Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Psychos in Love - Theme Song by Carmine Capobianco and Debi Thibeault


I'm just posting one track this time, but it's a great one. This is from the obscure 1986 horror/comedy/mockumentary Psychos in Love. A touching love story that follows bloodletting barkeep Joe and his deranged soul mate - a maniacal manicurist named Kate - on their mission to kill every person they meet that enjoys grapes. Or any grape products. You see, Joe and Kate hated all kinds grapes. They hated green grapes. They hated purple grapes. They hated grapes with seeds. They hated grapes without seeds. They hated them peeled. They hated them non-peeled. They hated them in bunches, one at a time, and in small groups of twos and threes. They fucking hated grapes. With a vengeance.

Anyway, the theme song that I'm presenting here was actually performed by Joe and Kate - the very love-stricken Psychos of the title. Unfortunately the theme is all I have right now, but given the obscure nature of this film I don't think the score stands a chance of being released. And unless Gorman Bechard and Carmine Capobianco somehow see this post and let us know where to find it, I don't think we're getting it. Hell, the movie itself is near impossible to find. You've got the long out of print Wizard Video copy, or the super limited German DVD (limited to 300 copies). That's it as far as I know. Odd that it's so limited because it's actually a very funny film with two of the most likable and entertaining on-screen serial killers you're likely to find.

I ripped this myself from the German DVD earlier today. As you'd imagine with a 16mm film made over 20 years ago, the sound quality isn't great, but it shouldn't make your ears bleed or anything of that nature.


And what the hell, how about the lyrics?

Joe's Part:
You walked into my life one night,
at first I thought you’d be like all the rest.
Boring to talk to, and boring in bed,
in general an all around pest.
I was all set to cut you into little bitty-bits,
chop you, dice you, slash you, slice you,
Drill you with drill-bits.
You turned my life around with your beauty and scent,
and all I did was kiss you once and it was straight to heaven I went,
Said, all I did was kiss you once and it was straight to heaven I went.

Cuz I’m a psycho in love, I can’t help myself,
Psycho in love, I’m a psycho in love,
Never felt this way about anyone else,
I’m a psycho, psycho in love.

And now the lady's:
You’d be just another victim so,
when you asked me out I said sure.
My motto has always been: "An ounce
of prevention is worth a manicure."
I thought you’d end up being just some other guy,
I was set to stick my scissors right into your eye.
You proved to me that life could be fun without the blood,
I love you even though you’re pudgy and you look like Elmer Fudd.
I love you even though you’re pudgy and you look like Elmer Fudd.

Cuz I’m a psycho in love, I can’t help myself,
Psycho in love, I’m a psycho in love,
Never felt this way about anyone else,
I’m a psycho, psycho in love.

And then it just kind of goes on like that, you get the idea.

One more thing before I go. Does anyone have, or know where I can find a good quality scan of the Wizard cover art? That art is fantastic and I'd love to make a DVD cover for it. I found decent scans of the front and back, but the front has a lot of glare that might make it a pain in the ass to work with.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

so this is great and all, but what's up with that fulci CD?

shewalkssoftly.com said...

Hahaha...wonderful find!

phelpster said...

anonymous - No dice on the Fulci CD. I don't have it and I wasn't able to locate it at my usual places. I'll let you know if I find it.

shewalkssoftly.com said...

This song is so funny! I've been following this blog for ages, and finally got to send people here from my own blog today!

phelpster said...

Cool, thanks a lot for sending people my way! I've returned the favor by adding your site (which is rather awesome by the way) to my Morgue Approved links.

Glad you like the song, I was considering ripping the DVD and putting it up at some point in the future.

movieguy58 said...

Germany released a second version. Last April, it was remastered and released in the U.S. and Denmark is releasing it next. You can go to the site at psychosinlove.com or send me messages through my facebook account.
Thanks everyone for being a fan!
Carmine

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