We’re leaping into the Wayback Machine for this week’s B-Sides, way back to the surf rock days of 1964 when the beach party and horror genre collided head on in a creature feature called The Horror of Party Beach and a groovy garage band called The Del-Aires wanted us all to do the “Zombie Stomp”.
Nobody will ever confuse Del Tenney’s The Horror of Party Beach for a good movie but it is certainly one of your quintessential so-bad-it’s-good movies.
As swinging teens beach party up a storm and face the pickle-mouthed terror of zombie gillmen spawned from toxic waste, a happening New Jersey surf band named The Del-Aires serenade them with a half dozen rockin’ ditties, the most famous of which, and arguably the film’s catchiest number, being a kitschy tune called “Zombie Stomp”.
Perfect for those of you heading out to the beach on one of these blazing hot summer days, from the 1964 camp classic Horror of Party Beach, here’s this weeks B-Sides inductee: The Del-Aires performing their signature hit “Zombie Stomp”.
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