Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Kriminal (1967) Soundtrack

Italian comics series featuring an eponymous fictional character, created in 1964 by Magnus and Max Bunker, the authors of Alan Ford, Maxmagnus and Satanik. Kriminal has been adapted for the big screen several times. The first film, Kriminal was released in 1966 by Umberto Lenzi, starring Dutch actor Glenn Saxson in the lead role. The skeleton costume was slightly altered. Music composed and directed by Roberto Pregadio and Romano Mussolini.

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Burl Ives- Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (Decca, 1965)

Track Listing:

01. Overture And A Holly Jolly Christmas = Burl Ives
02. Jingle Jingle Jingle = Stan Francis
03. We Are Santa's Elves = Videocraft Chorus
04. There's Always Tomorrow = Janet Orenstein
05. We're A Couple Of Misfits = Paul Soles
06. Silver And Gold = Burl Ives
07. The Most Wonderful Day Of The Year = Videocraft Chorus
08. A Holly Jolly Christmas = Burl Ives
09. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (Finale) = Burl Ives
10. Christmas Medley: The Night Before Christmas Song /
A Merry Merry Christmas / When Santa Clause Gets Your
Letter = Decca Concert Orchestra
11. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer = Decca Concert Orchestra
12. There's Always Tomorrow = Decca Concert Orchestra
13. Jingle Jingle Jingle = Decca Concert Orchestra
14. We're A Couple Of Misfits = Decca Concert Orchestra
15. Silver And Gold = Decca Concert Orchestra
16. We Are Santa's Elves = Decca Concert Orchestra
17. The Most Wonderful Day Of The Year = Decca Concert
18. A Holly Jolly Christmas = Decca Concert Orchestra
19. I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day = Decca Concert

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Snoopy and His Friends The Royal Guardsmen (Laurie, SLLP 2042, 1967)

A Christmas favorite around my house...

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Blacula OST

Track Listing:

1. Blacula (The Stalkwalk)
2. Heavy Changes
3. Run Tina Run
4. There He Is Again
5. Movin'
6. Main Chance
7. Good To The Last Drop
8. Blacula Strikes
9. What The World Knows
10. I'm Gonna Catch You
11. Call
12. Firebombs
13. Finding Love Losing Love
14. Wakeeli (Swahili Farewell)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Saturday Morning's Greatest Hits ( MCA, 1995)

I love this album...I can remember rushing out in December of 1995 and buying my first copy of it mainly for the Ramones' doin' the Spider-Man theme, but instantly fell in love with the rest of the album...

Track Listing:

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band OST (1978)

One of the worst ideas for a musical ever...and I love it.
From Wikipedia:

Although the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band debuted at #5 in the U.S. Billboard album charts and stayed there for six weeks, becoming a multi-platinum album, there was reported resistance to the interpretation of The Beatles' songs, such as Martin's comedic take on "Maxwell's Silver Hammer". However Earth, Wind & Fire's version of "Got To Get You Into My Life" became a million selling single and Aerosmith's "Come Together" charted in the top 40 and later appeared on the soundtrack for Armageddon.

Radio airplay trailed off when the film was released with poor reviews, only five weeks later. The album immediately dropped out of the top 100 and pre-sale shipments to USA failed to sell in the quantities predicted. Owing to low box office receipts the film failed to make back its production costs, but profits from the sound track album and the successful singles it spawned later covered those losses.

