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'Monster Mash' Revived As Anti-Bush Song

Tue Oct 26, 1:26 PM

By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON - Just in time for Halloween comes a new version of the 1960s hit "Monster Mash" — this time an Internet critique of the Bush administration's environmental policies.

The new version, a flash video called "Monster Slash," features the original singer, Bobby "Boris" Pickett, taking President Bush (news - web sites) to task for policies to promote logging and mining.

"He and his friends cut the forest down," Pickett sings as animated figures of Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney (news - web sites) and other administration officials dance with a chain saw, hatchet and scythe.

"He did the slash," Pickett continues in a reworking of the familiar chorus. "They did the forest slash. ... It was brutally brash."

In less than a week since its release, the song has already generated more than 100,000 unique visitors to a special Web site, www.monsterslash.org, according to its sponsors, the Campaign to Protect America's Lands and Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund.

Pickett, who hit Number 1 on the charts with "Monster Mash" in 1962, said he agreed to record the new version "because, like millions of people, I think this president has the worst environmental record in the history of our great nation."

Agriculture Undersecretary Mark Rey, the Bush's administration's point man on forest policy, took the video in good humor. "My only comment is that I'm not that good a dancer," Rey said.