Sunday, March 25, 2007

Introducing Nightchillers Rare Music


Just wanted to ask everyone to head on over to the newly founded Nightchillers Rare Music that was just started up by my good friend Jason*. He just started a couple days ago, but he's off to a promising start with The Omega Man and a great track from the film Modern Problems. Get over there and say hello. He's a hell of a guy, plus anyone who tells William Smith to fuck off is okay in my book. Really Will, up yours already.

*Jason is not, nor has he ever been Jason Alexander of Seinfeld fame. I don't happen to have a picture of this particular Jason, so another Jason had to be used in his place. Sorry for any confusion. Well, go on, click on the link...

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Harry Manfredini - Friday the 13th: 3-D!



Today I bring you some Jason-y goodness, this is Friday the 13th:3-D by Harry Manfredini. It contains the kinda creepy/hilariously funky theme from Part 3 (lets play a theremin over some bad funk, that can't possibly go wrong!), as well music from Part 1 and Part 2. It also includes 'Fly Away, Little Bird' by Harry Manfredini which plays when Jason attacks Alice in the lake in Part 1. Also of note, not that it matters much here, but this was released with a 3-D cover complete with 3-D glasses. I'd love to actually get my hands on that. This is yet another contribution the same magnificent individual responsible for the last couple of Carpenter scores I recently posted. This guy is getting more awesome by the day.

Part 3 is one of my favorites of the series. Shot in 3-D but never officially released on video that way (I've seen bootleg 3-D versions floating around) so the film is filled with moments of people making sure something is always flying towards the camera. Be it a yo-yo, or pitchfork, or what have you. I believe it was the last to use the "Previously..On Friday the 13th" style opening showing the end of the previous film at the beginning to recap what all went down in the last film. I could be wrong though, I can't remember how 4 starts. While one of my favorites, it has the second most annoying F13 character in Shelly the Doofus (2nd behind Joey the Retard from Part 5). The old "make your friends think you've been murdered or that you're a masked murderer who is going to kill them" gag has never really been successfully pulled off, neither in movie form or real life form. Shelly was a pain in the ass, but he is the one responsible for Jason getting his mask so he was good for something. On a side note, I was a kid when these things were coming out, every Halloween you'd see the "Hockey Mask" mask in the store, but how come they never really had a actual Jason mask? They always just put out these cheap completely white hockey masks, they never did one with the markings or made it dirty looking or anything. What the hell?

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Werewolf In Unnecessarily Short Gym Shorts : A Manchester Morgue Compilation



I've noticed over the years that a great deal of bands (usually of the punk and/or metal variety) like to name songs after horror films, or characters from horror films. So I've gone ahead and put together this compilation I like to call "Werewolf In Unnecessarily Short Gym Shorts". I know, random sounding title, but when I was scanning the cover to the comic I used for the cover it just kinda came to me. I even threw a little "Wolfman's got nards" reference in there for those of you who, like myself, enjoy a good testicle joke. The title doesn't really make any more or any less sense than the title from the first compilation I did and nobody complained about that, so I guess we're good.

Like most compilations, I'm hoping you'll hear something you like here and find a band you've never heard of and end up falling in love with them. Of course, not a lot of people will just now be discovering The Ramones, The Misfits or Blue Oyster Cult, but there are some lesser known bands you might not have heard of. A lot of the albums these songs are from are in print, but I've seen a lot of similar comps on a lot of other sites, so hopefully nobody minds.

I cheated a bit, some of these songs really don't have a lot to do with the movie/character in the title, I don't think Fields of the Nephilim's Reanimator does, and Starkweather's Slither came out over a decade before James Gunn's film came out, but they are very cool songs, so I wanted to add them because I like them, they have movie titles, and they bump the tracklist up to an even 20 tracks. Admittedly it's an incredibly schizophrenic looking tracklist, but I thought it was about time someone put BOC and Mortician on the same album.

The Ramones - Pet Sematary
The 69 Eyes - Frankenhooker
Fields of the Nephilim - Reanimator
Edgar Winter Group - Frankenstein
The Damned - Psychomania
Dr. Chud's X-Ward - Spiderbaby
Frightmare - Friday the 13th Part 2
Los Straightjackets - Tarantula
Phenomena (Glenn Hughes on vocals) - Twilight Zone
Coroner - Intro (to Nosferatu)
Coroner - Nosferatu
S.O.D.:Stormtroopers of Death - Freddy Krueger
Sloppy Seconds - The Horror of Party Beach
The Mist - Scarecrow
Sentinel Beast - Phantom of the Opera
Misfits - Die Monster Die
Starkweather - Slither
Blue Oyster Cult - Godzilla
Mortician - Wolfen
Zombies At My Neighbors - Chopping Mall

So, some notes on some of my choices:

Blue Oyster cult - Godzilla - I've heard this song so many times it's lost all meaning, but I just had to include it.

Sentinel Beast - Phantom of the Opera - We've all heard Iron Maiden's version a thousand times, so I thought I'd put one of the lesser known covers of it instead, this is a female fronted thrash approach to the song.

The Mist - Scarecrow - Cheated kinda with this one, the movie I'm thinking of is called Scarecrows, but I already put it on there, so I'll leave it, cool song. Although there are several movies with Scarecrow in the title. Also of note, the singer apparently attended the Lemmy School of Vocal Styling, but he must've dropped out halfway through because he can't quite pull it off.

Fields of the Nephilim - Reanimator - Based on the lyrics, this has nothing to do with Re-animator, it's not even spelled with the - in the title, but, like I said, it's a damn fine song, so here it is.

Starkweather - Slither - Cheated again, this came out waaaaayyy before the movie, but I enjoy it, hopefully you will too. It's actually probably too dark to fit in with this compilation.

