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Music to Make Horror Movies By: Voice of the Beehive, “Monsters and Angels”

Published March 23, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

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Okay, so I did tear that guy’s arm off when he bumped into me as I was biking down (the middle of) Lake Shore Drive. But…I did sew it back on.

The exquisite Voice of the Beehive knew this destructive duality well, as evidenced by the nearly perfect pop confection Monsters and Angels:

So, here’s to the beast and the baby!

Until the next time…SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!

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Music to Make Horror Movies By: Barbara Dane, “Alfred Hitchcock Presents”

Published March 9, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

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I’ve tasted the gritty – especially after that psychotic killer clown pushed my face into the ground when I was 10!

But there is nothing as earthy (and fabulous) as the vocals of legendary folk, jazz and blues artist Barbara Dane! Even cinema’s master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, would have to agree with me on that one. (Although, he agrees with me on so little, nowadays. Pesky, I tell you. Just plain pesky!) He included the magnificent Dane in the 1962 episode Captive Audience (starring the distinguished James Mason of Salems Lot and Frankenstein: The True Story fame) on his own Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

Don’t believe me? You can check it, here, yourself:

Then be sure to hang with Dane, often, at http://www.barbaradane.net. This politically charged dynamo is still performing and highly worthy of your support.

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Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!

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Music to Make Horror Movies By: “Bikini Gorilla”, Tonjia Atomic

Published March 2, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

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Growing up in Amish country in the hills of Western New York, I witnessed visual miracles. Why, I will never forget the day I stumbled over a snake…draped in a suit or sang a duet with a dewy eyed cow…that just happened to be wearing a pink thong.

But I have never felt such life changing brilliance as I have watching the totally talented; truly divine Tonjia Atomic sing about a gorilla in a bikini! With dusky soulfulness (and a sense of true fun), Atomic (fronting her band Filthy Issue) delivers the goods on this title track to (the awesome) Andrew Shearer’s upcoming film.

Get ready to discover your new goddesses, here!

Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!

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Music to Make Horror Movies By: DeadMansWake – “Kickstart My Heart”

Published February 9, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

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Sometimes it comes to this: the awesomeness of horror loving, hard rocking hotties, DeadMansWake!

Led by eternally vibrant, consistently kick-ass vocalist Kryssie Rydolfi, this Midwest mainstay has recently recorded a truly invigorating cover version of Motley Crue’s Kickstart My Heart!

Be sure to get your (terror loving) motor revving, here:

You can, also, purchase Down at the Whiskey, the Versailles Records compilation that this track appears on, from Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/Down-The-Whiskey-Millennium-1981-2013/dp/B00ERH142K – and while you are at it, give DeadMansWake a follow, here, as well: https://www.facebook.com/DEADMANSWAKE

Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan

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Music to Make Horror Movies By: Sky Ferreira, “You’re Not the One”

Published January 26, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

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Sometimes, you just can’t fight the hunger. I know I can’t fight it every time (I’ve skipped breakfast and) pass a Dunkin Donuts!

Others, like girl-of-the-moment Sky Ferreira, have a better way to deal with The Hunger: they take inspiration from it!

Yes, Ferreira’s moody 80’s inspired video for the catchy You’re Not the One pays definitive homage to Ridley Scott’s Sapphic vampire drama – and audio connoisseurs are all the better for it!

Until the next time, ALWAYS remember to shower in the nude – and SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan

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Music to Make Horror Movies By: Bronski Beat, “Why?” – Avenging Angel

Published January 19, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

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I wonder about a lot of things. Like: How come I had to add that vintage Suzanne Somers doll to my collection? Eventual Answer: Because it makes enacting scenes from Ants a heck of a lot easier!

avenging angelI, however, didn’t question the use of Bronski Beat’s classic 80’s track Why? as the background music for a chase/murder sequence in modern exploitation classic Avenging Angel.

Why?, of course, was one of the first rallying cries for queer acceptance. But Jimmy Sommerville’s determined chanting of “You and me together, fighting for our love” works surprisingly well as AA‘s guardian detective (played by handsome Robert F. Lyons) tries, frantically, to save a comely co-worker’s life.

Here is the original, much admired video of this seminal song:

Until the next time – keep working that perfect beat — and SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!

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Music to Make Horror Movies By: My Gold Mask, “Leave Me Midnight”

Published December 31, 2013 by biggayhorrorfan

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When I mix Siouxsie and Robyn, all I get is a mess. But, when sexy, giallo inspired rock ‘n’ roll architects like My Gold Mask do it? They create a moody, Italian-esque masterpiece like Leave Me Midnight.

This sophisticated slab of wax has been praised by many, since its spring 2013 release, including the editors of Rue Morgue Magazine. One of the throaty, reminiscent tracks will even being featured during an emotional scene of the January 20th, 2014 episode of Being Human , as well. So, it is no surprise that every one of the ten tracks contained, here, would drape, perfectly, over the shoulders of vintage era Martino style sirens like Dagmar Lassander and Edwige Fenech.

mgmThe whole affair reaches its summery nadir with the beautifully fun Burn Like the Sun, but what is so impressive about this chilly, cobwebbed pop as a whole, is its strong emotional underpinnings. Lead singer Gretta Rochelle artfully conveys life’s scariest textures – its uncertainties and its emotional regrets – but also makes the whole mess sound so mysteriously exotic that one is compelled to join her (and cohorts Jack Armando and James Andrew) as she travels, bravely, where Night Falls, lost so passionately in her ever buzzing head.

Leave Me Midnight is truly one of this year’s best.

Purchase details and other haunting, furtive details about My Gold Mask can be obtained at http://www.mygoldmask.com.

Midwest residents can ring in the New Year with My Gold Mask, as well, when they perform with Pickwick at Schubas in Chicago on the 31st. That event is featured at https://www.facebook.com/events/558657687561965/.

Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!

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