Track Listing:

Disc One-

1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band / With A Little Help From My Friends - Peter Frampton/Bee Gees/Paul Nicholas
2. Here Comes the Sun - Sandy Farina
3. Getting Better - Peter Frampton/Bee Gees
4. Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds - Dianne Steinberg/Stargard
5. I Want You (She's So Heavy) - Bee Gees/Dianne Steinberg/Paul Nicholas/Donald Pleasence/Stargard
6. Good Morning Good Morning - Paul Nicholas/Peter Frampton/Bee Gees
7. She's Leaving Home - Bee Gees/Jay MacIntosh/John Wheeler
8. You Never Give Me Your Money - Paul Nicholas/Dianne Steinberg
9. Oh! Darling - Robin Gibb
10. Maxwell's Silver Hammer - Steve Martin
11. Polythene Pam / She Came In Through The Bathroom Window / Nowhere Man / Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) - Peter Frampton/Bee Gees

Disc Two-

1. Got to Get You Into My Life - Earth, Wind & Fire
2. Strawberry Fields Forever - Sandy Farina
3. When I'm Sixty-Four - Frankie Howerd/Sandy Farina
4. Mean Mr. Mustard - Frankie Howerd
5. Fixing a Hole - George Burns
6. Because - Alice Cooper/Bee Gees
7. Golden Slumbers / Carry That Weight - Peter Frampton/Bee Gees
8. Come Together - Aerosmith
9. Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite! - Maurice Gibb/Peter Frampton/George Burns/Bee Gees
10. Long and Winding Road, The - Peter Frampton
11. Day in the Life, A - Barry Gibb/Bee Gees
12. Get Back - Billy Preston
13. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Finale) - The Cast

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Heathers OST

Heathers (1989), directed by Michael Lehmann and starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater (amongst others), was one of my favorite films in high school...

Track Listing-
1. Strip Croquet
2. Suicide Note
3. J.D. Blows Up
4. The Forest
5. You're Beautiful
6. Martha Dumptruck
7. Third Funeral
8. Veronica and J.D.
9. First Funeral
10. The Dorm
11. Back To School
12. Forest Chase
13. Heather's Locker
14. Veronica's Shower
15. Into The Cafeteria
16. Veronica's Dream
17. J.D.'s Final Stand
18. Dorm Party
19. Croquet
20. Second Funeral
21. Poor Little Heather
22. J.D.'s Bomb
23. Petition Montage
24. Teenage Suicide (Don't Do It)- Big Fun

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Original Music From The Addams Family

Track Listing:

01. The Addams Family: Main Theme
02. Uncle Fester's Blues
03. Gomez
04. Morticia's Theme
05. Lurch's Theme
06. One Little, Two Little, Three Little Tombstones
07. Thing
08. Laugh? I thought I'd Die!
09. On Shroud No. 9
10. The Addams House
11. Hide and Shriek
12. The Anxiety Tango
13. The Addams Family: Main Theme (Vocal)

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Nocturna, Granddaughter of Dracula OST (1979)

I just sat through this vampire/ disco/ belly-dancing fiasco, and must admit that the story behind the film is a thousand times more interesting than the film itself, and here it is, according to Vinnie Rattolle:

Okay, so the longer version of the story... Bellydancer Nai Bonet first appeared in America in the 1960s, adorning album covers, making infrequent appearances in films and on television and she also recorded the cheesy novelty song "Jelly Belly" (she filmed a music video of the tune for now-obscure video jukeboxes called Scopitones). As the '70s were ushered in, Bonet decided to set her sights full-time on acting but, unfortunately, she found roles were few and far between. She took small supporting parts in the now-forgotten flicks "Soul Hustler," "The Soul of Nigger Charley," "The Greatest," and she appeared as Sheherazade in the goofy softcore musical sex romp "Fairy Tales." However, Nai yearned to sink her teeth into something bigger.

Bonet's story was moronically simple: Dracula's granddaughter, Nocturna, hops into bed with a disco guitarist and then decide she's in love with him, but the Count is against their courtship, so she flees Transylvania with her new beau and heads to New York City. Bonet set up the production company "Nai Bonet Productions, Ltd." in her apartment and went searching for investors. If internet rumors are to be believed, she acquired the cash from William Callahan, a child actor turned construction businessman who was apparently embezzling funds and had ties to the mob that resulted in his brutal murder in 1981. But that's a whole other story that seems to be steeped in a lot of alleged facts. In any event, Bonet raised $200,000 from whomever and set out to make her movie.

