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Hello!!!

Could you please, check my following translation (from "Monster Mash" song by Misfits) ?

1) The scene was rockin', all were digging the sound (translation: the scene was going on, all were enjoying the sound/music);

2) Igor on chains backed by his baying hounds (translation: Igor chained were helped by his howling dogs);

3) The coffin-bangers were about to arrive with their vocal group, "The Crypt-Kicker Five" (translation:_the coffin-bangers (?)were almost arriving with their vocal group/band called 'The Five kickers of Crypt");

4) Drac opened the lid and shook his fist and said "Whatever happened to my Transylvania twist ?" [(translation: Dracula opened the lid (of his coffin) and swang/rocked his fist and said (in this case asked): "What happened to my Transylvania bracelet ?"]

Thanks in advance,

Adrian
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1) The scene was rockin', all were digging the sound (translation: the scene was going on, all were enjoying the sound/music);

"The scene" was the party. It was "rockin" meaning everyone was having a good time. We were all enjoying the music is good.

2) Igor on chains backed by his baying hounds (translation: Igor chained were helped by his howling dogs); I don't know what "Igor on chains" means but it seems he was chained to something. The howling dogs "sang" along to accompany him.

3) The coffin-bangers were about to arrive with their vocal group, "The Crypt-Kicker Five" (translation:_the coffin-bangers (?)were almost arriving with their vocal group/band called 'The Five kickers of Crypt"); The coffin-bangers were goign to arrive soon with their band "The Crypt-Kicker Five." Don't change the name of a proper noun, like a band name.

4) Drac opened the lid and shook his fist and said "Whatever happened to my Transylvania twist ?" [(translation: Dracula opened the lid (of his coffin) and swang/rocked his fist and said (in this case asked): "What happened to my Transylvania bracelet ?"] "shook his fist" is a fixed expression. Don't try to change it. The "twist" is a dance, not a bracelet. Dracula opened the lid of his coffin and shook his fist, and asked why they weren't doing his dance, the Trannsylvania Twist.
Hello, Grammar Geek !

Thank you for your attention. But I still have some questions. Could you please, help me once more ? Thanks in advance.

- Concerning to:

a) sentence nº 2 (Igor on chains backed by his baying hounds) the idea - if I didn't misunderstand your explanation is that: Chained Igor was followed by his howling dogs which (barked in prolonged tunes/yelled/shouted = bayed). Is it OK ?

b) sentence nº 3 (the coffin-bangers were about to arrive with their vocal group, "The Crypt-Kicker Five"), what is the meaning of coffin-bangers and what is the idea of the band's name ? (perhaps, does it mean a group of five who kick crypt(s) ???

Best wishes,

Adrian
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The dogs "sang" background to his song. For baying, you can substitute howling, but not barking. And dogs don't yell or shout.

Have you heard a dog making that "Oohh-ooh-ooh" sound? It's quite different from the "arf, arf" sound.

I guess "crypt-kickers" are people who kick crypts. I don't know what coffin bangers are either.

Realize it's just a silly song. You're not supposed to think about any of it too literally!
Thank you so much, Grammar Geek !!!

Best wishes,

Adrian
Re: Igor on chains.

Igor played the chains. The chains made certain sounds. They were treated as a musical instrument.

Compare: Our band is going to play tonight. Steve will be on drums, Dave on keyboard, and Jake on guitar.

CJ
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OH! That makes sense, Jim.

What are the coffin things?
Thank you, Calif Jim.

Best regards,

Adrian
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Coffin-bangers? Musicians who "play the coffin" by banging on it?

CJ

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