Graveyard Groove: The Haunted History of Monster Music from

Graveyard Groove: The Haunted History of Monster Music from "Monster Mash" to Horror Punk

by David Acord


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In the mid-1950s, a new genre of novelty music emerged that mixed humor and horror. The result: Monster Music! Suddenly, jukeboxes were filled with songs about Frankenstein, Dracula, the Wolf Man, creatures from outer space and a multitude of supernatural terrors. The genre reached its peak in 1962 with Bobby "Boris" Pickett's smash "Monster Mash," but there are many more songs worthy of rediscovery -- and Monster Music still lives on today, thanks to the influence of punk pioneers like The Cramps and The Misfits. Here is the complete, untold story of Monster Music -- the genre that refused to die!

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ISBN-13: 9781725917460
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/26/2018
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

David Acord is a writer, communications professional and former journalist and editor in Washington, DC. He is also the author of What Would Lincoln Do? (Sourcebooks, 2008),
Success Secrets of Sherlock Holmes (Penguin, 2011) and When Mars Attacked: Orson Welles and the Radio Broadcast That Changed America Forever (2013).

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