Back In Stock: Morricone and Bruno Nicolai Gialli Soundtracks

What Have You Done To Solange soundtrack

Ennio Morricone’s soundtrack for Cosa Avete Fatto A Solange? (What Have You Done To Solange?) is, for obsessive Morricone lovers at the very least, a MUST-HAVE. The lurid album cover art, the salacious set pieces, and the dreamy vocalizations of Edda dell’Orso make this one of the all-time greats of the era. Have a good look (and listen) to the trailer and you might just catch yourself wondering why you never checked this one out before. If you already know, imagine how it great it would be to hear this for the first time all over again.Solange vinyl record soundtrack morricone

Buy the vinyl soundtrack for Cosa Avete Fatto A Solange? (What Have You Done To Solange?) from Turntabling while supplies last! It’s a limited edition re-issue on clear red vinyl.



(We include these trailers because, let’s face it, trailers are awesome…but sadly some get removed after a time and while we have no control over THAT, we do like to bring them as long as they are available. If you experience a broken trailer link here, apologies…but blame YouTube!)

Jess Franco did a wonderful thing by bringing on Morricone conductor (and soundtrack legend in his own right) Bruno Nicolai on board for his film referencing de Sade…this one is also back in stock and features the super-groovy Drug Party track worth the price of the LP all by itself.
Jess Franco soundtrack vinyl record De Sade

This vinyl LP of the Marquis de Sade’s soundtrack by Bruno Nicolai is for sale in the Turntabling shop while supplies last. This is the Finder’s Keepers reissue from 2013 and is getting more hard to find all the time.

You can also view the entire collection of vinyl for sale from Turntabling.

Back In Stock: Escape From New York Vinyl Soundtrack LP

Escape From New York Vinyl Record soundtrack

Back In Stock! Escape From New York Vinyl Soundtrack LP, only 500 pressed and available in VERY limited quantities. A double LP on 180 gram vinyl, it really doesn’t get much better than this. Escape From New York has some of the most memorable soundtrack work by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth. Can’t go wrong with this one!

Buy the Escape From New York Soundtrack Vinyl LP from Turntabling while supplies last!

Silva Screen Records Escape From New York vinyl

WTF Album Covers: From Nelson To Jesus

An album cover is like an advertisement for your music. The image can sell a record, or it can make people run away screaming from your record at a GLANCE. So with that notion in mind, one DOES have to wonder what these artists were contemplating when they settled on these particular images. And remember, kids, if you put your work on public display, you invite commentary. Nobody with an album cover is safe from the snickering.

“Because They Can” sort of screams “contractual obligation”, doesn’t it? The gents themselves couldn’t be bothered to show up for the art direction meeting on this one? Too busy trying on new silver moon boots to give a toss? You tell US what was going on here.

It would be very funny to make a bunch of jokes about how Vladimir Putin likely owns this record and listens to it on a nightly basis, but nobody in the Turntabling office is willing to risk getting stuck in the leg by an umbrealla tip loaded with a Ricin pellet.

Those dresses are likely worth a fortune now on the vintage market. The suits those poor bastards are wearing? Not so much. There’s too much of a frontal attack on the eyeballs for this album cover, WTF is going on here? And why do these goddamned families keep putting out records?

They were an Austin, Texas Christian metal band, but one does wonder how their fundie beliefs lined up with aping Freddie Mercury who was basically everything that Christian metal bands hated back in the Satanic Panic 80s. How did nobody review the grimacing on this album cover and say, “Hey lads, any chance we could use a photo where you don’t look like you’re all passing a kidney stone?”

A Vinyl Record By…The King Of Thailand?

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There’s an article on the BBC official website discussing “11 super-rare vinyl oddities” discovered in the BBC record archives. No, none of the vinyl in the image above are mentioned in that article, and to be honest not many of the titles discussed in the article are really that odd, but there is one exception.

Apparently, the mid-1960s, the King of Thailand recorded a full-length record titled, “King Bhumibol – Musics Composed by H.M. The King “.

