I purchased what purported to be a five cd Hallowe'en bonanza in the local Morrisons whilst the Mrs was returning some bread that had gone off, and was a bit disappointed to find that CD5 is actually a DVD for (the horror!) karaoke purposes (and has Ghost In My House on it and the other cds don't - bugger). CD4 for is full of old codgers like Mafia Kingpin Frank Sinatra swingin' through Witchcraft, CD3 is actually horror related film and tv themes, but unfortunately licensed from Silva Screen so not the originals but played by the Albanian National Philharmonic or something, who make up for in enthusiasm what they lack in finesse so the theme from The Shining is hysterically amped up to 11. Having said that Halloween and Psycho are pretty good, perfect preludes to The Meteors Michael Myers and Landscape's Norman Bates (the latter being on CD2 and one of the ones that made me go for it). Last night I dug out some of the old stuff - Sacrifice - George Martin - from the soundtrack of Live And Let Die (RIP Geoffrey Holder) Dracula - Gorillaz Frankenstein (Orig) - New York Dolls Me And My Mummy - Bobby (Boris) Pickett And The Crypt-Kickers He's Back (The Man Behind The Mask) - Alice Cooper Angelwitch - Angelwitch (Live) Human Fly - The Cramps Mutant Rock - The Meteors
and managed to listen to Robert Calvert's We Like To Be Frightened on the way to work this morn. More to follow. Possibly.
This thread's been quiet for too long. Here's weird London-based Gothic folk/blues band LOCKS, from their recent album Skeletal Blues.
I never even knew this thread existed. But on the subject of Goth bands, I've spent the past few years listening obsessively to the Canadian Goth/dark wave band The Birthday Massacre (and I saw them last year; it was a good show). Here's a sample, complete with horror-movie style video:
Modern Nature track "Footsteps" from debut album How To Live. Haven't listened to all of the album yet, but it's shaping up to being the best thing I've heard in ages. Vocalist was previously in the Manchester band Mazes, who I also liked.
Bryan Ferry's best emotional sentimental song? I would hum along, and still do, thinking he sang "Heart is Broken ... chimes of Winter". Then I discovered the lyrics actually say "Hark the frozen chimes of winter". But I much prefer humming my own misinterpretation. Much more pathetic, much more emotional. Having a broken heart always made me feel more alive, subconsciously almost being an ideal state, for it would motivate and intensify the interest and appreciation in art and literature even more. And being a horror fan, almost entails having a dark and brooding mindset. No?
By the way, Bryan Ferry also made a song called "This Island Earth", with appropriate space sounds. So I think he actually may be a science fiction nerd, which is hard to believe, in such a good-looking glamorous playboy and well-dressed metropolitan. He also sophistically turned his wife into a seductive sea nymph on the cover of one of his LPs. (She became former wife after that.)