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“Ghouls Gone Wild” by Various Artists

Artist: Various
Title: Ghouls Gone Wild
Label: Poptown Records
Release Date: August 13, 2007
Genre: Horror Punk, Rockabilly, You Name It
Rating: 4/5

This seventeen-track compilation can’t be easily pigeonholed into one genre category, but each tune is somehow horror-related and all are a coffinload of fun. Horror rock compilations are a dime a dozen and there are several that blow this one out of the water, but the sheer variety of sounds and tone here save the day, as well as the contrast of old stalwarts such as the Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black and Electric Frankenstein against She Wolves and Calabrese. Perfect for your Halloween party dance floor, this one’s just a stone hoot, especially the Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black’s classic “You Sley Me,” and the Groovie Ghoulies’ (not the cartoon characters) hilarious “The Beast With Five Hands.” It’s by no means perfect, but if you like this kind of stuff you won’t be disappointed.
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“Straight Flush Ghetto” by The Bones

Artist: The Bones
Title: Straight Flush Ghetto
Label: Liquor and Poker
Release: 9/7/2004
Genre: Rock / Rockabilly Revival
Rating: 8/10

Ever have one of those records that just blows you away, makes you want to party and has so many different styles that it’s hard to describe which genre it really is? Well that’s what The Bones “Straight Flush Ghetto” brings to the table. A healthy dose of rock n’ roll, infused with a rockabilly – meets 50s style with punk attitude throughout. The band consists of Spooky (drums and backing vocals), Andi (bass and backing vox), Boner (lead guitars and lead vox), and Beef (lead vox and guitars). The Bones are from Karlskrona, Sweden and have been experiencing success for years in Europe through their previous releases. Only recently have they been introduced through the Liquor and Poker label to be widely available in America.
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