A vinyl record recorded by a then-living monarch? That’s odd enough. But it might be best NOT TO LISTEN to it-what if it SUCKS HORRIBLY?

That isn’t a problem most of the time, but Article 112 of the criminal code in Thailand states, “Whoever, defames, insults or threatens the King, the Queen, the Heir-apparent or the Regent, shall be punished with imprisonment of three to fifteen years.” If you let even a single wisecrack slip about needing some Crown Royal to be able to endure singing by someone wearing The Royal Crown, you’re taking your freedom into your own hands.

And they aren’t kidding. People can and have received stiff sentences for violations of Article 112-one poor bastard was sentenced to 60 years. The sentence was ten years for each one of his critical Facebook posts.

So the best advice is probably not to listen, just in case you don’t think it’s the greatest thing since urinating on the side of the road in the middle of rush hour on Route 66. But the record DOES EXIST. And that is…unique. But if you EVER plan on visiting Thailand, better keep your opinions about this record to yourself-you never know! (image below courtesy of the BBC)

Image courtesy of the BBC.

 

Rare David Bowie Single: When The Wind Blows

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In 1986, director Jimmy Murakami and writer Raymond Briggs saw When The Wind Blows hit the screen, an animated adaptation of the graphic novel. It’s a nuclear war story with a grim message, and it had an all-star cast in the soundtrack department thanks to DAvid Bowie, Roger Waters, Genesis, Squeeze, Paul Hardcastle, and others.

Below is a Youtube video (while it lasts, as usual) that features Bowie’s work on the title song, but what’s REALLY interesting from a vinyl obsessive’s standpoint is the rare and unusual picture disc that was released to promote the film:

Bowie when the wind blows vinyl

Yes, those images above are the 7-inch single, shaped as the two main characters in the film, odd and rare indeed! The world is full of unusually-shaped vinyl releases, and discovering them could turn into an obsession all its’ own. The fact that THIS one is by the late-great David Bowie makes it especially lustworthy, especially for its’ Blackstar-like elegaic qualities.

Hear the song and see some images from the film below. Sadly, Turntabling does not have any of this to sell, we’re on a BUGHUNT for one of these now! If you’re curious about what we DO have available at the moment, do have a look at the Turntabling collection for plenty of rare, weird, and awesome vinyl records including a metric ton of soundtracks.


La Gatta In Calore Italian Lurid Sleaze Giallo

La gatta in calore vinyl soundtrack Edda dellOrso
La Gatta In Calore (The Cat In Heat) has thrown in the not-for-the-faint-of-heart kitchen sink; bored housewives, druggie drama, orgies, revenge, the lot. And the VERY Morricone-esque soundtrack from Gianfranco Plenizio, with giallo favorite vocalist Edda dell’Orso cannot be beat. Directed by Nello Rossati, this one is, as they say, twisty/turny.

The soundtrack is HIGHLY recommended, and you can (at the time of this writing for as long as the video stays online, hah) get a good look and listen via YouTube. If you feel motivated to buy after watching the full-length film below, Turntabling has limited quantities of the La Gatta In Calore soundtrack for sale, available as a 2015 Australian repress with extensive liner notes and GORGEOUS album artwork.


Buy the soundtrack to La Gatta In Calore from Turntabling.

The Million Dollar McDonald’s Record

You might well wonder why people (like me) collect strange and hard to find vinyl records. Part of the appeal (for me) is that it’s often very hard to believe people A) thought the record was a good idea in the first place, B) weird records are fascinating time capsules of pop culture and related ephemera.

This little flexi disc has all KINDS of fun and interesting cultural implications…I’m glad that somebody was interested enough to find and share the Million Dollar McDonald’s record. Behold this record in all its’ PR marketing hype glory…all these years later. We didn’t make this video, but we’re glad SOMEBODY did!



Get Crazy Soundtrack Vinyl LP Featuring Fear, Malcolm McDowell, Lou Reed

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The 80’s New Year’s Eve film Get Crazy is one of those kitchen-sink comedies you either love or hate…but how could you do anything but love a movie starring Lou Reed as a parody of himself, Malcolm McDowell playing a drug-crazed glam rockin’ codpiece-sporting nut, and Daniel Stern? Keep an eye peeled for Mary Wornov, and Ed Begley, Jr. as the corporate bad guy. It’s best viewed on New Year’s Eve!

