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

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/8/2011
  • Label: Chrome Dreams
  • UPC: 823564618128
  • Catalog Number: 5057
  • Sales rank: 141,054

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'm Nuts About Screwy Music - Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra (3:02)
  2. 2 Gloomy Sunday - Billie Holiday (3:10)
  3. 3 I've Got Bluebirds In My Belfry - Betty Hutton (2:45)
  4. 4 Horray Hooray, I'm Goin' Away - Beatrice Kay (2:49)
  5. 5 Blow a Fuse (It's Oh So Quiet) - Betty Hutton (3:04)
  6. 6 Twisted - Annie Ross (7:40)
  7. 7 New Blowtop Blues - Dinah Washington (2:35)
  8. 8 Mountains In the Moonlight - Johnnie Ray (2:36)
  9. 9 Suicide - The Tibbs Brothers (2:27)
  10. 10 I'm Going Crazy - The Tibbs Brothers (2:40)
  11. 11 It's fun to be Livin in the Crazy House - Mose Allison (2:31)
  12. 12 Lost Mind - Jack Turner (3:33)
  13. 13 Nightmare - Jaack Turner (2:07)
  14. 14 Speed Crazy - Slick Slavin (1:54)
  15. 15 Crazy Mixed Up World - Zanies (2:00)
  16. 16 Mad Scientist - Zanies (1:53)
  17. 17 The Mad Bomber - William Penix (3:55)
  18. 18 Dig That Crazy Driver - William Penix (1:55)
  19. 19 Spasms - Bo Diddley (2:43)
  20. 20 Crackin' Up - Bo Diddley (2:04)
  21. 21 Nervous Breakdown - Eddie Cochran (2:20)
  22. 22 Psychopathia Sexualis - Buddy Knox (2:27)
  23. 23 I Think I'm Gonna Kill Myself - Buddy Knox (2:01)
  24. 24 I'll Go Crazy - Diana Dors (2:08)
  25. 25 Crazy He Calls Me - Woodrow "Woody" Leafer (2:53)
  26. 26 There Are Drums in My Typewriter - Woodrow "Woody" Leafer (2:18)
  27. 27 You're Driving Me Crazy - The Creed Taylor Orchestra (2:05)
  28. 28 Psycho - Bobby Hendricks (2:27)
  29. 29 Crazy - Patsy Cline (2:16)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Lenny Bruce Composer
Willie Dixon Composer
Percy Mayfield Composer
Willie Nelson Composer
Johnnie Ray Composer
Clyde McPhatter 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
Leonard Geoffrey Feather Composer
William Pennix Composer
Erich Meder Composer
Buddy Wayne Knox Composer
Bert Reisford Composer
Leila Newman Composer
Jay Dore Composer
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