Mix 154 "Passcards For Graveyards"
01 Zacherly - Coolest Little Monster
02 Bert Convy - THe Monster Hop
03 Gravedigger V - Spooky
04 Screaming Tribesmen - Date With A Vampire
05 Minimal Man - Two Little Skeletons
06 Didjits - Skull Baby
07 Zemial - Full Moon Necrophillia
08 Terrorizer - Dead Shall Rise
09 Necropagia - Ancient Slumber
10 The Bulemics - Harlot From Behind
11 The Fleshtones - Return To The Haunted House
12 The Nomads - Where The Wolf Bane Blooms
13 The Fuzztones - Green Slime
14 The Phantom Surfers & Dave Allan - Murder Can Be Fun
15 Condemned 2 Death - Night of the Succubus
16 Cathedral - Vampire Sun
17 Acid Witch - Witchblood Cult
18 The Accused - Wrong Side Of The Grave
19 ANTISEEN - Walking Dead
20 Nomeansno - Dead Souls
21 Half Japanese - Thing With A Hook
22 Beasts Of Bourbon - Psycho
23 Monsters - Creature From The Black Lagoon
24 THe Blobs - Murder
25 Eddie Thomas - Frankenstein Rock
26 The Meteors - Michael Myers
27 Earl Patterson - Nightmare Hop
28 Lon Chaney Jr & Ronald Stein - Spider Baby
29 The Stomachmouths - Something Weird
30 Cris Kevin - Haunted House
31 MX-80 Sound - Theme From Halloween
32 Shockabilly - How Can You Kill Me, I'm Already Dead
By Pat "Bad News" Hughes
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In the early '90s, high as an eagle's pussy, this was my favorite film. I spent many a weird, sad night watching it on a microscopic TV and listening to Red House Painters records. I was going through some growing pains. Full of melancholy I just stared at the screen and this movie made me feel good. Uma Thurman in 1990 could make anyone feel good.
An old school successful self-made demolitions expert blows up buildings for a living, kicking his three college-aged children, Daphne, Chloe, and Jimmy out on the curb. Giving them each $750, he drops them off at the Dutch House, a place Daphne protested him from blowing up. The house is dilapidated, condemned and on the verge of collapse. In order to finance their new lives, the once-sheltered art kids take on housemates. These include a fashion designer played by Crispin Glover, a homeless magician named Shitty, a stockbroker and a z-grade occultist. Chloe is commissioned to finish a calendar for an insurance company where we see Uma's flesh painted. The story is told against the backdrop of a stock market crash which brings the father to ruin. He desperately attempts to stave off a hostile takeover of his demolition company and fails, causing him to lose his home and become as destitute as his kids. Coming full circle, his kids take him in and he starts to see the world through new lenses.
Reunited and it feels so good. We got some Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew alum up in here. Post nervous breakdown, a pop star has to spend some time in the hospital. A private nurse is hired, and with her he buys a new house in the country. The nurse can't remember the first years of her life, but this house seems strangely familiar to her. Anyone who cause Sheila pain or who tries to tell her what happened in this house dies. This house is possessed. If you like the Hardy Boys and TV movies you'll love this.
A fascist high school football team takes over the local school. Leave it to the new kid to be the one man who stands up to them. Jack "Boot" Butkowski, star footballer is running for class president aided by his goose-stepping cronies, the "Wolfpack", who aim to get rid of the freaks, faggots and junkies in their town and school.
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This 3-hour ride through Los Angeles is dope. Think Disney's Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover going through Hollywood. Los Angeles Plays Itself is a video essay by Thom Andersen that explores the way Los Angeles has been presented in movies. Consisting entirely of clips from other films with hardboiled narration. Highly recommended.
Seeing this in 1981 was probably the only time I ever wanted to be a black man whose growth was limited to 4 ft and 7" and needed daily dialysis. Oh to be Gary Coleman in 1981 and to live in Grand Central where Lisa Eilbacher is your only friend. No rules, the girl next door and a great arcade when Pinball was still king.
