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Monsters

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Flip’n awesome

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A late career cover illustration from David Stone Martin (1981)  for the Flip Fhillips album “Flipenstein” on Progressive Records  The titles of the eight songs all have something to do with monsters of one sort or another.  Three standards — “Satin Takes a Holiday,” “Witchcraft” and “Ghost of a Chance” — are joined by five tunes written by Phillips; Vampire’s Dream,” “Dracula’s Dance,” “Ghoul of My Dreams,” “Hangman’s Noose” and “The Claw.”

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Vampire’s weekend

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Here’s one you won’t find anywhere else online!  Attilio and his Tango Orchestra   “Dracula Tango”   Vogue Records (France)  (1974)   Monster cover art by Bernard Monie

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Two faces have I

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Pastor L.J. London  Sermon “How Many Faces Are You”  Recorded Live at the New Jerusalem Temple  (Detroit, MI)   Another great DIY cover from Pastor London.  See another on LPCL.

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How dry I am

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“Dem Dry Bones”  / “Camptown News”   Peter Pan Records  (1960)

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Monsters of country

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Buck Owens and the Buckeroos  “It’s a Monster’s Holiday”  Capitol Records (1974)   A rare monster and country combination!   I love me some Buck Owens.

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Party for Your Right to Fright

The Bloody Dr. Shock  “Let There Be Fright”  Cougar Records   Magician Joseph Zawislak created a persona based on Roland (with John Zacherle’s permission) and hit the Philadelphia airwaves on WPHL-TV in 1969. His first show lasted only 13 weeks but protests brought him back and a cult had begun. He was on three different shows during his reign: Scream-In, Mad Theater and Horror Theater. He also brought on his young daughter Bubbles, on the air and she grew up along with his fans. Unfortunately, Joe died in 1979 at the young age of 42 years old. Philly fans still hold a spot in their hearts for Dr. Shock and so do we.

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eye eye eye!

Here’s a creative “fake” cover that someone doctored for Cool Records.   Accordeonpourri de Kermisklanten  Elf Provincien Records (The Netherlands)

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Jack straw

The Wellingtons  “Scarecrow of Romney Marsh”  b/w “Trick Or Treat”  A Disneyland Record  (1964)  “The Scarecrow Of Romney Marsh” is a three-part television show that originally aired on Walt Disney’s “Wonderful World Of Color” in February of 1964.  “Trick Or Treat” is a Disney animated short and was first released in October of 1952 with a running time of approximately 8 minutes.

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Leapin’ lizards!

UltraMan King Records (Japan) (1978)

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YOU make the caption!

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