Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Horror Stars Sing Just For You

Well, because I wasn't really planning on posting anything for Halloween, I only decided to do this yesterday and ended up throwing together this compilation last night (which is why it's being posted on Halloween day instead of yesterday!), so I can't really guarantee its quality. These rush jobs are always a little suspect since you just end up putting on tracks off the top of your head rather than really thinking about them and looking through your collection and coming up with something better, but after I finished it I liked it better than I thought I was going to. It's funny how often that happens. Maybe it's the power of low expectations.

And I was actually going to call it 'Horror Stars Perform Just For You' just because you can't always call what they're doing singing, but I thought I'd keep it consistent with the other compilations on the blog.

Have a happy, merry, and scary Halloween (or what's left of it)!

P.S. It occurs to me that I should dedicate this compilation to Rocket From Mars, First Moon, Vince (and all the other exceptionally nice people who have been so kind and seemed to enjoy my compilations in the past). Here's hoping that they will actually see this (assuming they haven't given up on the blog entirely!).


Track List:

01 - Norbert Schiller / Gene Wilder & Peter Boyle - Introduction / Puttin' On The Ritz
02 - Christopher Lee - A More Humane Mikado
03 - Boris Karloff & Chorus - The Pirate Song
04 - Vincent Price - Pork Chops
05 - Anthony Hopkins - 'I Ate His Liver'
06 - Anthony Hopkins - Ordinary Man
07 - Jodie Foster - La Vie C'est Chouette
08 - Christopher Lee - Mack The Knife
09 - Crispin Hellion Glover - These Boots Are Made For Walking
10 - Robert Englund / J. Peter Robinson - Prologue / Theme From Nightmare Cafe
11 - Freddy Krueger & The Elm Street Group - Do The Freddy
12 - Lon Chaney, Jr. - Monster Holiday
13 - Lon Chaney, Jr. - Spider Baby
14 - Butch Patrick - I Wish Everyone Was Born This Way
15 - Jay Mohr - Christopher Walken Reading Goodnight Moon
16 - Christopher Walken & John Travolta - (You're) Timeless To Me
17 - Janet Leigh & Betty Garrett - There's Nothing Like Love
18 - Anthony Perkins & Chorus - Summertime Love
19 - Vincent Price & Company - I've Got A Rainbow Working For Me
20 - Boris Karloff & Chorus - One Step Ahead
21 - Joe Pesci & Fred Gwynne - 'Two Youts'
22 - Fred Gwynne - It Takes All Kinds Of People
23 - Vincent Price - Rub My Roast
24 - John Carradine with The Chico Hamilton Quintet - Night Song For The Sleepless
25 - Christopher Lee - Man Of La Mancha
26 - Main Title from 'The 13 Ghosts Of Scooby-Doo'
27 - Michael Jackson - Thriller
28 - Vincent Price - Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Total Time: 1:16:41

Notes on the compilation:

#1-#3: 3 men who've played Frankenstein's monster.

#3-#5: 3 men who have unusual eating habits.

#7-#8: A little trip across the pond.

#9: I put him on primarily because of his remake of Willard, but he was fairly creepy in Charlie's Angels and Back To The Future now that I think about it. I've always wondered why he didn't do the Back To The Future sequels, but I was never quite curious enough to look it up. I always figured maybe he creeped out the producers to the point where they didn't want him back. Or maybe he asked for too much money. It seemed to me he didn't do too much after he almost kicked David Letterman in the head on his show until he appeared in Charlie's Angels. Maybe he was off somewhere doing arts and crafts.

#11: Yeah, sure it's not Robert Englund, but at least it's The Elm Street Group. I can't wait for their next album. I heard Yoko Ono broke them up, but that's probably just a rumor.

#14: You know, I've never been entirely convinced that that's Butch Patrick singing. I suspect that they just got somebody in to dub for him, but you just never know.

#12-#14: You know it's funny. I only realized the Wolfman connection just as I was about to write this notation. I only put Butch Patrick between Lon & Jay because of the emphasis on a childlike attitude of those tracks, but maybe it was my subconscious saying, 'Hey, Lon & Butch are kinda hairy!'