Afternoon Delights (1980)
Five anonymous stories during poker night featuring five husbands and five ex-wives. Conjuring construction workers, being raped by a hygienist and a dentist and seducing guys in a porno theater are a few of the highlights. The scene with Vanessa Del Rio is one of the top 5 greatest moments of XXX film history. The oral demon enters a 42nd Street theater in a trench coat with her hair up in a hat wearing mirrored shades. Vanessa takes on a group of guys which is probably the most ultimate gangbang face fuck scene ever. Her pre-fang scene in Dracula Exotica is pretty choice too. Everything about it is perfect and if you saw this in your youth, this is why you started sneaking in and hanging around seedy theaters. The best.
Was the $5.99 rental for this low budget homage to '70s Italian zombie films worth it? Hell yea it was. Where else are you going to see a girl in a homemade Magma shirt die by multiple arrows and then attacked by Zombies?
I could say a lot about this but all that needs to be said it takes place in 1988 and "Dazzle" by Siouxsie plays in a goth club backlit by a Centipede machine.
This '70s melodrama takes place in space. Space Station 76 is a refueling satellite near an alternate-reality Earth, circa 1976. Asteroids, infidelity, loneliness, depression, drugs and a full nude playmate floating in space. I dug the idea but wouldn't recommend it to anyone under 40.
The things people do for a missing suitcase of smack. The things Anthony Michael Hall will do for Jenny Wright. Who wouldn't? Jenny was a babe and this is why you left the farm for Hollywood. Not to be an actor but to get mixed up with dope and criminals and fall for a New Wave waitress with a better record collection than you.
Less Than Zero came out a year later and man, this was the time to live and die in Los Angeles. I would move back there instantly if it looked and played out like this. 52 Pickup is a 1986 gritty crime film directed by John Frankenheimer. The film stars Roy Scheider, Ann-Margret, and my personal favorite, Vanity. It's based on Elmore Leonard's novel of the same name that takes place in Detroit but Los Angeles works much better visually. Herschel Savage, Ron Jeremy, Amber Lynn and Sharon Mitchell also make brief appearances. Despite the bad reviews and lack of cult following I can't recommend this one enough. Before watching Drive again, check this out.
Man... what having Yaz and Kate Bush in the soundtrack to a film will do for it. Add Jenny Wright to the mix as the rebel girl on a motorcycle and you have a hit. Unreal.
Seen Descendents and All a fistful of times and love them both dearly but thought I never need to hear them again. This, however was a pleasant reminder of how great they are. Unless you slithered out from under a rock a full-grown bore, it's impossible not to relate to multiple songs of theirs sitting up all night caffeinated playing them on repeat while haunted by some silly girl. I learned a few things here, got stoked, got sad... I wanna go back. Fuck. Watch this. It's totally important because this band influenced everyone and not one subsequent band were even close to accidentally being this good.
For the record, "My World" is my favorite Descendents song. And I like Smalley better in All than in Dag Nasty... if you were wondering.
The first full length release from Lusitania (Phoenix, AZ). Deviant and terrorizing Black Metal from members of Gay Kiss, Dealing, Sacred Followers, and Detached Objects. A voice of the total loss of all hope.
You're completely justified in your murderous rage, knowing that you'll find no solace in this life sentence with no retribution. For fans of cold-blooded malice and no looking back.
Missing for twenty-five years and never coming back.
War is hell.
Featuring artwork and photos by Mike Martinez and liner notes by Max G Morton.
On clear with black and blue mix
Limited to 300 copies.
