Tuesday, September 22, 2009

FORBIDDEN ZONE

The awesome blog Dangerous Minds (which is fast becoming indispensable) turned me on to this insanely catchy song from Forbidden Zone, a 1980 mondo musical - mondo beyondo, by the looks of it - by the Mystic Knights of Oingo Boingo - better known today as Richard Elfman and his brother Danny, film-score maestro extraordinaire. I have always heard of this movie, but had no idea it was on DVD. I will need to track it down. And oh, look, there's Hervé Villechaize smoking one of his trademark cigars.

Just when you thought you'd seen everything, here comes Susan Tyrrell with "Witch's Egg."



I, for one, had no idea witches were oviparous.

UPDATE: The Sacred Fools Theater Company will be producing a stage version in May, 2010. Sounds like fun!

UPDATE II: Here's a trailer:



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1 comment:

The Wanderer said...

Unrelated to this specific post, but I couldn't find a generic contact link...

Ever heard of a musical called Grail ("The Rock Musical Of The Future")? It only exists in concept album form, I assume because the story is baffling and it'd be incredibly confusing to stage. The album was made something like 10 years ago, but for some reason this year the website got revamped, and now includes an eight-part podcast that spans the entire recording, interspersed with narrations. I've had the recording for a while now, and for all its flaws, there's just something about the music that I like, somehow. http://www.grailthemusical.com/