Detective Mitchell's Junk Drawer

The random thoughts, ideas, and experiences of the title blogger, plus other things.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Links to the Past

Since the beta version of the new Blogger for some reason doesn't have a links section, here is the post for other soundtrack links:

-7 Black Notes: dealing with the obscure and weird. Probably the only place wher you can get the full soundtrack for "Yor: Hunter from the Future."

-Rare and OOP Soundtracks: Need I say more?

-The Manchester Morgue: Soundtracks from all manner of horror and sci-fi films. Good selection there.

-Cheap Children and Soundtracks: Grab the "Bob Dylan: No Direction Home" soundtrack before it disappears!

-You Don't Have to Visit This Blog: But you'd be a fool not to. Wide variety of albums from celebrities singing to the soundtrack for "Oh, Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad."

-XYZ Cosmonaut's CosmoBlog: a veritable grab bag of stuff, ranging from Doctor Who albums to porno soundtracks. And yet I wouldn't have it any other way.

-CheefBrody's Rare Scores: an up-and-coming blog dedicated to rare, OOP and bootleg scores. Nice work so far.

-Movie Stream: Streaming audio versions of movie scores. Nice to go to when you have to work on an assignment and need background music.

-Vinnie Rattole's Records: Vinnie Rattole brings you whatever the hell he finds in his record collection that could be of interest. I highly reccomend the compilation album that he just posted.

Request Time!

Since I've given to so many people, maybe you guys will be obliged to help me. I'm looking for the following:

-Dead Heat (1988) (Ernest Troost) (fufilled by me!)
-Mac and Me (1988) (Various Artists)
-The Hellcats (1967) (Various Artists) (fufilled by Cool, Kooky, Hip and Groovy)
-Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (1982) (Michael Nesmith) (fufilled by
-8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (1997) (Andrew Gross) (fufilled by filmpac)
-Transylvania 6-5000 (1985) (Lee Holdridge)
-The Punisher (1989) (Dennis Dreith)
-Jonny's Golden Quest (1993) / Jetsons: The Movie (1990) (John Debney) (promo)
-White Dog (1982) (Ennio Morricone) (I don't want the suite, I want the album)
-Night Shift (1982) (Burt Bacharach and Various Artists)
-Arch Hall, Jr. and the Archers - Wild Guiitar! (fufilled by Vinnie Rattole)
-Wired (1989) (Basil Poledouris and Various Artists)
-Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (1996) (Robert Folk) (fufilled by John Hartigan)
-Q: The Winged Serpent (1982) (Robert O. Ragland)

Thanks in advance!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Back from the dead

Helloall. I'm sorry for the one-year hiatus. The rampant destruction of blogs and deletion of posts kind of disheartened me. Now, I feel, it's time to come back.

I will need to find a good site that will be able to hold my files. Rapidshare and Megaupload aren't doing it for me anymore. If anyone knows where, drop me a line.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

"Oh. John, why did you shove a needle into your arm, day after..." "BECAUSE I NEED IT! BECAUSE IT'S MINE!"

Thanks to the one and only Filmpac, here's the soundtrack for the infamous John Belushi biopic, 1989's "Wired," based on (but, as the final product, doesn't have to do with) the much-scrutinized bestseller by Bob Woodward. Boycotted by Belushi's friends and family due to it's unflattering portrayal of him as a drug-abusing bully (and maybe in part due to the unconventional method used to tell his story), the film died a quick death at the box-office while the critics savaged everything about it but one thing: the man who played Belushi did a damn good job, and this man was a complete unknown named... Michael Chiklis.

Yes, the man who plays Vic Mackey on "The Shield" and played The Thing in the recent "Fantastic Four" movie plays Belushi (his first role, as a matter of fact).

