Thursday, June 21, 2007

Rollercoaster of Death - A Manchester Morgue Compilation


I've got the Rollercoaster of Death compilation complete, and it's now ready for your downloading pleasure. This compilation is a pretty eclectic mix of various music used in a variety of films, mostly horror films, but there's some comedy and weird ass experimental film music as well. Since these came from various sources the sound quality is a bit inconsistent. Most of the tracks sound fine, but a couple of them are taken from a VHS source (Killer Workout, for example) so they might sound a bit rough. Nothing should be painful to listen to though.

The format for the track list is Movie - Artist (if I know who it is) - Song Title (or something I made up if I didn't know the title). A couple of these films are kinda obscure so I linked to their IMDB pages. If anyone sees anything that's incorrect on the tracklist, or know a song or artist I didn't know please let me know. Check below the track list for some notes on some of the tracks.

The Resurrection of Michael Myers Pt. 2 - The Resurrection Rap
Rock 'n' Roll High School Forever - Mojo Nixon - High School is a Prison
Motel Hell - Kregg Nance - You're Eating Out My Heart and Soul
The Convent - Leslie Gore - You Don't Own Me
Summer Camp Nightmare - Gary Chase & Ted Neely - End credits
Night of the Living Dorks - SPN-X (I think) - Lieber Loser
Elvira Mistress of the Dark - James Campbell - Stripper like credit music
Ghoulies Go To College - Doug and the Pontiacs - There's a Party Goin' On
Killer Tomatoes Eat France! - Portentous Opening Theme Music
Lady Terminator - Pointless Mid-Film Musical Number
Next aka N-Girls Vs. Vampire - End Credits
Longinus - Atsushi Sakurai - Sacrifice
Carnival of Souls - Gene Moore - Opening theme
The Happiness of the Katakuris - The Katakuris - The Dead Can Dance
Troll 2 - Carlo Maria Cordio - End Credits Dance-A-Thon Theme
Killer Workout - Donna De Lory - Only You Tonight
Killer Workout - Jill Colucci - Woman on Fire
Evil Clutch - Elisabetta De Palo - Evil Clutch
The Video Dead - Opening
Pumpkinhead 2 - Roger Clinton - Just Like You (Pumpkinhead 2 Theme)
Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare - Thor and the Tritonz - We Live To Rock (Let's Tune Our Weapons)
Bloodsucking Pharaohs in Pittsburgh - Michael Melvoin - End Credits
Phantom of the Mall - The Vandals - Is There A Phantom in the Mall?
Dr. Gore - William B. Girdler (apparently?) - End Credits
Return of the Swamp Thing - CCR - Born on the Bayou
The Thrill Killers - Henri Price - Thrilling Opening Theme
Lobster Man From Mars - The B-52's - Rock Lobster
Manos: The Hands of Fate - Russ Huddleston - Torgo's Theme
That Little Monster - Jerry Danielsen - Goodbye

Someone pointed out that some of the tracks don't show the whole title, a few read as VIDEO_TS_1 or something similar in certain media players. So I went ahead and made this little track list that has the Name, Size, Duration and Artist to make it a little easier in case anyone else has a similar problem.



Resurrection of Michael Myers Part 2

This is an unbelievably cheesy rap song (rapped from the perspective of Michael Myers, no less, because you know, Mike's such a talkative guy) from an unbelievably cheesy Swedish slasher film spoof from 1987. Sound quality is a bit rough, but this song literally almost killed me when I first heard it, one of the funniest things I've ever heard and I really wanted to share it with someone.

Killer Workout

Killer Workout or Aerobicide (depending on who you ask) blesses us with not one, but two cheesy disco-ey songs that play uninterrupted over the end credits. One by Donna De Lory, and one by Jill Colucci. I've heard of neither of these women, however the songs are actually very catchy and I enjoyed them both. Killer Workout has the distinct honor of containing more gyrating spandexed crotch shots than any single film - workout themed pornography included - in the history of film. My DVD of the film comes from a VHS source, so the audio on these isn't great, but there's no better source out there that I know of. I did a little noise reduction work, so they should be listenable.

Manos : The Hands of Fate

I challenge anyone to get through the entire 56 second running time of the mindnumbing Torgo's Theme without taking their own life.* It's even worse than the actual movie. How Plan 9 From Outer Space is considered by many to be the worst movie ever made in a world where Manos exists will baffle me till the end of time.

Next aka N-Girls Vs. Vampire

This is a Takashi Miike made for TV vampire film that is hard to find out side of Japan. I have no idea what the song is called since the credits were in Japanese, but this is a fine metal tune with some gnarly, epic Japanese metal sounding lead guitar work. Kinda sounds like Loudness. (Wait, is it Loudness?) It's a cool song, but can someone tell me what the hell this guy is saying? There's a food fight on the wings of darkness? Food fight on the feast of nuggets? Feats of madness? Speak up man!

Rock 'n' Roll High School Forever

Still impossible for me to find any of The Eradicators tracks (without just ripping them, dialog and all from the DVD), but thanks to The Twilight Zone I was able to find High School is a Prison, the Mojo Nixon track that Mojo himself performs (as The Spirit of Rock 'n' Roll) to a dreaming Corey Feldman in the film.

