Saturday, October 26, 2013

"Monster Mash" by The Misfits

I didn't have time to write an entire post tonight, so I will leave you with The Misfits' cover of Bobby "Boris" Pickett and The Crypt Kickers' "Monster Mash". The Misfits recorded their version of the song in 1997 to help promote planned release of the classic Rankin/Bass stop action animation film Mad Monster Party on DVD in 1997. It is for that reason the video is composed of clips from the film!  Not only did The Misfits record a cover of "Monster Mash" for a the planned DVD release of Mad Monster Party, but they also played hosts for a special showing of the movie held at Anthology Film Archives in New York City. Unfortunately, disagreements over distribution rights would develop and Mad Monster Party would not be released on DVD until 2006. The Misfits would record a new cover of "Monster Mash" for their album Project 1950, on which they covered several other classic songs as well. Without further ado, here is "Monster Mash" by The Misfits.

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