I'm Going Slightly Mad: Music from the Dark Side of the Mind

I'm Going Slightly Mad: Music from the Dark Side of the Mind

     
 
I'm Going Slightly Mad: Music from the Dark Side of the Mind collects 29 slices of diseased brain tissue culled from the '40s, '50s, and '60s. Insomnia, suicide, paranoia, schizophrenia, and drug addiction are well-known sources of inspiration when it comes to penning popular songs, but despite all of the dark connotations, the compilers of this twisted package

Overview

I'm Going Slightly Mad: Music from the Dark Side of the Mind collects 29 slices of diseased brain tissue culled from the '40s, '50s, and '60s. Insomnia, suicide, paranoia, schizophrenia, and drug addiction are well-known sources of inspiration when it comes to penning popular songs, but despite all of the dark connotations, the compilers of this twisted package did an awfully nice job keeping the tone light: Billie Holiday's "Gloomy Sunday" feels a lot less desperate when paired with Buddy Knox's burger stand rave-up "I Think I'm Gonna Kill Myself." Longtime fans of the Dr. Demento series will probably have a lot of these already, but the collection is evenly split between novelty tunes and genuine, left-field classics, making it a sure-fire bet for anyone looking to expand their horizons, even if the sky ahead looks a little foreboding.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/08/2011
Label:
Chrome Dreams
UPC:
0823564618128
catalogNumber:
5057

Tracks

  1. I'm Nuts About Screwy Music
  2. Gloomy Sunday
  3. I've Got Bluebirds In My Belfry
  4. Horray Hooray, I'm Goin' Away
  5. Blow a Fuse (It's Oh So Quiet)
  6. Twisted
  7. New Blowtop Blues
  8. Mountains In the Moonlight
  9. Suicide
  10. I'm Going Crazy
  11. It's fun to be Livin in the Crazy House
  12. Lost Mind
  13. Nightmare
  14. Speed Crazy
  15. Crazy Mixed Up World
  16. Mad Scientist
  17. The Mad Bomber
  18. Dig That Crazy Driver
  19. Spasms
  20. Crackin' Up
  21. Nervous Breakdown
  22. Psychopathia Sexualis
  23. I Think I'm Gonna Kill Myself
  24. I'll Go Crazy
  25. Crazy He Calls Me
  26. There Are Drums in My Typewriter
  27. You're Driving Me Crazy
  28. Psycho
  29. Crazy

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Lenny Bruce   Composer
Willie Dixon   Composer
Percy Mayfield   Composer
Willie Nelson   Composer
Johnnie Ray   Composer
Clyde McPhatter   Composer
Leonard Feather   Composer
Wardell Gray   Composer
Jimmie Lunceford   Composer
Annie Ross   Composer
Mort Shuman   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Ellas McDaniel   Composer
Doc Pomus   Composer
Fred Rose   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Creed Taylor   Composer
Rudy Toombs   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Alan Clayson   Liner Notes
Jimmy Oliver   Composer
Rita Lee   Composer
Sunny Skylar   Composer
Hans Lang   Composer
Rezsö Seress   Composer
Mario Roccuzzo   Composer
Sidney Keith Russell   Composer
Slick Slavin   Composer
Jane Feather   Composer
László Jávor   Composer
Slinger Francisco   Composer
William Pennix   Composer
Erich Meder   Composer
Buddy Wayne Knox   Composer
Bert Reisford   Composer
Leila Newman   Composer
Jay Dore   Composer

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