Track Listing:

01. Love Is Just a Heartbeat Away (Nocturna's Theme) - Gloria Gaynor
02. Nighttime Fantasy - Vicki Sue Robinson
03. Whatcha Gonna Do? - Heaven 'n' Hell Orchestra
04. Bitten by the Love Bug - Heaven 'n' Hell Orchestra
05. Love at First Sight - Moment of Truth
06. I'm Hopelessly in Love with You - Moment of Truth
07. Why Do Lovers Come Together? - Jay Siegel
08. Opus 55 #1 (Nocturna) - Heaven 'n' Hell Orchestra
09. Love is Just a Heartbeat Away (Glenn Rivera Restructure Mix)
10. Nighttime Fantasy (Glenn Rivera Restructure Mix)
11. Love is Just a Heartbeat Away (Club Mix)
12. Love is Just a Heartbeat Away (Radio Edit)
13. Nighttime Fantasy (2007 remix)
14. Jelly Belly - Nai Bonet

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Men At Work (1990

I am of the opinion that this film is probably one of the more under-rated comedies around, and have been a fan of it for years.
Track Listing:

1. UB40 - Wear You To the Ball
2. Sly & Robbie - Super Cool
3. Tyrants in Therapy - Big Pink House
4. Pressure Drop - Feeling Good
5. Blood Brothers - Back to Back
6. Black Uhuru - Take Heed
7. Sly & Robbie - Here and Beyond
8. Blood Brothers - Truthful
9. Third World - Reggae Ambassador
10. Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers - Give A Little Love
11. Stewart Copeland - Las Playas Down (Instrumental)
12. Stewart Copeland - Pink Panther No. 23 (Instrumental)
13. (Bonus) Technotronic - Pump Up the Jam
14. (Bonus) 2 Live Crew - Move Somethin'

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

American Graffiti Promo CD (1998)

Recently, while going through my CD collection, I came across this little oddity. It was originally packaged with the (I believe, assuming from the copyright date: 1998) 25th Anniversary VHS release of George Lucas' AMERICAN GRAFFITI. I remember purchasing this VHS release, and was amused by the clever little promotional CD which was packaged with it, and intrigued by it's odd shape (see above picture). Over the last decade plus, I've listened to the disc a few times, amazed that a CD player would recognize the disc, what with it's devience from the standard circular shape....

When I came across it again a few days ago, I figured it'd be a nice little piece of promo weirdness to throw up here on the blog, and then....after a decade, the little bastard decides it's not gonna play...nor will any of numerous DVD or CD drives recognize it, thus losing my ability to rip the tracks contained on it.

So....basically, I decided to share it anyway. Going through my massive music collection (several hundred vinyls and CDs, plus nearly 350 G of sound files) I was able to track down the tracks I believe (if memory doesn't fail me) this weird shaped little CD contained...and if I'm not 100% accurate (I'm pretty sure I'm at least 75%), then what you get is a nice little sampler of tracks that are contained on the AMERICAN GRAFFITI OST proper....enjoy!

I've been curious for years about the CD's credited manufacturer: ShapeCD, Inc. I've wondered from time to time if they produced any other discs, and if so, what did they look like?

Track Listing:
01- Rock Around the Clock- Bill Haley
02- Maybe Baby- Buddy Holly
03- Ain't That A Shame- Fats Domino
04- That'll Be The Day- Buddy Holly
05- Johnny B. Goode- Chuck Berry

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Yubiwaza!: A Tribute to Sho Kosugi

There was one word you could throw into a film title that would immediately spark my attention and enthuasim with when I was a kid growing up: NINJA.