The soundtrack to this movie includes the Fear song seen in the clip below-Lee Ving chews the scenery so hard that he goes into another dimension. And…did we mention the Get Crazy soundtrack LP is available from Turntabling? You can buy it from us (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST) once you get hooked on the movie (which is at the time of this writing available in its’ entirety below).

 

 

The Ecstasy Of Gold Volume 4 Vinyl LP

The Ecstasy of Gold spaghetti western 2lp vinylThe sights and sounds of the spaghetti western may be an acquired taste for some, but if you’re hooked on the genre, you know what it means to be stylistically obsessed with these unique films and their wonderfully crazy soundtracks.

Thrill to this awesome spaghetti western soundtrack compilation, The Ecstasy of Gold Volume Four, posted on Youtube by an obviously dedicated fan. Many of the best-known Italian soundtrack geniuses are here: Nico Fidenco, Bruno Nicolai, Francesco di Masi, Franco Micalizzi…if you know these names, you know this is a compilation worth its’ weight in gold bullets.

These sounds are unique, fun, and genre-bending. Oh, and yes, there is a copy of this kick-ass 2LP set for sale from Turntabling, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.


We Buy Record Collections: Goth/Industrial Vinyl Wanted

Sisters Or Mercy Vinyl Records wanted

It’s time once again to put out the call-Turntabling is actively looking for record collections to purchase. We are VERY keen on goth/industrial records and are specifically looking for any Sisters of Mercy, Bauhaus, Cure, Wax Trax! records and anything else that falls in or near this genre of music. If you have records to sell, please get in touch with us at:

orders@turntabling.net

Why the urgency about this genre? Turntabling isn’t just interested in the sale of vinyl, we are also coming to grips with a growing fascination for the preservation of certain types of vinyl records. More than once around the Turntabling collection the thoughts of starting an actual vinyl preservation society or museum or some similar type project has been kicked around. While there are still no firm plans afoot, the idea of building a library of vinyl records to be preserved, discussed, and analyzed is a tantalizing one.

So we put the call out once more for record collections. If you have vinyl to sell, please know that we are not seeking jazz collections (except for a very limited range of jazz centered around Miles Davis Bitches’ Brew type sonic excursions, Sun Ra, Coltrane, or Morricone-style soundtracky jazz sounds.), we have no interest in Classic Rock, don’t care about Broadway or show tunes, and have no desire to purchase country music collections.

What ARE we looking for? The Goth/Industrial genre most definitely but not just the big names-we seek indie, unknown, private label, and one-shot wonders from this genre too.

We also have an interest in a range of power-pop, post-punk, electronic, experimental and avant garde artists. Spoken word albums are right up our alley, and the weirder they are or the most unclassifiable the better.

We also purchase soundtracks across a variety of cinematic genres, but are especially interested in Morricone, Riz Ortolani, Nora Orlandi, and many others. Horror soundtracks, sci-fi, and anything strange or fantastic is what we are looking for primarily here. If it sounds even the slightest bit psychedelic, trippy, etc. we are more than interested.

We also have a fascination for “adult” and “adults only” vinyl records. This is a fascinating sub-genre of the record industry that we definitely want more of for a variety of reasons including a proposed art show featuring these records in all of their problematic glory. The vintage sexism, the male-gazey objectification, and incredible no-budget qualities of these productions make them museum pieces of the highest order for those of us who love to marvel at the horrifying practices of cultural movements past.

So, to recap: WE WANT TO BUY YOUR RECORD COLLECTION.

Contact us: orders@turntabling.net

Please give us an idea of the titles, condition, and volume of the collection. We do travel to view record collections of a size that might justify such a journey, but such arrangements are made on a case-by-case basis. Please be as detailed as possible when contacting us and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for reading and we hope to hear from you soon…