Think you've never heard of Elmo Shropshire? Wrong. The veterinarian turned comedy singer made it big in 1979 with "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer" and has lingered on the fringes of the American popular consciousness ever since. Here he brings his campy crooning to All Hallow's Eve. His voice isn't the greatest; his tunes aren't the freshest. "Redneck Dracula," for instance, is "Monster Mash," only with Dracula singing instead of Dr. Frankenstein, making it a parody of a parody. But his rhymes? Consider this, from that self-same "Redneck Dracula": “I drank her blood till I was full/then lost it all on the mechanical bull.” Or this, from "The Scariest Thing I'll Ever Do," which is about a marriage proposal: “I've noticed that her hiney/is a little Frankensteiny.” An unapologetic kazoo player, Dr. Elmo peppers his album liberally with sound effects and he considers global warming as scary as vampires. You know something? He's right.
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