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Review: 'Ted Cassidy'
'The Lurch'   

-  Label: 'Jackpot Records'
-  Genre: 'Sixties' -  Release Date: '29.8.20.'-  Catalogue No: 'JPR060'

Our Rating:
This is a record store day reissue for the 1965 novelty cash-in single by Ted Cassidy in his role as Lurch from The Addams Family TV Show. This is the first time the single has been re-issued and for years has been a real hard to find collectible.

For me, this song reminds me of youth club disco's growing up where the DJ would often play this back to back with the Monster Mash that was also written by Gary Paxton. The Lurch is of course, a Motown style soul dance craze single, that had lots of kids like me trying to walk across the dancefloor just like Lurch. The song opens with the Gong and Lurch saying "You rang" as you'd expect him too. It then features the backing singers urging Lurch to teach us how to do the Lurch dance, while Lurch deeply intones the instructions. It still sounds like good fun and fans of the original Addams Family will love it.

The B-side is Wesley that I don't think has any Addams family connections and is a sweet country ballad that reminds me of The Coward Of The County as Ted talk sings his way through the sad tale of poor old Wesley.

Find out more at https://jackpotrecords.com/shop/ted-cassidy-the-lurch-7-1
  author: simonovitch

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