#653 – October 26, 2016 Playlist

Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Nico Gray & Haunted Tracks from The Limelight in Chicago
+ Michael McQuary + Beth Byrd’s Physical Theatre

Nico Gray, Janet Henry, Michael McQuary, Beth Byrd on the October 26, 2016 Wednesday MidDay Medley

Nico Gray, Janet Henry, Michael McQuary, Beth Byrd on the October 26, 2016 Wednesday MidDay Medley

1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / Universal / Dec. 20, 1979
[WMM’s theme]

2. William Stromberg & Moscow Symphony Orch. – “Universal Signature”
from: Salter – Skinner: Monster Music / Marco-Polo / 1995
[Frank Skinner was a composer & arranger born in Meredosia, Illinois on Dec. 31, 1897. He died in Beverly Hills, California, Oct. 9, 1968. A graduate of the Chicago Musical College (now the Chicago Conservatory of Music), 16-year-old Frank found employment in vaudeville and began playing in local areas with his brother Carl on drums billed as the Skinner Brothers dance band. He began writing and arranging music for dance bands in New York, from 1925 to 1935, arranging 2000 popular songs for Robbins Publishing. After a short period at MGM, working on musical settings for The Great Ziegfeld (1936), Skinner was hired by Universal Studios. Over the course of his 30 years there, he composed music for more than 200 films earning five Academy Award nominations (1938–43). His distinctive approach to scoring horror films, such as Son of Frankenstein (1939) and The Wolf Man (1941), has been characterized as a ‘passion for chromatic lines … mirrored contours … [and] restrained, yet ominously mythical orchestrations’ (Marcello). He gained new recognition in the 1950s for his lush romantic scores, including those for such Douglas Sirk films as Magnificent Obsession (1954) and Written on the Wind (1956). Despite many changes in the film industry, his book Underscore (1950) has survived as an excellent introduction to film music composition. The Wolf Man is a 1941 American drama horror film written by Curt Siodmak and produced and directed by George Waggner. The film stars Lon Chaney, Jr. as a werewolf named “The Wolf Man” and features Claude Rains, Evelyn Ankers, Ralph Bellamy, Patric Knowles, Béla Lugosi, and Maria Ouspenskaya in supporting roles. The title character has had a great deal of influence on Hollywood’s depictions of the legend of the werewolf. The film is the second Universal Pictures werewolf film, preceded six years earlier by the less commercially successful Werewolf of London (1935). Lon Chaney, Jr. would reprise his classic role as “The Wolf Man” in four sequels, beginning with Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man in 1943.]

3. Freight Train Rabbit Killer w/ Jason Vivone – “Come On In The Valley (Stomp)”
from: KKFI Collaborations / KKFI 90.1 FM / January 29, 2016
[Collaborations was produced by 90.1 FM Station Manager – Barry Lee. The album features 13 collaborations: Betse & Clarke with Bird Fleming & John Kizilarmut; Kasey Rausch Music with The Vine Street Seven; Howard Iceberg with Hidden Pictures; Victor & Penny with Cody Wyoming; Gary Kirkland & Bill Dye; Angela Hagenbach & The KKFI Jazz Band (Jeff Harshbarger, Roger Wilder, John Kizilarmut, Terry Wilkerson); Jen Harris with Rich Hill; Bobby Watson with Grupo Aztlan, and The T.J. Marley Trio; BCR with Music by Betse Ellis and Bill Dye; The Boss Toms (The Latenight Callers with Teri Quinn); Enrique Chi of Making Movies with Bob Walkenhorst and Una Walkenhorst, Cucharada with Gerald Trimble’s Celtic and World Music Sessions, Freight Train Rabbit Killer with Jason Vivone.]

[Freight Train Rabbit Killer present a Concert & Comic Book Release, Friday, October 28, at 9:30 PM, at recordBar, 1520 Grand, with Berwanger who are playing a CD Release show for their new record, Exorcism Rock. FTRK will be releasing a limited number of hand sown, Japanese style, stab bound books for this performance. There will be a one-time theatrical performance from Freight Train Rabbit Killer and the Legion of Ghosts– over 15 of KC and Springfield’s finest musicians. In addition to FTRK’s doom blues guitars, there will be a 3-piece horn section, organ, pedal steel, bass, percussion and theatrical performances to entertain the audience, all while being professionally recorded.]

4. William Stromberg & Moscow Symphony -“Son of Frankenstein: Main Title”
from: Salter – Skinner: Monster Music / Marco-Polo / 1995
[Frank Skinner was a composer & arranger. Son of Frankenstein the 1939, horror monster film, and is the 3d film in Universal Studios’ Frankenstein series and the last to feature Boris Karloff as the Monster as well as the first to feature Bela Lugosi as Ygor. The picture is a sequel to James Whale’s Bride of Frankenstein directed by Rowland V. Lee and starring Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff and Béla Lugosi. The film was a reaction to the very popular re-releases of Dracula with Lugosi and Frankenstein with Karloff as a double-feature in 1938. Universal’s declining horror output was revitalized with the enormously successful Son of Frankenstein, in which the studio cast both Karloff and Lugosi.]

Beth Byrd, Michael McQuary, Janet Henry on the October 26, 2016 Wednesday MidDay Medley

Beth Byrd, Michael McQuary, Janet Henry on the October 26, 2016 Wednesday MidDay Medley

10:07 – Interview with Michael McQuary

Actor of stage & screen, Michael McQuary, joined us to share his unique interpretations of the monsters of film: Béla Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, and more. Michael is the creator of the award winning one-man shows in New York City: Matinee Idol, Man of 1001 Faces, and My Own Space, and most recently, for the KC Fringe Festival “I’m Hollywood.”

Michael is the star of the new Mile Deep Films short film, “Corvalo” directed by Anthony Ladesich, playing the Kansas International Film Festival, November 10, at The Glenwood Arts Theatre.

Michael will be performing Friday, October 28, with Johnny Riley & The Delta Beats, at Westport Saloon, 4112 Pennsylvania Ave, with The Culprits, and Nicholas St. James, when they open for the legendary Blues Legend, Jimmie Mayes.


5. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – “I Put a Spell on You”
from: Single – (Jeremy Sole’s Zombie Stomp Remix) / self released / 2011
[Jeremy Sole is a critically acclaimed DJ, he is also a radio show host at KCRW in Santa Monica, California (www.kcrw.com) and is Co-Founder and resident deejay of “AFRO FUNKÉ.” Sole has drawn a loyal crowd every week for the past 7 years. This is his arena for Afrobeat, Latin, Brazilian and other authentic and remixed world rhythms. Hundreds of international guests have joined him, from deejays Rich Medina and Cut Chemist to impromptu jam sessions with Zap Mama and Stevie Wonder. “Jeremy is a great DJ, presenter, producer and knower-of-music …an extremely cool dude. I cannot stop listening to his remix of ‘I Put A Spell On You’ …it’s irresistible.” – Henry Rollins]


6. Betse & Clarke – “Stepping On Ghosts”
from: River Still Rise / Independent / July 1, 2016
[Full-length debut album, from folk duo, Betse & Clarke. Betse Ellis on fiddles, violins, viola & vocals and Clarke Wyatt on banjos and cello. Recorded during the Winter-Spring of 2016. Produced by Clarke Wyatt and Betse Ellis. Recorded and mixed by Clarke Wyatt. Final mix assistance from Chad Meise at Massive Sound. “River Still Rise,” is a collection of originals and reworked traditional compositions that are presented “to be enjoyed as a musical adventure, much like the river exploration of the famous duo Lewis & Clark, an inspiration for the band’s name.” Betse Ellis writes in the extended liner notes: “The phrase River Still Rise appears in the journals of Meriwether Lewis, and to me, most notably when the Corps of Discovery readied their boats and supplies for the beginning of their river journey. Documenting all the details of the excursion included aspects of the weather, the general demeanor or specific behavior of the crew, and most certainly the level of the river. The river needed to be high enough to be navigable, and in that way, Clarke and I have been putting together our gear and supplies, building our boat, and watching the weather signs for about a year and a half at this point. We made this recording at home with the best gear we could acquire, and with Clarke’s long-built engineering and producing knowledge.”]

[Betse & Clarke play a Homecoming Concert, Thursday, October 27, at 7:00 PM, at The Buffalo Room, 817 Westport Rd. featuring their full string band, Brushy Creek, with Brett Hodges and Alex Mallett.]

7. Iggy & The Stooges – “Gimme Danger”
from: Raw Power / Columbia / February 7, 1973
[3rd studio album from Ann Arbor, Michigan band, first active from 1967 to 1974, and later reformed in 2003. The Stooges were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. After their first two albums, The Stooges (1969) and Fun House (1970) were released to little commercial success, The Stooges were in disarray: they had officially broken up, bassist Dave Alexander was fighting alcoholism, and singer Iggy Pop’s heroin addiction was escalating prior to the intervention of David Bowie. Pop later recalled, “Very few people recognized the quality of the Stooges’ songwriting, it was really meticulous. And to his credit, the only person I’d ever known of in print to notice it, among my peers of professional musicians, was Bowie.” Pop relocated to London, having signed on as a solo artist to MainMan Management, who also handled Bowie. Pop said that Columbia executives insisted on two ballads “Gimme Danger” and “I Need Somebody”. The album was recorded in London’s CBS Studios, from Sept. 10 to Oct. 6, 1972. Pop produced and mixed the album by himself; unfortunately, his botched first attempt mixed most of the instruments into one stereo channel and the vocals into the other, with little regard for balance or tone quality. Tony DeFries, the head of MainMan, informed Pop that the album would be remixed by Bowie. Pop agreed to this, claiming that “the other choice was I wasn’t going to get my album out. I think DeFries told me that CBS refused to release it like that, I don’t know”, but insisted that his own mix for “Search and Destroy” be retained. Due to budgetary constraints, Bowie remixed 7 songs in one day in an inexpensive LA studio, Western Sound Recorders, in October 1972.]

8. Berwanger – “I Want You Bad”
from: Exorcism Rock / Doghouse Records / To be released November 4, 2016
[Josh Berwanger was in The Anniversary, a Kansas band that released, 2000’s Designing a Nervous Breakdown & 2002’s Your Majesty and sold over 100,000 records before breaking up on tour in Japan. The band recently reunited for new shows and a tour this year. Berwanger was also in the band, The Only Children, and released, 2004’s Change of Living & 2007’s Keeper of Youth. When Keeper of Touth ended Josh Berwanger took a break and became a high school basketball coach. In the 2012 Josh formed the Josh Berwanger band. Berwanger released their EP Demonios November 11, 2016.]

[Josh Berwanger Band play a special CD Release Show with the Freight Train Rabbit Killer Concert & Comic Book Release, Friday, October 28, at 9:30 PM, at recordBar, 1520 Grand.]

Beth Byrd, Michael McQuary, Janet Henry, on the October 26, 2016 Wednesday MidDay Medley

Beth Byrd, Michael McQuary, Janet Henry, on the October 26, 2016 Wednesday MidDay Medley

10:32 – Interview with Beth Bryd, and Janet Henry

Beth Byrd is Artistic-Director of Byrd Productions Physical Theater, founded in 1995. With over 30 years of profession work as a mime, clown, physical theater artist, producer of physical theater and teacher, Beth has toured the country as a solo artist for schools and libraries. Beth has appeared in television and film and commercials, and has collaborated with Kansas City Renaissance Festival, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, City in Motion Dance Theatre, The Folly Theatre, the Reynolds Family Circus, Dance in The Park, KC Fringe Fest. Beth was an original board member of the Just Off Broadway Theatre. Beth studied at The Goldstone & Johnson School for Mime with Marcel Marceau and is a 2014 Charlotte Street Foundation Urban Culture Project Studio Resident.

Janet Henry has appeared professionally in the Kansas City premieres of the plays: “Cups” produced by Theatre League at The Unicorn Theatre, and “Arts or Crafts” produced by One Time Productions at the Bloch Artspace. Janet was recently an actor in the One Minute Play Festival at The Fishtank Theatre. She has collaborated with actor and designer Brad Shaw on several productions. Her collaborations with Beth Byrd Physical Theatre led to her recent studies in Barcelona, Spain. Janet Henry has worked in stage and film. She is a mom, a former track star, and recently adopted

Byrd Productions Physical Theater, was founded in 1995. Bryd Productions presents a Physical Theatre Festival, October 24 through October 30, at The Just Off Broadway Theatre, 3051 Penn Vally Drive.

Beth Byrd & Janet Henry thank you for being with us in WMM.

Byrd Productions is celebrating 21 years of Physical Theatre with a festival that includes 4 workshops and 3 performances of pure Physical Theatre expression, featuring some of the best local and international performers in the field.

Beth Byrd talked about the definition of what is Physical Theatre. For her, “Physical Theater” is theater that requires a physical vernacular in order to conceive and is created/written physically. It’s theatre that is experienced viscerally by the audience, broadening the spectator’s and creator’s experience in a universal and otherwise unapproachable way. It’s theatre that goes beyond words.

The Physical Theatre Festival, is October 24 through October 30, at The Just Off Broadway Theatre, 3051 Penn Vally Drive – The schedule of events:

Physical Storytelling, A Workshop by Jason Bohon – Mon, Oct 24 at 7 PM – 9 PM

Intro to Commedia dell’Arte, A Workshop by Patrick Rippeto – Tues, Oct 25 at 7 – 9 PM

Mime for every BODY: A Workshop by Beth Byrd-Lonski – Wed, Oct 26, at 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Just Off Broadway Theater, 3051 Central, KCMO 64108

A Life In Her Day – A One Woman Show by Hilary Chaplain – Fri, Oct 28 at 8 PM – 10 PM at the Just Off Broadway Theater, 3051 Central, KCMO 64108

A Physical Comedy Workshop by Hilary Chaplain – Saturday, October 29 at 10 AM – 5 PM

The Physical Theater Festival Cabaret Night – Saturday, Oct 29, at 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM at Just Off Broadway Theater, 3051 Central,

Pepper and June & Co. – Sunday, Oct 30 at 2 PM – 4:00 PM at Just Off Broadway Theater

Bryd Productions presents a Physical Theatre Festival, October 24 through October 30, at The Just Off Broadway Theatre, 3051 Penn Vally Drive. The Festival includes numerous workshops, along with live performances, and A Physical Theatre Festival Cabaret Night, Saturday, October 29, at 8:00 PM at Just Off Broadway Theatre. More info at: http://www.byrdproductions.org

10:45 – Underwriting

9. Ed Wood – “Plan 9 From Outer Space (Trailer)”
from: Halloween Nuggets: Monster Sixties A Go-Go / Rock Beat / 2014
[Plan 9 from Outer Space (originally titled Grave Robbers from Outer Space) is a 1959 American B & W science fiction horror film. The film was written, produced, directed and edited by Ed Wood, and stars Gregory Walcott, Mona McKinnon, Tor Johnson, Vampira and posthumously bills Bela Lugosi. Shortly after Lugosi’s death the story and screenplay for Grave Robbers from Outer Space were written and finalized, with Wood planning to use the unconnected, unrelated footage of Lugosi as a means of putting a credit for him on the picture. Wood used the Lugosi footage as a means of attracting actors to the picture, by saying to them that he was making “Bela Lugosi’s last movie.” Though Wood’s actions were driven in part by the desire to give his film a ‘star name’ and attract horror fans, the Lugosi cameo was also meant as a loving tribute and farewell to the actor, who had become fast friends with Wood in the last three years of Lugosi’s life. Wood hired his wife’s chiropractor, Tom Mason, as a stand-in for Lugosi, even though Mason was taller than Lugosi and bore no resemblance to him, making him one of the earliest “fake Shemps”. Narration from Criswell was also employed in an attempt to better link Lugosi’s footage with the rest of Plan 9. Every last scrap of material Wood had of Lugosi was utilized in the theatrical cut of the film, including what are minor sprocket discolorations, film trims that would in a normal film be discarded as unusable. Cuts of the film on VHS during the 80s and 90s, the vast majority unauthorized bootleg dupes, varied drastically not only in quality but also in the amount of Lugosi material retained.]

10:48 – More Interview with Michael McQuary

Joining us throughout our first hour, is actor of stage & screen, Michael McQuary.

Before leaving NYC, Michael McQuary’s NYC apartment was filmed by CNN as a interesting real estate challenge. Michael’s long-time apartment was styled like a mysterious residence in a forbidden city, part living space, part movie set.

Michael McQuary moved to Kansas City three halloweens ago.

Michael is an artist, in make up, costume, stage settings, props for film and stage. Micheal is also a visual artist of personal portraits, “life captures”with china ink that are collected internationally. Michael designs for YourPowerSign.com where he creates personal art works of metal.

Michael has been embraced by the area film community, appearing in multiple short promotional pieces to the OM film festival.

Michael also stars of the new Mile Deep Films short film, “Corvalo” directed by Anthony Ladesich, playing the Kansas International Film Festival, November 10, at The Glenwood Arts Theatre.

Michael McQuary Thanks for being with us again on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Michael will be performing Friday, October 28, with Johnny Riley & The Delta Beats, at Westport Saloon, 4112 Pennsylvania Ave, with The Culprits, and Nicholas St. James, when they open for the legendary Blues Legend, Jimmie Mayes.


10. Not A Planet – “The World We Know”
from: Smoke Bombs & Cigarettes: The History of Now / Independent / September 10, 2016
[Kansas City based Rock and Roll trio formed in 2010. Nathan Corsi, on guitar & vocals; Liam Sumnicht on drums & harmony vocals, and William Sturges on bass guitar & harmony vocals; Nathan Showalter on keyboards and backing vocals.]

[Not A Planet play a special Halloween show at recordbar, Mon, Oct 31, when Not A Planet covers Led Zepplein, Carswell & Hope cover Elton John, and a mystery band covers the New York Dolls.]

11:00 – Station ID

Michael McQuary and Nico Gray on the October 26, 2016 Wednesday MidDay Medley

Michael McQuary and Nico Gray on the October 26, 2016 Wednesday MidDay Medley

11:00 – Guest Producer – Nico Gray & Haunted Tracks from The Limelight

Our friend, Nico Gray, joined us as “Guest Producer” for our second hour. Nico is a former theatre actor, performance artist, writer, and is currently a marketing and advertising consultant. Rooted in KC, Nico grew up with radio. Nico writes that, “Music has always served as the ‘passport’ through spiritual journeys that have transplanted him to the brownstones of Chicago, the rooftops of Paris, the sea-side of Marseille and the balconies of NYC. ”

Nico shared haunted tracks inspired by his move to Chicago, 30 years ago, when he worked at The Limelight. The Limelight opened July 31, 1985 and closed New Year’s Eve, December 31, 1988. Nico writes “Halloween was an everyday lifestyle that we lived and emulated at Limelight.” Nico will play representative songs of these moments and memories, and the holiday that perpetuated the Chicago 1980’s underground nightclub lifestyle.

The Limelight

The Limelight

The Former Chicago Historical Society Building is a historic landmark located at 632 N. Dearborn Street on the northwest corner of Dearborn and Ontario streets in downtown Chicago. Built in 1892, the granite-clad building is a prime example of Henry Ives Cobb’s Romanesque Revival architecture; the pair of large winged Gothic gargoyles at the entrance were a more recent addition. The building was the home of the Chicago Historical Society after its original headquarters burned down in the Great Chicago Fire, and prior to its relocation to Lincoln Park in 1931. Afterwards, the building housed a magazine publisher, the Works Progress Administration, the Loyal Order of Moose, the Chicago Institute of Design (1946–1956), and recording studios (1950s and 1960s). Since 1985 it has been the location of a series of nightclubs. From 1985 to 1989, nightclub entrepreneur Peter Gatien operated The Limelight nightclub in the building, one of his chain of nightclubs under that name; at some point he bought the building. In January 1989, Gatien sold the building to Fred Hoffman for $3.5 million. Peter Gatien was born August 8, 1952, and is a Canadian club owner and party promoter. He is best known as the former owner of several New York nightclubs, including The Limelight, Palladium, Club USA, and Tunnel. He was once dubbed as the “King of New York Clubs”, during his time in New York City.

11. Dead Can Dance — “Song for Sophia”
from: A Passage In Time / 4AD / 1991
[Australian musical project formed in 1981 in Melbourne by Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry. The band relocated to London, England, in May 1982. Australian music historian Ian McFarlane described Dead Can Dance’s style as “constructed soundscapes of mesmerising grandeur and solemn beauty; African polyrhythms, Gaelic folk, Gregorian chant, Middle Eastern mantras and art rock.” Having disbanded in 1998, they reunited briefly in 2005 for a world tour and reformed in 2011, releasing a new album (Anastasis) and embarking on several tours.]

12. The Phantom of the Opera Orchestra — “Overture”
from: Highlights from The Phantom of the Opera/ Polydor / 1987

13. Dead Can Dance —“De Profundis (Out of the Depths of Sorrow)”
from: Spleen and Ideal / 4AD / 1985

14. Haunted Sounds Music Company- “The Mad Organist”
from: A Night In A Haunted House/ Symphonette Music Dist./ 1992

15. My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult – “A Daisy Chain 4 Satan”
from: My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult / Rykodisc RCD10662 / 2004
[American electronic industrial rock band originally based in Chicago, Illinois and founded by Groovie Mann (born Frankie Nardiello) and Buzz McCoy (born Marston Daley). They became known in the 1980s as pioneers of the industrial music genre – although by the early 1990s they had changed to a more disco-oriented sound – and as a frequent target of censorship groups, including the PMRC, which objected to the band’s humorous and satirical references to Satan, Jesus and sex in their song lyrics and stage shows. During the early 1990s, Thrill Kill Kult had several hits on the U.S. dance club and alternative charts. They also contributed songs to several movie soundtracks and appeared in the 1994 film The Crow. The band has continued to record and tour with a rotating lineup in addition to core members Mann and McCoy. In 2012, the band celebrated its 25th anniversary.]

16. Jerry Goldsmith – “Ave Satani”
from: The Omen (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) / Tattoo Records / 1976
[Theme song to the film The Omen (1976) composed by Jerry Goldsmith. The Omen won the Academy Award for Best Original Score, with Ave Satani nominated for Best Original Song, one of the few foreign language (Latin) songs ever to be nominated. The Latin title of Ave Satani translates to “Hail Satan” in English. In an interview, Goldsmith says that his idea was to create a kind of Satanic version of a Gregorian chant and came up with ideas while talking with the London choir-master of the orchestra who was helping him. He decided to create something like a Black Mass, inverting Latin phrases from the Latin Mass. The choir-master, according to Goldsmith, was an expert in Latin and helped him come up with phrases; instead of saying “Hail Mary”, they decided on “Hail Satan”, and so on. The song contains various Latin phrases inverting Christ and the Mass, such as “Ave Versus Christi”, meaning “Hail Anti-Christ”, and “Corpus Satani”, an inversion of “Corpus Christi”, the body of Christ. The resulting lyrics are an inversion of the Roman Catholic rite of the consecration and elevation of the body and blood of Christ during the Mass (see Eucharist in the Catholic Church).]

