturday morning cartoon by Filmation which featured song performances by unnamed studio musicians a la the Archies. Louise Huebner is the official witch of Los Angeles, California. Criswell was a TV fortune teller who is best known for having appeared in Ed Wood's masterpiece "PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE".