Song

Frankenstein: THE EDGAR WINTER GROUP

Australian singles chart:
Frankenstein entered the Kent charts on 25 June 1973 and peaked at #19.

Album:
The song is on They Only Come Out at Night which entered the Kent album charts on 30 July 1973 and peaked at #28.

Wikipedia:
Edgar Holland Winter is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer. He is known for being a multi-instrumentalist—keyboardist, guitarist, saxophonist and percussionist—as well as a singer. His success peaked in the 1970s with his band The Edgar Winter Group and their popular songs Frankenstein and Free Ride.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Winter

Songfacts:
Written by Edgar Winter, Frankenstein is one of the most famous instrumental rock songs. It got its title because of the arduous editing that went into the song; it became a monster when it was pieced together in the studio.
Said Winter: “When we were editing it in the studio, back in those days when you edited something, you physically had to cut the tape and splice it back together, so it was all over the control room, draped over the backs of chairs and the couch. We were making fun of it, trying to figure out how to put it back together, saying ‘Here’s the main body; the leg bone’s connected to the thigh bone…’ Then Chuck Ruff, my drummer, says, ‘Wow, man, it’s like Frankenstein.’ As soon as I heard that, I went, ‘Wow, that’s it!’ The monster was born.”
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/edgar-winter/frankenstein

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