Mix 153 A GHOUL RETURNS
01 The Turtles - Grim Reaper of Love
02 Tropic of Cancer - The One Left
03 Michael Hurley - Werewolf
04 The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Second Sighting
05 Cheap Trick - Gonna Raise Hell
06 Earth - There Is a Serpent Coming
07 The Shadows of Knight - Dark Side
08 Broadcast - Collatina Is Coming
09 The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band - I Won't Hurt You
10 Sibylle Baier - I Lost Something in the Hills
11 Jozef Van Wissem / SQÜRL - The Taste of Blood
12 Topaz Rags - Mind Power
13 Barn Owl - Incantation
14 Beak> - Deserters
15 Dave Bixby - Peace
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Mix 152 APPROPRIATELY LIT DWELLING FOR COMFORTABLE SLEEP PATTERNS
01 Carlos Giffoni - Lift
02 Coil - Where Even The Darkness Is Something To See
03 Braille - Trapecio
04 The Get Hustle - Lost Cities Of Gold (Piano Piece)
05 Demdike Stare - The Stars Are Moving
06 Günter Maas - Molom-Takis-Kawak-Ses
07 Andrew Chalk - Golden Hand
08 Pink Floyd - Absolutely Curtains
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Mix 151 “Look Into The Crystal”
An Informal Survey of Cinematic Sounds of the 1970's, Vol. II (1970-1981)
1. James William Guerico, “Overture” (Electra Glide in Blue, d. Guerico, 1973)
2. John Yager, “Benson, Arizona” (Dark Star, d. Carpenter, 1974)
3. Marty Robbins & Frank De Vol, “A Man and a Train” (Emperor of the North Pole, d. Aldrich, 1973)
4. Ronee Blakely & Pino Donaggio, “China 9 Love Ballad” (China 9 Liberty 37, d. Hellman, 1978)
5. Al Pacino & Powers Boothe, “Scarf Choice” (excerpt from Cruising, d. Friedkin, 1980)
6. Improved Sound Limited, “Suicide Road” (Kings of the Road, d. Wenders, 1976)
7. David Munrow, “Zed’s Memories” (excerpt from Zardoz, d. Boorman, 1973)
8. Joe Delia & Artie Kaplan, “Ms. 45 Dance Party” (Ms. 45, d. Ferrara, 1981)
9. Merry Clayton, “Lift Every Voice and Sing” (Brewster McCloud, d. Altman, 1970)
10. David Munrow, “Monster in Our Midst” (excerpt from Zardoz, d. Boorman, 1973)
11. Mike Curb Congregation, “Burning Bridges” (Kelly’s Heroes, d. Hutton, 1970)
12. Barry DeVorzon & Perry Botkin Jr., “Nadia’s Theme” (Young and the Restless, 1973)
13. David Munrow, “Erotic Simulation” (excerpt from Zardoz, d. Boorman, 1973)
14. Tangerine Dream, “Creation” (Sorcerer, d. Friedkin, 1977)
15. Barbara Streisand, “Prisoner” (The Eyes of Laura Mars, d. Kershner, 1978)
16. The Cripples, “Hypnotize” (Cruising, d. William Friedkin, 1977)
17. Ruthie Gordon, “The Garlic Waltz” (Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers, d. Blank, 1980)
18. Ry Cooder, “Southern Comfort Theme” (Southern Comfort, d. Hill, 1981)
19. Bob Dylan, “Final Theme” (Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, d. Peckinpah, 1973)
20. David Munrow, “The Crystal” (excerpt from Zardoz, d. Boorman, 1973)
21. Craig Safan, “Confrontation” (Thief, d. Mann, 1981)
By Eric Marsh
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TULSA 04 - Cody Lane
Mix 151 Getting over it, in a 90's kind of light
01 The Bats - Had to be you
02 Bridget St.John -I don't know if I Can Take It
03 Charalambides - Hours
04 The Clean - Platypus
05 The Cleaners from Venus - Only a shadow
06 Colin Newman - Not Me
07 Fabulous Stains - Waste of time
08 Family Fodder - Savoir Faire
09 Fleetwood Mac - Sentimental Lady
10 Hermine - Waiting
11 The Mice - Little rage
12 Psychedelic Furs - The Fall
13 Rexy - Perfect Day
14 Rolling Stones - If you let me
15 Samhain - To Walk the Night
16 Shocking Pinks - This Aching Deal
17 Shop Assistants - Looking Back
18 Simply Saucer - Bullet Proof Nothing
19 Starjets - One More Word
20 This Mortal Coil - Kangaroo
21 The Triffids - Beautiful Waste
22 Tronics - Crush on You
23 V-3 - Bristol Girl
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The Killing Season 4
The first scene had me right until the last episode. I invest almost a season worth of Sundays so I had to see it through. The second season felt like work and I was happy to hear it got the axe. When the third started I guess I was bored, however I loved its Streetwise worship. The channeling of Mary Ellen Mark had me hooked. Anyone who has spent some time downtown Seattle has experienced a Tiny or Rat. When it ended, I felt relief. There's no third time's a charm in TV Land. I never thought about it again until Netflix reanimated it. Fucking necromancy. I figured well.., it's no longer a weekly battle and they can cuss and it's only a few episodes. As usual, I dug its lead chemistry until the happy fast forward into the future love story ending. I think one of the things that kept me coming back is how awful these people are. Fascinating how a show pulled no punches on its lead characters. Linden is the worst mother and Holder is a classic addict that doesn't know when to bite his tongue. The pain these two own and how they choose to direct is refreshing and honest but I hope this is finally the end of these two.
