Wednesday, October 24, 2007

"Uneasy Listening" from Eerie Von & Mike Morance in 1996

Howdy folks! This will be my last music post before Halloween as I am flying to the East coast tomorrow morning to Boston & the surrounding area until November 5th. As with back in 2001, I will be spending Halloween in Salem, Mass.!

Here we have a very fun old favorite of mine: "Uneasy Listening" from Eerie Von & Mike Morance from 1996. Eerie Von is the chap who grew up in Lodi, NJ and graduated from Lodi High School in 1982 with Steve Zing ("Samhain" drummer) and Doyle of "The Misfits" and then joined his good friend Glenn Danzig as his bass player in "Samhain" - an AWESOME band! He then moved forward with their next AWESOME band "Danzig".

"Uneasy Listening" is Eerie's 1st solo album, and he made it with a guy named Mike Morance. I actually have Eerie's 2nd solo album "The Blood & The Body" but I have soo much music I have not listened to it. Anyway, "Uneasy Listening" rules and it is made with the sort of intention of a Halloween spook-out scary sounds & sound fx album. You can listen to it in the background as you bob for apples in dry ice. You gotta download this one and play it Halloween night! Search for the link and enjoy! HAPPY HALLOWEEN everyone!!!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Here are two cosmic connections between me & Buckethead...

Here are two cosmic connections between me & Buckethead... Dude!!! Not to sound lame but a guy I know that did some work on Buckethead's home a few years ago said I look a lot like him... with the exception that I'm 5'8. That was when I had just barely gotten into Buckethead. Not only is Buckethead my favorite musician, but I just found out today that he has the same birthday as my older brother Mark who just turned 40 (Buckethead is younger) on October 7th!!! What an awesome trip! I can't wait to see Buckethead live! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HALLOWEEN & OCTOBER FUN BUCKETHEAD!!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

"The Gate" 1987 RARE & Unreleased film score by J. Peter Robinson!

Hi folks! Jason here saying sorry I haven't posted since July, but I had to take a break for awhile and now I will be sure to update frequently again - especially here in October. For your forgiveness, here is a tasty little Halloween treat for everyone: J. Peter Robinson's RARE 1987 film score from "The Gate"! I bring this to you EXCLUSIVELY, 20 years later in 2007! This is the first time it is being shared anywhere on the net, as it has never been released.
This is another horror film that as we all know is a true gem from the '80's, and I feel it is a masterpiece in every way. My friends and I were about the same age as these kids when it came out and it aired on HBO and regular TV all the time for years. It just plain RULES and was always a favorite of ours kickin' around the Daillak or Hoff family households! I know you all have wanted this wonderful, creep-out film score forever, & it'll make you feel like you're in the movie! You get it here first! Hunt for the hidden download link. Happy Halloween!
Tibor Tackacs also made another great '80's horror film called "I, Madman" - check it out!
Here is a web page and Tibor Takacs interview about "The Gate" with awesome photos:
RE-UPPED May 28th!

Friday, July 13, 2007

HAPPY FRIDAY THE 13TH! "The Bridge" 1991 soundtrack by Skipp & Spector for their novel!

HAPPY FRIDAY THE 13TH everyone! On this glorious day I bring you this RARE & special treat of "The Bridge" 1991 soundtrack by Skipp & Spector for their smash hit novel from the same year! I read the novel before and during my plane trip back to Boston from California right after 9-11. I even went up to Salem, Mass. for Halloween... it ruled! I have since read nearly all of Skipp & Spector's novels and I urge everyone to read them as they are some of the best horror fiction novels ever written! "The Bridge" is about the earth mutating from a bio-toxic waste born, unhuman consciousness that rises up abruptly like a bolt of hot lightning! Death, doom, mutation, destruction and new chaotic order all ensue as the Earth reconstitutes itself with wreckless abandon... the apocalyptic end! Or... the ferocious beginning of the new Earth and Mother Nature's whacked out habitat... poor, dumb humans!
When I was in Junior High School, I remember seeing this novel or the soundtrack in a magazine add like Fangoria or something and how freaky the artwork seemed. John Skipp & Craig Spector are also musicians and they each sing and play guitars & keyboards among other things along with Brian Emrich on bass, programming, etc., to create an astounding and kick-ass soundtrack to their novel with the slogan "The Soundtrack To The Movie In Your Mind". That's right folks, take a look at the CD front cover and notice I found this rare gem in mint condition in L.A. for $1.00! I suggest you read the novel first so that you can get a visual image of the scenes in it as you listen to this soundtrack and it will make more sense.

There were times a few years ago when I was in L.A. at certain places and I would kick-it and talk with John Skipp. He's a cool guy, and I've always felt we were on the same wavelength when speaking. We talked about "The Bridge" as what it would be like theatrically and he made the sound point that it would only be done justice made as an animated film. There is soo much mayhem in the film that I agree 100%. John actually invited me to come over and jam and check out some of his new music software & equipment as we both were buying similar stuff at the same time. I never got around to going over there as I fell into a fucked up relationship (still recovering) at the time and eventually bailed out of L.A. I'll contact him again sometime soon to say "hello".
I just found out that low & behold a film is being shot right now of their epic werewolf novel "Animals"! Thought I'd never see the day, I can't wait! Check out the link to this recent interview with Craig Spector:

Well, here you go, and this horror soundtrack has everything you'd want in it: horror, hilarity, passion, electric, acoustic, singing, rockin', droning, tribalish drums, eerie, creeping, instrumental, effects, groovin' and dark doomin'! Look for the hidden download link above, enjoy, and let me know what you think (read the novel first!)
Attention: Link re-upped 2-27-2009! Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

"Electric Horrorland": Michael Knight's new 2007 instrumental album based on the most famous horror games of all time!

I've been a fan of Michael Knight since I bought his first 2 instrumental albums back in 2003 - put out by his own record label. Michael has been an award-winning guitarist in the NY area. An all-around artist, he's also put out the independent & FREE, heavy music magazine Guitar-2001, highlighting instrumental music with interviews of your favorite artists. He's also released 2 various artist instrumental CD compilations. He's done some indie horror film scores as well. A couple of years ago I wrote him to purchase a mag and he sent me a free magazine, a free compilation CD and some of his own promo materials - a really cool guy! In 2004 his vocal fronted band Skulgrinder released "Island Of Lost Souls". He just released his first book of short horror fiction entitled "The Clocktower Black". Now he has just unleashed his new 2007 masterpiece, the heavy instrumental horror album "Electric Horrorland", based on the greatest horror games of the last 15 years.

Michael's killer 1994 debut "Dreamscapes" takes you into individual "nightmares and dreamscapes" with heavy, melodic grooves and ripping guitars. I blasted this in my truck a lot while picturing the awesome themes in my mind. I could imagine the thunderous lighting storm while listening to “Electric Skies” for example. With 2002's "Mechanica Diablo", Knight unveils a refined craft and superior production values at his friend & guest guitarist Steve Booke's studio. He also has some other friends contribute. It's a flowing concept album based on "Dante's Inferno" - the doomed downfall of the human race in the 21st century due to sexual disease, turned to biotech, sexual machine madness & darkness. This ripping & ultra creative masterwork has been a huge hit, with significant non-mainstream radio play and has gotten fabulous reviews. When I first heard "Mechanica Diablo" MP3 previews on the internet, I'd loop them throughout the work day. It was a big inspiration and made me realize an unconventional, imaginative sound you could achieve with dark, instrumental horror music.
Now with "Electric Horrorland", take the production values and sound of "Mechanica Diablo", pump it with steroids, then kick it into overdrive for a high-octane, no-holds-barred, go-for-the-jugular horror gaming shredfest! "Electric Horrorland" is refined in a more straightforward way, with tightened up monster muscles and superb production. The bass and drums are always tight, thick & powerful, at perfect levels with the other instruments. It features a few of his signature, sublimly eeire & atmospheric creep-out tracks in the style of his last album, and the rest of the songs are a HEAVY, charging assault. The chugging rhythms never let up. He always has great melody and his out-of-the-box solos appear in frenzied flurries. The always cool guitar parts scurry or jump out like hidden creatures from dark holes. Another of his signatures, the compositions are highlighted by fresh, creepy sounds & effects, used in just the right amounts in all the right places. It's a concept album, yet each track on "Electric Horrorland" stands on its’ own, with no connected story - as the songs refer to INDIVIDUAL horror games. The unparalleled online PC game "Quake" is my favorite all-time game - so I was STOKED to see that he had a song on his new album by the same name! Of course other horror game track titles I recognized, and I knew all of the tracks would be terrific. There's never a dull moment and I can picture the games I'm familiar with in my head perfectly.
Yeah, people can make metal and other music sound scary, but to convey a certain theme in an audio-to-visual translation as a song is VERY HARD to do and somehow Michael knows how to pull it off. These songs could very well be put right into the games themselves. The sound of this newest material is as he stated he'd deliver: "leaner & meaner". I believe Michael Knight has found his "voice" - THE holy grail sound he's been seeking - and it's his MAGNUM OPUS. I just got the CD a few days ago from, and I can't seem to stop replaying it after each listen on my Ipod. It almost makes me worried that I'll be bored with any new instrumental releases coming out from other artists!

