Sunday, October 17, 2010
Gary Usher is best known as a sometime co-writer with Brian Wilson in the early 60's. But most Halloween music aficionados know him better as the man behind The Ghouls. The Ghouls were a made up band that released one album full of Beach Boys style novelty songs. The music was played by Usher along with Richard Polodor on guitar and Rick Burns on vocals. Rick Burns sings (or talk-sings in a style not too dissimilar to "Monster Mash") songs like "Be True To Your Ghoul" and "Dracula's Deuce". This silly little throwaway novelty album has become highly sought after by Halloween fans around the world. I've had this album in my collection for years and I never get tired of playing it around this time every year. Here it is for your enjoyment of the Halloween surf sounds of The Ghouls. Here is "Dracula's Deuce". Enjoy!
The Ghouls-Dracula's Deuce
One last little note: this is post #666!!!!!!!!