Let’s take a trip down memory lane with these Blasts From The Past. Not all of these are from a bygone era, but their sounds sure are.
I don’t know about you guys, but when I’m having angry sex with my possessed ex-girlfriend, I like to throw on some tuneage! (*)JD0127’s Sexy Time Certified tracks are sure to set the mood for those especially explosive occasions.
1) Gunship- Tech Noir(*)
With an intro narrated by the legend John Carpenter himself, everything about this band’s sound oozes 80’s goodness. Seriously, they sound like liquid neon sex in my ears. I imagine a scantily clad model stroking my Jheri curls on the hood of a Delorean on a Miami Beach. Since I discovered them 4 score and seven weeks ago, I haven’t been able to stop listening to them.
Their video for Tech Noir is full of 80’s horror characters and 80’s callbacks. And the title, Tech Noir? That’s the name of the club Arnold Schwarzenegger shoots up in the original Terminator film.
2)G Tom Mac- Cry Little Sister(*)
Taking a cue from Peter Pan’s mythology, The Lost Boys features a killer 80’s soundtrack about the rejected youth in America, who turn to evil to heal their battered egos.
Cry Little Sister is a song about the disenfranchised and outcasts longing for family, a home, and a place to belong. These are all themes ingrained into the film’s DNA. It’s a beautiful song with haunting melodies but makes for some smokey encounters of the sexy kind.
3)Dokken- Dream Warriors
This track, from one of the best films in the Nightmare on Elm Street film series, stands as a testament to the rising power of Freddy Krueger in pop culture during the 80’s.
4)Ozzy Osbourne- Bark At The Moon
From the guy who once bit the head off a bat, solidifying his name in immortal rock history by doing the most metal thing ever, comes a song about a creature who terrorizes a quiet town. Did I mention the video has a mad scientist and a werewolf?
5)Alice Cooper- Welcome To My Nightmare
You can’t talk about horror’s influence on heavy rock and metal without talking about Alice Cooper. He practically injected the medium with his love for all things horror. This stage performance throws several nods to those horror icons that have haunted the dreams of so many a rocker.
RIP Lemmy. One day, when I grow up, I want to sound just like you. Talking about legendary metal bands, this Motorhead video features Clive Barker’s Cenobites enjoying some rock n roll. Personally, I always thought Pinhead would have been more into boy bands.
7)John Carpenter- Utopian Facade
This legendary filmmaker is also well known in the music community for his memorable themes. He’s released albums and even does live shows.
8)Shriekback- This Big Hush
1986’s Manhunter introduced me to this mysterious sounding track. The moral of the story? Watch Manhunter! It’s an adaptation of the book Red Dragon, featuring the one and only Hannibal Lecter before Anthony Hopkins delivered his own version of the iconic role in The Silence of The Lambs.
9)Goo Goo Dolls- I’m Awake Now
Freddy’s back on the list with this Goo Goo Dolls track. Remember when the studio tried to kill Freddy. Yeah… That shit didn’t take.
10)Johnny Steele- Power Of The Night
The age old question: Gremlins or Critters? I’ve never seen Critters, but damn if this video doesn’t make me want to!