While the title track of this 1974 album might mislead you, it’s the only Halloween related song here, the rest is prime Buck! Aside from the hit title cut, it includes a clever twist on Shel Silverstein’s “The Cover Of Rolling Stone” and plenty of exemplary bites of the Bakersfield Sound! Speaking of sound, this first ever reissue of this Buck gem was cut directly from the master reels at Cohearent Audio, it’s never sounded better!
The common mark of truly great artists is the apparent ease with which they perform their craft. In the field of country music, nobody ever made it look easier than Buck Owens and His Buckaroos. With nary a wasted note or superfluous phrase, the boys from Bakersfield produced album after album full of disarmingly honest, down-home pop.
Frankenstein was the first in line, And the Wolfman came up next. Dracula was a doing his stuff- Breathing down my neck. Jump back, make tracks, here comes the Hunchback- Better get out of his way. Fee fee fi fi fo fo fum, It was a Monster's Holiday.
Indeed it was... and is again.
Cut all analog by Kevin Gray and pressed on ghastly green vinyl at Third Man Pressing!
(It’s A) Monsters’ Holiday • Amazing Love • On The Cover Of The Music City News • I Love • Stony Mountain West Virginia • Meanwhile Back At The Ranch • You’re Gonna Love Yourself In The Morning • Kiss An Angel Good Mornin’ • Great Expectations • Pass Me By (If You’re Only Passing Through)