Due to my interest in the black robed masters of stealth and assassination, I came to become a HUGE fan of what I've come to call the Sho Kosugi Quadrilogy, four ninja themed films starring action star Sho Kosugi, namely Enter the Ninja (1981), Revenge of the Ninja (1983), Ninja III: The Domination (1984), and Pray For Death (1985).

With this post, I'm sharing a compilation of music that was presented in those four films...I've taken the liberty of naming the tracks myself, with the exception of the Peggy Abernathy track "Back to the Shadows", which seems to be the only track amongst these that is titled. The rest is atmosphere music conducted by the respective films score composers.

Track Listing:

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Rooster: Spurs of Death! (Unauthorized OST EP)

I love this little gem of a forgotten film (which has never had a DVD release, and quickly went OOP shortly after it's early 1980s VHS release). Vince Van Patten as a hillbilly kid, a crazy midget, a visit to a whorehouse, slow motion chicken fights...what else could anyone want from a hixploitation flick (my word)?

What is a hixploitation movie? my definition it's any film that exploits the lifestyle and culture of rural folk...y'know...hillbillis. The last "minority" in American culture we still feel comfortable making fun of the stereotypes.

I discovered Rooster quite by accident...for years as a kid, it seemed like every little mom n pop video rental place in my small rural farmland community in West Union, Ohio had a copy...but they always for some odd reason had it stocked in their horror for years, I assumed it was some kinda crazy "nature goes wild" scary flick (that seemed to pop up alot in the 1970s) with chickens. Years later, I ran across my ancient VHS copy at a local fleamarket, and mistakenly assumed that it might have been a film that I'd read about a few years earlier (yet had not yet seen), the Monte Hellman directed/ Warren Oates starring Cockfighter, which I probably first read about in college while flipping through my dog-earred copy of Roger Corman's book, How I Made 100 Movies In Hollywood (and Never Lost A Dime)...I knew that Cockfighter had been re-released under a few alternate titles, and I thought that Rooster may have been one of them. Boy...was I wrong....

Track Listing:

01- Intro
02- You're the Proudest Bird (We Know You Can't Fly)
03- Death On Wings

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Mad Magazine Presents Up The Academy (Extended OST, 1980)

This is probably one of my favorite OSTs, not only from the period that it was produced, but quite possibly ever. It's a nice mix of early 80s power pop and the (then) fledgling scene of the American "New Wave". I'm a huge Cheap Trick and Sammy Hagar fan, and Hagar's "Bad Reputation" is one of my all-time favorites of his work.
Spurred on by recently purchasing a copy of the film on DVD (for 3 bucks at a local Big Lots, of all places) and re-watching it for the first time in probably 20 years, I was inspired not only to share my vinyl of this particular soundtrack, but also add a few tracks to it that appear in the film, but not on the OST.
Track Listing:

01- Kicking Up A Fuss (Main Title Theme) -- Blow-Up
02- X Offender -- Blondie
03- Roadrunner -- Johnathan Richman and the Modern Lovers
04- We Gotta Get Out Of Here -- Ian Hunter
05- Coquette -- Cheeks
06- Boney Moronie -- Cheeks
07- We Live For Love -- Pat Benatar
08- Bad Reputation -- Sammy Hagar
09- Midnight Rendezvous -- The Babys
10- Beat The Devil -- Blow-Up

Bonus Tracks:

11- Gimme Danger -- The Stooges
12- One Way or Another -- Blondie
13- Surrender -- Cheap Trick

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Jefferson Starship- "Light the Sky on Fire" (from the Star Wars Holiday Special)

I recently came into possession of a copy of this promo vinyl, and thought about holding off until this Christmas on posting it, keeping with the theme carried by the infamous holiday special it's featured in...but decided against it because the song actually has nothing to with Christmas....

Oh, the 1970s were not kind to Jefferson Airplane...I mean, "Starship"....gone were the days of thoughtful free-form psychedelic ramblings (and by this point in time, so was Grace Slick) and the "in" things were weird sci-fi concept albums and studio-driven power pop attempts...

