Tuesday, October 4, 2022

The Ghastly Ones - A-Haunting We Will Go-Go (1998)

Tongue-in-cheek, old-school-horror-themed surf rock from sunny California. Pure camp, but they have the chops to make it a genuinely entertaining listen. I honestly don't know shit about surf rock, and am only aware of this band because "Hangman Hang Ten" was on one of those random comp CDs that used to sell for like a buck or two (I found it!) at Borders or whatever, and I ended up tracking them down on Napster.

Track listing:
1. An Invitation
2. Ghastly Stomp
3. Hangman Hang Ten
4. Thunderhead
5. Pacific Ghost Highway...
6. Haulin' Hearse
7. Lonesome Undertaker
8. Mysterion
9. The Boys Go Creeping...
10. Diabolo's Theme
11. Action Squad
12. Deadbeat
13. Spookmaster
14. Doctor Diabolo Speaks...
15. Attack of Robot Atomico
16. Los Campiones del Justicio
17. Hollywood Nocturne
18. Surfin' Spooks
19. A Final Warning...

Never posted a surf record before, so I dunno, try these:


  1. This is great, thanks! It'd be cool if you posted one of your spooky season playlists one of these days.

    1. I agree, I've been meaning to do that for years. It just involves finalizing a playlist and turning it into something shareable, which shouldn't be too hard but apparently is. Will try to make it happen.

  2. Your description makes it seem irresistible! Thanks in advance!

  3. The Vampires of Dartmoore kick hemorroidal ass!!!