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from Creature Feature (album) by The Goths



Frankenstein dates from 1990 and was written as a kind of chapter-by-chapter summary, pretty much taken straight from Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein which dates from 1818. It starts with the 'doctor's at play' and ends with 'the monster's on fire', the bookends on the monster making a promise to burn himself to death on a funeral pyre when drifting away on a raft. Shelley subtitled her novel 'The Modern Prometheus' in reference to the myth upon which she based her book.


Doctor’s at play with the devil
Today, he’s in the lab
Creature unbound by a reason
Unsound is on the slab
The creature awakes and it’s the
Doctor’s mistake to set him free
With so much to learn, this monster
Will burn, the doctor flees
Doctor’s affright of the creature
Tonight, he’s on the ice
But the monster's on fire at the
Funeral pyre Prometheus


from Creature Feature (album), track released July 11, 2019
words by Percy Blakeney
music by Johnny Stowmarries
Frankenstein features Johnny Stowmarries on vocals

recorded, mixed and produced by James North
Recorded at James North Productions in Brisbane
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The Goths Brisbane, Australia

The Goths are a goth duo from Brisbane, formed in 1987, featuring singer-songwriters Johnny Stowmarries (vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Percy Blakeney (vocals, bass).
Beginning in the 80s, with solid longstanding nocturnal residencies at The Bohemian, gigs in the 90s included Bertie's & Metropolis, The Sitting Duck, and The Dead Rat. The Goths were also one of the first performing acts at The Zoo.
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