Bootsy Collins & Buckethead Share ‘Monster Mash’ Video

By Scott Bernstein Oct 25, 2019 6:48 am PDT

Legendary bassist Bootsy Collins and acclaimed guitarist Buckethead joined forces for a cover of “Monster Mash.” The pair’s new single has been accompanied by a spooky video produced and directed by Ouiwey Collins.

Bobby “Boris” Pickett originally released “Monster Mash” in 1962 and the song quickly became a Halloween season staple. “I believe I was 11 years old and was a big Boris Karloff fan-junkie. In fact, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney and Vincent Price — all the big monsters — were my heroes. When I heard ‘Monster Mash’ recorded by Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett in 1962, it became my all-time superhero theme song,” Bootsy told Rolling Stone. “I always wanted to record it, and do something special with it. Buckethead and I have been talking about it for over a decade, and I finally said we can’t wait any longer — let’s do the mash now! So I went to my lab late one night and funked some sheet up, and, boom!”

Bootsy handled production duties and created the arrangement with Buckethead. Drummer Ouiwey Collins, guitarist Rod Castro and vocalist Emmaline Campbell also contributed to Bootsy and Buckethead’s “Monster Mash.” Watch the video below:

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