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Bobby (Boris) Pickett And The Crypt-Kickers - The Original Monster Mash (1962) Reissue 1991

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Bobby (Boris) Pickett And The Crypt-Kickers - The Original Monster Mash (1962) Reissue 1991

Bobby (Boris) Pickett And The Crypt-Kickers - The Original Monster Mash (1962) Reissue 1991
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 257 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 129 Mb | Scans included | 00:39:49
Holidays, Comedy Rock, Novelty, Rock & Roll, Lounge | Label: Deram | # 844 147-2

"Monster Mash" is one of the all-time great holiday songs, resurfacing (and sometimes charting) every Halloween without fail. The Original Monster Mash is the accompanying Top 20 album from 1962, on which Pickett leads off with his big hit before plying his Boris Karloff shtick for another 15 songs. Pickett's other Top 100 monster hit, the Christmas novelty "Monsters' Holiday," is here as well, along with dated jokes about Fabian ("Rabian - The Fiendage Idol") and then-current dance crazes ("Transylvania Twist," "Skully Gully"). "Let's Fly Away" is a brief Stan Freberg send-up that replaces "John and Marsha" with Dracula and Vampira. The Crypt-Kickers were an all-star band that counted Leon Russell, producer Gary Paxton, and other famous folks among its members, and the album remains a fine Halloween party platter year and years later. Unfortunately, the album was remixed for CD release in 1991, and the vocals are obscured in the mix so that the generic rock backing often prevails over the "spooky" dialogue and singing, which defeats the point for a novelty effort such as this.

Monty Python - Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) [Re-Up]

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Monty Python - Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) [Re-Up]

Monty Python - Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | Scans included
Label: Virgin Chattering | # VCCCD 009 | Time: 00:52:05
Sketch Comedy, Comedy Rock, Soundtracks

Soundtrack album for arguably the Python's best film (or at least their most controversial, talky, and profound). The group's take on the biblical epic focuses on Brian (Graham Chapman), mistaken for the messiah by a group of easily impressed locals. All the best bits from the movie are here, including the "Sermon on the Mount" (as misheard by "Mr. Big Nose"); the People's Liberation Front of Judea (or is it the Judean People's Liberation Front?); Brian's impromptu preaching ("He's making it up as he goes along!"), and the concluding song, "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life," sung by the cast as they hang crucified. The album offers little apart from the clips from the film, except for some studio banter between a producer (Eric Idle) and a useless announcer (Graham Chapman).