Monday, May 30, 2011


If you happen to be in the NYC area this Tuesday night Trash Palace presents a video screening of the classic car chase smash-em-up Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)

And this version has the original music score that was written for the film. Director / star H. B. Halicki was sadly killed trying to shoot a stunt for the sequel which was never finished as far as I know. When his wife later released this on DVD she scrapped the original score in place of a cheezy new electronic one that sounded like it was trying to capitalize on the "Fast and Furious" type of movies. In short - it sucked! If you are into massive car carnage do not miss it! At the time of the original release the amount of destruction was used as a selling point. This was enough for me to convince my Mom to take me to see it in 1974 (I was 9!). Before the movie a few classic car chase movie trailers will be shown. VRRRRROOOOOOM!!

This Tuesday at Otto's Shrunken Head in NYC (538 E. 14th street (A & B)).

Presented by Trash Palace and Cine Meccanica!

Saturday, May 21, 2011


A lot of my friends know how obsessed I am with Giallo movies. Not just the films but the soundtracks too. Well about 10 years ago I started planning a CD compilation of the very best tracks from the scores to these modern Italian thrillers. Then I kind of shelved the idea when the once rare and unreleased soundtracks started getting released in droves because I just couldn't keep up with them all and I wanted to be thorough. So recently, with the help of a few friends, I decided to go back and finish the compilation and it ended up being 3 CDs, each just under 80 minutes! And my good friend Dr. Penis (the Purple Zombie DJ) is nice enough to host links on his blog where you can download and enjoy them all for free! Each volume fits perfectly onto 1 blank CD-R disc, or you can save them as mp3 files and play them from your hard drive or ipod player. I would recommend checking the 1st volume out first to see if you dig it. The first 2 volumes contain my all time favorite themes and cues, mostly from the late '60s and '70s, by composers such as Ennio Morricone, Bruno Nicolai, Goblin and many others. The 3rd volume contains some of the more upbeat pop, rock and r&b songs from the Giallo party and club scenes! There are several rare and unreleased tracks and some real obscurities amongst the more well known composers. Enjoy!

You can find the download links in the Comments of the Giallo Moods: Music For Murder! post over at the Purple Zombie DJ blog!