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I’ve been searching high and low for vinyl blogs to review here, but I’ve been coming up dry so I thought I’d pass along a few blogs that do cater to vinyl lovers but not exclusively so.

There is a LOT of vinyl on the always-fun Manchester Morgue, but my all time favorite find there has got to be the post on the German disco act Hot Blood, with an album called Disco Dracula. Now there is a movie crying to be made.

Xtabay’s World hadn’t been updated in a while but the most recent post makes up for that, at least for fans of the music on Dig It! The Sounds of Phase 4 Stereo.

The Midnight Monster Show is all about retro horror and related topics…I’m a fan, what can I say? No vinyl here but a fun read, regardless.

Funkabolic prices are far too insane for me to contemplate but I do enjoy windowshopping there. I’m not criticizing, just saying…50 euros for a vinyl record is a tough call when you’re USA based and looking at shipping on top of that…

I’ve only just this moment discovered two blogs; the first is DiscoWorkout and it promises much…it looks retro and futuristic at the same time and the magic word–disco–is right there in the name. How can you go wrong? I am hoping there is much disco cheeze to explore here.

Blog discovery two is called 20 Jazz Funk Greats and is also unique in the design department with an intentionally clunky, retro-future feel and the writing in many places feels like a nice departure from typical blog post style and tone…20 JFG is something I plan on spending more time on in the future.

–Joe Wallace

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Turntabling At Horror Society Film Festival October 23 & 24

Join me at the Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago for a jammin’ two-day film festival sponsored by the Chicago Horror Society this Saturday and Sunday October 23 and 24 2010.

Turntabling will have a table chock full of rare vinyl finds including the now totally out of print Tenebre soundtrack LP, plus plenty of other Goblin on LP and CD, plus Morricone, Public Image Limited, and hundreds more vinyl and CD titles.

Sunday at 2PM, Turntabling house band/multimedia art terrorism project Paisley Babylon performs a set to kick off the second day of the festival, complete with a lovely little video mashup called Satan’s Greatest Hits which may even be available for sale at the Turntabling table after the performance.

The two-day festival is THE Horror Society event of the year, you do NOT want to miss this one as it is packed full of great movies from here and abroad. Mitch, Jessica and company have really pulled out all the stops this time and you will NOT walk away from this show disappointed.

Otto Up With Dead People Soundtrack Vinyl Album

otto up with dead people vinyl album

This is by far one of the coolest things for sale here at Turntabling. Otto, or Up With Dead People, is a zombie movie with a few MAJOR twists. The best one is that part of the film is told from the zombie’s point of view. The soundtrack to this zombie movie by Bruce la Bruce is full of amazing electronic and experimental sounds evened out by great tracks by The Homophones and the Living Dead Boys. Appearing on the soundtrack–Pandas of Black Metal, La Jovenc, No Bra, Misty Roses, Eyes and Teeth and many more.

–Minor spoiler alert here–

Otto or Up With Dead People is not an easy zombie movie to watch for some who might feel a bit uncomfortable with the more explicit scenes (the sex/cannibalism element is really well done) but it’s an EXCELLENT film. It’s a frequent player in the Turntabling DVD machine and we highly recommend it. The soundtrack is so cool we’re shocked that it’s even available on vinyl these days–thought all these would be have been snapped up ages ago.

The Otto or Up With Dead People soundtrack LP is a new, sealed double vinyl import album. Buy it now from Turntabling for $23 plus postage. Overseas orders are welcome, but postage is extra.

The Blind Dead Collection DVD Coffin Boxed Set

The Blind Dead Collection Coffin Box SetThe Blind Dead series is a classic among euro horror loving movie fiends. The Blind Dead Collection is an amazing five DVD set includes all four movies: Tombs of the Blind Dead, Return of the Evil Dead, Ghost Galleon, and Night of the Seagulls. Thrill to the sight of the undead Satan-worshipping Templar zombies rising from their graves to mutilate tender flesh…this boxed set is a hell of a lot of fun. Need convincing? Check out the trailer at the end of this post…you’ll be a convert soon enough. Or zombie food.

The fifth disc contains a documentary on the Blind Dead creator and director Amando de Ossorio, who did quite a lot with his career in horror. Naturally his best-loved creations are the ones shambling around in this great box set.

The blind dead series starts with a bang and never lets up, even at its cheesiets in Return of the Evil Dead. Some prefer the first film and the final two, but round HERE all four are considered classic zombie movies and definitely worth watching (We recommend Return of the Evil Dead after a six-pack.) The documentary disc really rounds out the collection and the coffin box  is an especially nice touch. It looks great on the mantle, doesn’t it?

This is an experiment of sorts at Turntabling. We’re offering a limited number of these coffin case DVD boxed sets for sale to see whether we should be offering DVDs alongside our soundtracks…if the response justifies us getting more, we’ll definitely add some additional titles relevant to the stuff we already carry on Turntabling.

The Blind Dead Collection is a brand new, sealed five-DVD box set. Buy it now from Turntabling for $65 plus shipping. Overseas orders are welcome but please not that this collection is comprised of NTSC DVDs intended for American DVD players and may not be compatible with overseas DVD playback devices. Purchase at your own risk.

