Tag: Soundtrack

A Song Before Annihilation: YOR’S WORLD (Oliver Onions)

A Song Before Annihilation: YOR’S WORLD (Oliver Onions)

With a 35th anniversary blu-ray edition of the film due in a few months from Mill Creek, now seems as good a time as any to revisit this fun bit of cheeseball film scoring. Hailing from that bygone era where it seemed every movie had […]

A Song Before Annihilation: LE NOTTI DEL TERRORE (Fan Edition)

A Song Before Annihilation: LE NOTTI DEL TERRORE (Fan Edition)

It’s a sad state of affairs that the original score to Andrea Bianchi’s Burial Ground, a stripped down garbage heap of horror show that positively revels in its own singular pointlessness, remains so woefully obscure. Original may be a bit of a misnomer here. Credited […]

A Song Before Annihilation: Crack in the World + Time (Johnny Douglas and his Orchestra)

A Song Before Annihilation: Crack in the World + Time (Johnny Douglas and his Orchestra)

This is a fascinating, frustrating artifact – a radio-ready 45 rpm of two themes (in alternate versions, natch) from Crack in the World, the 1965 science fiction / disaster picture from producer Philip Yordan (Day of the Triffids) and director Andrew Marton (King Solomon’s Mines). […]

A Song Before Annihilation: The Cyclops / The Amazing Colossal Man / War of the Colossal Beast (Albert Glasser)

A Song Before Annihilation: The Cyclops / The Amazing Colossal Man / War of the Colossal Beast (Albert Glasser)

What can I say. I’ve been in a Bert I. Gordon sort of mood as of late, which means that I’ve been in an Albert Glasser sort of mood as well. Though he composed heaps of scores across many genres during his 30 year career, […]

A Song Before Annihilation: Prelude to The Space Children (Nathan Van Cleave)

There’s plenty wrong with Jack Arnold’s criminally underfunded The Space Children, released by Paramount in 1958, but Nathan Van Cleave’s score is certainly not one of them. Working largely with synths and organs with punctuation drawn in light percussion and brass, Cleave’s work develops an […]