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Music to Make Horror Movies By: Sue Saad and The Next

Published February 18, 2018 by biggayhorrorfan

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Kim Carnes may have included the track on her 1982 Voyeur LP, but the underrepresented Sue Saad actually sang the theme to the 1981 science fiction thriller Looker on the film’s soundtrack. Along with her band The Next, Saad received a lot of critical acclaim. Unfortunately, the praise didn’t result in album sales. Thus, the band’s self-titled 1980 release was their last to receive major distribution.

The track Young Girl moves from edgy pop to a more Jamaican rhythm, strong proof of the band’s eclectic nature.

Two of Saad’s band mates, James Lance and Tony Riparetti, meanwhile went on to work, extensively, with cult film director Albert Pyun.

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Music to Make Horror Movies By: Hilary Shepard

Published February 4, 2018 by biggayhorrorfan

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There were a number of ‘80s girl groups featuring actresses. The Pin-ups, Lisa London’s (The Naked Cage, Sudden Impact) group, had a minor hit with Just About a Dream. Big Trouble, fronted by Bobbie Eakes (The Bold and the Beautiful, All My Children), were produced by the legendary Giorgio Moroder and had a song featured on the Over The Top soundtrack.

American Girls, highlighted by the co-lead vocals of Hilary Shepard, was probably the most musically diverse of the three. With layered musicianship, their single album release on IRS Records was compared to The Go-Go’s, their label mates. But their songs, while pop, were actually a bit more complex than the fun New Wave stylings of their more famous counterparts. This can be evidenced in the harmonic structures of American Girl, which also found a place in celluloid-verse, being featured in the Anthony Michael Hall feature, Out of Bounds.

The striking Shepard, meanwhile, may be better known to genre fans for committing some aggressive antics in Scanner Cop, one of several sequels to David Cronenberg’s horror classic, Scanners. She also made notable appearances on the A Cup of Time episode of Friday the 13th, the Series and Anthony Perkin’s lone directing credit, the horror-comedy Lucky Stiff.

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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?!?

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