Not Boris Karloff but the Edgar Winter’s 1973 #1 model.

The song has a killer riff that that as a kid I could not get out of my head. It pounded you over the head. It was was a big instrumental hit in the seventies. The song was seventies indulgence but that was ok. Keyboard solo, guitar, drum solo, saxophone and it drove the song on.

The videos have Edgar Winter running around with a keyboard slung over his shoulders like a guitar and playing anything he can get his hands on.

It’s not a song I sit down to listen to a lot and it’s not a favourite of mine but it takes me back…so that is ok.

It’s been used in a lot of movie soundtracks when they cover the seventies.

The song is called Frankenstein because of the heavy editing that had to be done in the studio to put it together. Back then they would have to cut the tape and then tape it back together in the correct place… Now it would just be cut and paste digitally.

Frankenstein was a B side to a song called “Hanging Around” but disc jockeys flipped it because they saw its potential.

If you have a lot of patience and time…this is the Old Grey Whistle Test 9 minute version.



Author: Badfinger (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

5 thoughts on “Frankenstein”

  1. Edgar had two other hits- Free Ride #14 I remember- #33 River’s Risin’ I do not recall…. brother Johnny while the greater of the two never had a hit single.

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