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"Ghostbusters! They're back in town!"
— "Ghost Boston"

Super Ghostbusters, released on November 20, 2018, is the third studio album by Swedish Heavy Metal musician Vargskelethor. A radical contrast from his traditional sound, the album shifts to avant-garde Comedy Music, more in line with the leftfield humor of his livestreams as Vinesauce Joel. Heavily influenced by the likes of Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, and especially Outsider Music artist Wesley Willis, the album is based entirely around various MIDI renditions of "Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker Jr.

The record is a Concept Album based around a babbling Cloudcuckoolander armed with a cheap Fisher-Price keyboard, who narrates the multitude of supernatural, mundane, and generally bizarre troubles that face him throughout his life, both singing praises of the Ghostbusters and annoying them out of their wits. According to Vargskelethor, the album was created as a means of distracting himself during an internet outage, with the resultant boredom translating to the increasingly surreal tone of the album's content.


With Word Salad and Toilet Humor abound, Super Ghostbusters was released suddenly on an unsuspecting Twitch chat before being officially uploaded to YouTube in its entirety four days later. With every track being titled some variation on "Ghostbusters.mp3", there really is no anticipating what insane new direction the album will take without listening to it oneself.


All of the track names are a variation of "Ghostbusters.mp3," so another (more fitting) description of each track is given here as well.
  1. "01 Ghostbusters.mp3 (You Need to Pee)" (0:58)
  2. "02 Ghost Buster.mp3 (The Ratman)" (0:48)
  3. "03 Ghostbusterz.mp3 (Grandma Has Died)" (0:56)
  4. "04 Ghost-Boster.mp3 (Ghost Burger)" (1:19)
  5. "05 Ghastbistin.mp3 (The Lasagna)" (0:45)
  6. "06 Ghostbusterss.mp3 (Ghost Pizza)" (1:01)
  7. "07 Ghustbusters.mp3 (The Ghost is Stealing my Money)" (0:22)
  8. "08 Gostbostr.mp3 (Smonk)" (0:57)
  9. "09 Ghostabusta.mp3 (Spooky Spaghetti)" (0:49)
  10. "10 Ghooooostbuster.mp3 (Ghosts in the City)" (0:56)
  11. "11 Ghostingbust.mp3 (Ray Parker Jr. in Concert)" (0:44)
  12. "12 Ghostbatista.mp3 (Milk)" (1:03)
  13. "13 Gheestobesto.mp3 (The Nutt Buster)" (0:58)
  14. "14 Ghastbasters.mp3 (My Toilet is Clogged)" (1:18)
  15. "15 Ghestbest.mp3 (Ghost Johnson)" (0:49)
  16. "16 Ghosttbusters.mp3 (I Poisoned the Water Supply)" (0:16)
  17. "17 Ghost Bast.mp3 (Cook a Ghost on the Grill)" (1:12)
  18. "18 Ghoostbuusters.mp3 (Self Explanatory)" (1:02)
  19. "19 Ghosterboster.mp3 (Metallica Mashup)" (0:27)
  20. "20 Ghstbstrs.mp3 (Ghost Porno)" (0:47)
  21. "21 Ghost Bus-Ters.mp3 (When You Fart into the Microphone)" (0:57)
  22. "22 Ghost Boston.mp3 (Metal Cover)" (1:22)
  23. "23 Ghostboster.mp3 (Pick up the Phone) (0:25)
  24. "24 Ghost Bologna.mp3 (Broken Keyboard)" (0:46)

Bonus track

  1. "Ghost Bepilogue.mp3 (The End.)" (0:04)

Watch the fuck out, it's me! I'm gonna bust a trope!

