For a start, any vinyl record that presumes to teach you something about sex already has a lot working against it…but throw a creepy/pervo Norman Rockwell vibe into the mix with the cover art and you have WTF gold. And look at that cup of coffee she’s got there…whatever she’s learning from that record, she’ll be up all night thinking about it.
I discovered this one at the similarly WTF-n-vintage-obsessed Vintage Everyday blog. Good stuff there…and a lot of it!
Funny, clueless, and basically just filler for MTV News masquerading as some kind of observation of the format wars, this MTV News report is probably as entertaining for those 80s hairdos as it is in the delightfully look-at-how-WRONG-they-were-ness of it all.
Oh, yes. MTV you had a crystal ball, alright. It was covered in whipped cream and never worked quite right, but you had one. >AHEM<
Yes we’re still digging that parody Trent Reznor song, that came out a couple of weeks ago. So biting, yet fun to dance to as well.
Turntabling has a copy of The Downward Spiral 2008 re-issue 180 gram vinyl LP for sale at our Discogs store. —It is first come, first served. A great find for those who wore out the first one. Or for someone pleasantly reminded as to how insanely great Nine Inch Nails gets on this album.
Above is the animated open for the horror movie, Blacula. William Mashall stars as an African prince bitten and cursed to be the undead by Dracula many generations ago. In 1972, his coffin ends up in Los Angeles. To the funky music of the city, Blacula looks for the human blood he needs to sustain his life. He meets a woman who looks like his wife, who died long ago. Perhaps, it is his wife, back to save him from loneliness.
The soundtrack is a soulful mix of instrumentals and songs that stand the test of time. Gene Page conducts some beats that are vibrant and smooth. Including this one called (aptly?) Good To The Last Drop.
The Hues Corporation provide vocals to some of the songs on the soundtrack. Including this heart-breaking tune that represents Blacula’s longing his long lost bride, The Main Chance. Like the film, the soundtrack makes you feel for the man Blacula once was. Hear the longing in the lyrics (after the advertisement).
The soundtrack is a Turntabling must have. We put extra copies we find on Discogs – First come, First served. Right now, we have a sealed copy of the vinyl reissue LP for sale. It is spooky and funky at the same time, always a great combination.
Browsing the Trailers From Hell collection, I noticed this gem of a program with director Larry Cohen about his film, Black Caesar.
Larry Cohen is a Turntabling favorite. He is a unique screen writer and director. He is famous primarily for science fiction and terror titles (It’s Alive, The Stuff, God Told Me To, and Q). We were luck to even meet him once.
The soundtrack is by The Godfather of Soul, James Brown. If you’re a fan of Godfater Brown you probably have this in your collection. Isn’t it time for a new LP copy? If you don’t have it, you need to take a listen.
This soundtrack has some epic tunes, including this one that starts off the album, (after the commercial) Down and Out in New York City.
Another track that found recent love courtesy of The Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels soundtrack is The Boss. Try not singing this to yourself after you hear it once. I dare you. The clip has an advert that you can skip in 5 seconds.
Another great song on the soundtrack is performed by Lyn Collins. Here she is at her soulful best with Mamma Feelgood (after the advert that can be skipped).
Here’s a clip of Quentin Tarantino discussing the type of ‘infected people’ in the film Planet Terror. At about 2:01 into the clip, he reveals how he likes to score his films and why he rarely employs a composer. He does, however, love the old film soundtracks and songs.
For Reservoir Dogs, he used some great minor hits from the ’70s. The radio is playing in several areas and the station tuned in is having a flash back weekend.
If you’ve seen the movie, one great song should make you cringe, forevermore, while another will always make you want to strut. I’m going to be a chicken and advertise the strut, in this article.
Here’s another version of Little Green bag that is about :45 longer than the version on the soundtrack. Tarantino did what he needed to fit the song into the film’s credits . I happen to like this clip with band, George Baker Selection.
Of course,the soundtrack also includes the Steven Wright intros to the songs, the Madonna Speech and Let’s Get a Taco, where Mr.White explains how to get information.