Something Weird This Way Comes

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, December 30, 2018 04:45pm | Post a Comment

Something Weird's Greatest HitsBy Kai Wada Roath
Ambassador of Confusion Hill and host of the Super Shangri-La Show

 "Don't tell me you believe those ridiculous stories about evil spirits and witch doctors that turn themselves into giant alligators and all that rubbish"

"I'm sorry but I'm afraid I do."

~ from Death Curse of Tartu, 1966

Do you remember your body being possessed by a "Dancing Demon" in your living room after the first time you heard "Pass the Hatchet" by Roger and the Gypsies on a Las Vegas Grind LP? This is the same feeling my body parts got when I first heard Syd Dale's "The Hell Raisers" on Something Weird's Greatest Hits double LP.

Death Curse of TartuSince the early 1990's, Something Weird has been re-releasing such delightful bottom-shelf flicks as Blood Feast, Night of the Bloody Apes, Nude on the Moon, and one of my personal favorites, Death Curse of Tartu, in which some unthoughtful students have a dance party on the burial site of an ancient Indian medicine man who gets steaming mad and returns from the beyond for revenge!

Now, for your audio pleasure, Something Weird has released this double LP of themes and songs from their vaults of '60's & '70's exploitation and sleazy monster cinema. If Santa forgot to stuff this one under your tree, you need to come in to an Amoeba store near you to give yourself a present. Especially if you have been naughty this year...keep it up.

Is your boring office job bringing you down? Let your hair out and get naked n' crazy under the full moon beams listening to "Beware the 4-D Witch" by Joe Bisko from the movie Psyched by the 4D Witch (A Tale of Demonology) from 1973. If you are not already dibble-dabbling in witchcraft and rock n' roll, you should be.

Here is a little Something Weird appetizer to leave you with, and don't forget to make your New Year's Eve resolution to watch Death Curse of Tartu!! (Death Curse of Tartu is on a Something Weird double-feature DVD with Sting of Death, which has a great song by Neil Sedaka called "Do the Jellyfish.")

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