Tuesday, July 8, 2008

YOU DIDN'T AXE FOR IT!



Okay kids! It's contest time! Each week (or so) I'll post a mystery song, photo, smell, etc. and it's up to you to guess what it be! Yes, YOU DIDN'T AXE FOR IT... but here it comes none the less! AND NOW, listen to this weird li'l ditty if you dare! :

PLAY THE MYSTERY SONG NOW!

What could it be? An unreleased recording of The Ventures on acid? Go-go music from Uranus? Cubby Broccoli's funeral march? The answer may astound you! It may amaze you! Why, it may even cause you to unexpectedly unload your waste at an inappropriate time thus soiling your garments! And yes, the first person who can name this tune correctly will win... (pause for dramatic effect)... ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! Except the instant gratification that you were the first one to get it right! The answer will be posted here soon! WOW!!

EDIT (July 19th, 2008) - Okay, seems no one's gonna get this as is. So I'll start giving clues. Clue #1: It's the theme to a movie from 1969.

EDIT (July 23rd, 2008) - Clue #2: It has an Asian cast.

EDIT (August 13th, 2008) - Clue #3: Okay, here's the last hint; The theme to this movie appears in the English dubbed US release during the opening credits and is NOT heard at all in it's original Japanese release. Hmmm... what could it be?

EDIT (August 19th, 2008) - Yes, we finally have a wiener! See the comments for the amazing answer!

8 comments:

California Esoteric Publishers said...

Something from an American or Brit exploitation film

Brian D. Horrorwitz said...

Hmmmmm... maybeeeee....

Max the drunken severed head said...

Something from a cartoon?

Brian D. Horrorwitz said...

Sounds like it! But, alas, no.

Bethany said...

sounds kinda like the theme from "the munsters"

Brian D. Horrorwitz said...

Yes, it is a tad bit Munster-esque!

Bethany said...

i knew i'd heard it before! it is (drum roll) THE OPENING THEME TO GODZILLA'S REVENGE!!!

Brian D. Horrorwitz said...

Yes, Bethany, that is correct! You have won a year's supply of bupkis! Congradulations!

This wacky opening theme, heard only in the US version of the 1969 flick "Godzilla's Revenge" (known in Japan as "Gojira-Minira-Gabara: Oru kaijû daishingeki") is somewhat of a mystery, credited on screen as:

'"March of the Monsters" courtesy of Crown records' .

Crown Records was a budget record label who quickly cranked out many low-priced LPs to cash in on various types of "popular" music. Most of the bands, musicians and orchestra's seemed to me to be made up names. Most likely studio musicians and public domain tunes were recycled to cash-in on whatever angle the label was going for, be it surf music, Beatles imitations, and what have you. If "March of the Monsters" actually is on one the Crown LPs it seems that no one knows! There is also some confusion that the music heard actually IS the theme titled "March of the Monsters" as some have suggested that particular credit was referring to the theme heard in the Japanese version credited to Kunio Miyauchi. Maybe only the Big G (Godzilla, that is) himself knows for sure!