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    Well, it's one of those 45s which has passed into mythical status, frantically scribbled onto wants lists purely because... well, it's on someone else's wants list.

    I was desperately wanting to hear this Roy Castle nugget of sample-able breakbeat horror soundtrack afro-funk (well, that's the epic proportions it had reached in my imagination at any rate) so imagine my surprise to see someone has cheekily re-issued/bootlegged it.

    Dr Terror

    At last! A soundclip and... err, it's not quite what I expected....
    There MUST be a Hymns-A-Swingin' in this box...

  • #2
    Hehehe. This was one of the first Hammer films I ever saw. Its in the so-bad-its-good category. It crops up late night on the beeb from time to time.

    Now 'seven golden vampires' - thats a scary hammer film. Well it is when your six. Scared the crap outta me for months!
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    • #3
      Bugger, I can&#39;t listen to RealAudio at work - I&#39;ve wondered what this was like too, ever since the guy in the Hendon record shop mentioned it to me. Now I *need* to hear it...
      You freeking scientologists are all the same, quible, dribble and then demand ice creams. Ohhhhhhhhhhh.

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      • #4
        Think ole roy castle crooning over some lex baxter-esque-easy-and-I-mean-easy-funky-band thing.

        Ie not worth £10.
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        • #5
          hang on...

          i&#39;ve wanted the voodoo tune for ages, since i first saw the film in fact. but how disappointed would you be if you picked that 45 up for more than a fiver?

          it&#39;s not anywhere near the same as the film version. for a start, it doesn&#39;t usually have roy crooning all over it (just a trumpet solo from roy and it&#39;s instrumental), it&#39;s faster, the drums are bigger and best of all tubby hayes puts his sax down half way through and plays one of the dirtiest buzz-flute solos i&#39;ve heard in ages. incredible tune&#33;

          the single just isn&#39;t anything like it at all.

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          • #6
            one of roy castle&#39;s tunes was being stopped from being reissued by his missus. anyone know if it&#39;s [the flip of] this one?
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            • #7
              I&#39;m liking this, but £800 hmm, prehaps it&#39;s on &#39;our&#39; wants lists because of the Hammer collectors (there must be some) interest. &quot;now that your gone the voodoo drums no longer play the voodoo song&quot; hehehe. i can&#39;t read who arranged it (surely not Tubby??)
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              • #8
                i believe it was tubby hayes who arranged.

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                • #9
                  That&#39;s the one with Alan &#39;Fluff&#39; Freeman in it in a rare straight acting role, isn&#39;t it? Top film - I met Fluff a while back, really nice bloke.

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                  • #10
                    The Voodoo tune&#39;s pretty good, but the A-side&#39;s like the Monster Mash, except not as good, or funny.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by [b
                      Quote[/b] (ladyboygrimsby @ May 03 2004,18:34)]The Voodoo tune&#39;s pretty good, but the A-side&#39;s like the Monster Mash, except not as good, or funny.
                      Funnily enough, I found a copy of &#39;The Monster Mash&#39; the other day...plenty of memories in those grooves, I can tell you&#33; I was quite surprised it was from 1961, as I always associated with my own childhood and assumed it was a 70s novelty record. Anyway...the flip is surprisingly good in a &#39;loads of silly voices and boing effects with a touch of The Cramps&#39; kind of way, too.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by [b
                        Quote[/b] (wayne @ May 04 2004,18:31)]Funnily enough, I found a copy of &#39;The Monster Mash&#39; the other day...plenty of memories in those grooves, I can tell you&#33;
                        being a vivian stanshall fan, i have to mention that the bonzo dog band did a really good version of &quot;the monster mash&quot;.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by [b
                          Quote[/b] (wayne @ May 04 2004,18:31)]
                          Originally posted by [b
                          Quote[/b] (ladyboygrimsby @ May 03 2004,18:34)]The Voodoo tune&#39;s pretty good, but the A-side&#39;s like the Monster Mash, except not as good, or funny.
                          Funnily enough, I found a copy of &#39;The Monster Mash&#39; the other day...plenty of memories in those grooves, I can tell you&#33; I was quite surprised it was from 1961, as I always associated with my own childhood and assumed it was a 70s novelty record. Anyway...the flip is surprisingly good in a &#39;loads of silly voices and boing effects with a touch of The Cramps&#39; kind of way, too.
                          The reason you think of it as a 70s tune is because that&#39;s when it was a hit (1973). I can&#39;t remember how or why it was a hit then, but I think there&#39;s some sort of explanation. Helpful or what, eh?

                          Ps I saw the Cramps on their first ever tour of the UK in 1978 supporting... The Police. What a strange experience that was.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by [b
                            Quote[/b] (ladyboygrimsby @ May 04 2004,20:52)]
                            Originally posted by [b
                            Quote[/b] (wayne @ May 04 2004,18:31)]
                            Originally posted by [b
                            Quote[/b] (ladyboygrimsby @ May 03 2004,18:34)]The Voodoo tune&#39;s pretty good, but the A-side&#39;s like the Monster Mash, except not as good, or funny.
                            Funnily enough, I found a copy of &#39;The Monster Mash&#39; the other day...plenty of memories in those grooves, I can tell you&#33; I was quite surprised it was from 1961, as I always associated with my own childhood and assumed it was a 70s novelty record. Anyway...the flip is surprisingly good in a &#39;loads of silly voices and boing effects with a touch of The Cramps&#39; kind of way, too.
                            The reason you think of it as a 70s tune is because that&#39;s when it was a hit (1973). I can&#39;t remember how or why it was a hit then, but I think there&#39;s some sort of explanation. Helpful or what, eh?

                            Ps I saw the Cramps on their first ever tour of the UK in 1978 supporting... The Police. What a strange experience that was.
                            My Lambretta chopper was called &#39;Hot Pearl Snatch&#39; based on The Cramps. Cringe. I was young.
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                            • #15
                              Hi Vultures,
                              a bit of a correction here, &quot;Dr. Terror&#39;s House of Horrors&quot; is an Amicus film, not a Hammer one.

                              David
                              God bless Fatso.

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