#15-#16: I put Christopher Walken on primarily because of The Dead Zone, but I think he may also have been a little creepy in other films. (Though he actually wasn't that creepy in The Dead Zone, but you know what I mean. It's funny how he was actually creepier in say, Annie Hall (or even The Deer Hunter), than he was in The Dead Zone.)

#16-#18: Here's a fun game! As you're listening to these, try imagining them singing these romantic songs as their original characters in The Dead Zone and Psycho, respectively. (Maybe Christopher can sing about his timeless love right after he gets out of his coma. And maybe John Travolta can be Brooke Adams.

And then pretend Betty Garrett is Pat Hitchcock and that Janet Leigh is singing to her about John Gavin. (Maybe right before she steals the money.) Or how about Tony Perkins singing 'Summertime Love' as he stares at Janet through the wall. (Of course, you'll have to figure out for yourself where the chorus is coming from.) That should be fun!)

#19-#20: And try that same game for say, The Pit And The Pendulum & The Mummy. Or maybe The Abominable Dr. Phibes & The Black Cat. Then try it for Witchfinder General & The Ghoul. It'll make you think of those films in a totally different way!

#23: I like to imagine him singing this song as he's preparing food for Robert Morley in Theatre Of Blood. No, wait. No, I don't actually.

#24: I know when I think of The Chico Hamilton Quintet I think of John Carradine.

#25-#27: Let's battle some evil!

#26-#28: I thought I'd end the compilation with some VP (no, not Dick Cheney). (And I can never get enough of him laughing at the end of a song, can you?)

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Yes we missed you!!!!!!!!!!
We missed you extremely.
A lot of us figured you would never come back (thus the fate of so many blogs these days) and were ready to scratch you from our bookmarks.

Glad to see you and do you have a hi-rez picture of Morgan Fairchild?
She has always been one of my favorite stars.
Very cool, indeed! I always do love your compilations. Vincent Price is one of my all time favorites. So, this is sure to be a winner. I moved to a new home on Halloween day. Now, all I need to do is find the stereo so I can listen to this comp.

Hi Lacey!

I missed you too! I'll be posting some Morgan Fairchild pictures per your request, but I didn't have any high-resolution ones. Sorry! :(


Hi First Moon!

And I love that you love them! I hope the move wasn't too stressful and here's hoping you can find your stereo to listen to all the great music that's out there! :))
Welcome back!!!! We missed you. Hope all goes well for you!

LOVE the new compilation!!!!


I'm glad you're back. You've been greatly missed. I love your compilations!
Hi Viv!

And I missed you too! (and I hope all goes equally well with you too!)

And thanks so much for saying that about the compilation!


Hi Sallie!

And I've missed you too! And I love your new blog!

Thanks for saying that about the compilations, my dear friend! And to paraphrase Fenwick Babbitt, "You're a nice woman!"

Hey nomwl1! After the big mel'ee earlier this year, I thought you'd vanished for good -- glad that I stopped in and found you're still with us! I'm playing catch-up on the posts I've missed... can't wait to hear this "Horror Stars" comp (it looks awesomely awesome!). As always, thank you! Hope to see you around in '08!
Thanks so much for this great upload!

I smell a Halloween blog cooking. ;)
thank you!
Jambalaya! and many thanks
This quasi-album is really quite splendid. Hurrah!

On a personal note, I've been looking for V Price's "Over the Rainbow" from Dr Phibes Rises Again for quite some time, so hurrah! x 2.
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Hi! And thanks!

Do you know the song "Quand tu dors près de moi" from the Anatole Litvak's movie "Goodbye Again" (Aimez-vous Brahms) by Anthony Perkins?...
Heard the 45t vinyl.
When you listen to it, you can't see Anthony Perkins as a freak anymore!
Anthony Perkins sings Quand Tu Dors Pres De Moi
Did somebody find it in mp3?
I'd like to hear it again...

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