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!
Bob Mosher wasn’t the only one to throw some lyrics over Jack Marshall’s iconic theme.
In 1983, Butch Patrick, struggling to find his place as a child star in a Munster-less world, created the new wave band Eddie and The Monsters, and released this track featuring that recognizable theme to which he used to swing a giant bat.
The song finds Patrick, with his tongue planted somewhere around his cheek I suppose, poking fun at his flailing career and famous turn as TV’s favorite Wolfboy.
It’s certainly not the greatest track, but it’s kinda fun, with an uptempo enough beat. Definite Shindig material.
It’s also fairly short too. So if you’re finding it difficult to endure, don’t worry, it’ll all be over soon.
However, if that’s the case, I might suggest avoiding TRACK 86. Cause if you think it can’t get any worse that this, you’re wrong.