Frankie Stein and His Ghouls, a fictional studio creation designed to profit off the "Monster Kid" generation of the early 1960's. The Frankie Stein formula was as simple as it was brilliant; cool low budget horror cover art, creepy sounding song names with a suggested dance listing after the title ("Hully Gully, Frug"), and spooky sound effects laid on top of the actual music (which was a potpourri of twist & beat numbers that sometimes had frightful compositional overtones & sometimes didn't)
In the annals of modern entertainment, you would be hard-pressed to find anyone who's had a longer and more richly-varied career than John Zacherle. Recording artist, television star, announcer, disk jockey, emcee, Zacherle has capably filled these roles and several others. Yet it is for one role that Zacherle has attained show business immortality. For baby boomers, he will be remembered as the best of the horror hosts in the form of his creation, Zacherley, the most clever, most original and funniest of a once thriving breed.
The coolest Monster Mash-inspired record of the 1960’s was this groovy 1964 concoction by comic Gene Moss and Billy Riley, a swinging round of parody songs that have a wonderfully hip Halloween vibe. With songs like “I Want To Bite Your Neck” and “King Kong Stomp” you know this one is a gasser! Especially with the awesome back and cover art by the late great Jack Davis.
01 Frankenseuss Laboratories 02 Peppers Ghost 03 Gory Head Stump 2006 The Pageant 04 Ghost 05 Flesh for the Beast 06 Mad Monster Party 07 The Funeral 08 Ice Pick through Eyes 09 Night of the Slunk 10 Traveling Morgue 11 Slaughter Zone - The Haunted Farm 12 The Hand 13 Witches On The Heath 14 Angel Monster 15 Headstone 16 Spider Crawl 17 Buried Alive 18 Isle Of Dead 19 Frozen Brains Tell No Tales 20 The Spider's Web 21 The Corpse Plower