Dr. Elmo - Sings the Boos

Dr. Elmo
Sings the Boos

(Laughing Stock/Sony BMG)

First Appeared in The Music Box, October 2005, Volume 12, #10

Written by John Metzger


Following in the footsteps of his hit Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer, Elmo Shropshire (better known as Dr. Elmo) puts a comical jolt into Halloween on his latest effort Sings the Boos. The album is a musical hodgepodge of novelty numbers that run the gamut from the Tin Pan Alley-meets-saloon stomp of The Fly to Scariest Thing Iíll Ever Doís bizarre blend of haunted organ and mariachi horns to the spooky waltz of The Witch and The Toad. Much like his previous outings, the collection isnít all smooth sailing ó Texas Chainsaw Halloween worked better when it was called Texas Chainsaw Christmas, for example, and Redneck Dracula is a little too Weird Al Yankovic-ian in its Rocky Horror-style appropriation of the perennial smash Monster Mash. Even so, Dr. Elmoís twisted humor is as sharp as ever, and when he blends it with an emotional edge, as he does on the misfit tale of Pointy the Pyramid Pumpkin, the result is as touching as it is funny. starstar Ĺ

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1 Star: Pitiful
2 Stars: Listenable
3 Stars: Respectable
4 Stars: Excellent
5 Stars: Can't Live Without It!!


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