Monster Mash – Songs by, of, for and about monsters (real, imagined and metaphorical) **Updated**

The song “Monster” by The Boy Least Likely To popped into rotation on the ipod today sparking my sudden interest in songs about monsters, real or imagined; metaphorical or made of flesh and bone.

I’m sure there are lots of novelty songs from the 50′s that would fit the bill and I welcome those but I’m primarily interested in something with a real emotional core. Antony and the Johnstons’ “Frankenstein” and particularly Vince Bell’s version of a different song titled “Frankenstein” come to mind.

So email me your contributions and I’ll add them to the list. I need the mp3 file or a link to it. If you are sending me the file send it to cbonnell@gmail.com.

Martin Sexton –

The Beast In MeAntony and the Johnstons – FrankensteinMonster – CharlatanThe Boy Least Likely To – MonstersVince Bell – FrankensteinImpossible Shapes – The BeastSuperwolf – The Beast For TheeSpoon – The Beast and The Dragon, AdoredThe King of France – The Beast [Download]

Hallie lightened and sped things up considerably with these stellar “monster” tracks

They Might Be Giants –

Monsters of Mud The Misfits – Astro ZombiesAquabats – Cat With Two HeadsCookie Monster - Lost Me Cookie at the DiscoShark Quest – Monsters [Download]

5 Responses to “Monster Mash – Songs by, of, for and about monsters (real, imagined and metaphorical) **Updated**”

  1. hallie says:

    nice idea, i just sent you a few songs.

  2. Anonymous says:

    november spawned a monster

  3. Anonymous says:

    I tried to send you some songs, but it didnt work, So check out Fire Coming Out of the Monkey’s by the Gorillaz. It is an awesome song.

  4. Sarah Wrightson says:

    Thanks for putting Frankenstein up. While it was substantially rearranged by Vince Bell (and performed here by him on his Phoenix) the original author is Houston artist, Gary Burgess.

    Cheers!
    Sarah Wrightson
    vincebell.com

  5. Anonymous says:

    I post “songs of the day” in my AIM away message, and I’ve been doing themese each (couple of) months for the past few years. I was having trouble finding enough songs about monsters to reach my requisite “15 per theme” quota. Your list was a great boon!

    If you’re curious what other songs I already had…

    Living Dead Girl by Rob Zombie
    Hope You’re Okay by Pipe Fist
    Transylvanian Concubine by Rasputina
    Monster Mash by ??? (the ID3 tag has Halloween)
    My Teacher is a Werewolf by Harry and the Potters
    Sweet Transvestite from Rocky Horror Picture Show
    Wormboy by Marilyn Manson
    Trogdor the Burninator by Strong Bad

    Send me an email (any username at my domain will work), and I can send you a zip of all the songs.

    - Gemini6Ice
    - http://www.gemini6ice.com