Monster mash guitar chords
The song is narrated by a mad scientist whose monster, late one evening, rises from his slab to perform a new dance, with a name implying it is inspired by the Mashed Potato, a popular dance of the early 1960s. The dance becomes “the hit of the land” when the scientist throws a party for other monsters, among them classic 1940s horror film icons such as the Wolfman, Igor, Count Dracula and his son. In addition to narrating the song in the Karloff voice, Pickett also impersonated fellow horror film actor Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula with the line, “Whatever happened to my Transylvania Twist?” The mad scientist says that the dance has been replaced by the Monster Mash, which Dracula embraces by joining the house band, the Crypt-Kicker Five. The song closes with the mad scientist inviting “you, the living” to the party, without specifying where.