Horror Show is the title of Greg Kihn's first novel. Appropriately, the concept of the same name is a neo-gothic collection of British Invasion pop/rock and folk-rock, complete with the occasional string and woodwind arrangements. Kihn doesn't limit himself to his own songs, working Ray Davies' "Waterloo Sunset" and the traditional "Come Back Baby" and "Trials, Troubles, Tribulations" into the concept. Though Horror Show never really tells a story, it is one of Kihn's most enjoyable latter-day albums, simply because of the variety of styles and its sense of purpose.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine