Sunday, November 30, 2008


Today I give you a tribute to Giallo horror masters Goblin. Claudio Simonetti, Massimo Morante and Fabio Pignatelli provided some of the greatest music ever committed to celluloid. Their idiom was Italian horror. Their mentor, Dario Argento.

While always lumped into the prog rock scene... the three Goblins (alone and with various other musicians at times) were much more. Spooky, groovy and very soundtracky... their music epitomizes the '70's soundtrack as much as Isaac Hayes or David Axelrod. Their soundtracks also inspired the early days of hip-hop, electro and Italo disco. More importantly, as a movement, the entire Giallo scene (of which their music was an integral part) inspired the likes of George Romero and John Carpenter. It's about mood over gore - but not without a healthy dose of both.

As I peer into what used to be my thumb... I will be listening to this and remembering that horror CAN be beautiful. Care to join me?!?!?

Zombi La Mouche: Music by Goblin
out of time
markos (alternate version)
black forest
snip snap
profondo rosso
death dies
dawn of the dead

yeah yeah yeah... some level issues... happens when using a variety of sources. I really tried on this one...but a few tracks are lower than others. I listened, and it doesn't really break the mood.

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