We open on the night of March 5, 1982 as a morgue attendant wheels in a gurney with a bagged body on it. After the attendant leaves for the night, the body unzips the bag from the inside and rises. John Belushi, completely freaked out, covers himself in a sheet and runs out of the morgue. Flagging down a cab driven by Angel (Ray Sharkey), he's taken on a tour of his past that can only be described as "It's a Miserable Life." Angel is John's guardian angel ("You sure fucked up." John says), and he wants to show him what drugs did to his life before he gets him to cross over.

Meanwhile, Belushi's widow, Judy (Lucinda Jenney) asks Bob Woodward (J.T. Walsh), who John very much wanted to meet due to his work on "All the President's Men," to write a biography of his life and to figure out why he went to drugs. Among the people Woodward meets is Cathy Smith (Patti D'arbanville in an excellent performance), the woman who administered the drug overdose that killed John.

While the movie may not have been great, the soundtrack fared much better. Chiklis could sing, which was required for the scenes that had Chiklis and Gary Groomes (who played Dan Aykroyd) doing their Blues Brothers act. There's also "Still Looking for a Way to Say Goodbye," performed by Richie Havens, which did tear me up, Joe Strummer's "Love Kills," Chiklis singing "You Are So Beautiful," accompanied by the late Billy Preston, The Ventures performing "Two Thousand Pund Bee," a piece by Brian Francis Neary, and three selections of the great score by the late Basil Poledouris (the highlight of the three is the beautiful "Eulogy."). It's a great soundtrack. Download and enjoy.

1. I'm a King Bee - Michael Chiklis and the Wired Band (02:54)
2. 634-5789 - Michael Chiklis and the Wired Band (02:55)
3. I Can't Turn You Loose - The Wired Band (00:26)
4. Soul Man - Michael Chiklis, Gary Groomes and the Wired Band (02:54)
5. You Don't Know Like I Know - Michael Chiklis, Gary Groomes and the Wired Band (02:42)
6. Ravins Theme - Brian Francis Neary (02:17)
7. The Choice - Basil Poledouris (01:36)
8. Two Thousand Pound Bee - The Ventures (02:52)
9. Still Looking For A Way to Say Goodbye - Richie Havens (03:51)
10. Love Kills - Joe Strummer (03:59)
11. Angel of Death - Basil Poledouris (03:36)
12. You Are So Beautiful - Michael Chiklis and Billy Preston (02:12)
13. Eulogy - Basil Poledouris (02:22)

Saturday, January 27, 2007

"This film will blow your mind."

Here is John Harrison's atmospheric score for the 1980 psychological thriller "Effects." Thanks to legal wrangkes and the bankruptcy of the distributor, you haven't seen this film in theaters, on TV, or on video for the past 25 years until Synapse Films ironed all that out and released it on DVD. It's worth every penny.

Dom (Joe Pilato) is a cameraman sent to work with coldhearted director Lacey Bickle (John Harrison) and his crew on the set of a cheap slasher film. He falls for Celeste (Susan Chapek), his grip and actress, and gets on well with the crew, but something, to him, doesn't feel right about Lacey, and his suspicions lead him to uncover a secret that has the cast and crew in mortal danger. You want to find out what it is? Watch the film and see...

John Harrison's music is great, as always, and this ranks right up there with "Creepshow." Download and enjoy.

1. Main Title (03:06)
2. Man In The Mirror (00:16)
3. Lacey Checks The Cameras (01:34)
4. Celeste Does Shakespeare / Rita Gets Yanked (01:26)
5. Special Effects (00:31)
6. Radio Jingles (01:58)
7. Barney’s Dream (01:24)
8. I Need Your Love (02:51)
9. Desperate Pain (03:32)
10. Dom & Celeste Go Fishing (01:08)
11. Into The Control Room Pt. 1 (01:08)
12. Boy Talk (01:44)
13. Into The Control Room Pt. 2 (01:05)
14. I Gotta Run (03:28)
15. Dom & Celeste Meet The Pig (00:40)
16. The Chase (02:52)
17. Rita Hears Ghosts (00:57)
18. Barney Dies / Celeste Shoots Lacey (02:37)
19. The Escape (00:34)
20. Did You Get It? (01:05)
21. End Title (02:37)
22. UBU (After Satie) (03:52)

This is ridiculous...