Anyway, there you have it, Werewolf in Unnecessarily Short Gym Shorts, check it out and stop back by and let me know what you think. I'm still working on my next compilation, Rollercoaster...Of Death, which I started quite a while ago, hopefully I can finish it up soon.

This Just In: KITT Gay, Hasselhoff Out of His Goddamn Mind


Looks like Hasselhoff has come clean on his former automobile co-star's sexuality. That's right, looks like Knight Rider's KITT prefers the company of other gentlemen cars. I wonder if Herbie will be coming out next? Sadly KITT was not available to comment at this time.

On a side note, how is this news worthy? I mean really? Slow day.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Tankard - Zombie Attack


This is Tankard's debut album Zombie Attack, which tackles subjects such as joyful alcoholism, pesky zombies ruining movie night, being metal, and the frightening possibility of a Third World War. Yeah, weird, they get all serious on us on that last one there. That aside, this is a truly fun album if you like your metal a bit on the thrashy side.
I really love the album cover, you got Disco Dracula, Fatguy Wolfman, Leisure Suit Party Animal Frankenstein, uh, Pull My Finger Skeleton (?) and some random Lumberjack Axe Murderer Guy just hanging out, watching the tube and scaring the hell out of some woman. If this cover doesn't scream "fun times", then I don't know what does.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Comedian Richard Jeni Has Died


Sad news to report, (because I'm sure this is a the first place you come for news) comedian Richard Jeni has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. It hasn't been confirmed as a suicide, he was found by his girlfriend, I wonder if this could be similar to Phil Hartman's death. Here's the article for those interested in reading. It says he was 45, although I think he was born in 1957, so that's not correct. Regardless of age, it's a shame to see him go so soon.

I'll leave you with some words of wisdom from Richard:
"My mother never saw the irony of calling me a son of a bitch."

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise Mini Soundtrack


For some reason there doesn't appear to be an actual soundtrack for this one. So I've made a little 5 track "mini" Revenge of the Nerds II soundtrack because I don't really have a whole lot going on today. I had ripped the Nerds "No On Fifteen" rap and the epic sounding Star Wars-style text scroll part so I figured I'd throw a few other tracks from the movie here as well. It only consists of 5 tracks, because while finding Devo and .38 Special songs couldn't be easier, finding songs from Larry Lee or Darryl Duncan, not so easy. However, these tracks are the only memorable songs featured in the movie anyway, so here they are.

While not as funny, or as good as the first Nerds, I still really enjoy this first sequel. I actually still have a copy of this movie from Errol's, which later became Blockbuster. Or was later bought out by Blockbuster, I'm not 100% sure really. The tape is 20 years old, and has some kind of white residue on the inside of the tape, which makes me afraid to even put it in a VCR, but Errol's had those really cool big-ass red boxes so I just can't get rid of it.

I was curious about something while rewatching the movie yesterday. I haven't watched Part III or Part IV from the box set yet, and I barely remember watching them years ago, but I noticed Julia Montgomery shows up as Betty Scolnick in III and IV. Yet, apart from a picture of her in Louis' suitcase she doesn't show up in Part II, and Lewis ends up awful friendly-like with Courtney Thorne-Smith's character Sunny. So did Lewis cheat on Betty with Sunny in Part II? Was she a freebie for him while he was away? Is this ever explained? Guess I'll be watching to find out.

01. The Epic Nerds II Text Scroll
02. Devo - Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
03. .38 Special - Back to Paradise
04. Pseudo Echo - Funky Town
05. Larry B. Scott and His Fellow Nerds - No On Fifteen

That's not what it says here, Senator Wormser!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

The Adventures of Ford Fairlane


This is the soundtrack Renny Harland's 1990 film The Adventures of Ford Fairlane. The film marked the first leading role for the Diceman and was also the recipient of several of the highly coveted Razzie awards that year. Andrew Dice Clay is Ford Fairlane, the world's greatest, and presumably only "Rock 'n' Roll Detective". That's right, he shares his name with the car he drives. Whether he was born into this name and thought it'd be ironic to drive a Fairlane, or he was given a nickname based on his car choice is never really explained. Or maybe it was, hell I don't know, the man has a lot of dialogue, I could've missed it.

Sure, it's not that good, but it is pretty damn funny at times. Also, kinda irritating at times, but either way, you've gotta love any movie that features appearances by Ed O'Neill as Lt. Anus, Robert Englund, Gilbert Gottfried, Vince Neil (no relation to Ed O'), and Wayne Newton, at least a little bit. In a rare occurrence for this site, this post is actually timely, Andrew has a new "reality" show on VH1 that premiered earlier today. Theres a repeat later tonight I think, for the few interested people out there.

The soundtrack features Queensryche, Billy Idol and Motley Crue among others. Also featuring Tone Loc. I'm sure he's a cool guy and all but his voice is pretty rough, the man could really use a lozenge. Sadly I don't think there is an actual version of Ed's "Booty Time" song, at least not that I could find. I'm sure nothing more than that little chorus part featured in the film was even written. It's a shame really.

1. Cradle of love (04:41)
Billy Idol
2. Sea cruise (03:01)
Dion
3. Funky attitude (04:34)
Sheila E.
4. Glad to be alive (04:57)
Teddy Pendergrass and Lisa Fisher
5. Can't get enough (04:08)
Tone Loc
6. Rock 'n roll junkie (04:01)
Mötley crüe
7. I aint got you (01:57)
Andrew Dice Clay
8. Last time in Paris (03:52)
Queensryche
9. Unbelievable (theme of "Ford Fairlane") (03:35)
Yello
10. the Wind cries Mary (05:59)
Richie Sambora

Is this Chevy Nova? Is this the car I wanna speak to?

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