Boooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!! What do you get when a hepcat Canadian moves to Motor City with a song (or six or seven) in his heart? You get groovy R. Dean Taylor. Taylor’s 1967 single ‘There’s A Ghost In My House’ was co-written with ridiculous songwriting/producing Motown powerhouse Holland/Dozier/Holland. It flopped in the States, but — weirdly — charted in the UK in 1974.
And here it is again. For your enjoyment. So enjoy it.
While you’re at it, be sure to visit some other semi-Halloween-themed tracks I posted here over the past week. You’ve been busy. It’s ok. I understand if you missed how awesome they were.
Boooo!! The Lollipop Shoppe was a psychedelic-ish proto-punk 1960s garage band from Portland, Oregon. Originally known as the Weeds, they never charted but made enough of an impact to ultimately open for Janis Joplin and the Doors. “You Must Be A Witch” is the single from their hard-to-find 1968 LP Just Colour. Enjoy.
Bonus: They also apparently appear in this movie, which I now must own:
“The angel holds the church key into Hell’s gate.” Groovy, baby. Extra Bonus: Dig the vintage (pre-douche?) Von Dutch graphic.
“A sense of humor is a measurement of the extent to which we realize that we are trapped in a world almost totally devoid of reason. Laughter is how we express the anxiety we feel at this knowledge.”— Dave Barry