Doing the Monster Mash – An overview of everybody’s favourite Halloween song.

Doing the Monster Mash – An overview of everybody’s favourite Halloween song.

For this Halloween we take a look at Bobby “Boris” Pickett’s perennial favourite The Monster Mash and some of our favourite cover versions from over the years. It’s hard to think of another song more unbiquitously associated with Halloween than the Monster Mash, to the point where it almost seems as if it was tailor-made for the occasion. In fact, the song was written whilst Pickett was an aspiring actor who also sang in the evenings with a band called The Cordials. Inspired by a horror movie craze that was rampant in the US at the time, he started doing Read more »

Bloke Name Jams – the playlist!

Bloke Name Jams – the playlist!

The sequel to Chick Name Jams featuring The Smiths, Curtis Mayfield, T-Rex, White Stripes, Chet Baker, Jethro Tull, Jerry Lee Lewis, Rod Stewart and many more! A few weeks ago we bought you 60 tracks that featured girl’s names, a rich theme running through popular music. We thought it was a very cool playlist but we also thought that in the interests of balance and fairness (and because it also sounded like a cool idea) that we would construct a male equivalent. Initially we thought it might be a slightly harder playlist to build but when we started digging around Read more »