The Ghastly Ones
The Ghastly Ones emerged from the grave to haunt the SoCal surf and garage scene in the fall of 1996.
Hailing from Van Nuys, California, these swingin's undertakers took their inspiration from the hopped up sounds of the early sixties surf and hotrods outfits like The Lively Ones, Avengers VI, The Del-Aires, New Dimensions and the Fender IV and mixed it with their obsession with late night monster movies, Halloween records and Scream Lord Sutch to patent their "spooky surf" sound.
The Ghastly Ones were formed by two Special FX make up/movie monster makers, Garrett "Dr. Lehos" Immel and Norman "Baron Shivers" Cabrera. They infused their love of Halloween records, late night monster movies and Screaming Lord Sutch with inspiration from early sixties surf and hot rod acts like The Lively Ones, Avengers VI, and The Del-Aires to create the first "spooky surf" band.www.ghastlyones.com