From Wikipedia:
Towards the end of 1978, Jefferson Starship (now without Grace Slick) recorded "Light the Sky on Fire" for The Star Wars Holiday Special and their forthcoming greatest hits album Gold. Gold, highlighting their work from 1974's Dragon Fly through to 1978's Earth, was released early the following year. "Light the Sky on Fire" (backed with Sears' and Slick's "Hyperdrive", from Dragon Fly) was included as a bonus single in the original packaging of album. (When Gold was issued on CD, both tracks were included on the album.)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Harder They Come OST (1973)

Track Listing:

1."You Can Get It If You Really Want" (Jimmy Cliff) – 2:40
2."Draw Your Brakes" (Scotty) – 2:57
3."Rivers of Babylon" (The Melodians) – 4:16
4."Many Rivers to Cross" Jimmy Cliff – 3:02
5."Sweet and Dandy" (The Maytals) – 3:01
6."The Harder They Come" (Jimmy Cliff) – 3:41
7."Johnny Too Bad" (The Slickers) – 3:04
8."007 (Shanty Town)" (Desmond Dekker) – 2:43
9."Pressure Drop" (The Maytals) – 3:44
10."Sitting in Limbo" (Jimmy Cliff) – 4:57
11."You Can Get It If You Really Want" (Jimmy Cliff) – 2:43
12."The Harder They Come" (Jimmy Cliff) – 3:07

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Roadie OST (1980)

I love this's one of my favorite comedies of the 1980s, and at long last I tracked down the soundtrack. Not only does it contain tracks by one of my favorite bands, Cheap Trick, but also has a bad-ass cover of Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire" performed by Blondie...
Plus, there's the always enjoyable Asleep at the Wheel and Jerry Lee Lewis doin' the rockin' :Hot Damn, I'm A One Woman Man"
Track Listing:

01 Cheap Trick - Everything Works If You Let It
02 Pat Benatar - You Better Run
03 Joe Ely Band - Brainlock
04 Alice Cooper - Road Rats
05 Teddy Pendergrass - Can't We Try
06 Eddie Rabbitt - Drivin' My Life Away
07 Stephen Bishop & Yvonne Elliman - Your Precious Love
08 Jay Ferguson - A Man Needs A Woman
09 Styx - Crystal Ball
10 Sue Saad & The Next - Double Yellow Line
11 Blondie - Ring of Fire
12 Alice Cooper - Pain
13 Roy Orbison & Emmylou Harris - That Lovin' Feelin' Again
14 Jerry Lee Lewis - (Hot Damn) I'm a One Woman Man
15 Hank Williams, Jr. - The American Way
16 Asleep At the Wheel - Texas, Me and You
17 [Bonus] Alice Cooper - Only Women Bleed
18 [Bonus] Cheap Trick - Gonna Raise Hell
19 [Bonus] B-52s - Dance This Mess Around
20 [Bonus] Roy Orbison & Hank Williams - The Eyes Of Texas

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Up The Creek OST (Epic Records EPC 70251, 1984)

Track Listing:

1."Up the Creek" - Cheap Trick
2."The Heat" - Heart
3."30 Days in the Hole" - Kick Axe
4."Great Expectations (You Never Know What to Expert)" - Ian Hunter
5."Chasin' the Sky" - The Beach Boys
6."Get Ready Boy" - Shooting Star
7."Passion in the Dark (One Track Heart)" - Danny Spanos
8."Take It" - Shooting Star
9."Two Hearts on the Loose Tonight" - Randy Bishop
10."Get Ready Boy" - Shooting Star

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Escape From L.A. OST (1996)

Track Listing:

1."Dawn" – Stabbing Westward
2."Sweat" – Tool
3."The One" – White Zombie
4."Cut Me Out" – Toadies
5."Pottery" – Butthole Surfers
6."10 Seconds Down" – Sugar Ray
7."Blame (L.A) Remix" - Gravity Kills
8."Professional Widow" – Tori Amos
9."Paisley" – Ministry
10."Fire In The Hole" – Orange 9mm
11."Escape From The Prison Planet" – Clutch
12."Et Tu Brute?" – CIV
13."Foot On The Gas" - Sexpod
14."Can't Even Breathe" - Deftones

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Friday, March 26, 2010

Hercules Score- Pino Donaggio (1983)

I love this film, just for the sheer ridiculousness of it, and a plot so awful, it whips other films' ass.

