No music is so bad it’s good. There are many reasons to love music, but none of them are because it's bad; most music is bad and as such its principal function is to increase the joy of good music by contrast or relief when it does arrive. Part of pop’s allure is its novelty value and the novelty song genre has produced some stone cold classics, few better than The Lurch by Ted Cassidy.
Cassidy, most famous for his role as ‘Lurch’, the butler in The Addams Family, used his deep, spectral tones to great effect on this titular song. The lyrics suggest that it’s an attempt to start a dance craze, although its 1965 release would suggest that it was a little late in the day for that sort of success, and was largely songwriter Gary Paxton’s attempt to replicate the success of his 1962 hit, Monster Mash.
Mrs FET says she can find no merit in this song no matter – or perhaps especially – how many times I play it. According to her it’s stone cold crap. But then she does own a couple of Eminem albums. What do you reckon? I think this song is the bee’s tits.