LOOK WHAT I HAVE FOUND - The Weird Collection 1
16 of the weirdest tunes ever extracted from 13 of the first 54 volumes

sample of the sleeve

In The Trashcan Records       GARBAGE-X4
"Why weird? Look at the song titles: Drac, Cancer, Mummy, Spooky, Tiger, Nicotine, Unguaua,... They aren't exactly chart toppers, are they? It's for lovers of compilations like "Wavy gravy", "Jungle exotica", "Frolic diner", "Monster sounds and boppin' tracks",... Spice up your party with these tabasco induced slices of maddening mayhem..."

1. Bobby Christian: The Spider & The Fly
From vol 16 "Dr. Shock"
The scariest spookiest song ever recorded!!! It's ten times more frightening than the movie "The fly". This 1963 recording has got nothing to do with the Rolling Stones song. A few years later it was covered by the Monocles whose version reappeared on Pebbles. "Help me, help me, help me!!!" and "Darling, what happened to your head?" and more dialogues like these are the reason why Lenny Kaye labeled this song the most demented ever!
9. Paul Chaplain: Nicotine
From vol 19 "Island Earth"
Paul Chaplain will remain the man who taught me "
Shortnin' bread", years before I first heard The Readymen's blistering version or the Cramps' great rendition of that traditional. The other side is another story: killer number one "Nicotine" (even more than AIDS). Marvelous piece of late 50s rock 'n' roll. Originally released on Harper.

2. Lee Kristofferson: Dinner With Drac
From vol 44 "Guy With The Voodoo"
The B-side is “Night of the werewolf” which can be found on another great compilation filled with horror novelty tunes. So why wasn’t this great cover version selected for that compilation as well? It’s fantastic! Just listen to the guitar licks and Lee’s dark voice. Ok, I agree; it can never equal the mayhem of Zacherley’s recording or the amazing Fuzztones reprise from the mid-90s.

10. The Americans Of '72: The Cancer Stick
From vol 39 "Voodoo Zoo"
And if drugs won’t kill you, nicotine will!!! Just listen to the deadly coughs in the beginning and you’ll quit smoking. This hilarious funky 1973 tribute to the cigarette death toll is too weird to talk about. And if you don’t smoke, this song will kill ya for sure!

3. Bob McFadden & Dor: The Mummy
From vol 20 "Orgy"
The other side of "The beat generation" may be a surprise to most of you. For me this is a great inside joke, one I won't explain. But for those who take mammy for mummy, will have a laugh as well. Still, The Mummy is a fantastic horror novelty tune that I should have put on
volume 16. It recently reappeared on another compilation.
11. Amru Sani: Tabasco
From vol 9 "Kitchenette"
I'm starting to prepare dinner and the first thing I always take to spice up my food (and my life) is Tabasco. Amru Sani recorded this excellent tune in 1956 with the help of Enoch Light. I wonder why this song has failed to appear on the Frolic Diner series.

4. Roy Clark: Spooky Movies
From vol 16 "Dr. Shock"
I love girls that love watching spooky movies, just like Roy Clark. Eerie shrieks and hellish laughter: you get the whole shebang! One of the best discoveries that should have been on the great compilations like "Horror hop", "Ghoul's night out", "Monster bop", "I was a teenage brain surgeon", "Rockin' nightmares", "Monster rock 'n' roll" or the more recent "Zack Thee Maniac's Halloween party". Maybe I should help him for second volume.

12.  Tony Osborne: Turkish Coffee
From vol 50 "Ju Ju"
This would have been the perfect selection for one of the two Jungle Exotica comps. A version by Omar Kay reappeared on Las Vegas Grind 6. This here is the English release. In the US it was released through Columbia in 1962.

5. Reg Owen: Jack The Ripper
From vol 11 "TV Nightmare"
Stop zapping because now it's time for a horror movie classic. Three years earlier than Screamin' Lord Sutch' ode to the London killer this 1958 instrumental must be one of the first. It's got nothing to do with Link Wray's fantastic screecher. Complete with howls and shrieks!
13. The Spacemen: The Clouds
From vol 44 "Guy With The Voodoo"
1959 was thee year for instrumental releases. In that same year The Spacemen also released 45s for Felsted and Jubilee and later also for Jameco and Markey. In the mid-60s they recorded a few albums for Roulette.

6. Bert Convy: Nee-no-nah-nee
From vol 12 "Sombrero"
On Moonglow, the American label founded by the Belgian brother of Ronnex' boss Van Hoogten. On several "monster rock 'n' roll" compilations you can find his songs like "Gorilla", but the creature you can hear on "Nee-no-nah-nee" wasn't compiled before. The guys from the Neanderthals loved this song when they came to my Tiki party a few years ago.

14. Sam Apple Pie: Tiger Man
From vol 38 "Lost Island"
”King of the jungle” by The Wildmen is one of my all time “jungle” theme songs. Sam “Apple” Pie covered this song in 1969 and retitled it “Tiger man”. Mix the novelty crazy rockabilly of the Wildmen with the late 60s guitar blasts and go freak out on this bizarre Tarzan tribute

7. Joe Dodo & The Groovers:  Goin' Steady
From vol 39 "Voodoo Zoo"
Its a-side “Groovy” was a Canadian hit in1958 and it reappeared on several compilations including one of my all time fave comps “Monter sounds and boppin’ tracks”. Oh oh oh, this is so utterly cool, the ultimate coolness of super cool beatnik novelty. Why hasn’t anyone had the guts to feature it on Las Vegas Grind or Welcome To The Beat Generation or other cool comps???
15. Don Bowman: Folsom prison blues #2
From vol 25 "Tricky"
A late 60s comedy version of this Johnny Cash classic. Boo! Boo! You can hear the crowd yelling at him and still it’s not as bad as it sounds. No, I’m only joking: it’s so bad that it’s brilliant! Watch out for the flipside: "House of the setting sun",... Ow gawd how much this redneck hates them hippies...

8. The Kingpins: Unguaua pt2
From vol 21 "S.O.S."
The best song on the SINsational compilation "Forbidden city dog food" is the Kingpins' "Unguaua". If you wanna know the rest of the song which could only be heard on the B-side of the rare 45, you're lucky. This song has led to two radio shows called Ungawa, one in Hamburg, Germany and one in Antwerp, Belgium. Both radio shows started in 1992 and around that time there was also a British movie related fanzine called "Ungawa!". If you listen very carefully to Johnny Weismuller in his early Tarzan movies, you'll hear him yelling Ungawa to the animals. Legendary jungle song!

16. Ethel Ennis: The Boy From Ipanema
From vol 5 "Krazy Kovers"
In a list of cover versions there always should be an "answer song". Ethel sings about the boy and not "The Girl From Ipanema", one of the coolest tunes ever. I wasn't able to find much info about her. After 8 years recording for Jubilee she switched to RCA only to release one more 45. Enjoy this 1964 tune and the end of this sampler volume.