Not sure what I like more, a good exploding head scene or a nod to El Duce.
Hemlock Grove 2
This gypsy wolf, billionaire vampire club show sucks the big one but man, do I love it. I get so lost in its landscape that I hit a minor spell of depression when each season comes to a close, no matter how bad it is. I'd like to meet the sorceress behind this one.
Gob as a washed-up addict horse is fucking fantastic. So well done you forget it's a horse in a half human world cartoon. Second to the last episode takes a great Fritz the Cat style drug overdose in toonville. Can't wait for season two. Beyond recommended. It cured my week of pre-TNT Fest night-terrors.
John Wojtowicz was a motherfucker. New York does not make them like this anymore. I have seen Dog Day Afternoon a good fifty times but never pried into the real life of this story. The homosexuality was really muted in the film. Besides knowing the bank was robbed for Ernest Aron's (later to be known as Elizabeth Debbie Eden) sex change I was really clueless on anything else re: that hot day's events. I didn't know Salvatore Naturale was gay, though Elton John "Amoreena" should have been a dead giveaway. Gay, shmay... who gives a fuck where John Wojtowicz's dick went. What matters is that he was a sober, pervert, outlaw son of a bitch. Literally. His mother who outlived him was a real firecracker. One of the best documentaries in years. Totally inspiring. I live for viewing lives of characters that no longer exist in today's city. Hail yesterday's outlaws. A must for anyone who's ever played Laughing Hyenas "Love's My Only Crime" again and again.
Under The Skin
So a Brother From Another Planet/Man Who Fell From Earth jam with a female lead is what it took for Scar Jo to shed her clothes? Respect
Where does one pee and poop on a train that hasn't stopped moving in 14 years. Why, if you are sealed in for for your very survival during the return of the Ice Age, would you fire your gun at a glass window? There's so many unanswered questions, but if you ignore them it's an entertaining ride around Apocalyptic Thunder Mountain. I rode it three times.
The Quiet Ones
English accents, early '80s period pieces and Dream Machines will get me anytime. I wasted my money but had to find out for myself. It's truly an awful picture. I participated in the New Museum's Brion Gysin show a few years back and spent a half dozen times with the Dream Machine. The result each time ended in violence and ghosts. It was an awful month of hellish energy and a series of depressive attacks. If only this movie conjured those vibes.
Super Duper Alice Cooper
I love pre-Constrictor Alice Cooper (Yea I dig DaDa and Zipper Catches Skin) but I hate Vincent Damon Furnier, the Golf-Obsessed Republican Sports Bar owner. This documentary is fantastic and made me remember why I love Alice and why he played such a big part of my early years. Only thing I have to ask is where the fuck is Michael Bruce? Can't believe he's totally cut out of the Alice Story. Lame.
Only Lovers Left Alive
This one is up there with Near Dark and Martin for me in the tired fang-baring genre. It's one of the best vampire movies in decades. Jarmusch never makes the same movie twice which makes him one of the very few directors that I look forward to a new release from. Everything about this one is flawless. Films are supposed to take us away to another realm for a few hours and then some. I could live in this world Jarmusch shot. Really dug this one. Check it out.
Terry found his Brazil in 2014. Stay weird. Joe Cole would have loved this.