17. Iggy Pop – “Fun Time”
from: The Idiot / RCA Victor / 1977
[Debut solo album by American rock singer Iggy Pop. It was the first of two LPs released in 1977 which Pop wrote and recorded in collaboration with David Bowie. Although issued after Low, the opening installment of Bowie’s so-called “Berlin Trilogy”, the pair began writing and recording songs for The Idiot in mid-1976, before Bowie started work on his own album. As such, The Idiot has been claimed as heralding the unofficial beginning of Bowie’s “Berlin” period, and is a departure from the hard rock of Pop’s former band the Stooges, being compared particularly to Low and Heroes in its electronic effects, treated instrument sounds and introspective atmosphere. The album is regarded by critics as one of Pop’s best works, but is not generally considered representative of his output. Its title was inspired by Dostoyevsky’s novel The Idiot, three of the participants in the recording—Bowie, Pop and Tony Visconti—being familiar with the book. The album has been characterized as a major influence on subsequent post-punk, electronic, and industrial artists.]

11:28 – Underwriting

18. Kavinsky – “Nightcall”
from: Nightcall / Record Makers / 2012
[Vincent Pierre Claude Belorgey was born July 31, 1975, and is known as Kavinsky, is a French house artist whose production style is very reminiscent of the electro pop film soundtracks of the 1980s. Kavinsky claimed that his music is inspired by thousands of movies he watched as a young boy and that he has cherry-picked the best parts from them, consolidating them into one concept. Kavinsky has been compared to many similar French house artists including Daft Punk and Danger. He achieved greater mainstream recognition after his track “Nightcall” was featured in the 2011 film Drive.]

19. Michel Rubini & Denny Jaeger – “Sarah’s Panic”
from: The Hunger (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) MGM/UA Entertainment Co./ 1983
[The Hunger is a 1983 British-American erotic horror film directed by Tony Scott, and starring Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, and Susan Sarandon. It is the story of a love triangle between a doctor who specialises in sleep and aging research and a vampire couple. The film is a loose adaptation of the 1981 novel of the same name by Whitley Strieber, with a screenplay by Ivan Davis and Michael Thomas, and is Scott’s feature directorial debut.]

20. Jürgen Knieper-“Die Kathedrale Der Bücher(The Cathedral of Books)”
from: Wings Of Desire (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) / Elektra Nonesuch / 1989
[Wings of Desire (German: Der Himmel über Berlin, “The Sky/Heaven Over Berlin”) is a 1987 Franco-German romantic fantasy film directed by Wim Wenders. The film is about invisible, immortal angels who populate Berlin and listen to the thoughts of the human inhabitants and comfort those who are in distress. Even though the city is densely populated, many of the people are isolated or estranged from their loved ones. One of the angels, played by Bruno Ganz, falls in love with a beautiful, lonely trapeze artist. The angel chooses to become human so that he can experience the human sensory pleasures, ranging from enjoying food to touching a loved one, and so that he can experience human love with the trapeze artist. The film is shot in both a rich, sepia-toned black-and-white and color, with the former being used to represent the world as experienced by the angels. Wim Wenders won best director award both at Cannes film festival and European film Awards for the film. The film was selected as the West German entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy award and BAFTA award, and was accepted as a nominee for the latter. The film has cult status and is included in Criterion Collection since 2009.]

