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Soundtrack music from the first silent forward. If it was written for the moving image, we'll play it. Library music included; popcorn optional.

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Tue. Jul 27th, 8pm - 9pm: Evan "Funk" Davies guest hosts Morricone Island

Options January 15, 2019: DAVID SCHECTER of Monstrous Movie Music (Pt. 1)
Monstrous Movie Music is a CD label specializing in previously unavailable 1940s-1970s film music of the finest composers working that era even though most are virtually unknown. MMM's initial releases were "re-recordings" faithfully restored and orchestrated by the label's co-founder Kathleen Mayne, before eventually releasing original soundtracks as well, all with striking covers painted by horror artist Robert Aragon and science fiction illustrator Vincent DiFate and meticulously researched liner notes by owner David Schecter who discusses the label's history.

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Herman Stein  It Came From Outer Space: Main Title   Options Monstrous Movie Music Vol. 1  Monstrous Movie Music 
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Herman Stein  It Came From Outer Space: Visitors From Space   Options Monstrous Movie Music  MMM Recordings 
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Music behind DJ:
Irving Gertz 

It Came From Outer Space: Kidnapping Ellen (w/o Theremin)   Options

Monstrous Movie Music 

MMM Recordings 

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Mischa Bakalienikoff  It Came From Beneath The Sea: Monster Beneath The Sea   Options Monstrous Movie Music  MMM Recordings 
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Herman Stein/Heinz Roemheld  The Mole People: Main Title   Options More Monstrous Movie Music  MMM Recordings 
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Herman Stein  Tarantula: Main Title   Options More Monstrous Movie Music  MMM Recordings 
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Bronislau Kaper  Them!: Ant Hole # 2/End Of The Monsters   Options More Monstrous Movie Music  MMM Recordings 
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Music behind DJ:
DAVID SCHECTER 

INTERVIEW   Options

MONSTROUS MOVIE MUSIC 

 

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David Buttolph  The Beast From 20.000 Fathoms: Main Title   Options More Monstrous Movie Music  MMM Recordings 
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Bronislau Kaper  Them!: Main Title   Options More Monstrous Movie Music  MMM Recordings 
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Music behind DJ:
DAVID SCHECTER 

INTERVIEW   Options

MONSTROUS MOVIE MUSIC 

 

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Herman Stein  Tarantula: Bringing Down The House   Options More Monstrous Movie Music  MMM Recordings 
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Music behind DJ:
DAVID SCHECTER 

INTERVIEW   Options

MONSTROUS MOVIE MUSIC 

 

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Herman Stein  It Came From Outer Space: Sand Rock   Options Monstrous Movie Music  MMM Recordings 
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Music behind DJ:
DAVID SCHECTER 

INTERVIEW   Options

MONSTROUS MOVIE MUSIC 

 

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Angelo Francesco Lavagnino  Gorgo: Main Title   Options More Monstrous Movie Music  MMM Recordings 
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Angelo Francesco Lavagnino  Gorgo: London Trampled   Options More Monstrous Movie Music  MMM Recordings 
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David Buttolph  The Beast From 20.000 Fathoms: Diving Bell   Options More Monstrous Movie Music  MMM Recordings 
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Irving Gertz  The Monolith Monsters - Main Title   Options More Monstrous Movie Music  MMM Recordings 
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Henry Mancini  This Island Earth: Amorous Mutant   Options This Island Earth (and Other Alien Invasion Films)  MMM Recordings 
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Henry Mancini  This Island Earth: Interocitor Montage   Options This Island Earth (and Other Alien Invasion Films)  MMM Recordings 
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Music behind DJ:
Roy Webb 

Mighty Joe Young: Baby Joe and Transition to New York (Pt. 2)   Options

Mighty Joe Young (And Other Ray Harryhausen Animation Classics) 

MMM Recordings 

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Listener comments!

  7:00pm Silly Childish:

hi darling
Avatar 7:01pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Not Day Earth Stood Still!
...I gotta tell Monster Kid Radio about this...
Avatar 7:03pm Linda Lee:

my gosh how fantastic! i love this music to death.
Avatar 7:04pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Yay! Harryhausen title...
Avatar 7:07pm Linda Lee:

Harryhausen title?
Avatar 7:07pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

'It Came From Beneath Sea'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm dale:

LOVED them when i was a kid. still do in fact. poor james whitmore...
Avatar 7:10pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Monster Kid Radio :
www.monsterkidradio.net
- for vintage monsters.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11pm dale:

i wonder which movie invented the classic characters of the scientist and his sexy daughter
Avatar 7:11pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

These are beautifully done.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:12pm ultradamno:

Them is one of the first movies I can remember seeing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:13pm Richard S:

Hello!
Avatar 7:14pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

More Harryhausen. Beast - a year before Godzilla...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:15pm Richard S:

You can find more stuff on monster movie music here:
monstermoviemusic.blogspot.com
You'll have to go way back to the first couple of years of the blog, though. They've moved away from focusing on the music itself....
Avatar 7:16pm Linda Lee:

just fabulous
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:19pm dale:

great shot of the guest as a kid!
Avatar 7:19pm Linda Lee:

may gosh look at that child! he *defnitely* loves monsters.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:25pm Richard S:

James Horner started off providing music for Roger Corman's New World Pictures. Les Baxter is another great composer who made music for low-budget monster/sci-fi films.
Avatar 7:27pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Like stock footage - stock music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:34pm Tommy in Neversink:

The Monolith Monsters is one of my favorite movies
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:35pm Tommy in Neversink:

This is really interesting
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:35pm Richard S:

Bad physics and chemistry in there, Tommy, but still a cool movie. How do you defeat something that isn't alive?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:38pm dale:

giant gila monster was a good one too - beatniks in hot rods.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:39pm Richard S:

I wonder how many movies were made because someone did up a cool poster for it.
Avatar 7:39pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...the giant VanMorrison was truly intimidating...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:40pm Tommy in Neversink:

Richard S. my problem with it is wouldn't all the federal agencies , National Guard , army etc..have been called in to the area if something was threatened our existence.. That aspect was so unrealistic...but I still enjoy it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:42pm Tommy in Neversink:

threatening not threatened
Avatar 7:42pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Thing is...a Movie doesn't have to be 'good' to symbolically resonate w/ current anxieties...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:44pm dale:

picture of herman stein is in front of the rod taylor time machine - did he score that as well?
  7:45pm JakeGould:

“The Beast with 300 Cold Hamburgers”
Avatar 7:46pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...see - that would work...
Avatar 7:47pm White Michael:

this is super cool
  7:48pm JakeGould:

The D-bag movie would be “Terrifying… Monsters from a Lost Age! The Molé People”
  7:49pm JakeGould:

Ooops, it should have been “Terrifying… Monsters from Across the Southern Border! THE MOLÉ PEOPLE”
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:51pm Richard S:

LOL!
  7:51pm JakeGould:

But that is not a movie I would agree with.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:51pm dale:

"gorgo - love theme"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:52pm chresti:

Haha Jake
Avatar 7:53pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Well - Gorgo *is* about a Family...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:56pm dale:

devon, this is one of your absolute BEST shows. this and the nfl music really resonate with me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm Tommy in Neversink:

Yes, definitely one of the best Morricone Island shows
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:59pm Richard S:

Hope to catch you next week!
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