Lady Terminator

Much like the real Terminator, this film has a very cheesy, but very catchy song being played at a club which ends with a violent shoot out. I have no idea who the song is by or what it's called, no end credits at all on the film. There was dialog in the middle that messed up the sound quality, so I chopped it out. The dialog was pretty funny actually, but it really screwed the track up. Unfortunately I'm not working with high end programs here so you'll notice a weird edit at around the 2 minute mark. Also while Mondo Macabro's DVD looks great, the sound, at least during this song wasn't very good. But I did what I could. If someone here wants to take a crack at it, please do and send it to me.

The Convent

The Leslie Gore track plays while a young woman acting as a young Adrienne Barbeau whacks a bunch of demon nuns in a church. I've gotta wonder what Leslie thought of her song being played over such blasphemous acts of nunslaughter. She's still alive actually, I should contact and find out.


So there you have it, Rollercoaster of Death. It's just short of 30 tracks so hopefully everyone is able to find at least a couple songs they enjoy on here. Check it out and leave and comment to let me know what you think.


*I, as curator of The Manchester Morgue cannot be held accountable for any harm inflicted upon one's self while listening to Torgo's Theme. You have been warned.

22 comments:

Greg said...

That's an interesting and bizarre compilation....Great work, and gotta love the cover design! :-)

If people like the James Campbell music from ELVIRA, I have the entire, complete scored posted:
ELVIRA
MISTRESS OF THE DARK (1988) - The Complete Soundtrack Score

phelpster said...

Oh cool, I didn't even see that one on your site. 52 tracks?? That thing's gotta be longer than the actual movie, thanks! Hope you like the compilation, it is a bizarre mix, maybe even a bit too much so, but I wanted to keep people on their toes.

phelpster said...

56, rather.

Greg said...

Well....the movie itself is around 96 minutes or so, but what I ripped was every cue heard on the soundtrack. It's all there.

Typo in my reply above....that's "score", not "scored". :-)

Congo said...

There's some great stuff on here sir, although i'm not looking forward to Torgo's theme, i still have nightmares about the atrocity that is Manos, made for a great MST3K though! Thanks again.

colinr said...

Wow, thanks for the work you've put into this! This is probably the closest I'll get to most of these films so thanks for giving me a taste of what they are like!

Keep up the great work!

Anonymous said...

Awesome!

Is it possible for you to lay out a tracklisting with something like the song durations? A few tracks are simply titled things like "VIDEO_TS_Title_01_Chapter" etc...could you tell us the proper track/artist etc? Much thanks.

phelpster said...

Hi, sorry about that. I forgot people might be using programs to play the music that might show the titles differently than what I'm using. I just made a JPEG of the tracklist from the folder, it has Name, Size, Duration and Artist, so that should help. It's small, but it should do the trick.

Tracklist

Anonymous said...

And to think, I had long forgotten about that "stirring" Roger Clinton ballad from the Pumpkinhead sequel. :)

John said...

Thank you so much for this! It contains pretty much every bad movie theme that I've ever said "Damn, I wish I had that on CD" about. Now I do. My life is so much more complete, and you totally made my day. Thanks again!

Greg said...

Re: tracklist...

I think he meant: Are these tunes supposed to be in any particular play order? I was wondering the same thing myself.

phelpster said...

No, the tracklist isn't set up in any particular order. I started to number them but I like to keep it up to the downloader with something like this. That way if they think something sucks (Torgo's Theme for example), they can just drop it and not worry about messing up the order or anything.

Anonymous said...

nice, nice, super nice...
evilsunshine

Hellbishop said...

Thanks! This is a magnificent compilation. Oh my it evens has the Video Dead!

And thanks greg for the link to the James Campbell music :)

Skeeter said...

Awesome compilation, my friend! (He says, having not played Torgos' Theme yet.) I've been looking for Troll 2 cues for a CD I'm making. (Based around films played at a 24-hour Movie Marathon last year.) The uber-bonus... Lady Terminator also screened. You are the man, man...

Hellbishop said...

Finally got a chance to give this a listen today and Oh my goodness! I thought THE VIDEO DEAD track was going to be the main treat for me but then i heard the last track DR.GORE and couldnt believe my ears. All of sudden memories of this quirky movie with blunt hints of Herschell Gordon Lewis came flooding back to me and the unusual song to it that i really liked. Thanks alot for this unexpected surprise :)

Deafula said...

Totally genius. Gracias.

RabidHummingbird said...

woah! This is the coolest movie compilation i have ever seen in my entire life! (part 2 also!)

i need to scoop my jaw up off of the ground! Thanks a million for these!!!

Phaota said...

Actually, the ending credits song for "Killer Workout" called "Woman On Fire" by Jill Colucci isn't complete. It's missing the beginning. I've managed to edit up a fairly decent complete version using the beginning of the song from the film's intro, copy and pasting repeated lyrics from over parts and blending them together. If you desire a copy, write me at phaota1@fastmail.fm. If your message oddly gets bounced (which happens sometimes), try phaota2@bellsouth.net.

Phaota said...

If you want a complete soundtrack and score to "Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark", my blogger friend on the Inferno Music Crypt blog put up my 5.1 rip version. Came out great since the score is isolated on the DVD.

Mario said...

hi phaota, I d be happy about the elvira score and soundtrack. the above link does not work no more :-( and elvira stuff over here is hard to find. thank you
greetz
mario

Trever Talbert said...

I am a big fan of your blog from way back and wanted to introduce some of your awesome soundtracks to a friend of mine, but are they posted for DL anywhere else? This Lix link is a pay service only, and I don't want to sign up with them to DL one album. Does anyone know if the compilations are on any other sites or networks?

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