More Halloween Music
The Comateens formed in 1980 in New York City. They played bouncy dance rock rooted in chintzy '60s Farfisa organ pop and spooky horror-movie soundtrack music. They first gained recognition in 1979 with a self-produced single that featured a stripped-down version of Bowie's "TVC 15" which they re-recorded for their first LP in 1981 on the Cachalot label. The album became an underground favorite and contained this remake of “The Munsters Theme". They released two more LPs – 1983's Pictures on a String and 1984's Deal With It. The Comateens gained a large following in Europe but despite being signed to Mercury Records remained a cult band in the U.S. and split up in 1985. The Comateens were Ramona Jan - guitar, Nik North -bass, vocals, and later Lyn Byrd - synthesizer, vocals and Oliver North -guitar, vocals.
Sadly Oliver North died in 1987. Nic North and Lyn Byrd continued to work together and recorded an album for French Virgin under the name of West & Byrd in 1988.
A hard-to-find best of complation CD called "One By One" was released in 1991.
"The Munsters Theme" is also available on Rhino's Just Can't Get Enough: New Wave Halloween CD.