Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Manchester Morgue and the Jack L. Samuelson Orchestra Present Swinging Sounds of Christmas - A Manchester Morgue Compilation

I kinda regret not getting a Halloween compilation together this year so I wanted to make sure I get a Christmas one done. As you can see I decided to go against my usual dark and gruesome compilation art choices and chose a pervy old Playboy painting instead. I also toned down the ridiculousness of the title (and in turn made it by far the longest title ever) to try and make it match the old compilation records they used to make so many of. Bert Kaempfert had a thousand of these things. I see at least a dozen of his every time I go to the thrift store.

As with all my compilations, I don't have a planned out order in which these songs should be listened to, I just listed them alphabetically because that's how they were in the folder. I don't have enough time to do my usual incessant rambling today, so you get to avoid reading all of that today. Anyway, here's your tracklist, hope you guys enjoy it!

  • Argent - Christmas For The Free
  • Boney M. - Winter Fairy-Tale
  • Danny Elfman - Ice Dance (from Edward Scissorhands) I know Elfman gets ripped on a lot, but his work on Scissorhands is beautiful
  • Dexter Gordon - The Christmas Song
  • Futurama - Xmas Elves (song from the show, not a band called Futurama)
  • Lance J. Holt - I Saw Mommy Kissing Yog-Sothoth- Lovecraft Christmas
  • Mark Snow - Snow For Christmas (from Ernest Saves Christmas)
  • New Kids on the Block - Funky, Funky Christmas
  • Nina - Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown? (from On Her Majesty's Secret Service)
  • Osaka Popstar - The Christmas That Almost Wasn't
  • Paul Revere & The Raiders - Rain, Sleet, Snow
  • Primus - Del Davis Tree Farm
  • Ramonas - Santa's Got A GTO
  • The Business - Step Into Christmas
  • The Vandals - Grandpa's Last Christmas
  • The Vandals - My First Christmas As A Woman (I accidentally added two Vandals songs. Oops.)
  • Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping
  • XTC - Thanks For Christmas
  • Zombina & The Skeletones - Transylvanian Xmas
There's a toy lodged in my brain!

If you are still after more ridiculous Christmas nonsense, my last compilation Robot Sleeperhold: Or Who The Fuck Is Parson Brown? is still up.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Lor Crane - Haunted

This is the soundtrack from the 1977 film Haunted, not to be confused with the 1995 Kate Beckinsale film or a similarly titled film also from 1977 called Haunts, which is what I first thought it was when Code Red released the DVD this year. I actually haven't seen this one yet - though I would've checked it out the DVD immediately had it been Haunts that was released - a Cameron Mitchell film from the guy who did Graduation Day? Sold!

Anyway, moving on to the film this music actually comes from. Like I mentioned, I've never seen this one, but the tagline "It Began the Day They Installed That Telephone Booth in the Cemetery!" amuses me greatly so I might have to check it soon. Plus, the first song has vocals by Billy Vera and as a fan of King of Queens and it's hilariously cheesy theme song about weary eyes and tight backs that automatically makes this movie at least a little awesome.

Thanks to the guy at CG who sent me the album link.

1. Indian Woman (03:06)
sung by Billy Vera (L. & F. Crane)
2. A Distant Time (03:42)
sung by Carol Douglas (L. & F. Crane)
3. How Can I Tell Judy (04:32)
sung by Herb Oscar Anderson (L. & F. Crane)
4. You Make Me Feel the Music (08:29)
sung by Freya Crane (L. & F. Crane)
5. A Distant Time (short version) (01:09)
(L. & F. Crane)
6. Patrick & Jennifer Walking (01:22)
7. Dining Room (02:22)
8. Lake (01:06)
9. Beach (01:04)
10. Love Scene (04:35)
11. The Chase (05:49)
12. Lifetimes (03:27)
sung by Ronald Romano (Romano)

An Ancient Evil is Unleashed ... And It Wants Revenge!

The above link is for Fileserve. Downloading from there will help me out a bit, but for anyone who doesn't like Fileserve, here you go:



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