Track Listing:

1. Opening Titles (01:44)
2. Creation (04:14)
3. Thief In Thebes (03:23)
4. Kill The Baby (03:25)
5. Baby’s Ship #1 (02:22)
6. Hand Of God (02:02)
7. Evil Minos (02:47)
8. Bad Bear (01:28)
9. Bird Monster Attack (01:12)
10. Arena (01:30)
11. Love Theme (01:22)
12. Hercules “River” Theme (03:07)
13. Hercules Breaks Chains (04:12)
14. Ariana’s Boat (01:18)
15. Old Circe (00:48)
16. Isla Of Thera (00:23)
17. Hell’s Theme (02:57)
18. Hand Of Destiny (04:41)
19. Near Inferno (00:28)
20. The Inferno (02:47)
21. Approach Temple (02:26)
22. The Temple (01:19)
23. Baby’s Ship #2 (01:32)
24. Centaur (02:05)
25. Thera’s Labyrinth (02:53)
26. Prison Captives (Film Version) (02:37)
27. Prison Captives (LP Version) (03:06)
28. Cassiopia’s Descent (01:57)
29. True Love & Closing Titles (03:18)
30. Theme From “Hercules” (03:47)

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Diary of the Dead Original Score- Norman Orenstein

  1. Telling The Truth (1:21)
  2. Mummy Movie (0:32)
  3. Debra's Dorm (2:01)
  4. Going Home (1:24)
  5. Still Alive (1:45)
  6. Getting Help (2:17)
  7. The Hospital (2:28)
  8. Compelled (4:13)
  9. Samuel (3:52)
  10. What I Got (1:01)
  11. Dead Man Walking (4:26)
  12. No Service (1:08)
  13. Debra's House (2:17)
  14. Just Another Day (1:11)
  15. Us Against Them (2:29)
  16. The Fortress (3:30)
  17. Out Back / Panic Room (4:02)
  18. Shoot Me (4:39)
  19. Morning (1:12)
  20. Any Other Way / Closing Credits (4:54)
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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Return of the Living Dead Part II OST

Track Listing:
  1. Spacehopper (3:20) - Julian Cope
  2. High Priest of Love (3:16) - Zodiac Mindwarp and the Love Reaction
  3. Big Bang B-Boy (4:43) - Mantronix
  4. The Dead Return (Instrumental) (4:03) - J. Peter Robinson
  5. Looking For Clues (4:58) - Robert Palmer
  6. A.D.I-The Horror Of It All (7:48) - Anthrax
  7. Bad Case Of Lovin' You (Doctor, Doctor) (3:11) - Robert Palmer
  8. Alone In The Night (3:29) - Leatherwolf
  9. Flesh To Flesh (3:40) - Joe Lamont
  10. Monster Mash [Bonus] (4:11) - The Big O
  11. I'm The Man (Uncensored) [Bonus] (3:03) - Anthrax
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Sunday, February 21, 2010

"Harper Valley PTA"-Jeannie C. Riley (Plantation PLP1, 1968)

One of the first films I can remember seeing at a drive-in movie theater was the goofy ass comedy starring Barbara Eden that was inspired by the title track from this album. I was going through some old records and decided to post it here....

