THE HEARSE SONG / FUNGI FROM YOGGOTH / THE YELLOW SIGN / THE PICTURE IN THE HOUSE – Starburst Magazine

THE HEARSE SONG / FUNGI FROM YOGGOTH / THE YELLOW SIGN / THE PICTURE IN THE HOUSE - Starburst Magazine

THE HEARSE SONG / FUNGI FROM YOGGOTH / THE YELLOW SIGN / THE PICTURE IN THE HOUSE - Starburst Magazine

Cadabra Records is the latest to honor the legacy of scary stories told aloud. Be it records like Alfred Hitchcock’s Ghost Stories for Young People, Edgar Allen Poe being read by Basil Rathbone, or the George S. Irving adaptation of Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, there always seemed to be a & Continued

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JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS (2001) – Starburst Magazine

JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS (2001) - Starburst Magazine

JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS (2001) - Starburst Magazine

When Josie & the Pussycats was originally released in 2001, it came just a year after the end of the Sabrina the Teenage Witch series on the American ABC network. One would’ve thought that another modern update of an Archie Comics title would’ve been hot on its heels, but the poor box office performance of & Continued

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THE ADVENTURES OF BAYOU BILLY (1988) – Starburst Magazine

THE ADVENTURES OF BAYOU BILLY (1988) - Starburst Magazine

THE ADVENTURES OF BAYOU BILLY (1988) - Starburst Magazine

Leave it to Brooklyn’s Ship to Shore Phonograph Co. to find the a way to release a 7-inch of the most insanely catchy and intensely-paced chiptune music they could find. The Adventures of Bayou Billy might not be the most well-known of the titles released on the Famicom and NES during the late ‘80s, but & Continued

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Friday Double Feature: Home Is Where the Haunt Is

Friday Double Feature: Home Is Where the Haunt Is

Friday Double Feature: Home Is Where the Haunt Is

Peter Jackson’s 1996 ghost story, The Frighteners, was the director’s first big Hollywood production. It didn’t do so hot, making just a little bit above its $26 million budget. Given the fact that the film’s star, Michael J. Fox, would make his triumphant return to the small screen just two months

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Friday Double Feature: Madness By the Water

Friday Double Feature: Madness By the Water

Friday Double Feature: Madness By the Water

I have a weird relationship with the 1962 film Carnival of Souls. Part of the film was shot in Lawrence, Kansas, where I live. It was the director Herk Harvey’s only feature film, although he made many films for the industrial movie company Centron Corporation. The movie is a certifiable classic,

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Vinyl Review: The Notorious B.I.G. – Ready to Die

Vinyl Review: The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die

Vinyl Review: The Notorious B.I.G. — Ready to Die

“Your Discman may be obsolete these days, but a near quarter century later, Biggie’s first-person storytelling, boundless lyricism, smart sense of humor, and charming persona on Ready to Die are as relevant and affecting as ever.”

Source: modern-vinyl.com/2017/10/20/vinyl-review-the-notorious-b-i-g-ready-to-die/

Bookshelf: WHAT THE HELL DID I JUST READ

Bookshelf: WHAT THE HELL DID I JUST READ

Bookshelf: WHAT THE HELL DID I JUST READ

At their heart, David Wong’s books set in the town of Undisclosed are about perception. His first novel, John Dies at the End, its sequel, This Book Is Full of Spiders, and the latest, What the Hell Did I Just Read, all deal with the fact that what we’re seeing with our eyes might not actually be wh

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Vinyl Review: The Architects — Border Wars

Vinyl Review: The Architects — Border Wars

Combining two EPs into an LP is a risky proposition. Depending on how far apart in time they were recorded, and the attending differences in lyrical, musical, or thematic content, you could end up with a 12-inch which has two uncomfortably different sides. Even when packaged as one collection of two separate records, you can end up with something like Courtney Barnett’s The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas, where the year and a half between the first disc, I’ve Got a Friend Called Emily Ferris, and the second, How to Carve a Carrot Into a Rose, show a distinct turn.Â

Source: modern-vinyl.com/2017/09/18/vinyl-review-the-architects-border-wars/

Review Roundup: Tidal Waves Music’s Link Wray reissues

Review Roundup: Tidal Waves Music’s Link Wray reissues

With Tidal Waves Music’s reissues of three early Link Wray releases — 1971’s Mordicai Jones, 1972’s Be What You Want To, and 1973’s Beans and Fatback — the label is opening up the iconic guitarist’s music beyond just the swampy instrumentals Wray recorded with the Ray Men in the ‘60s.

Source: modern-vinyl.com/2017/09/19/review-roundup-tidal-waves-musics-link-wray-reissues/