Tuesday, October 30, 2007

ED WOOD-A-RAMA Part 1: Orgy of the Dead (Strangelove, 1995)

What's a B-Movie themed blog without at least a little love for Ed Wood? In our first installment, where taking a look at Strangelove Record's 1995 CD release of the soundtrack for A.C. Stephens' ORGY OF THE DEAD, a little ditty from 1965 that Wood had a hand in scripting...

And, as a special bonus, Criswell performing "Someone Walked Over My Grave" from the 1995 single by Dionysus Records.....

Track Listing:

01 - I Am Criswell
02 - Let's Turn Back
03 - The Ghouls Feast In All Their Radiance
04 - She Died In Flames
05 - One Who Prowls The Lonely Streets At Night
06 - Some Kind Of College Initiation
07 - One Who Worships Gold Above All Else
08 - The Night Things Are All About Me
09 - To Love The Cat, Is To Be The Cat
10 - A Pussycat Is Born To Be Whipped
11 - Whatever You Do, Don't Do That
12 - She Danced To Their Destruction
13 - This One Cast Herself Into The Volcano's Fire
14 - Now I Will Talk To The Wolfman And Mummy
15 - No One Wishes To See A Man Dance
16 - She Lived As A Zombie In Life
17 - This Once Would Have Died For Feathers, Furs, And Fluff
18 - Our Fitting Climax
19 - There's Nothing To Forgive - It Was All A Dream

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Monday, October 29, 2007

Marvel Superheroes Power Records Part 1: "The Incredible Hulk at Bay!"

I'm a long-time comic book geek....I've got almost (yeep!) 30 years under my belt as a fan, having started my collecting habit during the summer of 1979....

For years, I've loved these Power Record releases of audio stories starring various Marvel heroes and have spent years amassing a near complete collection of them. And, I figured if I was gonna deviate any from the B-Movie theme...this would be deviation, just to keep things lively.

This particular post goes out to 3BeerMan, a fellow B-Movie Message Board member who runs the always fun 3-B Theater, a B-Movie review site that seems to entertain me to no limit. After announcing this little blog endeavor over there, and my intentions of posting these particular Power Records, he came across with the first request. He states that due to a packaging error, the copy of this .45rpm he received as a child contained the wrong comic, so to rectify that problem, along with an mp3 of the record, I've included scans of the entire Hulk comic that came with it to help complete his experience....

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Convoy (1978)

Today, I had myself a little nostalgic trip back to my early childhood of the late 1970s by watching a marathon of various trucker and "redneck" films from the period, such as Smokey and the Bandit, Every Which Way But Loose, Any Which Way You Can, and one of my favorites: Convoy (1978)....

So, in the spirit of the occasion, I decided to compile a small compilation of audio stuff related to the fim, which also happens to have been directed by one of my favorite directors, the late Sam Peckinpah (The Wild Bunch, Straw Dogs, and my personal favorite, Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid, amongst others)...

Track Listing:

Radio Spots:
Convoy radio spot #2
Convoy radio spot #3
Convoy radio spot #4

Paul Brandt
"Convoy" (cover version, 2004)

The Best of C.W. McCall (1997, PSM Records)
  1. "Convoy" (Bill Fries, Chip Davis) – 3:48
  2. "Jackson Hole" (Fries, Davis) – 2:39
  3. "Four Wheel Cowboy" (Fries, Davis) – 3:27
  4. "Wolf Creek Pass" (Fries, Davis) – 3:57
  5. "Old Home Filler-Up an' Keep on a-Truckin' Cafe" (Fries, Davis) – 2:53
  6. "The Gallopin' Goose" (Fries, Davis) – 3:20
  7. "Audubon" (Fries, Davis) – 3:41
  8. "There Won't Be No Country Music (There Won't Be No Rock 'N' Roll)" (Fries, Davis) – 3:44
  9. "Long Lonesome Road" (Fries, Davis) – 2:10
  10. "Green River" (Fries, Davis) – 3:10
  11. "Black Bear Road" (Fries, Davis) – 2:00

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Jerry Goldsmith- The Shadow (1994)

Ever since childhood, I've had an incredible facsination with the decades of the 1930s and '40's...which led to being a fan of a lot of the popular culture of the era, specifically the heroes of the pulp magazines and radio of the time period.

So, it's a no-brainer that I actually enjoy the 1994 film adaptation of The Shadow, and one of the better things about it is Jerry Goldsmith's score....

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

John Carpenter- Escape From New York Original Motion Picture Score (1981)

I am a huge fan of the works of director John Carpenter, and of all his films, I'd have to count 1981's Escape From New York as my favorite.

As if you couldn't tell by the custom Lego Snake Plissken I use as my avatar for this bloggity-type thing....

I can remember seeing this flick at the now defunct Sunset Drive-In (the local drive-in movie theater located at a crossroads outside of my hometown of West Union, Ohio) one summer night when it first came out, the first half of a double-bill that included the 1975 post-apocalyptic flick The Ultimate Warrior, which starred Yul Brenner...
Needless to say, my childhood backyard games of "pretend" for the next few years involved Escape's anti-hero Snake Plissken (portrayed by Kurt Russell).....

Track Listing:

1. Main Title (3:52)
2. Up the Wall/Airforce1 (2:29)
3. Orientation #2 (1:48)
4. Engulfed Cathedral (Debussy) (3:33)
5. Back to the Pod/The Crazies Come Out (3:00)
6. Arrival at the Library (1:06)
7. Everyone’s Coming to New York (2:54)
8. The Duke Arrives/The Barricade (3:35)
9. Police State/Romero and the President (3:21)
10. The President at the Train (2:55)
11. The President is Gone (2:30)
12. Chase Across the 69th Street Bridge (2:33)
13. Over the Wall (3:43)

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Monday, October 22, 2007

Abominable Dr. Phibes Original Soundtrack (1971)

I love Vincent Price, so it's a no-brainer that I'd go ape-shit when I ran across this particular piece of vinyl at a local fleamarket a few years back....

The album contains several rag-timey type tunes by the immortal Paul Frees (of Rocky & Bullwinkle and numerous other pieces of voice-work fame) that are alot of fun...

Track Listing:

01 - Darktown Strutters Ball
02- All I Do Is Dream Of You
03- Elmer's Tune
04- Over The Rainbow
05 - Charmaine Dr. Phibes Medley
06- Vulnavia
07- One For My Baby
08- Charmaine
09- You Stepped Out Of A Dream
10- What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry
11- Dr. Phibes Theme

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And remember, kids.....Love Means Never Having To Say You're Ugly.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Welcome to B-Movie MUZAK

With all the music sharity blogs out there, I decided to throw my hat in the ring.

Welcome to THE ATTACK OF THE B-MOVIE MUZAK, where we'll be sharing tunes of a B-Movie and genre film theme.

To kick off this little endeavor, I've decided to post this little ditty, a single from 1965....."The Lurch" performed by Ted Cassidy (Capitol 5503). Enjoy, Happy Halloween, and Merry Downloading....

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Next Week: The original motion picture soundtracks to The Abominable Dr. Phibes and John Carpenter's Escape From New York