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Voltaire: Ooky Spooky (Deluxe) (CD)

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Tracks

  1. Land of the Dead | MP3 Clip
  2. Zombie Prostitute | MP3 Clip | Full-Length MP3
  3. Cannibal Buffet | MP3 Clip
  4. Day of the Dead | MP3 Clip
  5. Blue-eyed Matador | MP3 Clip
  6. Bomb New Jersey | MP3 Clip
  7. Cantina | MP3 Clip
  8. Stuck With You (with Amanda Palmer) | MP3 Clip
  9. Dead | MP3 Clip
  10. Reggae Mortis | MP3 Clip
  11. Hell in a Handbasket | MP3 Clip

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In 2007, Projekt released Ooky Spooky in a Jewel Box. Then there was the 2011 Digipak reissue. Now we have the Deluxe 2015 Digipak edition, which includes the 8-page lyric booklet along with a signed art-card (with a previously unseen image). Sweet!

“It’s a Halloween party in a digipak,” Voltaire comments about Ooky Spooky, his most hilariously irreverent CD to date. Years in the making, Voltaire’s 5th album contains a duet with The Dresden Dolls’ Amanda Palmer, a track from a Cartoon Network movie plus his crowd-pleasing songs about zombies, devils and dancing skeletons. In fact necrophilia, cannibalism, prostitution, buggery, blasphemy, sacrilege, going to hell, bombing New Jersey and anal rape with a lightsaber are just a few of the charming topics covered on Ooky Spooky.

Back are the violins and cellos but new to the Voltaire sound is a horn section that brings to mind images of a mariachi skeleton band. But there is no doom and gloom here, mind you. The album bounces along with a mixture of klezmer, swing and ska that brings to mind such spooky-fun classics as Oingo Boingo’s “Dead Man’s Party” or “Hell” by the Squirrel Nut Zippers. Voltaire’s love for Cab Calloway is evident in the song “Cannibal Buffet” (which seems straight from a Betty Boop cartoon) and more so in “Land of the Dead” which Voltaire wrote for the opening credit sequence of the Cartoon Network movie “Billy and Mandy’s Big Boogie Adventure.”

As serious as it gets on Ooky Spooky is “Stuck With You,” a duet with The Dresden Dolls’ Amanda Palmer. It’s about a bickering married couple, but even on this one kittens are drowned, Korean bayonets are employed and skeletons sing to each other from side-by-side coffins. “I got all of the serious songs out of the way on Then And Again,” comments Voltaire, “specifically so that Ooky Spooky could be a non-stop party of fun songs about the undead and hell and devils and skeletons and all of the other fun stuff that’s so close to my heart.”

Weight .3 lbs
Label

PROJEKT

Release Year

2007

Format

Digipak with 8 page booklet

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