Monsters, Ghouls, Goblins, and Demons

Monsters, Ghouls, Goblins, and Demons

     
 

Monsters, Ghouls, Goblins, and Demons is a collection of songs designed for Halloween; although not every song is specifically Halloween-related, most have some sort of frightening theme, such as devils (INXS' "Devil Inside"), nightmares (Alice Cooper's "Welcome to My Nightmare"), paranoia (Rockwell's "Somebody's Watching Me"), going crazySee more details below

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Monsters, Ghouls, Goblins, and Demons is a collection of songs designed for Halloween; although not every song is specifically Halloween-related, most have some sort of frightening theme, such as devils (INXS' "Devil Inside"), nightmares (Alice Cooper's "Welcome to My Nightmare"), paranoia (Rockwell's "Somebody's Watching Me"), going crazy (Napoleon XIV's infamous "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!"), movie and TV themes (Oingo Boingo's "Weird Science," Ray Parker Jr.'s "Ghostbusters," "The Addams Family Theme"), and so on. Bobby "Boris" Pickett's prerequisite "Monster Mash" is here, too, of course. Naturally, the collection doesn't hang together musically, but it's not likely that anyone buying a Halloween-themed compilation of mostly familiar songs will care much. A more relevant flaw is the stretch the compilers make when fitting the tracks into this Halloween context; some songs sound as though they were chosen simply because their choruses contained lyrics that could be vaguely associated with "spookiness," and the overall selection seems a bit arbitrary, as though most of these songs could easily be replaced without noticeably changing the effect (after all, there is no shortage of rock songs with the word "devil" in the title). Still, even if most of its songs don't concern the title subject, Monsters, Ghouls, Goblins, and Demons is an entertaining listen and an appropriate choice for background music at Halloween parties.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/14/1999
Label:
Hip-O Records
UPC:
0731454504324
catalogNumber:
545043

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bobby "Boris" Pickett   Track Performer
Alice Cooper   Track Performer
Golden Earring   Track Performer
INXS   Track Performer
Oingo Boingo   Track Performer
Rockwell   Track Performer
Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs   Track Performer
Heretix   Track Performer
Victor Mizzy   Track Performer
Napoleon XIV   Track Performer
Ray Parker   Track Performer
Charles Sheffield   Track Performer
Crypt-Kickers   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Alice Cooper   Composer
Andy McKaie   Producer
Doug Schwartz   Mastering
Dick Wagner   Composer
Robert Sanders   Art Direction
Pat Lawrence   Executive Producer

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