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Turntabling.net Curates Vinyl Art Show At Bridgeport Art Center In Chicago

StudioLab, my art space located on the 5th floor of the Bridgeport Art Center, is host to the first-ever Turntabling vinyl record art show and exhibit, Sexy And Scary Vinyl.

This show features a LOT of vinyl records, album cover art work, exploitation movie trailers, and soundtrack music by Ennio Morricone, Riz Ortolani, John Carpenter, Goblin, Stelvio Cipriani, Mike Patton, Isaac Hayes, Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra, Piero Umiliani, and SOOOOO many others. Details below, but SAVE THE DATE! It’s Friday June 20th 2014, 6PM til late at 1200 W. 35th on the 5th floor of the Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago.


–Joe Wallace

John Carpenter They Live Soundtrack Vinyl LP For Sale

John Carpenter They Live Soundtrack Vinyl Death Waltz


John Carpenter’s soundtrack work is legendary among fans and when Death Waltz reissued the soundtrack to They Live in this vinyl LP edition, it became an instant fan favorite.

This is harder to come by now than ever, it seems and Turntabling does have one copy available (the black vinyl edition) that comes with the poster issued by Death Waltz. This is available first-come, first served and when it’s gone…it’s GONE!

A lot of people believe Carpenter really predicted the future in many ways with this one…regardless of all that, it is a solid 80s sci-fi action/exploitation movie that deserves repeated viewings.

And while you’re deciding whether or not to buy this amazing soundtrack LP, have a look at the trailer for the film, which is a favorite here at Turntabling (see below).

Buy the Death Waltz Reissue of the They Live original soundtrack by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth from Turntabling via Discogs.com.



Vinyl Records For Sale From The Turntabling Collection: Halloween II, Plan 9 From Outer Space, Blue Sunshine by The Glove

The Turntabling Collection is a large, ever-growing vinyl collection curated by Turntabling. Portions of the collection go on sale to fund Turntabling.net and the Vinyl Road Rage trips that are well documented here. If you buy anything from The Turntabling Collection, you’re doing more than just filling a hole in your record collection; you’re also contributing to the site, helping us stay alive and online. Thank you!

And if you happen across this post to find these albums already sold out, please have a look at the Turntabling Collection for sale via Discogs.com. There are also select titles from the Turntabling Collection via the Turntabling Etsy shop.

The latest for-sale additions to The Turntabling Collection include the following must-have vinyl LPs:

Halloween II Soundtrack LP by John Carpenter

John Carpenter’s sequel to the original creepy classic is every bit as good, but in totally different ways. This soundtrack LP is highly sought after and with good reason–Carpenter couldn’t really go wrong at this stage in the game.

If you haven’t seen the movie in a while, have another look. Donald Pleasence is fantastic as the obsessed Dr. Loomis, and he really winds up giving the business to The Shape at the end–one of the most memorable takedowns in horror movie history.


Plan 9 From Outer Space Soundtrack Vinyl LP

How FUN is this record? For some Ed Wood fiends, you’ve got an instant party when you drop the needle. But the album sounds are only part of the fun. The packaging for this includes Bela Lugosi glowering at you from one side of the record, and Tor Johnson grimacing from the other.

So yes, this record is suitable for framing. As much as the idea makes some collectors cringe, it’s certain there ARE people out there who would rather display the Plan 9 From Outer Space soundtrack album on the wall instead of taking it for a spin on the turntable.

It’s hard to blame them when you see Lugosi’s face on the record, it really is…


The Glove Blue Sunshine Vinyl LP (SEALED)

It’s probably rare enough that you’d find a copy of this in decent condition to begin with, to find a SEALED copy of Blue Sunshine by The Glove is pretty amazing. This collaboration between The Cure’s Robert Smith and Souxsie and The Banshees’ Steve Severin is essential listening.

If you liked either group, The Glove is a worthy footnote in the history of both acts. If you aren’t convinced, there are several YouTube clips to sample, here’s just one of them–a great collision of Souxsie/Cure styles.

John Carpenter In The Mouth of Madness Soundtrack CD

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A full hour of John Carpenter music! Now on sale for a very limited time at Turntabling– the In The Mouth of Madness soundtrack CD, written and performed by John Carpenter and Jim Lang. Some people are surprised to hear passages on this disc–they swear they aren’t in the film, but the music is there, it’s just set lower in the background.

Favorites on this one include the opening track, plus The Book Comes Back, and Just a Bedtime Story. This is a good one to put on for creepy ambiance at your next Halloween party or visit to the haunted house.

This is a new, sealed compact disc available in limited quantity. Buy the In The Mouth Of Madness soundtrack now from Turntabling for $16 plus shipping. Overseas shipping  on this item is $10.