31 Days of Halloween
LARRY AND THE BLUE NOTES - NIGHT OF THE SADIST
Out of the music mecca that is Fort Worth, Texas, Larry and the Blue Notes were best known for this creepily uptempo garage rock song. Two versions were recorded in 1965, neither released because of the fear that the word "sadist" would lessen the chance of airplay. They dubbed the word "phantom" anywhere the evil "s" word occurred in the song and released it as "Night of the Phantom" on Tiris Records later in 1965. Can you believe the word "sadist" used to be considered too offensive for radio? In some ways, I long for that kind of vulnerability.
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