It’s Only Halloween by Butch Patrick
Show business can be a bitch. One day you’re a hit, the next day you can’t find work as extra in a community theater production of Our Town. What’s an actor to do?
Well, it’s even worse if you’re a child star. Not every Richie Cunningham can turn lemons into an Academy Award.
So, what’s Butch Patrick left with? Well, when your 1983 hit “Whatever Happened to Eddie” fails to make enough waves to buoy your career, I guess you take another stab at referentially cashing in on your former success.
In 2007, Butch cut the seasonal track It’s Only Halloween, where he does his best Shanter impersonation over a requisite Halloween beat.
Say what you want about this song, but I like it and given it’s a Halloween song recorded by Butch Fucking Patrick, I can’t think of a more fitting place for it than right here, with every other spooky, bizarre and otherwise unwise track on Halloween Shindig!