Monster Songs For Children & Halloween Songs
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"...when the fun little walking bass and tinkling guitar get run over by a Calvin Johnson-style voice singing about how you can't take a picture of the Adominable Snowman because the film will freeze... well, if you're me, you fall in love." – bundtcake
"If Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi wrote songs they would've sounded like this. 21 new songs about cackling witches, blood thirsty vampires and the walking dead. 21 songs to chill your flesh and blast shivers down your spine. You can shut your eyes and wish but it won't go away. 21 reasons to squirm. 21 reasons to leave the lights on. Play it if you dare and change your life forever. Whistle these in the graveyard, Tough Guy."
In the mid 70’s, David Fair and Jad Fair unleashed ½ Japanese (later ‘Half Japanese’) as a blistering, art-damaged, pre-punk group, recording several acclaimed indie albums. David left in the 80’s to pursue visual arts while Jad maintains Half Japanese to this day.
1998 saw the second Fair brothers album, 26 Monster Songs for Children (Sing Your Babies to Sleep). David found monsters to cover each letter of the alphabet and drafted his 5-year-old son to do the song intro’s. Each short tune features eerie vocals and bluesy guitars, covering creatures from mythology to horror films, including Bigfoot, Godzilla and Jabberwocky.
The Brothers Fair reunited 10 years later for something of a follow-up: 2008’s Halloween Songs. Sporting a richer but still minimal sound, short tunes still rule and guests including zombies, witches, Frankenstein and blues legend Robert Johnson while the music recalls Tom Waits and the Residents. Gals and ghouls- celebrate All Hollow’s Eve here.
MONSTER SONGS FOR CHILDREN
SIDE A Abominable Snowman / Bigfoot / Creature / Dracula / E.T. / Frankenstein / Godzilla / Headless Horseman / Invisible Man / Jabberwocky / King Kong / Loch Ness Monster
SIDE B Mummy / Nosferatu / Ogre / Phantom / Queen Kong / Rodan / Sasquatch / Troll / Urchin / Vampire / Werewolf / The Man With The X-Ray Eyes / Yeti / Zombie
SIDE A Ghost Shout / Full Sized Candy Bars / New Babysitter / Breeze Is Full Of Spirits / Bride Of Frankenstein / Ghost House / Grave Mistake / Don't Answer The Door / Ghost Show / Zombie King / I Married A Vampire
SIDE B Mary / Put The Pumpkin On The Table / Sitting With A Ghost / Snakes And Ladders / There's An Empty Grave Waiting / Trick Or Treat Country / Trick Or Treat / Wakened Dead Are Dancing / Witches Round A Cauldron / Robert Johnson
Cat. No. KRS693 & KRS697
Release date: September 24, 2021