  • Amusing Injuries: Frequently suffered by the singer, often overlapping with Asshole Victim.
  • Addled Addict: The singer in "Gostbostr" is known as "that homeless heroin addict."
  • Animated Music Video: An unofficial, but officially endorsed one was made for "Ghostbatista" by web animator Zeurel. Later, Zeurel made another music video, this time for "Ghostbusterss"
  • Ass Shove: The Ghostbusters threaten to shove a P.K.E. Meter up the singer's bumhole for repeatedly calling them. When he asks how much that costs, they instead just break his legs.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: The Ratman successfully eats all your cheese and murders the Ghostbusters in his song.
  • Bait-and-Switch: "Ghost Bast" starts out as mostly a direct cover of the Ghostbusters theme, but then transitions into talking about grilling ghosts and mocking the listener for expecting a regular rendition of the song. The very next song actually does a rendition of the (first verse of the) theme song.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For:
    • The singer says milk makes your skeleton strong and healthy, but it ends up getting too strong and bursting out of his skin.
    • The deep voiced man wanted to bring his grandma back no matter what, that he was willing to have Ghost Johnson play the drums to do just that. It's just not the way he intended.
  • Came Back Wrong: Ghost Johnson resurrects the deep voiced man's grandma with his drum skills, but she doesn't have any skin and attacks him.
    Ghost Johnson: No refunds!
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Joel swears just as liberally in his songs as he does in his regular speech.
  • Concept Album: The whole album centers around the theme of bizarrely parodying the Ghostbusters franchise.
  • Cowboy BeBop at His Computer: In "Ghost Bus-Ters", the singer claims Ghostbusters came out in 1986, when it actually came out in 1984. The closed captions for the album call Joel out for this.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: The Ghostbusters only brought ghost-busting weapons to fight the Ratman, and are easily dispatched when he pulls out his gun.
    Ratman: The Ghostbusters, are ill-equipped. They only have ghost-busting weapons, but they should've brought a shotgun!
  • Cursed with Awesome: Getting shot by an evil ghost's magic spell gives the singer superpowers in "Gostbostr", although it doesn't help his drug habits.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms:
    • The singer does a spicy jerk after the police refuse to help him when his lasagna was eaten by a ghost.
    • After the ghost busts his initial nut, he proclaims that "it's time for you to nut to this song!"
  • Death Is Cheap: The singer and the Ghostbusters die at least once each, but are fine by the next song.
  • Dem Bones: When Joel drinks milk in Ghostbatista, his skeleton becomes too strong and healthy and bursts out of his body.
  • Demonic Possession: The singer's butt gets invaded by a ghost in "Ghostbusterss", causing him to roar demonically and/or makes him order a ghost pizza. Pizza Baker Man isn't too happy with the protagonist either way.
  • Didn't Think This Through: The singer poisons the water supply and is surprised when everyone who drinks it dies.
    Protagonist: I poisoned the water supply. Now everyone dead. Whoops.
  • Disproportionate Retribution:
    • After McDonald's and Kentucky Fried Chicken both serve the singer food with ghosts inside, he calls the Ghostbusters and demands that they destroy the city.
    • After the singer orders Spooky Spaghetti and asks to make it quick, the spaghetti shop worker throws the singer out on the street and repeatedly punches and kicks him in the dick.
  • Drugs Are Good: Smonking a ghost in a crack pipe gives the singer superpowers. Subverted in that his habits cause him to become a homeless heroin addict.
  • Ectoplasm: Discussed in one song, in which the singer lies that his toilet is blocked with ectoplasm.
  • Epic Fail: In "Ghost Bologna", Joel's keyboard breaks down when he tries to sing another song.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": None of the Ghostbusters are ever identified by name, though their actors are.
  • The Food Poisoning Incident: In "Ghost-Boster," the singer gets food poisoned from eating a burger with a ghost inside. That makes him angry.
  • Four Is Death: "Ghost Bepilogue", which closed out the livestream release of the album, is four seconds long, fitting for an album focused entirely on ghosts.
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: "Ghostbusters", "Ghost Buster", and "Ghostbusterz" are narrated in Second-Person Narration, putting the listener at the center of the insanity.
  • The Grunting Orgasm: A ghost busts a huge nut in "Gheestobesto", lasting fifteen seconds as the background music goes wild, then immediately does it again.
  • Guns Are Useless: Inverted. The Ghostbusters' equipment proves to be no match for the Ratman's gun.
  • I Didn't Mean to Kill Him: The Ratman inadvertently escalates a home invasion into murder by shooting the Ghostbusters with his gun.
    Ratman: But I... have a gun, so I kill them instead, oh no, it's murder!
  • I Love the Dead: Bill Murray and possibly his co-stars end up screwing ghosts for money in "Ghstbstrs".
  • The Immodest Orgasm: Exaggerated in "Gheestobesto". "GHOOOOOOST NUUUUUUUUUUUUUTTT!!!"
  • In Name Only: Lampshaded in "Ghostbatista", where the singer admits his quest for milk has nothing to do with Ghostbusters. Then his skeleton rips out of his skin.
  • Insistent Terminology: The Ghostbusters' proton packs are never referred to by name. Instead, Joel seems to call it "the gun."
  • Intentional Engrish for Funny: Joel himself speaks English fluently, while the singer is much more stereotypically Swedish and choppy with his language (except for "Ghost Boston" and "Ghost Bologna", in which Joel breaks character when he advertizes himself in the former and when his keyboard breaks down in the latter).
  • Jerkass Genie: Ghost Johnson resurrects the other character's grandma with a drum solo like he promised, only for her to come back without skin and attack her grandson. He even claims "NO REFUNDS" as presumably steals his money.
