The Moon Rays were born of a concept brought on by the recording of the theme from WGN's Creature Features TV show. About 6 months later they were approached to do a full length cd by SVI/ Sound Imp Records. The decision then was to do a mixture of spy-surf with a Halloween overtone to it. Here is a great fun album of haunting melodies and hipster rhythms with a crazy bongo beat! Borrowing from the classic spooky surf records of the 1960's, it takes you way beyond. From windswept Boothill graveyards to a bongo party on Mars, then all the way back to "Thrillsville" baby. This is one for a stormy night, but don't listen alone. "Thrills and Chills" produced the song "1313 Mockingbird Lane" that has been featured in two films in 2004 -- "Dr. Horrors Erotic House of Idiots" and "American Scary". Excellent all the way through, check out the archives for their "Thrills and Chills" - it will do the same to you.
1. Fear 2. Blues For Vampira 3. The Ghouls Go West 4. The Grim Creeper 5. Dragula Go-Go! 6. Thrillville 7. Little Green Men 8. Dark Shadows (Exotique) 9. El Toro Gano 10. The Hanging Tree 11. La Valse Du Vampir
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