We know that the great Buckethead gives us crazy mixtures of horror in various themes and musical styles. Nothing sounds quite like Michael Knight running the gamut of horror subjects across the board. Even with all of the non-horror guitar virtuoso albums I own (and I own a ton!), nothing out there really compares to his innovative showcasing of stripped down heaviness. Also, and this is crucial: HE DOES NOT MAKE ANY OF HIS NEW MUSIC IN THAT "NU-METAL" SOUND, yet it has sharp & technical searing. He's got an old school sound bulked up for the new millenium. This is very important for instrumental guitar music in this day 'n age. He wrote in an email that with "Electric Horrorland" he took care & time in going back 'n forth to the mastering studio, and it really shows. He obviously does all of this horror justice not for recognition, but for the pure love of it all. It's rare to have a talented, independent horror musician AND fiction writing ambassador like Michael Knight. Hard work pays off. He's not into trends and has all the originality with no B.S.! - fulfilling the unspoken needs of the masses.
03:31 Twisted Metal
03:48 Soul Searcher
02:06 Carnivore
00:51 Stalk
04:55 Resident Evil
00:27 Scarab
03:17 Quake
02:27 Electric Horrorland
03:41 Shadow Creeper
03:04 Ghost Recon
01:38 The Haunt
03:18 Driver
Come on everyone, please support this musician and buy 1 or all of his phenomenal albums! Trust me, your music collection will be WAY better for it!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

"Big Trouble In Little China" score from 1986

Here is another superb score by John Carpenter from one of his best films: "Big Trouble In Little China". This score is with his multi-album collaborator Alan Howarth. I saw this movie at the theatre with my parents in 1986. I had already loved John Carpenter's movies as a young child at that point and when I saw this film, it kind of threw me. I didn't understand the comedy in it, as it very much is in an almost slapstick way. Yet as I got older, I realized the masterpiece of comedy, eerieness, mysteriousness and of course great action all wrapped up in one. All of the supernatural & creature elements make it fill out perfectly. This movie is so much fun that I could watch it over and over again. Jack Burton is an awesome character - he kicks ass and likes to goof around, and he makes his own path. This stellar score rules along with the Coupe De Villes (John & his buddies) tracks. There are some bonus tracks from Alan Howarth & 1 from "Escape From New York". Enjoy!
ATTENTION!: This file has just been re-uped 2-27-2009!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

"The Dunwich Horror" 1970 rare score from Les Baxter

Oh yes folks, this is a real gem I got here for ya. Les Baxter's phenomenal and highly imaginatively suited 1970 score to the film "The Dunwich Horror". This is one of my favorite old horror films as taking on an H.P. Lovecraft story doesn't get much better than this, especially for 1970. The film very ambitiously pulls off some effective, stellar stuff. The atmosphere, the alien eerieness of Dunwich, the relentless obsessions of the Necronomicon - all the yin to the yang of the innocent Sandra Dee. This superb score rounds it out and makes it all tight of course. Check out the film if you haven't seen it before/in a while. Then enjoy this score, after you download it from my hidden link to another plane of existence!
Re-upped October 24th!

Friday, May 18, 2007

Angi Schiliro's "White Lady" from 1992

After posting two metal albums, here is my next non-film score review of Angi Schiliro's "White Lady" - referring to his ivory Stratocaster lady. At every speed & degree of softness & power, all of these finely crafted songs are pure beauty. Known as a member of Stormbringer, Paganini, Zero and Kingdom Come, Italian guitarist Angi Schiliro has also written songs for China and his music appears in such film soundtracks as "Mona Lisa" and "The Fourth Protocol". "White Lady" is the guitarist's 1992 solo CD, featuring 9 instrumental tracks with a mix of rock, metal & neo-classical pieces. Slow ballad to faster segments, the album could be a film score. As Schiliro writes in the liner notes, "This album is pure, timeless music, created with the hope that there are enough people out there who still know the meaning of the word. In every song, I've tried to capture the atmosphere, mood and feelings of situations and of my soul, never concerning myself with the speed of the guitar solo. I have tried to let my guitar sing, scream, talk, cry, tell, run, fly and gently weep - like humans do. In keeping with the special language and expression of the guitar, you can't help but fall in love with its beauty."

And in the hands of a master like this you truly get timeless guitar beauty of the highest degree.
total running time, 42:36

This album is available from as a rare re-release. So if you're convinced, and I know you are, go pay the paltry amount for the CD and crank it up!

