IT WAS A GRAVEYARD SMASH
Copyright 2012 Waking Nightmares
Smashwords edition 2012
Without question one of the most misunderstood—and certainly most maligned—names in popular music history belongs to a highly unusual sextet. While most rock groups typically consist of three, four, or at most five members, the Universal Monsters had the good fortune of having six complete and utter individuals. Six “people” from different walks of life, unified together by a single vision. A vision that would take the world by storm in a whirlwind blitzkrieg lasting three years, topping the musical charts time and again, only to then fade from the public eye and be forgotten forever.
However, their story is hard to forget. It is one of love, of unity, of misunderstandings, dismemberment, and, inevitably, demise. This is their story, told in their own words.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Major interviews have been conducted with Dracula, the Invisible Man and Frankenstein’s Monster (who shall be referred to as Frankenstein, or at times, Frank) specifically for this biography. Supplementary text by the Mummy and Wolf Man comes mostly from previous television program and magazine interviews. And as he doesn’t speak—and since no one can find him anyway—the Creature from the Black Lagoon had little to offer.