DELUGG,MILTON & ORCHESTRA - MUSIC FOR MONSTERS, MUNSTERS, MUMMIES & OTHER TV Vinyl LP
Limited green colored vinyl LP pressing. You see it over and over in the annals of record collecting. Some marketing whiz in the front office has an idea to cash in on a fad by releasing 'product' as quickly as possible. But the artist(s) hired for the project decide not to phone it in, and take things in a direction all their own. The result: a weirdly wonderful collision of the commercial and creative prized by crate diggers across the globe. Such an album is Milton Delugg & His Orchestra's Music for Monsters, Munsters, Mummies & Other TV Fiends. Recorded in 1964, at a time when commercial TV saw no less than three comedy series (The Munsters, The Addams Family, and Bewitched) featuring supernatural/horror themes make their network premieres, this album - which, last time we looked, commands some very tidy sums online - made sure to touch all it's TV bases by including the themes to all three shows mentioned above, plus The Alfred Hitchcock Hour and The Outer Limits. Sporting a fantastic cover illustration by Mad Magazine's Jack Davis, and mastered at 45rpm for maximum sonic thrills and chills, Music for Monsters, Munsters, Mummies & Other TV Fiends is a great listen not just at Halloween but any time of the year!