I’m guessing that Mary Shelley Overdrive took their name off a Sabertooth mini-series published by Marvel Comics in 2002. The South Carolina, post-punk band madly mixes original material — self-professed “unmitigated foolishness” — with reckless covers of everything from Devo to Bo Diddley to the Batman Theme. And if that’s not crazy enough for you, they give most of their music away.
Dial up the band’s website to access free downloads, and admire the splendidly trashy record covers and graphics.
Freakenstein hails from Pori, “the Liverpool of Finland”. The band describes its music as “melodic aggressive punk rock” with gothic themes influenced by “horror movies, comics and splatter nightmares”.
The Newcastle-based alternative pop band Dog Years has released a CD entitled Frankenstein Songs, suggesting something patched together and out of control. The band keeps a MySpace presence.
The fabulous cover art for Frankenstein Songs is by Richard Thomas Short. His website is a delight.