Interesting side note: I can remember one of the reasons why my parents went to see this flick was that during it's production, my hometown of West Union, Ohio was in the running to be the principle filming location, but lost out at the last minute to Jackson, Ohio, town about an hour east, that also later served as some of the filming locations for some of the Eric Roberts-starring Best of the Best karate fight movies...

From Wikipedia:

"Harper Valley PTA" is a country music song written by Tom T. Hall. It was a major hit single for country singer Jeannie C. Riley in 1968, and crossed over to the pop charts as well, eventually selling over six million copies as a single, making Riley the first woman ever to top the U.S. pop and country singles charts with the same song. (Her accomplishment would not be repeated until 1981, when Dolly Parton topped the country and pop singles charts with "9 to 5".)

The song tells the story of a junior high student who is sent home with a note to her widowed single mother from the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) of the school decrying her scandalous behavior by small-town standards. The mother decides to speak to a meeting of the PTA where she addresses various episodes of misbehavior on the part of several of its members, concluding, "This is just a little Peyton Place / And you're all Harper Valley hypocrites."

In an interview, Hall admitted his inspiration for the song was passing by the Harpeth Valley Elementary School in Bellevue, Tennessee, not far from his then-home in Franklin. He liked the sound of the name and decided to write a song using a similar place name. He also reportedly wrote the song about Olive Hill, Kentucky where Hall grew up.

The song was later the inspiration for a 1978 motion picture and a 1981 television series, both starring Barbara Eden, playing the heroine of the song, Stella Johnson.

Other songs on the album tell more about some of the people who are members of the Harper Valley P.T.A., including Mayor Harper and Widow Jones.

Jeannie C. Riley's recording of the song won her a Grammy for the Best Country Vocal Performance, Female.

Track Listing:

1. Harper Valley P.T.A.
2. Widow Jones
3. No Brass Band
4. Mr. Harper
5. Run Jeannie Run
6. Shed Me No Tears
7. The Cotton Patch
Sippin' Shirley Thompson
9. The Little Town Square
10. The Ballad of Louise
11. Satan Place

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Friday Foster OST (1975)

Track Listing:

1. Friday Foster Main Title - Ward L. Chandler
2. Friday/Getting Set
3. The Assassins/The Pidgeon/Hit
4. Mackin/Fancy Pants/Glad Rags
5. Skin City
6. Don't Drop The Soap/Final Solution
7. Hasty Exit/Wheels/Cat & Mouse/Spider & Fly
8. Be Gay
9. Position #69
10. Black Widow
11. Be Shait/Jericho/Super Man
12. WW III
13. Friday (End Titles)

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Piledriver: The Wrestling Album 2 (1987)

From Wikipedia:

Piledriver: The Wrestling Album 2 was an album released by the World Wrestling Federation in 1987. It featured actual vocal performances from several of the wrestlers themselves.

The original vinyl LP release of Piledriver featured a head shot of Hulk Hogan wearing a construction hard hat on the front cover. As of 2007, the 20th anniversary of the original album's release, it has not yet officially appeared on the CD format in the USA, whereas every other WWF/WWE album has. It was, however, released in a small print run, distributed at WWF shows in the UK. In addition to the album, a VHS videotape version was also issued in 1987 by Coliseum Video. This tape featured music videos for 8 of the songs from the album (the songs "Crank It Up" and "Waking Up Alone" did not have music videos made for them).

Track listing:

  1. Robbie Dupree & Strike Force - "Girls in Cars" – 3:34
  2. Koko B. Ware - "Piledriver" – 2:55
  3. The Honky Tonk Man - "Honky Tonk Man" – 2:09
  4. Derringer - "Demolition" – 3:14
  5. Slick - "Jive Soul Bro" – 3:35
  6. Jimmy Hart - "Crank It Up" – 2:42
  7. Hillbilly Jim & Gertrude - "Waking Up Alone" – 2:59
  8. Vince McMahon - "Stand Back" – 3:02
  9. "Mean" Gene Okerlund & Derringer - "Rock 'N Roll Hoochie Koo" – 3:40
  10. The WWF Superstars - "If You Only Knew" – 3:18
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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Fat Boys- "Are You Ready For Freddy?" 12 inch single

