The song was released as a single on Gary S. It has been a perennial Halloween favorite ever since. Pickett was an aspiring actor who sang with a band called the Cordials at night while going to auditions during the day. One night, while performing with his band, Pickett did a monologue in imitation of horror movie actor Boris Karloff while performing the Diamonds ' " Little Darlin' ". The audience loved it, and fellow band member Lenny Capizzi encouraged Pickett to do more with the Karloff imitation.
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So the actual song could be entirely different. I'm here to red-pill you all. You've never heard the actual Monster Mash. Bobby Pickett is a non-monster recalling an occasion when he heard monsters mashing. At best, his recording is only a rough approximation.
No-one could have predicted a novelty song recorded about ghouls and ghosts would still be played nearly 60 years later. You simply can't have a Halloween party without hearing 'Monster Mash' at least once. Bizarrely, the song was actually released in the height of summer in August , but it ended up at number one in the States for Halloween week that year.
It features seven musical numbers. Starring Pickett himself as Dr. A teenage couple, Mary and Scott, are on their way home from a Halloween party when car trouble prompts them to seek help at the old mansion of Victor Frankenstein , a mad scientist from Hyannis Port. Once inside, they meet a host of strange characters, at whose mercy Scott and Mary suddenly find themselves when Frankenstein informs them, "I'm sorry the bridge is out, you'll have to spend the night!