Australian singles chart:
Frankenstein entered the Kent charts on 25 June 1973 and peaked at #19.
The song is on They Only Come Out at Night which entered the Kent album charts on 30 July 1973 and peaked at #28.
Record label of Australian release:
Wikipedia – The Edgar Winter Group:
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 – Frankenstein:
There is a lot more to this song than Edgar Winter’s synth. He also played the saxophone solo and jumped on drums to duel with Chuck Ruff. The crunchy guitar riff comes courtesy of Winter’s guitarist, Ronnie Montrose, who in 1973 left the Edgar Winter Group to form Montrose.
Live performances of Frankenstein were usually about 10 minutes long and very impressive, with Winter playing the sax solo with the keyboard still strapped around his neck, then later moving to a drum kit. Winter’s use of the synthesiser as a portable instrument was later appropriated by another keyboard virtuoso with flowing white hair: Rick Wakeman, who would often take a keytar into the audience when performing.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/edgar-winter/frankenstein
This song is also on our Spotify playlist Bang a Gong – the 70s
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