Track Listing:

01 Fat Boys - Are you ready for Freddy (7'' Version)
02 Fat Boys - Are you ready for Freddy (Dub Version)
03 Fat Boys - Back and forth (12'' Version)

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Mr. Gasser and the Weirdos Megapost

This morning, I decided to break out my DVD copy of director Ron Mann's wonderful documentary Tales of the Rat Fink....

I'm a big fan of the work of Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, so after watching the documentary again, felt the need to share the following albums here....

From Wikipedia:

Ed "Big Daddy" Roth (March 4, 1932 – April 4, 2001) was an artist and cartoonist who created the hot-rod icon Rat Fink and other extreme characters. As a custom car builder, Roth was a key figure in Southern California's "Kustom Kulture"/Hot-rod movement of the 1960s. He grew up in Bell, California, attending Bell High School, where his classes unsurprisingly included auto shop and art.

Roth is best known for his grotesque caricatures — typified by Rat Fink — depicting imaginative, out-sized monstrosities driving representations of the hot rods that he and his contemporaries built. Although Detroit native Stanley Mouse (Miller) is credited with creating the so-called "Monster Hot Rod" art form, Roth is certainly the individual who popularized it. Roth is less well known for his innovative work in turning hot rodding from crude backyard engineering, where performance was the bottom line, into a refined art form where aesthetics were equally important, breaking new ground with fiberglass bodywork.

In the 1960s, plastic models of many of Roth's cars, as well as models of Rat Fink and other whimsical creatures created by Roth, were marketed by the Revell model company.

Numerous artists were associated with Roth, including painter Robert Williams, Rat Fink Comix artist R.K. Sloane and Steve Fiorilla, who illustrated Roth's catalogs.

Roth was active in the field of counterculture art and hot-rodding his entire adult life. At the time of his death in 2001, he was working on an innovative hot-rod project involving a compact car planned as a radical departure from the dominant "tuner" performance modification style. In his later years, Roth's telephone number was listed in the directory, and he encouraged fans to contact him: he was always generous with his time and enthusiasm.

A Roth custom feared lost for many years was the subject of a number of articles in automotive enthusiast magazines in the summer of 2008. The Orbitron, built in 1964, was discovered in Mexico in late 2007. The car, in dilapidated, inoperative condition, had been parked for quite some time in front of an adult bookstore in Ciudad Juárez. The owners of the shop were also the owners of the car. It was purchased by Michael Lightbourn, an American auto restorer who did extensive business in Mexico and who in turn repatriated the car to the United States. The Orbitron has since been restored to its original condition by present owner Beau Boeckmann.

Mr. Gasser & the Weirdos

Mr. Gasser & the Weirdos was a 1960s novelty group led by Roth, who himself was known as Mr. Gasser. Formed in the early 1960s, they released a few bizarre surf rock albums, most notably 1963's Hot Rod Hootenanny. One Way Records released a 2CD-set (S22-18319) which contains the 3 LPs and the original artwork.

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It seems that the documentary in it's entirety has been posted by the DVD manufacturer, The Shout Factory, on their official YouTube channel.....enjoy!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Zacherley- "Dead Man's Ball" (Tristique Ltd., 1999)

Digging around in some old stuff while cleaning house, I ran across my copy of the 1958 SHOCK! press book that was released to television stations by Universal Pictures to promote and sell their syndication package of classic horror and suspense films. I decided to share a scan of it, and while trying to track down some suitable audio to go along with it (so's I could post it at this blog, which is, after all, a music sharing blog), I broke out my copy of 1999's Dead Man's Ball, because nothing says syndicated horror film packages like a horror host....and nothing says horror host more than Zacherley....

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