Beard: 12” single celebrates ‘Ghostbusters’ anniversaryWritten by Jim Beard | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Sony Legacy must think “Ghostbusters” fans are living in the past. That could be the only reason that they chose to issue a 12” single, those famous Frisbees of the 1980s, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of the original “Ghostbusters” film.
The Stay Puft Super Deluxe Edition marshmallow-scented white vinyl 12” single is a true ode to that day in 1984 when audiences packed into theaters to experience one of the greatest horror-comedies of all time. Nestled in a monstrous, puffy white sleeve that opens to a panorama of views of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man’s heinous attack on New York, this collectible vinyl surely wins the award for weirdest yet coolest Ghostbusters item. What better way could there be to remember one of the weirdest yet coolest films?
The single features Ray Parker Jr.’s claim to fame, the “Ghostbusters” theme that ranks right up there with the 1966 “Batman” theme, The Addams Family theme and “Theme from a Summer Place.” If you’d be so foolish as to actually play the single in this set, which is, yes, stamped from pristine white vinyl, you will also find Run-DMC’s less-well-remembered rap version for 1989’s “Ghostbusters II.” You’ve been warned: There’ll be no one you can call.
The Stay Puft set does have a whiff of marshmallow about it, but nothing overpowering. You can be assured that neither your dog, your cat, nor your children will be sniffing around it, begging for a taste. Inside the set you’ll also find some nifty lenticular stills from the film. If you pick up the limited edition package, you’ll also get a set of “Stay Puft Marshmallow Man facial expressions with three individual emotions.” Hey, we told you it was weird and cool.
In its new release, Sony calls Parker’s theme “one of the world’s all-time great perennial party anthems.” This is one heck of way to honor it, as well as the spirited film it fronts. Ghostbusters.com is waiting for you to call to get yours. They’re waiting to believe you.