The Music Nazis ar out in force. Many, many fine blogs have been hit, many just carrying OOP music. As Ozzy in "Bad Taste" exclaimed, "the bastards have landed!" Not only is it the douchebags from the MPAA and RIAA, it's also douchebag collectors. They can't sell their OOP albums at their already overinflated prices while they can be obtained for free, so they rat us out to the upload sites, and they either take our files down, or rat to Blogger and have our blogs shut down. Then, they can (in theory) keep sellign their goods for the price of a car payment. However, they don't stop to think that the people who downloaded the files can just re-up them. They're fighting a battle they can't possibly win unless they shut down the internet (and Al Gore won'tlet THAT happen, now will he?).

On that note, keep trying. We're like the giant killer bunny rabbits in "Night of the Lepus." You kill one of us, and a thousand others will come to take our place. We Bloggers stand united against your tyranny. You kill a file, it'll be re-upped in hours or minutes. You kill a blog, we'll just create a new one and keep sharing. We sharers are family, from the patriarch, right down to the brother's cousin's uncle's sister twice removed. We help our own when their files are killed or their blog suffers the same fate. And also, don't you aassholes realize that sharing music gets people interested in buying the CDs? A lot of albums that have been shared (barring very inflated prices on OOP ones) I have sought out and collected. So go on, keep on trying. You'll never win this battle. We sharers are a crafty bunch, and we wouldn't have it any other way.

So there.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

A treat for fans of Z-grade cinema.

Yes, it's happened. They've compiled an album of songs by the one-and-only Arch Hall, Jr. Mostfamous for appearing in turkeys "Wild Guitar" and "Eegah," Arch has become a legend in bad acting and bad singing. I may be tone deaf, but I don't find him terrible (now Ashlee Simpsosn, eggghhhh....). For those who love his Z-grade exploits, here's "Arch Hall Jr. and the Archers: Wild Guitar!" Not only do we get songs from the one and only's films, we also get dialogue clips from his films, as well as a recording of a concert that The Archers did at a drive-in to promote "Wild Guitar." It's actually a great listen. Enjoy! Special thanks go to Vinnie Rattolle for finding this. I owe you big.

1. The Sadist (dialogue)
2. Dune Buggy
3. Buzzola (dialogue)
4. Konga Joe
5. Theme from "Wild Guitar"
6. Termites (dialogue)
7. Steak's Theme
8. Monkey in My Hatband
9. Back in Business (dialogue)
10. Run, Vickie, Run
11. Mike Calls the Shots (dialogue)
12. Guitar Twist
13. A Date With Eegah (dialogue)
14. Theme from "Eegah"
15. I'm Growin' Taller
16. "Wild Guitar" Trailer (dialogue)
17. Stairfall (music and dialogue)
18. Twist Fever
19. Publicity (dialogue)
20. Money and Records
21. Steak
22. Eegah Crashes the Party (dialogue)
23. Brownsville Road (music and dialogue)
24. Vickie
25. Girl Bait (dialogue)
26. Daisy Dance
27. The Kidnappers
28. Judy Poody
29. Organ Twist
30. Bud Smells a Rat (dialogue)
31. Bud and Steak Square Off
32. Pep Talk (dialogue)
33. Archers Theme
34. If a Man Answers
35. Further On Up the Road
36. Stop Sneakin' 'Round
37. Nancy Czar Interview (dialogue)
38. Teenage Idol
39. Good Golly, Miss Molly
40. Wild Guitar
41. Hello Mary Lou
42. Susie Q
43. Yes I Will
44. Archers Theme Outro
45. You Little Punk (dialogue)
46. Watch Your Step
47. Big Boy Pete
48. The Choppers (dialogue)