Mondo releases new vinyl special editions every single Wednesday. They are they ultimate edition of whatever they put out, featuring extensive liner notes, brand-new commissioned artwork, and always have a limited-edition size. The vinyl itself is usually colored or a photo disc, as well. Basically, it is like the Criterion Collection of movie soundtracks.
This week is one of their coolest releases yet: Freddy’s Greatest Hits!
Strange Disc Records presents FREDDY’S GREATEST HITS performed by The Elm Street Group and featuring Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger.
Originally released in 1987 at the height of the ‘Freddy’ craze (Freddy already had three movies under his belt, and a fourth on the way. Even by then, he was a veritable pop icon, as Americana as hot dogs). This record contains nine tracks, a mix of covers (from the likes of Wilson Pickett, The Everly Brothers, Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs) and original songs and instrumentals. The album is everything you except it to be: screaming ’80s drum machines and distortion filled electric guitars being drowned out by synthesizers. Over the top of these songs is Robert Englund doing the voice (and manic laugh) of Freddy Kruger. The actual music-making was done by the Elm Street Group, who were much respected studio musicians working for RIC records. Featuring artists like Kevin Kelly and Alan Brewer who both contributed to Rick Wakeman’s soundtrack for THE BURNING.
If you are a Freddy fan and you do not own this-you better be ready to purchase when this goes live tomorrow. This album is for fans only that is for sure. I remember listening to this constantly when I was a kid. And I don’t even like Freddy that much! The vinyl is pressed on a “Freddy’s Sweater” colored record. Here is “Do The Freddy” off the album:
Who does not want this????
As with all Mondo releases, this will go up for sale on Wednesday at Noon central time. The edition size for this one is limited EXTREMELY limited, at an edition size of only 400. You can grab a copy here tomorrow.
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