Monday, October 19, 2015

Musical Monday - Lame Monster Party by Paul & Storm

So, as I said last week, Monster Mash is the most successful novelty song of all time, but the reason I posted it was, in large part, to provide context for this song. When Paul & Storm created the song Lame Monster Party, it is clear that they were creating a parody of Bobby "Boris" Pickett's 1962 song. This song imagines that the gathering of monsters outlined by Pickett in Monster Mash might not have been quite as much fun as one would have thought. In Paul & Storm's vision, it turns out that most monsters are kind of socially awkward and boring. Adding a second layer to the humor, as Monster Mash was itself a parody of popular dance songs of the early 1960s such as The Twist and Mashed Potato Time, Lame Monster Party is effectively a parody of a parody.

Despite being a parody stacked on top of another parody, Lame Monster Party is a great song, with cute lyrics and a catchy tune. The only real drawback here is that there isn't a video more interesting than a still shot of an album cover. There are no recordings of Paul & Storm performing the song live, no videos of monster movie clips, or anything similar. But at least one can enjoy the music.

Subsequent Musical Monday: Vincent the Vegetable Vampire by Morgan Freeman

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  1. There might not be a video of this song, but at least there is a startling in-depth video exploration of the alleged supernatural "monster party" phenomenon here:

    1. @David C: Hard-hitting journalism like that is what makes America great.