Man oh man. This was one of those things that I vaguely remember hearing about (or even seeing) as a kid, but for whatever reason, part of my brain couldn’t possibly accept its existence. It’s as if through out the years, I came to terms with the fact that I probably make up the “Freddy’s Greatest Hits” record in my (over active) imagination and was hoping that there was more than just Dream Warriors, The Fat Boys and DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince’s songs about my main man Krueger.
Alas, I currently work at a video/record store and one of my co-workers knowing what a huge horror fanatic I am found a copy of this record out among our bins and immediately brought this to my attention. I couldn’t believe it! It does exist. Here it was in my very own hands… “Freddy’s Greatest Hits” with The ELM STREET GROUP!
And a quick glance at the back of the record revealed the following wonderful song titles… “Do The Freddy”, “Wooly Bully”, “Dance Or Else”, “In The Midnight Hour”, “Down In The Boiler Room” and so on and so forth. Now because this was a record of original songs produced by a handful of studio musicians, notable tracks like the ones I mentioned previously could not be included for legal reasons. (This was a “Ric Records” release) But it looks like the band (aka THE ELM STREET GROUP) consists of Stephanie Davy (vocals), Kevin Kelly (vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Neil Posner (guitar) with additional players Mike Braun, Larry Lader, Bob Stander, Alan Brewer and Richie Canmatta.
Sadly, I currently don’t have a record player, so I’ll have to wait to hear the whole thing at a friends house BUT there are a few glorious tracks from this rarity on-line and it’s exactly what I thought it’d be. Cheesy 80’s pop bliss with Freddy cackling in the background for no good reason. Awwww yeah. Allow me to share. Enjoy the track “Do The Freddy” below!