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Music to Make Horror Movies By: Tim Curry

Published November 16, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

This truly calls for some high heels and fishnets! Renowned for his lascivious portrayals in such cult classics as The Rocky Horror Picture Show and It, the versatile Tim Curry, also, released three solo albums in the late 70s and early 80s.

1981’s Simplicity, the last of the three, contains a truly spooky version of Squeeze’s Take Me I’m Yours. Menacing and sexual, this cut is only a little over three minutes, but it is truly one of Curry’s finest hours.

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

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Music to Make Horror Movies By: David Johansen

Published November 9, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

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Forever proving a connective energy between rock n roll and horror, the outrageous antics of such bands as KISS, Twisted Sister, The Runaways and New York Dolls have always found favor with fans of terror.

Yum! The Dolls!

Yum! The Dolls!

David Johansen, the eclectic lead singer of the glamorous, hyperactive New York Dolls, took the strand even further by essaying roles in such fright flicks as Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990) and Campfire Stories (2001). His 1984 solo album Sweet Revenge (which directly preceded his popular stint as Buster Poindexter), also, featured such ominous creations as the title track, Too Many Midnights (is there such a thing?) and Big Trouble.

Johansen even gave a highly energetic performance of the album’s King of Babylon on the (then) mega-blockbuster television series Miami Vice:

Granted his rap, there, may have some shrieking in terror – but more forgiving souls will believe that, always a consummate professional, he delivers it with gutsy panache.

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

Music to Make Horror Movies By: Anne Bobby

Published November 2, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

Scream Factory’s recent release of the Director’s Cut of Nightbreed reinstates a musical number, featuring Anne Bobby’s devoted Lori, that has been practically invisible for over twenty years.

But Back to My Routes, Bobby’s latest cabaret show at the 54 Below Supper Club in New York City, showed that this well traveled performer hasn’t been hiding her eclectic musical gifts over the years. Indeed, as a cast member of the ahead-of-its-time Cop Rock and such acclaimed stage productions as The York Theatre Company’s revival of Merrily We Roll Along, Bobby has been indulging in the gift of song for decades.

But this current show, featuring selections by Bruce Springsteen, The Kinks, The Ronettes and other unusually great artists, is perhaps Bobby’s finest achievement to date. Crisp, sharp and passionate, this is a cabaret theater at its best, as this video featuring her dramatic take on Peter Gabriel’s Here Comes The Flood certainly proves.

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

Music to Make Horror Movies By: Dead or Alive

Published October 26, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

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If creepy (and I mean that in the best possible sense of the word) is as creepy does, then Pete Burns is definitely the voice of Halloween for me.

Even as a teen, when Dead or Alive’s You Spin Me Round was rampaging through the paper thin walls of MTV, I found something very macabre about Burns. This sinister essence compels, especially, in Burns haunting take on There’s Something in My House. Using horror imagery to detail the remaining emotions at the end of a love affair, Burns and the band definitely hit their spooky high mark!

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

Music To Make Horror Movies By: Allan Sherman

Published October 12, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

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Long before Weird Al dominated the airwaves, the congenial Allan Sherman rocked the charts with his parody songs and lyrics that twisted the popular songs of the day into comedy routines.

Best known for exploring every fearful tot’s summer camp nightmares with the classic Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh!, he twisted the atomic age’s fretful examinations of space creatures into a romantic joke with Eight Foot Two, Solid Blue, a take on the joyful 5 Foot Two, Eyes of Blue.

Gone by the age of 48, Sherman still provides worlds of delightful exploration for those curious enough to discover him.


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

Music to Make Horror Movies By: Vikki Carr

Published October 5, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

While the glorious (and extremely classy) Vikki Carr’s exploitation credits are limited – she provided the singing voice for Cyd Charisse in the 60s spy caper Matt Helm and makes an appearance on the soundtrack for Point of No Return, the American remake of La Femme Nikita – she definitely nails the gritty essence of such anti-heroes as The Evil Dead’s Ash, Hardware’s Moses and Demon Knight’s Brayker with her take on Kris Kristofferson’s cigarette stained Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down.

Captured on her sophisticated Nashville By Carr, her version even earned the respect of the legendary Johnny Cash:

The perfect coda for a survivor’s despair, Carr’s subtly dramatic take would fit perfectly playing over the end titles of many a weary splatter fest.


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

Music to Make Horror Movies By: The Panic Beats

Published September 28, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

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You are probably not being paranoid. That guy slinking behind you does…want you to listen to The Panic Beats! Dale VanThomme’s awesome horror-punk solo project boasts titles scrubbed from such classics as I Drink Your Blood, Hatchet for the Honeymoon and Nightmare City, all delivered with aggressively fun Ramones style zaniness.

Heck, even when his songs are populated with evisceration of the female form, VanThomme’s energy is so joyously tongue-in-cheek that no one should be too offended. And if they are – well, isn’t that just part of the fun?!?

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


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