John Wayne Gacy

Album: not on an album (2016)


  • This ditty about the notorious serial killer has been called a children's song, certainly its composer, singer-songwriter Rich Hillen Jr., has a childish sense of humour. The version he recorded for ReverbNation runs to 2 minutes 44 seconds as The World Famous Crawlspace Brothers, (most of Gacy's victims ended up in the crawlspace under his house). Live, the song is performed solo with acoustic guitar.

    Those who do not regard serial murder as a laughing matter might prefer the similarly titled and more thoughtful Sufjan Stevens song. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Rick SpringfieldSongwriter Interviews

Rick has a surprising dark side, a strong feminine side and, in a certain TV show, a naked backside. But he still hasn't found Jessie's Girl.

Laura NyroSongwriting Legends In Their Own Words

Laura Nyro talks about her complex, emotionally rich songwriting and how she supports women's culture through her art.

Lita FordSongwriter Interviews

Lita talks about how they wrote songs in The Runaways, and how she feels about her biggest hit being written by somebody else.

Is That Song Public Domain?Fact or Fiction

Are classic songs like "Over The Rainbow" and "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" in the public domain?

Brian Kehew: The Man Behind The RemastersSong Writing

Brian has unearthed outtakes by Fleetwood Mac, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Costello and hundreds of other artists for reissues. Here's how he does it.

Janet JacksonFact or Fiction

Was Janet secretly married at 18? Did she gain 60 pounds for a movie role that went to Mariah Carey? See what you know about Ms. Jackson.