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The Baby Magic’s Rent a Place in Hell

Published February 19, 2016 by biggayhorrorfan

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Angsty, confrontational and bizarrely fun…no, I am not talking about the group of leather bound lesbian nuns who raised me…but the latest slab of vinyl from Chicago’s favorite art punk band, The Baby Magic!

Fronted by the dynamic Mary Beth Brennan, Rent a Place in Hell not only has a title that belongs in every horror loving music freak’s library, but it is full of propulsive, in your face tunes that simply won’t roll over and play dead when you retire for the night and turn out the lights.

Swirling with a creepy new wave vibe, the title track is, ultimately, an encouraging (if slightly sarcastic) proclamation to follow your dreams despite naysayers and the arduous responsibilities inherent in one’s “meaningless job”. Modern feminist attitudes are happily embraced as numbers such as Don’t Mess With Me and Bad Dog tear apart misogynist attitudes with Brennan’s expert role playing and fierce bite. But, nicely, all of the numbers here, including the aggressive Frank Sinatra and the quirkily poppy Huts, examine societal judgments and restraints with an aim at destroying pedantic thinking and a sheep like acceptance of one’s fate.

Throughout, Brennan is expertly aided by her partners in crime, Patrick Coleman and Santiago Guerrero. Coleman’s guitar and Guerrero’s drums slash, stab and pummel their way through the songs’ often complex and ever changing rhythms with skill and fervent passion, making this 7 song adventure an always stimulating and frequently challenging (in the best way possible) affair.

To purchase Rent a Place in Hell visit:

…and be sure to keep up with The Baby Magic’s frequent shows and music video releases at, as well.

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


Music to Make Horror Movies By: Fay Ray

Published February 14, 2016 by biggayhorrorfan

fay-raySupposedly named after artist William Wegman’s dog, obscure New Wave band Fay Ray’s moniker naturally conjures up images of America’s first queen of scream.

In fact, the spookily effective Love is Strange, featured on their only major label release Contact Me, definitely seems to recount how the theatrically inclined Fay Wray’s Ann Darrow must have felt about her biggest co-star, King Kong!

H-m-m…I guess that’s art influencing art, for those keeping score!

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


Music to Make Horror Movies By: Ira Levin/Barbra Streisand

Published February 8, 2016 by biggayhorrorfan

Prolific Ira Levin sure knew how to write about men who left a mark. His Rosemary’s Baby has haunted many a generation – damn kid! – and the subject of his song He Touched Me sure produced a trembling sensation within a young Barbra Streisand, whom covered the tune on her second LP, My Name is Barbra, Two.

Love is exhilarating, no? Especially when you throw those Boys From Brazil into the mix!

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



Music to Make Horror Movies By: Drinkin’stein

Published January 31, 2016 by biggayhorrorfan


Mary Shelley might be rolling over in her grave…or maybe she’s lifting up her ghostly petticoats and doing a happy little hoedown.

One certainly can’t fault Dolly Parton’s sense of creativity by comparing the effects of drinking to the Frankenstein monster with her song Drinkin’stein. Of course, Sylvester Stallone’s delivery may be another story! As part of the plotline for the movie Rhinestone, in which Dolly’s Jake has made a bet to turn Stallone’s tough cabbie into a country singer, Stallone surely gives the fun tune a whirl…but the results, for some fans, might simply be monstrous!

You can decide here:

Parton, also, performed the song, in its entirety, in 1984, as well:

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


Music to Make Horror Movies By: Don’t Go in the House

Published January 24, 2016 by biggayhorrorfan


Chick-en on a stick!!! One of the most notorious horror shockers of the 70s, the grim Don’t Go in the House is best remembered for director Joseph Ellison’s execution of the (very real to life) barbequing of one of the disturbed lead’s victims.

Thankfully for viewers, during the thick of the proceedings, Dan Grimaldi’s sensitively portrayed Donny took a break from his fiery missionary work to attend a nightclub. Of course, as the film’s eagle eyed followers ascertained, that visit didn’t turn out so well for yet another female companion…but it did provide some relieved patrons with this delicious slice of disco fever and the movie with its very appropriate, unofficial theme song!

Yes, lovers of terror and hoarders of fright, it’s time to go L’Ectrique and get Struck by Boogie Lightning!


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




Music to Make Horror Movies By: Jennifer Lopez

Published December 20, 2015 by biggayhorrorfan

jennifer lopezJennifer Lopez may be best known as a celebrity or one half of various famous couplings or even as the star of such vehicles as Selena and The Wedding Planner. But this luscious lass, also, has a bit of a terror pedigree with roles in flicks such as Anaconda, The Cell and (most recently) The Boy Next Door.

While Lopez’s heroines eventually reigned over her nasty adversaries in those films, she need have only looked to her recording career to have gotten the one-up on them immediately. Like the first single on her 2005 release Rebirth, Lopez only would have had to tell those opponents to Get Right and she might have saved herself a world of trouble.

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


Music to Make Horror Movies By: Andrea Marcovicci

Published December 13, 2015 by biggayhorrorfan

andrea mA lot of crazy things came flying at divine chanteuse Andrea Marcovicci in films such as The Stuff, The Hand, Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone and A Vacation in Hell.

Thankfully, since assuming the mantle of America’s premiere cabaret artist, gentler things have been surrounding Marcovicci like…Glitter in the Air.

Here, listening to one of our most respected artistes cover flamboyant pop icon Pink, one might think the things surrounding Marcovicci now are, also, amazingly gay and totally grand! Lucky lady! Lucky us!

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