Comedic anarchy that feels like the Marx Brothers meets MAD Magazine–though MAD didn’t exist in 1941. There’s a great dance sequence provided by Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers with music by Slim Gaillard and Slam Stewart. Beauty!
I can’t explain the excitement of discovering this release. Blood Harvest features Tiny Tim as a potential killer clown. The soundtrack bounces around movie dialogue, vocal performances by the man himself, and glorious 80s horror movie keyboards. It brought much joy over the new year.
If anyone has good info on Mataja, I’d like to hear it. I’ve read a couple of articles and I have more questions than answers. He supposedly built his own instruments and some for Johnny Cash and Geddy Lee.
I happened to be searching through a “Global” selection and saw this. I’ve never heard Yugoslavian folk music that I could remember, and somehow I doubt it sounds like this! This record lands somewhere in the Les Paul or Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant realm. I assume he did overdubs–but maybe he also built effects–I don’t know.
Spiter is a Philly-based black metal/punk band with a serious sense of humor. I recently checked tour dates and realized I missed them a few months ago at a small local place. Really hope to catch the next tour.
For those interested I have a new Musicalia playlist. It features a cowboy song from the BBC, disco from a Birmingham jazz legend, and tracks from Blood Harvest and Branko Mataja albums mentioned above.
You can listen to McClurg’s Musicalia #5 here.
Enjoy! Or not!