#TBT With The Monster Mash
Released in late August of 1962, it caught on in a flash and by the week of October 20-27th, the “Monster Mash (was) the hit of the land“. Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt Kicker 5 were Number One!
“The Monster Mash“, was the graveyard smash based, in part, on DeeDee Sharp’s “Mashed Potato Time” and on producer/co-writer Gary Paxton’s “Alley Oop” by the Hollywood Argyles. And in addition to Bobby’s spot-on imitations of Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, sharp ears will recognize Darlene Love and The Blossoms sing the background vocals!
It’s ThrowBack Thursday on Keener. Tell them Boris sent you!