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Monsters

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Herr today, gone tomorrow

Herr Mys-Rys   EMI Odeon Records Sweden   (or if you prefer – hair today, gone tomorrow?)

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Love is blind

“Frankenstien Rock”   Brita Borg   Knappupp Records EP

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Star dreck

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The Green Slime (from the 1968 MGM Motion Picture)

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Shrimp campy

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Shrimpenstein was on KHJ channel 9 in LA from 1966 to 1968. This is the opening theme sung by Dr. Von Schtick (Gene Moss in a bad Boris Karloff imitation and the Tijuana Bats.

The hosts were Gene Moss (Dr. Von Schtick) and Jim Thurman (voices). Shrimpenstein was a miniature Frankenstein monster (a ventriloquist dummy who was “created” when jellybeans were thrown into the Monster Machine) Moss and Thurman wrote the Roger Ramjet cartoons and did advertising campaigns, mostly for radio. Moss later did voice-overs for LA’s channel 2 news and Disney/Touchstone pictures previews.   Thurman also wrote and did voices for Sesame Street.

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That’s Frankenfeld, Franken FELD!

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“Horror Skop 63”   Von Peter Franken…feld   (Germany)

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Monster Shindig

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“Monster Shindig”   Super-Snooper and Blabber Mouse with The Gruesomes (of the Flintstones), Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Wolf Man.   Songs:   “The Monster Shindig” and “The Monster Jerk”   Hanna-Barbera Original T.V. Stars.       This brings back fond memories of a childhood spent in front of the TV on Saturday Mornings and coloring books, board games, comics, puzzles, lunch boxes, notebooks and records.

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Mallets A Fore Thought

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Vic Feldman on Interlude Records

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Ghouls night out

“Monster Melodies”   The Ideal Dance Party with Frankie Stein and his Ghouls   Power Records   There are at least six of these Frankie Stein sessions on Power, all with groovy covers.   I’ll list them all eventually (see the “Monster” category).   This looks like an illustration that might have graced the cover of Famous Monsters of Filmdom magazine.   But this is done tongue in cheek with songs titles like “”Doctor Spook”, “In a Groovy Grave”, “All Choked Up” and “Dressed to Kill” all played in the dance styles of the day – the twist, frug, hully gully and mashed potato, etc.   “The die-namic sound with the DEAD beat that has everything to make your dancing party a HOWLING success…”

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Purple People Eater

“The Purple People Eater” (Click to see Sheb Wooley performing his novelty hit and a #1 song from 1958)   Broadway FunTime Records   A kid’s record of funny songs.   Great illustration on this budget label.   One of a series of a dozen or so, all with great covers by the same artist

It was a one-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eater

(One-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eater)

A one-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eater

Sure looks strange to me (One eye?)

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Tomb raider

Zacherle’s Monster Gallery (1963) John Zacherle (Crestview 803) Illustration by Jack Davis. Tracks include “Coolest Little Monster,” “A Wicked Thought,” “Ghoul View Commercial,” “Sure Sign Of Spring,” “Transylvania PTA,” “Frank And Drac Are Back,” “Come With Me To Transylvania,” “Spider Man Lullaby,” “Ring A Ding Orangatang,” “Baying At The Moon,” “Zacherle For President.”   A one-time, television host and voice actor known for his long career broadcasting horror movies in Philadelphia and New York City in the 1950s and 1960s. Best known for his character “Roland/Zacherley”, he also did voice work for movies and recorded the top ten novelty rock and roll song “Dinner With Drac” in 1958.

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