You've heard the one about the songwriter who was also a disc jockey, have you, bunky? Today's sordid little tale shows the problems inherent in splitting your talents this way. We've examined songs that kill and maim before here at BOTB, and it seems that along with soothing savage breasts, some records just have nothing but ill will to convey.
The forthcoming tasty yarn is called "The Record of Doom", by an unknown writer and drawn by Bill Ely. Originally published in 1956 in the April-May issue (#2) of Tales of the Unexpected.
The featured song of doom "Blue Monday" actually has a real-life pedigree as a genuine crowd-thinner for your radio audience, with some information regarding that to be found here. I guess some folks need a little music to get them into the proper mood to do themselves in. I suppose you should be careful if you plan to put this into the random-play selections in your music player or online radio - it may have grave consequences...
Join me here after the jump to find out the whole story about this charming number!
Magazine cover drawn by Leonard Starr.