Peter Pans 1970s Monster Mash Revival
In 1977, Peter Pan Records released a slew of LPs that became Monster Kid favorites including Ghostly Sounds, a terrific spooky sound effect records that we cover in great detail in this article. Perhaps their best known among 70s kids was their release of this Monster Mash recording which was more of a general novelty record than a specific Halloween record.
Once again featuring great cover art by George Peed, this was a must have record for 70s Monster Kids, though what’s up with the monkey back-up band!?!
This record failed to achieve year-round listening status for me as a youngster for multiple reasons. First. this record doesn’t include the original Boris Pickett version of Monster Mash, going with a re-recording of this classic. While the LP also includes such Monster Kid mainstays as Purple People Eater, Witch Doctor and Dinner with Drac, it’s not really a Halloween record which would have been disappointing to kids like me.
Personally, my favorite aspect of the record is the Monster Maze on the back cover, which I promptly completed in ink on my original copy back in the day!
|A2||Purple People Eater|
|A3||Feet Up, Pat’Em On The Po-Po|
|A4||Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini|
|A5||Little Blue Man|
|B2||Dinner With Drac|
|B3||Does Your Chewing Gum Lose It’s Flavor On The Bedpost Over Night ?|
|B4||Mama Look A Boo-boo|
|B5||Big Bad John|
Listen to the full album here:
Released in 1977 by Peter Pan Records, the record only received one pressing.
Catalog # 8126
This LP is readily available online and certainly can be found at local vinyl shops with regularity for as little as $5. If you’re like me and like to collect higher grade items, then expect to pay around $20-30 for a VF/NM vinyl/sleeve combo of this 1977 LP.
Of course, online shoppers can track down copies in the usual places: