Well, it's Friday and you know what that means. Yes, my Oriental French tickler Fah Lo Suee and I are off to blah blah blah to blah blah blah blah.
And I say blah blah blah blah blah etc., because if you were here yesterday, you may recall that Blogger ate about two days worth of work I had meant to post, and frankly I'm not gonna waste a good joke on the chance that Its Satanic Blogesty decides to do something similar today.
So -- that being the case, and because things will almost certainly be a little quiet around here for a few days, here's a fun and hopefully rib-tickling little project to help us all beat the heat.
Best (or Worst) Post-Elvis Pop/Rock/Soul Song Referencing the Supernatural (But NOT Including God or the Devil)!!!!!
Self-explanatory, I think, and no arbitrary rules whatsoever apart from the God and Devil thing.
And my totally top of my head Top Five is/are:
5. "Jumpin'" Gene Simmons -- Haunted House
One of the all time great cheesy rockabilly hits. How this topped the charts in 1964, at the height of the British Invasion, remains one of history's most baffling mysteries.
4. Gwil Owen -- Haunted House
Nashville rocker Owen was responsible -- as a member of The Thieves -- for one of the great overlooked albums of the 80s (produced by no less a luminary than Marshall Crenshaw). This one -- an Owen original, not a cover of the Gene Simmons hit above -- was from their cassette-only indie follow-up record, and it just (you should pardon the expression) slays me.
3. John Cale -- Ghost Story
Because I just discovered this clip on YouTube, and realized I was at the show where it was recorded.
2. Warren Zevon -- Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner
Because his "Werewolves of London" would have been just too fricking obvious.
And the Numero Uno "I do believe in spooks!" song of them all simply has to be...
1. Zacherle -- Dinner with Drac
Because Bobby Pickett's "Monster Mash" would have been just too fricking obvious. And also because Zachacherle is my all-time hero.
Alrighty then -- what would your choices be?