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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

John Zacherley - Scary Tales

A true labor of love, this is a re-creation of Scary Tales, Zach's third lp, with a difference! The album was originally released with a "trick track", in that track one featured three different vocal takes, whichever one you heard depending on where the needle landed. I have placed the three variations thusly- the first is track one, the second at the end of side one and the third at the end of side two. All tracks come from a couple of different sources, a few not-as-good sounding as the rest of it, but are the best available so far. In addition there are several bonus tracks, two of which are alternate versions of songs from Zach's Monster Mash lp(also available here). If you also grab this i believe you will have the entirety of John Zacherley's 60's output with the exception of Spook Along With Zacherley which is still to be had on cd. Cameo-Parkway put out a best-of called Zacherley's Monster Mash with a great Jack Davis cover- that lp, Scary Tales and Spook Along are very hard to find in their original forms, whereas a vinyl copy of Monster Mash is pretty easy to find, not that I've looked lately...

12 comments:

GOODNIGHT WHATEVER YOU ARE! said...

Hey man,
I love this record and you know I love Zach!
By chance do you have any of the later cd's?

Anonymous said...

fantastic share thanks!

KW said...

this is great !
i got to meet him last year. He was very nice

prof. grewbeard said...

i'd love to meet him!

GWYA, here 'tis-

http://revenantglint.blogspot.com/2009/10/zacherley-dead-mans-ball.html

KL from NYC said...

This must have taken you quite a bit of time. Thank you.

prof. grewbeard said...

no prob!

Paul Conrad said...

That album cover is quite nice....

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for this!!!
I've been looking for the "trick tracks" for forever!!
Where do the 2 alt. versions come from?!?!? Never heard of those before!?!
AWESOME !! THANKS AGAIN!

siys said...

Excellent share! Great job putting this together!! Thank you very much! I have the album, but no working turntable, so it's wonderful to hear these songs again!!

Happy Halloween from Mr. Nightmare City Halloween!

GOODNIGHT WHATEVER YOU ARE! said...

Awesome man thanks!

Mark said...

Wow! Great album! Would you happen to have a scan of the back cover?

prof. grewbeard said...

sorry, but no...

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