We took a break to do a bit of travel including ALL the record stores in Portland, Oregon, but now it is time to update ye olde Turntabling inventory and get more of the most amazing vinyl finds up and available to you. I scour the earth looking for the rare, the weird, the hard-to-find, and I’m about to do a big update. Stay tuned.
I got an awesome e-mail today asking about the soundtrack for the film Forbidden Photos of A Woman Above Suspicion, AKA Le Foto Proibite Di Una Signora Per Bene. Specifically, the question was, what can you recommend that is similar the Bossa Nova sounds of this film.
That e-mail made my day, and I decided to make an entire post of recommendations for anyone who loves the music you hear in the opening five minutes of Le Foto Prohibite….here’s that clip, courtesy of YouTube, naturally:
On a lighter note, check out this by Bruno Nicolai, from All The Colors Of The Dark:
And then there’s THIS, from The Bliss of Mrs. Bottom, by Riz “Cannibal Holocaust” Ortolani. I confess I’ve never seen or heard of this film til today when I researched Ortolani’s Bossa Nova-type output:
Piero Piccioni has a LOT of Bossa Nova sounds. Ignore the ad and get to this one, Bossa Nova Marina pretty amazing.
And finally we wind our way back to the Maestro, Ennio Morricone, for one more, from Metti Una Sera a Cena:
In case you haven’t noticed from all the giallo soundtracks Turntabling has for sale by Goblin, Morricone, Riz Ortolani, and many more, I am obsessed with giallo films, and Italian cinema in general. (Yes Eurocine is basically an obsession, but there’s something about those Italians…)
Here is a fun little helping of giallo trailers–watching these is a favorite Internet time waster at the very least, and can make for a fun evening of adult beverages and random finds on a good night. I’ve spent good money on soundtracks for these films on the strength of having heard the music in the trailer alone–believe it or not, you can do well looking for new soundtrack sounds to obsess over just by watching these! That’s especially true for Spasmo and Black Belly of the Tarantula (see below).
The trailer for Death Will Have Your Eyes looks maddeningly familiar, but I personally can’t remember ever having watched it.
Spasmo is hands down one of the best giallo trailers of all time, and the movie is pretty outstanding too. It’s one of my all-time favorites. The plot twists and turns so hard that when you finally get round to the end, it’s a relief that ANY of it makes sense.
The Black Belly of the Tarantula is also a standout film of the genre, one not to be missed–and that soundtrack! Definitely worth a look–the plot is outrageous, the music is not to be missed, giallo soundtrack vinyl fans…
Coming soon to Turntabling, some exquisite reissues from the mighty Italian label Dagored, very limited editions of only 500 each–do not miss these titles while supplies last!! All three of these classics are Ennio Morricone titles, and they won’t hang around long. We’ll post an update when these titles are available, and in the meantime you can check out the other giallo, horror, sci-fi, rare, and unusual titles in the Turntabling shop
1979 saw Goblin working on the soundtrack for this Italian film starring Jaqueline Bisset and Terence Stamp. Believe it or not, the title track was informed more by Burt Bacharach than prog, but the old classic proggy Goblin sound does rear its head on parts of this soundtrack. Have a listen to this rare, unusual-for-Goblin... Read More »
The soundtrack to Joe D’Amato’s Buio Omega is a pretty awesome proggy bass-n-synth fest that really doesn’t let you in on what you’re going to see when this Italian slash-splat masterpiece gets going. It’s got everything a transgressive Italian horror movie should have–a bit of wanton slicing, some embalming, some necrophilia…and then there’s the score... Read More »
What is it about Italian cannibal gut-munching movies and their soundtracks? These movies are infamous in their nasty ways–pure gross-out from start to finish that has you either becoming an instant fan, car-crash fascinated, or so revolted that you can’t stand the idea of watching another second. The Italian jungle cannibal movies are, for some... Read More »
New at Turntabling! The soundtrack vinyl reissued by Death Waltz for the Lucio Fulci gross-out slasher flick, The New York Ripper. Also in, the gorgeous-looking Death Waltz edition of The Slumber Party Massacre, John Carpenter’s The Fog, a really delicious red vinyl import 7-inch of the Goblin Profondo Rosso/Death Dies soundtrack music for the Dario... Read More »
Turntabling has been expanding lately and going through some changes and now seems to be a great time to reintroduce myself and Turntabling. My name is Joe Wallace, and for all intents and purposes, I am Turntabling. I run Turntabling from the 5th floor of the Bridgeport Art Center, where I also do vinyl-related art... Read More »
Feast your eyes on a nice collection of Giallo-related vinyl headed for the Turntabling inventory very soon–we have the following records due in next week, and many more besides. Goblin vinyl has been especially sought after for some time, but now more than ever with the band touring, people are clamoring for the Suspiria soundtrack,... Read More »