For your holiday listening pleasure (worth it for the Jack Davis sleeve, in my opinion):
Fittingly enough, The Cool Ghoul himself, John Zacherle, passed
away right around Halloween in 2016, and now we here at Real Gone Music
are celebrating his one-year “deathday” by releasing his incredibly rare
album Zacherle’s Monster Gallery, originally issued on the budget
Elektra imprint Crestview, on green & orange “pumpkin” vinyl limited
to 1000 copies! This record was originally released in 1963, and was
actually a copy of the 1960 Elektra album Spook Along with Zacherley,
except for one very important detail: the cover art to the Crestview
release was inked by legendary Mad Magazine artist Jack Davis, who
actually passed away last year as well. Which probably explains why
original copies of this record are selling for about $150 if you can
find them…So consider this release a twin tribute to two guys who
brought a big smile to millions of kids, especially those on the East
Coast that used to see Zach present all those cheesy horror movies on
TV. R.I.P., Zach and Jack!
You can order a copy here.
Other holiday treats from Real Gone include vinyl releases of the "Cujo" and "The Return of the Living Dead" soundtracks.