Category Archive: Video

Oct 26 2014

Zacherley and Southern Culture On The Skids dress up as Creedence

Southern Culture On The Skids got a well deserved nod by “Weird” Al Yankovic on his recent no.1 album, ‘Mandatory Fun.’ Al did a SCOTS-style parody, similar to his DEVO-esque “Dare to Be Stupid.” The song “Lame Claim To Fame,” and subsequent video, pay a pastiche homage to the long running trio. I first got …

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Oct 25 2014

Music In Costume: Vincent Price dresses up as Bobby “Boris” Pickett

Vincent Price always had a musical side to him. With that voice and history as a stage actor, it’s not surprising that the man could sing. Most of his singing is a bit of a sprechgesang, or the speak-singing that you can find in any B-52s song. But, when you can get away with that, …

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Oct 23 2014

Music In Costume: Ghost dresses up as Roky Erickson

Thanks to his legacy as an outlaw musician (as well as the stories about his wild persona before he started to properly regulate his mental illness) Roky Erickson has a legion of followers, many of which have done proper tributes to the former 13 Elevators frontman. So picking one was a bit hard – so …

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Oct 22 2014

Music In Costume: The Cramps dress up as The Shades

Yesterday was Lux Interior’s birthday, which seems fitting that the frontman of The Cramps would be born within October. It’s shame he’s no longer around but the legend of both him and the band lives on. Had I known it, this post would have gone up yesterday. The thing with The Cramps is that they …

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Oct 21 2014

Music In Costume: The Coffin Daggers dress up as George Barnes

I hate using the term ‘guitar god’ because it summons ideas of 70’s and 80’s stadium rock. But there are trailblazers that deserve the divine status. And I can’t really say that George Barnes would warrant that because I don’t know his bod of work, but my short research indicates that he was the first …

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Oct 20 2014

Music In Costume: MAN…OR ASTRO-MAN? dresses up as The Ventures

There wasn’t a post yesterday because I’ve been busy with this Holiday season with two additional endeavors. PHANTOM CREEP RADIO is counting down the days until Halloween with the 13 DAYS OF PHANTOM CREEP RADIO. Every day until the 31st, there will be a new half-hour of the madness and mayhem that takes place at …

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Oct 18 2014

Music In Costume: Link Wray dresses up as Neal Hefti

So this guy, Neal Hefti, is known by everyone except no one really knows his name. But he composed one of the most infectous, viral songs in the modern era. NananananananananBATMAN! It’s even spread to dogs. CROSS SPECIES. So this guy, this guy nobody knows, he also wrote the theme music for The Odd Couple. …

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Oct 17 2014

Music In Costume: The Children of the Night dress up as Zacherley

This is from the youtube video: This early MTV style video directed by Bruce Dunn was created by “The Monsters,” aka “The Children of the Night,” and featured Jeffrey Black as Dracula, Richie Stevens as The Wolfman, and George Quintinella as the Hunchback. It played on numerous cable stations, on air locals and eventually USA, …

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Oct 16 2014

Music In Costume: The Fuzztones dress up as Screaming Lord Sutch

I think people compare Screamin’ Lord Sutch to Alice Cooper, since they both came up around the same time in the 60’s/70’s. Still, I think Alice has a little more grit and grossness, whereas Sutch would later go on to politics. Still, his music is seen as an inspiration for the modern mad garage scene, …

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Oct 15 2014

Music In Costume: The Goddamn Gallows dress up as The Mummies

It’s cliche to say “every day is Halloween for The Mummies” since the band performs in costume. But, hey. It’s the Mummies. The Mummies were champions of lo-fi, DIY rock that was meant to kick the listener in the teeth. Fun times. The Goddamn Gallows demonstrate how fluid the psychobilly genre can be. The Goddamn …

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Oct 14 2014

Music In Costume: Demented Are Go dress up as Devo

It doesn’t surprise me that Demented Are Go would do a DEVO cover. Nor does it surprise me that they did “Mongoloid,” the now-barred term for someone of low-intelligence. Considering the mutant rock that comprises Demented Are Go, it seems like a fits-like-hand-in-glove territory. Fun music for the whole family. Personally, I like the frenetic …

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Oct 13 2014

Music In Costume: Bloodsucking Zombies From Outer Space dress up as Alice Cooper

Have you ever shown up to a Halloween party and someone was wearing the same costume as you? It’s a mortifying because it implies a lack of creativity or imagination, nullifying whatever efforts you placed in crafting your disguise. That’s what it IMPLIES, but that’s crap. If you told twenty people to dress up as …

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Oct 12 2014

Music In Costume: The Mutilators dress up as Michael Jackson

Is it odd for a psychobilly band to cover the King of Pop? Answer: Yes. But I also think that Psychobilly is a much more varied genre than what it appears to be. Psychobilly bands who don’t hold themselves to a purity ideal have produced an interesting range of cover songs over the past thirty …

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Oct 12 2014

Haunted Attraction Walkthroughs III

Another year, another collection of videos of people visiting haunted attractions. There’s quite the selection this year: professional haunted attractions, home haunts and yard haunts. Although many of the videos are from 2012-2013, I made sure to include some older material. There’s even one from 1995! But let’s cut down on the hype and get …

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Oct 11 2014

Music In Costume: Haunted George dresses up as Chase Weber

This song is predominantly known thanks to Pat Boone covering it. It was originally written by Chase Webster and the song got some justice when Haunted George gave it a proper rendition. If you want to listen to Pat Boone’s version, you’ll have to find it yourself. The guy comes across as a someone who …

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Oct 10 2014

Music In Costume: Tom Cat Rebels dress up as Talking Heads

Late 80’s Finnish Psychobilly (what a combination, eh?) band Tom Cat Rebels had a plethora of covers in their short-lived career. One of their songs was a cover of Talking Heads’ “Psycho Killer.” It’s an interesting take on the song, though I have to side with the original. There’s something generally evil about it. A …

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