Time may feel like it's at a standstill, but Halloween is just around the corner. To celebrate, Real Gone Music will release a host of spooky-scary releases on October 2, including the first-ever CD and LP reissue of Groovie Goolies.
The 1970 power pop album was the soundtrack to the popular CBS-TV music-themed Saturday morning cartoon show produced by Filmation. Each episode included two original songs: one from The Monster Trio (Drac, Frankie, and Wolfie - see the album cover!) and one from a rotating group of "bands" such as The Rolling Headstones, The Mummies and The Puppies, The Bare Bones Band, and The Spirits of '76. In reality, these songs were performed by members of the surf-rock group The Challengers, as well as legendary session musicians like Larry Carlton and Ronnie Tutt.
For the first-ever reissue of this monstrously good LP, Real Gone Music will press the album up on a special "Franken-Green" color variant, limited to only 500 copies. A pumpkin orange-hued edition will also be available exclusively at independent music shops. This edition is also limited to just 500 copies. The CD configuration will feature liner notes by Bill Kopp based on an interview with The Challengers' Dick Monda.
You can order the special, 50th anniversary editions from the following links:
But the Groovie Goolies soundtrack isn't the only release that Real Gone Music has planned for October 2. Here's what the label has to say about the rest of its Halloween lineup which includes numerous re-pressings of sold-out vinyl titles. All descriptions have been provided by our friends at RGM!
Ah, life in the country...such bucolic bliss. Until your neighbor's dog contracts rabies, kills its owner, and then comes after you! With such emotional extremes, Cujo was not an easy movie to score, but when Stephen King's classic novel came to the screen in 1983 starring Dee Wallace and Daniel Hugh-Kelly with Lewis Teague directing, composer/conductor Charles Bernstein (A Nightmare on Elm Street) proved mightily up to the task. In addition to employing harsh synthesizer effects and dissonant orchestral layers leading up to the climactic showdown between Mom and beast, Bernstein also penned a tender theme expressing the gentle joys of family life. Unfortunately, post production woes mixed up some cues and caused the score to be abbreviated in the film; Intrada's recent CD release presented Bernstein's work for the first time as it was originally recorded, and that's where the 18 tracks on this vinyl release come from, with new (and terrifying) cover art. The 'Pinto Yellow with Blood Red Splatter' vinyl edition commemorates a particularly horrifying scene. It's limited to just 400 copies!