Scary Monsters and Super Creeps: In Search of the Worlds Most Hideous Beasts by Dom JolyDom Joly sets off round the world again, but this time hes not looking to holiday in a danger zone - hes monster hunting. Ever since he was given a copy of Arthur C. Clarkes Mysterious World for his ninth birthday Dom has been obsessed with the world of cryptozoology (monster hunting), and in Scary Monsters and Super Creeps he heads to six completely different destinations to investigate local monster sightings. He explores the Redwood Curtain in northern California in search of Sasquatch; in Canada he visits Lake Okanagan hoping to catch a glimpse of a thirty-foot snake-like creature called Ogopogo; and near Lake Tele in Congo he risks his life tracking the vegetarian sauropod Mokele-mbembe. Naturally he heads to Loch Ness - but for this hunt he has his family in tow; he treks across the Khumbu Valley in Nepal looking for Yeti; and in the hills above Hiroshima in Japan he enlists the help of a local man to find the Hibagon, a terribly smelly caveman ape. In typically hilarious and irreverent fashion, Dom explores the cultures that gave rise to these monster myths and ends up in some pretty hairy situations with people even stranger than the monsters they are hunting. Are the monsters all the product of fevered minds, or is there a sliver of truth somewhere in the madness? Either way, the search gives Dom an excuse to dive into six fascinating destinations on a gloriously nutty adventure.
Today in Music History: David Bowie released 'Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)'
It was Bowie's final studio album on the label and his first following the Berlin Trilogy of Low , "Heroes" and Lodger — Though considered very significant in artistic terms, the trilogy had proven less successful commercially. Although the album is commonly referred to as Scary Monsters and Super Creeps , in keeping with the song title, and the album title as written on the front and back covers of the LP is Scary Monsters. According to co-producer Tony Visconti , David Bowie's method on Scary Monsters was somewhat less experimental and more concerned with achieving a commercially viable sound than had been the case with his recent releases; to that end the composer spent more time on his own developing lyrics and melodies before recording, rather than improvising music in the studio and making up words at the last minute. Among those collaborators, Brian Eno was no longer present on Scary Monsters , but Chuck Hammer added multiple textural layers deploying guitar synth and, following his absence from Lodger , Robert Fripp returned with the distinctive guitar sound he had earlier lent to "Heroes". Bowie continued to develop songs using non-traditional methods: for " It's No Game No.