21. The Cult – “Brother Wolf Sister Moon”
from: Love / Sire / 1985
[British rock band formed in 1983. Before settling on their current moniker in January 1984, the band performed under the names Southern Death Cult and Death Cult. They gained a dedicated following in the UK in the mid-1980s as a post-punk/gothic rock band, with singles such as “She Sells Sanctuary”, before breaking mainstream in the United States in the late 1980s as a hard rock band with singles such as “Love Removal Machine” and “Fire Woman”. The band fuse a “heavy metal revivalist” sound with the “pseudo-mysticism … of the Doors [and] the guitar-orchestrations of Led Zeppelin … while adding touches of post-punk goth rock”. Since their initial form in Bradford during 1981, the band have had various line-ups; the longest-serving members are vocalist Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy, the band’s two songwriters. After moving to London, the band released the album Love in 1985, which charted at No. 4 in the UK, and which included singles such as “She Sells Sanctuary” and “Rain”. In the late 1980s, the band supplemented their post-punk sound with hard rock in their third album, Electric; the polish on this new sound was facilitated by Rick Rubin, who produced the record. Their fourth album, Sonic Temple, proceeded in a similar vein, and these two albums enabled them to break into the North American market. By the early 1990s, the band were fraying behind the scenes, due to alcohol abuse and off-stage tensions, leading to a break-up in 1995.[1] The band reunited in 1999 and recorded the album Beyond Good and Evil, and they reissued all of their albums in Asia and Eastern Europe in 2003 and Japan in 2004. In 2006, the band reformed again to perform a series of worldwide tours. In October 2007, the band released the album Born into This, on the Roadrunner Records label. In July 2009, Astbury announced that the Cult would not record or produce any more studio albums, focusing on EPs and digital releases instead for new material, though he subsequently changed his mind and declared that there would be another album in the near future. The band have since released two more studio albums: Choice of Weapon (2012) and Hidden City (2016).]

22. Haunted Sounds Music Company – “Procession of The Undead”
from: A Night In A Graveyard / Symphonette Music Dist. / 1992

23. Shriekback – “Nemesis”
from: Oil And Gold / Island Records / 1985
[English rock band formed in 1981 in Kentish Town by Barry Andrews, formerly of XTC and League of Gentlemen (keyboards/synthesizers/vocals), and Dave Allen, formerly of the Gang of Four (bass), with Carl Marsh, formerly of Out On Blue Six (guitars/vocals) soon added to the line-up. They were joined by Martyn Barker on drums in 1983. Other members included: Luc Van Acker, Linda Nevill, Emma Burnham, Brian Nevill, Pedro Ortiz, Clare Hirst, Lu Edmunds, Wendy and Sara Partridge (from Electric Guitars), Steve Halliwell, Eve Moon, Ivan Julian, Mike Cozzi, and Jessica Palin/Jose Fina Cupido.]

24. The Robert Cobert Orchestra (feat. Joanathan Frid) – “Epilogue/Dark Shadows”
from: The Original Music From ABC-TV’s Dark Shadows / Phillips / 1969

25. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”
from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003
[orig. 1957]

Next week, on November 2, Mark welcomes special guests Sondra Freeman of Midwest Music Foundation and Rachel Mallin who join us to talk about Apocalypse Meow 9, Friday, November 4 at Mills Record Company with Chris Meck & The Guilty Birds and Maria The Mexican, and Saturday November 5 at recordBar with Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear, Rachel Mallin and The Wild Type, Emmaline Twist, The Invisible World, Shapiro Brothers, Nicholas St. James, Crystal Clayton, and Jake Wells. We will also talk with Calvin Arsenia who plays a “Catastrophe” Album Release Show at recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd., Tuesday, November 15 at 6:00 pm, with Jametatone + Liz, and Quixotic. and i our second hour we welcome special guest Maria Vasquez Boyd who joins us to discuss upcoming Day Of the Dead Festivities

Our Script/Playlist is a cut and paste of information.
Sources for notes: artist’s websites, bios, wikipedia.org

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