Tuesday, 27 October 2015

The Eighth Annual Stereo Sanctity /
Breakfast In The Ruins Halloween Mix CD.

Cross-posted with Stereo Sanctity.

Here, as tradition demands, is this year’s All Hallows mix CD, presented for your listening pleasure, and hopefully allowing you enough time to incorporate its delights into your festivities, or dark and solitary rites, or whatever else you’re up to this weekend.

Rumours that I’m now running short of material for these mixes after eight years should be treated with the derision they deserve, and listeners may be assured that, if mainstays such as Roky Erikson, The Cramps and The Misfits are absent this year, newcomers like Bum and Vanilla Fudge should make for more than adequate replacements, and there’s even the world premiere of a new Skull Tennis track to get your pulse pounding too. Thrilling stuff and no mistake.

Featured movies this time around are ‘The Devil’s Nightmare’ (Jean Brismée, 1971 / soundtrack by Alessandro Alessandroni) and ‘The Psychic’ aka ‘Seven Notes in Black’ (Lucio Fulci, 1977 / soundtrack by Bixio, Frizzi & Tempera), with a little bit of ‘Gli Occhi Freddi Della Paura’ aka ‘The Cold Eyes of Fear’ (Enzo G. Castellari, 1971 / soundtrack by Ennio Morricone) thrown in for good measure.

Whatever you’ve got planned for Saturday night, I hope you can find some enjoyment herein.

1. …
2. Bixio / Frizzi / Tempera – Suicidio (Prologo)
3. The Raveonettes – Attack of the Ghost Riders
4. Thee Tsunamis – Haunted House
5. Clinic – Walking With Thee
6. Black Time – The Mummy
7. Alessandro Alessandroni – Devil’s Nightmare
8. …
9. Bixio / Frizzi / Tempera – Fuga
10. Lair of the Minotaur – The Wolf
11. Apache Dropout – Ghost Stories
12. Skull Tennis – Gorilla in the Castle
13. Ennio Morricone – Seguita
14. …
15. Bixio / Frizzi / Tempera – Tunnels
16. Affinity – Three Sisters
17. Bum – God of Darkness
18. Vanilla Fudge – Season of the Witch
19. Alessandro Alessandroni – Dark Dreamer
20. …
21. Bixio / Frizzi / Tempera – Strane Visioni
22. Loren Mazzacane Conors – Blue Ghost Blues
23. Haikai No Ku – Saltes of Humane Dust
24. …
25. Dawn of the Replicants – Fearless Vampire Hunters

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Four Poes.

(Everyman Library, 1975 – cover photograph by Graham Tucker.)

(Panther, 1967 – “Cover illustration shows ‘Venus Asleep’ be Paul Delvaux. Reproduction by courtesy of the Tate Gallery, London.”)

(Signet, 1960 – cover illustration unaccredited.)

(Digit, year unknown – cover illustration unaccredited.)

Normal posting schedule to hopefully be resumed shortly, but in the meantime, to help get us in an appropriately Autumnal / All Hallows-ish frame of mind, please enjoy this gallery of paperback Poe editions I’ve recently acquired.

By the time my own autumn has done come, I predict I will probably own about 147 printed versions of ‘The Gold Bug’, but, such is the vividness and variety of illustration & design work assigned to Poe collections over the years, I find it hard to say no when I spy one of these on the shelves.

Also, re: the Everyman edition pictured above, let’s just say that if that is indeed a ‘photograph’ as the back cover states, I want this Graham Tucker on my hypothetical payroll, pronto.