The “Monster Mash” Gets an Update [Slightly NSFW, Too]

When Bobby “Boris” Pickett released “The Monster Mash” in 1962, he probably had no idea that he’d just created an annuity that would pay him royalties each year for decades. But just like a zombie that won’t stay dead, the song has reappeared every single October for the last 51 years.

Yet despite its Goth nature, I can’t think of anyone who has ever tried to modernize the song for contemporary Goth audiences.  I’m sure it’s been done, but I just can’t recall any.  Which brings me to this. It’s somewhat, er, more violent than the original. And a little NSFW in places.

(Via AV Club)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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