  • "Just Joking" Justification: When the Ghostbusters arrive at the singer's house to beat him up for one too many calls, he pleads with them that it was just a joke, to no avail.
  • Letting the Air out of the Band: The album only stops after Joel's Fisher-Price keyboard breaks, causing the MIDI to slow down and corrupt before failing entirely.
  • Let Us Never Speak of This Again: "Ghost Bepilogue" consists solely of this trope being mentioned by name.
  • Miniscule Rocking: A vast majority of tracks on the album don't crack the two-minute mark, and a significant chunk of them aren't even one minute long. The bonus track "Ghost Bepilogue" is the most prominent example, being only four seconds long.
  • Nice Guy: The deep voiced man in "Ghestbest" is very cordial to Ghost Johnson despite his depression, and just wants to see his grandma again.
  • No Ending:
    • While the singer tries to explain in "Ghstbstrs" how the Ghostbusters' actors ended up doing pornos with real ghosts, he ends up Corpsing too hard to finish the anecdote, and the song abruptly ends.
    • The album itself ends on a rather abrupt note, thanks to Joel's keyboard breaking down when he supposedly actually wants to sing the song properly this time.
  • Only in It for the Money: The only reason the Ghostbusters still respond to the singer's insane calls is because he still pays them. Subverted when they feel guilty and leave after the singer yells very cruelly at his grandma's ghost.
  • Out-of-Genre Experience: While not too dissimilar from the gags and bits scattered throughout Joel's livestream output, the avant-garde comedy of Super Ghostbusters is a massive deviation away from the Heavy Metal albums before and after it in his discography as Vargskelethor.
  • Percussive Maintenance: Joel attempts to fix his dying Fisher-Price keyboard by slamming and yelling at it. This ends up breaking it for good.
  • Police Are Useless:
    • The cops don't take your calls about a Ratman in your basement seriously, so you have to call the Ghostbusters instead.
    • The police demand the singer stops calling after he reports that a ghost ate his lasagna in "Ghastbistin".
  • Potty Failure: The singer shits his pants twice in "Ghooooostbuster", ostensibly to protest the ghosts being shitty.
  • Prank Call: Seemingly everyone is tired of getting calls from the singer for this reason, and eventually the Ghostbusters take it into their own hands to put a stop to it.
    • In "Ghastbaster", the singer claims his call was a prank when the Ghostbusters come over and break his legs.
      Protagonist: No! It was joke! Noooo! It was only a prank! AAAAH!
    • In "Ghostboster", the person on the phone tell the singer that it's something important and then says the singer "smells of poo poo pee pee".
  • Rat Men: One of them breaks your door in, sneaks in the basement, and eats all your cheese at night. He eventually murders the Ghostbusters.
  • Rearrange the Song: Almost every track on the album is a different version of the Ghostbusters theme. Tracks differ in tempo and length, add and subtract instruments, completely replace lyrics, and even vary up the vocal melody from song to song.
  • Running Gag: Calling the Ghostbusters, food-service workers, and cops, and getting beaten up by them.
  • Sampling:
    • The singer produces an Archvile's scream when a ghost invades his butt in "Ghostbusterss".
    • The vocals to "Ghosterbuster" are lifted from Metallica's "One".
  • Self-Backing Vocalist: Of the sillier kind in "Ghostingbust", a more ominous kind in "Ghoostbuusters", and then a more serious kind in "Ghost Boston".
  • Self-Deprecation:
    • Joel, seemingly As Himself, awkwardly plugs himself after "Ghost Boston", sharply contrasting with his best-produced (read: only sincere) song on the album.
    • The final song of album, "Ghost Bologna", features Joel beating up a Fisher-Price keyboard he bought for two dollars, which he ostensibly used to make the whole album.
    • He also thinks the album needs to end already at the conclusion of "Ghost Bus-Ters".
  • Sensory Abuse: Joel yelling (and/or just talking) right in front of the mic and as close to it as possible during "Ghost Bus-Ters".
  • Shout-Out:
    • The "super" on the logo is taken from Super Paper Mario.
    • The singer of "Gostbostr" gains the power to shoot web and climb walls, and says you may know him as Spider-Man, or as that homeless heroin addict.
    • Joel's voice lapses into his Mario impression in "Ghost Bus-Ters".
    • "Ghost Bepilogue" ends with Joel impersonating the memetic "BUP" voice clip (itself a modified sample of Toad from Mario Kart 64).
  • Stylistic Suck: The whole album, with the exception of "Ghost Boston" (until the end, at least.)
  • Synthetic Voice Actor: A text-to-speech program reads the Wikipedia article's description of milk during the bridge in "Ghostbatista".
  • That Makes Me Feel Angry: "I got food poisoned! That made me angry!"
  • Toilet Humor:
    • The very first song describes that the Ghostbusters have to remove a ghost from your bladder because you need to pee.
    • The singer shits his pants to protest the ghosts in the city in "Ghooooostbuster".
    • The singer asks the Ghostbusters to unclog his toilet in "Ghastbasters", and they break his legs for it.
    • The singer threatens to fart into the microphone in "Ghost Bus-Ters", but mercifully does not.
    • Someone on the phone tells the singer they smell of poo-poo pee-pee in "Ghostboster".
  • Typecasting: According to "Ghstbstrs", the actors who played the original Ghostbusters ended up making ghost-themed pornos.
  • Undercrank: In "Ghustbusters" and "Gheestobesto", while the singer rants about ghosts stealing his money and when a ghost busts a nut respectively, the Ghostbusters MIDI present in every track (except for "Ghostingbust", "Ghstbstrs", and "Ghost Boston") plays at its fastest possible speed.
  • Villain Protagonist: The Ratman in "Ghost Buster".
  • Water Source Tampering: In "Ghosttbusters", the singer poisons the water supply and it ends up killing everyone.