Friday, May 11, 2007

"Dreamscape": The 1984 film score

Ahhhh, "Dreamscape". If you saw this film as an American boy in 1984 and didn't love it, you weren't an American boy in 1984. This movie just all around rules and is very impressive still to this day. Here I give you the wonderful, dreamy, electronic OOP film score by Maurice Jarre. The composition of each musical piece (sometimes playing on the main theme) is really the work of genius. You've got great melodies & the AWESOME main theme, weird changes & instrumentation, and an overall controlled lunacy which is highly adventurous, subtle, exquisite, horrific, pleasant, beautiful and fun all wrapped up neatly. You should watch the movie first so you can connect the musical passages visually. Hunt for the hidden link unless you can download the file with your mind. Enjoy!
ATTENTION: This link has been re-upped 1-7-2008!

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Ahhhnnnolllddd is: "The Running Man" in 1987

Let's face it. If your an American guy my age, Ahnold rules. He always did. "The Running Man" is of course one of the Ahnold ass-kickin' classics. Aside from politics, which is a tough area to deal with and takes a lot of deep layer peeling for us citizens to really know what the fine print says, he still rules. Political parties are bullshit - unfortunately we have to appoint officials that fall within these stupid little categories that make people feel snug & cozy about (just like American pop-culture). There may be things instilled or backed by "The Governator" that look good or look bad on the surface. Yet, if you really want to talk smack about politics, then you gotta know what the hell you're talking about. I know a lot more from over the last couple of years and the most important thing I've learned is this: You can't always just listen to what people say, you have to investigate the policies and propostions yourself. It doesn't matter if you're for any particular party (except for appointing a certain position to tip the balance in an area where a party may be failing), you just have to know that many good reform decisions have a downside to them. Some are frankly just the right thing to do and have no downside. Some politicians are hollow and demonic, some are stupid, some are both, some want to do the right thing and are patriotic, some are stupid, some are both. Also, religion CAN NOT influence political decisions. For example, if you speak to a school teacher about education reform, you must know about where they live, what are the circumstances, what grade level they teach, if they get reform in one way does it hurt something else, is this person religious?, etc. I have friends & family that are school teachers in California, but I have yet to ask them some particulars on Schwarzenegger's conduct. I'd like to think that our "Governator" wants to do the right things. Some say he is evil now, some say he is good and cares. At least for kicking cinema-ass and "pumping you up", Ahnold is the man.
Anyway, here I give you the awesome, out-of-print original score by one of my favorite composers: our main man Harold Faltermeyer. Hunt for the hidden link and have fun!
Here Governor Ventura and "The Governator" have a disagreement on education policy reform.
This was just RE-UPPED on 7-23-2008!

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

"Piranha" 1978: UPDATED! score by Pino Donaggio

Hi folks! Here I bring you 5 of the 16 tracks (UPDATE! See below to get the ENTIRE score) from the 1978 family fun classic "Piranha". As with "Jaws", young children find this film very soothing. And who could blame 'em, aren't these little critters just so cute & cuddly you could just squeeze 'em? Maybe not as cute as a 25 foot Great White shark or an adorable 40 foot Megalodon, but hey... it's not a contest!
This score is by of course one of the greatest composers of all time & space: Pino Donaggio
Hunt for the hidden link above & enjoy!
I posted this mainly at the request of my good buddy & sideshow freak "The Fiji Mermaid"

he/she/it is also very cute
UPDATE! Our buddy & fellow blogger steve2000a shared this link to get the FULL 16 track "Piranha" score in 2 parts at:
Thanks dude!

Saturday, April 28, 2007

"Dr. Mastermind": another metal classic with "Deen Castronovo" on drums from 1986

Hi everyone. Here's the second metal album that I'm sharing in promise of them appearing occasionally. I bring you: "Dr. Mastermind" from 1986 (the 1st metal release on the unearthly virtuoso music label "Shrapnel Records"!). This is the infamous former singer of "The Wild Dogs","Matt McCourt", as he left to do this album - while "The Wild Dogs" got a new bassist & singer and made their 3rd album "Reign Of Terror" (the 1st metal album I shared with you). Yet, the genius prodigy drummer "Deen Castronovo" plays on "Reign Of Terror" & "Dr. Mastermind" (a trio). McCourt is your doctor, and he does all of the singing & rips on the bass. The astounding guitarist is the infamous "Kurt James" - searing, tapping & shredding. Kurt later dropped out of the scene to go to Spain and study the bass in the path of deceased virtuoso "Jaco Pastorius". He has recently returned to the states and recorded new shred guitar material with McCourt.
"Dr. Mastermind" will blow your doors and you guys will have fun with this one. I do multimedia production for a living and I added the 1st song "Domination" to a 19 year-old college fullback's highlight scouting tape along with some other music and he loved it! The doctor will see you now...heh...heh...heh...

This album is available from as a rare re-release. So if you're convinced, and I know you are, go pay the paltry amount for the CD and crank it up!