Zombie Outbreak Aftermath

return of the living deadIf you weren’t able to make it out to Zombie Outbreak at the Portage in Chicago, you missed a great night out. Thanks to the army of people who stopped by the Turntabling setup and introduced themselves. We quickly ran out of the limited-edition promo disc, but we’re pressing another run of them for our next show in Cincinnati next weekend, so stay tuned.

If you couldn’t make it out last night you missed Pathogen, the zombie movie made by a 12-year old girl (plus a documentary on her called Zombie Girl). Then there was Colin, the made-for$70 zombie movie that made a  splash a few months back. The highlight of the evening was the 35MM screening of Return of the Living Dead, which is an all-time favorite here at Turntabling. It’s a lot of fun and I’m grateful it was the last show of the night since I actually got to SEE it after tearing down the booth.

Next up it’s HorrorHound in Cincinnati, we’ll have details on that one shortly. We’ll be there from Friday to Sunday and look forward to meeting more Turntabling lovers there…

Turntabling at the Zombie Outbreak Film Festival November 14

zombie outbreak film festival portage theater

Come visit the Turntabling booth at the Zombie Outbreak film festival at Chicago’s Portage Theater, Saturday November 14th starting at 4PM. The Turntabling booth features some killer vinyl–new and used, plus a nice variety of CDs just in that aren’t even added to the catalog yet. Are you looking for the Bride of Frankenstein soundtrack? The Best of John Carpenter? How about a soundtrack CD for Patrick McGoohan’s The Prisoner? It will be there on the Turntabling table.

Zombie Outbreak is yet another excellent offering by the Chicago Horror Society, and they ALWAYS show a good time–you can’t lose. Zombies galore, some excellent special features and yes, Turntabling merch. Join us and be sure to drop by and see if there are any cool limited-edition Turntabling freebie discs. Here’s a hint–we’ve given away a freebie disc for the last two shows we’ve been a part of, so if past performance is any indication…

Turntabling Records Presents 13 Unusual Tracks FREE DOWNLOAD

If you weren’t able to make Flashback Weekend to score a copy of this ultra-limited edition Turntabling Records compilation CD, you’re in luck. It’s now available as a free MP3 download (13 individual tracks) for your listening pleasure.

All of these tracks may be distributed freely to music blogs, among friends, iPod players, etc. This compilation will be available in its entirety for a limited time only–several of these tracks will be taken down at a later date but many will remain available for the duration.

This compilation is made up of Turntabling Records projects and in a couple of instances, related material used with permission from our friends in these bands. This  is a compliation best enjoyed in the dark. Download and savor the strangeness:


1. Paisely Babylon—Stone Garden

2. GOOP—Theme From Goop

3. Post-Mortem Telepathy—Nitrous Oxide

4. Paisely Babylon—Gold

5. Paisely Babylon—Retina

6. GOOP—Nuclear Xmas

7. PMT—The Forbidden Mashup

8. Paisely Babylon—Grainy Archival Footage

9. Paisley Babylon—Let’s Make Love (Before the Zombies Come)

10. Paisley Babylon—Moonbase Phaze One

11. Post-Mortem Telepathy—50s Horror Sound/The Dead Parade

12. Opinion8—Frank, I Want My Cadavers

13. Opinion8—Singles Night

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WildClaw Theatre’s The Revenants Trailer


Why am I posting a clip for WildClaw Theatre’s zombie play, The Revenants? Two reasons–I was behind the editing desk for this AND composed the music for the trailer. I’ve done a bit of soundtrack work in the past and it was fun to get back into the game once more. I’ve yet to see the play—I’m seeing it on Sunday–but it was Critic’s Choice in the Chicago Reader, a real stamp of approval for this town.

The trailer was a lot of fun to work on, and you really should check out the show while there is still time. The play is currently scheduled to end on May 24th, thought there is talk of an extension. It plays in Chicago at the Angel Island Theatre.

Dawn of the Dead/Zombi OST Vinyl

Goblin is one of those scruffy dog groups you either love or hate. Horror movie buffs in love with Dario Argento, Lucio Fulci, Joe D’Amato and other Italian fear-flick directors are often total fanboys of Goblin. Me personally, I love the excessively dated sound of the 70s and early 80s soundtracks by this group, especially the bizarre mix of acid rock guitars and 80s techno synth riffs.

This album is great–it’s all over the map and has some extended sounds you only heard for a few moments in the actual film. There’s at least one totally misguided and wrong cut on this piece of wax–which somehow makes it all the more endearing for the music that DOES work.

The Dagored album is on 180 gram vinyl and the fold-out sleeve is fun. I love the grainy stills from the movie, especially the back cover with all it’s splattery 70s zombie blood flying everywhere. Aim for the head, youze.

I lust after all the albums in the Dagored back catalog. One look at the cover art for these albums will tell you why. I own many of them on CD, but it’s just not as much fun. Just look at that cover art for Revolver and The Beyond… you can’t tell me these wouldn’t be a joy to play on a turntable while gazing at those covers and foldouts.

While hunting for Dagored (i was hoping to order direct from them, but alas they seem only to have archives available for viewing-no shopping!) I discovered a lovely, seemingly ancient site chronicling a series of Dawn of the Dead soundtrack releases. Worth a look.