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Music to Make Horror Movies By: Ann-Margret

Published June 7, 2015 by biggayhorrorfan

Ann-Margret, 1960s

Ann-Margret, 1960s

The second issue of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, the new comic that puts the beloved golden haired Archie denizen in a spooky 60s setting, briefly features Ann-Margret as one of the teen’s show biz muses and a fellow enchantress in mystical arts. This should come as no surprise to the faithful whom have always found Ann-Margret simply bewitching.

Even when expressing heartbreak, this saucy wonder, whose genre credits include Magic (with Anthony Hopkins) and 2006’s Memory, always sounds as if it won’t be long before she’ll be turning the tables on her target.ann margret 2

Don’t believe me? Check out her 1961 hit I Just Don’t Understand. Later covered by The Beatles, this number was one of the first to feature the fuzz-tone guitar and contains a purring, totally seductive and completely in control performance from our lady of the hour!

Be sure to check out http://www.ann-margret.com, as well.

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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: The Peanuts

Published June 1, 2015 by biggayhorrorfan

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Peanuts and soda pop can upset your stomach. But put The Peanuts together with an atomic monster and you get music to soothe the soul.

As the singing fairies that shared a psychic connection with Mothra, twins Emi and Yumi Ito made quite an impression on Kaiju lovers, everywhere. As pop vocalists, in the 60s and 70s, these two, also, conquered Japan, Germany and even made an appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Thankfully, their cute antics are still being celebrated today, as well. The two are featured on the recent collection Nippon Girls 2 and the internet contains plenty of footage of their charming, totally winning appearances, too.

Crack ’em open, boys and girls. You won’t be disappointed.

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

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Music To Make Horror Movies By: Brigitte Nielsen

Published May 24, 2015 by biggayhorrorfan

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Got the penitentiary blues, but, somehow, you’re still feeling the heat?

Well, then statuesque B-Queen Brigitte Nielsen (Chained Heat II, 976-Evil II, Galaxis, Body Count) may just have your soundtrack all worked out.

In the 80s, Nielsen collaborated with Euro wonder Falco on a saucy track entitled Body Next to Body, with both offering up assurances that a little warmth can penetrate any cellblock you may find yourself quartered in.

Be sure to keep a lock and key on the divine Ms. Nielsen at http://www.brigitteneilsen.com and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brigitte-Nielsen.

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

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Cherie Currie’s Reverie

Published May 17, 2015 by biggayhorrorfan

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Introspection has been the theme for a couple of female music powerhouses of late, producing two of 2015’s best recordings, thus far. Indie country artist (and Academy Award nominee) Allison Moorer explores her recent divorce and her son’s autism on the beautifully emotional, ultimately hopefully Down to Believing.

Cherie Currie, meanwhile, deals with her wild-child past in The Runaways and her current state of well fought for grace on the uniformly excellent Reverie. Combining glittery rockers with well combed pop ballads, Reverie finds Currie sounding better than ever, vocally, while also allowing her to serve as a well traveled life guide for listeners, as well.

Cherie CurrieThe opening track swells with psychedelic dreamscapes while positively asserting that “There is nothing I can’t be inside my reverie!” Further hope is expressed in such vibrant numbers as I’m Happy and Another Dream. But the orchestral beauty of Believe makes it the one of the most resonant numbers here, ensuring it will serve as an inspiring track to anyone whose doubts trickle down their bed sleeves in those early morning hours.

Currie’s collaborators are significant, as well. This recording marks famed producer Kim Fowley’s last (and truly heartfelt) work while fellow Runaway Lita Ford adds raucous energy to joyful reboots of American Nights and Is It Day or Night? Currie’s son Jake Hays, also, proves to be an excellent foil to his mother, contributing deeply powerful vocals to their duet, Shades of Me, ultimately, making it another one of this collection’s stand-out tracks. This song, also, emphasizes what seems to be Currie’s prime theme here. Everything changes, including traits of your own personality and, while occasionally traumatizing, it is, also, a necessary and, ultimately, beautiful thing.

A duet with an undead Ozzy!

A duet with an undead Ozzy!

Nicely, Currie, who co-starred in such genre offerings as Parasite, Wavelength and Twilight Zone: The Movie, appeases her terror loving fans with a couple of fun lyrical references, as well. In the breezily compelling Inner You, she describes herself as the “she wolf creature from the black lagoon” and the truly propulsive Queen of the Asphalt Jungle mentions “zombies” who are “riding the vampire road”.

All in all, it’s a deeply satisfying recording, one that makes her fans, worldwide, hope that it is far from her last.

You can purchase Reverie via ITunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/reverie/id976269503.

You can, also, keep tabs on Currie at http://www.cheriecurrie.com and https://www.facebook.com/CherieCurrieOfficial.

The divine Currie and BGHF!

The divine Currie and BGHF!

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

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Music to Make Horror Movies By: Dan Sartain

Published May 10, 2015 by biggayhorrorfan

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While his single Walk Among the Cobras Pt. 1 can be heard playing on The Walking Dead: 400 Days video game, the amazingly cool Dan Sartain offers up some queer ambiguity with his cover of The Knife’s Pass This On.

Trading in his rockabilly and blues licks for a chill dance floor vibe, Sartain’s narratory longing for a friend’s brother here is super duper hot!

Be sure to keep up with all of his mysterious musical stylings at http://www.dansartain.com and http://www.facebook.com/dansartainoffical.

Sartain - Too cool to be fighting mad!

Sartain – Too cool to be fighting mad!

Special thanks to Joey Kissling AKA DJ BoxxxCutter for turning me on to this rad s**t!!!

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

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Music to Make Horror Movies By: Lesley Gore

Published May 3, 2015 by biggayhorrorfan

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While the divine Lesley Gore (1946 – 2015) lived the majority of her life as an out gay woman, her 1964 single Sometimes I Wish I Were A Boy really put a delightfully gay swing on things.

Here, Gore, the perky female narrator, relates how she wishes she was a boy so she can ask out other guys and/or cut in while they are dancing with their sweethearts – making this sweet slab o’ wax one of the most inadvertently and gloriously homosexual things ever!

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

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Music to Make Horror Movies By: Concrete Blonde

Published April 19, 2015 by biggayhorrorfan

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If you travel across the galaxies, I’m sure you will find multiple differences among the various populations.

But, one thing will always be true: As evidenced by (director) Jack Sholder’s modern science fiction-thriller classic The Hidden, even aliens with voraciously murderous appetites dig Concrete Blonde! So, in some ways, they really are just like everyone else!the hidden william

Indeed, one of the film’s most memorable sequences occurs when (actor) William Boyett’s Jonathan Miller, possessed by a destructive space creature, creates a scenes of sonic mayhem in a Los Angeles diner, with Concrete Blonde’s Still in Hollywood blaring from his stolen, ever present jukebox.

But, after listening to that, can you blame anyone for being totally entranced with singer Johnette Napolitano’s eternally gravelly yet always passionate voice?!?

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

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