I am not a girl, therefore I have no desire to spend 90 minutes in a car with Tom Hardy.
Saved By The Bell Lifetime Movie
Okay, it's a Lifetime Movie so I get the lack of sex, drugs and freestyle but, man, Bret Easton Ellis should jump on this story. His AIDS-y gloss could really give this demented tale of bright plaid patterns the high heel stab in the eye it needs. If it had the right director, in an NC-17 world I would love it.
Mix 149: In Misery Comes Wisdom
01 Diamanda Galás - V. How Shall Our Judgement Be Carried Out Upon the Wicked
02 Popol Vuh - Matra 1
03 Abigor - I Face The Eternal Winter
04 Amon Düül II - Kanaan
05 Ain Soph - Gradalis
06 The Moon Lay Hidden Beneath A Cloud - Untitled
07 The Angelic Process - Million Year Summer
08 Can - Thief
09 Pink Floyd - The Narrow Way - Part 2
10 Asmus Tietchens - Studie Für Glasspiel
11 Archgoat - The Light - Devouring Darkness
12 Ennio Morricone - Il deserto
13 blsphm - Black Road
14 Gila - Around Midnight
15 Gas - Untitled
16 Arvo Pärt - Szeroka Woda 2
17 Bruce Springsteen - My Father's House
18 Deutsch Nepal - Nonexistence
19 Death in June - The Honour of Silence
20 Igor Wakhévitch - Amenthi (Attente De La Seconde Mort)
21 Craft - Destroy the Signs
22 L'Acephale - The Book of Lies
23 Current 93 - Soft Black Stars
24 Jack Rose - Crossing the Great Waters
25 Coil presents Black Light District - Blue Rats
26 Middle Eastern Classical Oud - Track One
27 Paysage D'Hiver - Der Baummann
28 Pentagram - The Ghoul
29 Poison Ring - Miserere
30 Ziz - Fimm
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Mix 148 Stay Down Here Where You Belong
1. Glorious Din - Tenement Roofs
2. Die Kastrierten Philosophen - Endzeitliebe
3. The Monks - Complication
4. Red Zebra - I Can't Live In A Living Room
5. Ramleh - Leavin' Here
6. 391 - Menaced By Nightingales
7. Chris & Cosey - Just Like You
8. Jesus & Mary Chain - In A Hole
9. T.A.S.K. - All I Wish
10. Claudine Clark - Walkin' Through A Cemetery
11. The Stooges - No Fun
12. Blitz - Solar
13. The Smiths - I won’t Share You
by Josh Bosarge
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Mix 147 Chrysalis Punctured
01 Tim Hecker "Prism" (Kranky)
02 Orbital "The Girl With The Sun In Her Head" (FFRR)
03 Surgeon "Radiance" (Dynamic Tension)
04 Rrose "Secretion" (Sandwell District)
05 Vainqueur "Lyot (Original Mix)" (Maurizio)
06 The Creatures "Sky Train" (Wonderland)
07 Raspberry Bulbs "Lusty Climbing" (Blackest Ever Black)
08 Swans "Mother, My Body Disgusts Me" (Young God)
10 Lussuria "Coiled Serpent Sheddings" (Hospital Productions)
11 Muslimgauze "Cyst" (Product Kinematograph)
12 Dalhous "Success Is Her Sensuality" (Blackest Ever Black)
13 Coil "Theme From Derek Jarman's 'Blue' (Excerpt)" (Threshold House)
14 Magazine "The Light Pours Out Of Me" (Virgin)
15 Silicon Teens "Sun Flight" (Mute)
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Empire Records (1995)
Took me a decade to watch this one and about five years after that to fully embrace it but now, oddly, it's comfort food. Earthlings - please love this film because it will most likely be the last one that ever takes place in a record store. A nice time capsule to dig up on the decade where punk broke, kids dyed their hair and everyone everywhere bought music. The world was a better, happier place with record stores and no internet.
The Raid 2 (2014)
Sure, The Raid was awesome. But The Raid 2 is even better. Way better. Paying homage to Lady Snowblood, The Game of Death, Versus, Oldboy, The Warriors and Barry Lyndon, this is one of the smartest and most violent movies of the decade. If not of all time. Beyond recommended.
Ping Pong Summer (2014)
I am such a cunt for watching this-- and an even bigger one for paying to rent it. Am I that dissatisfied with 2014 America that I would sit on my couch melting with no air conditioner to get a glimpse of the summer ghosts of the arcade age? What is a time machine that lands you in the 80s on a beach where the youth are vidiots and you don't see any boobs. A bogus adventure for sure.
The Way Way Back (2013)
I will smash Steve Carell if I ever see him. He was too convincing as his role of the low self esteem, single mother predator. It was too real and almost too painful to watch. Great job, dick.
The Sacrament (2013)
Ti West has always let me down. It's a run of the mill case of blue balls. Dirty photos and a filthy mouth and then zero action. Well thank you Eli Roth for teaching this dude how to fuck. The Sacrament is one of the best films of the year and best horror stories in years. A true nightmare worthy of repeat visits. "Father" is perhaps the best character in nightmare film since Captain Spaulding. If you are looking for some answers and want to spend a night with a new family, The Sacrament is the light you been searching for. Drink the Kool-Aid!
Stage Fright (2014)
Sometimes on Friday nights I rent summer camp slasher musicals only because Meatloaf is in it. This was no Bat Out Of Hell, but what is?
Halt and Catch Fire (2014)
I keep watching every Sunday although nothing is really happening. If you are continuing to read any review I write you know that I love looking back. Cameron is cute and looks like the mannequins in the Miami mall in 82 when Combat Rock was all the rage. If anything I give props to any show who puts Gary Floyd on prime time. Fuck yea. Dicks "Rich Daddy" made its way into TV land. Well played, AMC.
Witching and Bitching (2013)
Álex de la Iglesia who gave us one of my favorite film of the 90's, The Day of the Beast, has done it again. A robbery takes a wrong turn and hits an impenetrable forest inhabited by a group of cannibalistic witches. I am stopping here because seeing is believing and this breath of fresh air in a shit summer of sequels and sacrilegious remakes is a must.
Body Double (1984)
This movie has two things I love about LA. 1. The modernist octagon house known as the Chemosphere and 2. Tower video. This is one of my favorite De Palma films. I watched it a lot while my parents got a divorce. Love the MTV/Dark Bros acid video wet dream scenes.
Why take poppers when you have Wakefield Poole now on DVD?
The Devil Rides Out (1968)
"He may even be an Ipsissimus."
Young Turks (2013)
I hate modern art culture about as much as I hate what downtown LA has become, so I guess this was sort of a love/hate experience for me. Definitely a cool watch even though it took me a week to get through, with some interesting characters like Marc Kreisel who owned Al's Bar. This Super 8 film shows the highs and lows of downtown LA art scene from 1977 to 1981.
Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)
Probably the greatest thing to come out of Connecticut. Yes, even better than Obsession's Marshall Law LP. Slow and creepy. Just like any post-city mental breakdown that plays out in haunted Old Saybrook should be. Reminds me of hippies and their haunted homes that my parents would take me to as a kid in the 70s. A movie like this could never get made these days. The internet killed the atmosphere of a good ghost story.
EIS 007 Current with the Past
A story of seclusion, discovery, creation, and worship.
Originally released in 1969, Dave Bixby’s Ode to Quetzacoatl is considered an underground classic in the psychedelic folk genre. With tracks such as "Drug Song" and "666", the album remains dark, revelatory, and spiritual even in the 21st century. For years, rumors of Bixby's disappearance and death spread amongst listeners. No one knew his story or his whereabouts or what influenced him to create an album dedicated to a Mesoamerican deity. He was a mystery.
In Episode 007, Everything Is Stories finds Dave Bixby in Northern Arizona where he shares his incredible adventures with hallucinogens in the 60s, a Christian cult in the 70s, sailing the open sea alone in the 80s, and what exactly influenced him to produce an album named after a feathered serpent.
Produced by Garrett Crowe, Mike Martinez, and Tyler Wray