As you might have guess from postings over the last month, I LOVEPROM NIGHT!!! And, after almost 40 years, there is finally an official release of the soundtrack from the friendly folks at Perseverance Records. I love a good Canadian slasher film and Prom Night is totally aces in my book. How can you not love a disco-centric slasher film starring Jamie Lee Curtis?
I could go on at great length about my love for this movie. But, for right now, I will let the press release for the soundtrack do the talking …
“This soundtrack features four different aspects of the music. First it opens with a re-creation of the score as it appears in the film – or as close to it as it could be assembled from the separate elements. Next is the score that wasn’t used in the picture. Then come the disco songs in approximate order – but omitting the Blue Bazaar songs that were not featured in the movie and were used only as filler for the bootleg Japanese LP. The last portion of the album is dedicated to the songs that don’t appear in the picture yet are as intrinsic to the sound of Prom Night as the songs that made it.”
YES!!! So insanely happy to have this in my hands.
1. Opening – 3:12
2. Killer’s Call List – 2:18
3. Tearing Up Yearbook – 1:00
4. Beach Flashback – 1:12
5. Prom Night Cello Theme – 1:48
6. Killer Tension – 1:11
7. Prom Night Suspense Theme – 1:18
8. Kid’s Piano Theme – 1:32
The Score Not Used in the Film
9. Hallway Chase – 1:03
10. Haunting Robin – 2:53
11. Calm Before the Storm – :45
12. Caught in the Web – :25
13. Eerie – 1:20
14. Escape – :36
15. Hunted – :59
16. Lurking – :37
17. Quivering – :28
18. Trapped – :23
19. Who’s There? – :42
20. Vertigo – :30
21. Waiting – :33
22. Mystery Build – :51
23. Dancin’ in the Moonlight – 3:03
24. Love Me Till I Die – 3:10
25. Tonight is Prom Night – 3:33
26. Changes – 4:15
27. Time to Turn Around – 4:20
28. Fade to Black (End Credits Song)– 4:12
The Songs Not Used in the Film
29. Prom Night – 3:07
30. Disco Out the Back Door – 3:37
31. You Can Be What You Want To Be – 3:52
32. Another Disco Funk Track – 3:07
33. Funk Dat Disco – 2:44
34. Burnin’ With Desire – 3:37
Went out on Saturday with my friend Jack and we traversed the Appalachian Trail from Newfound Gap to Charlie’s Bunion and back. The weather was awesome and the views were super fine. It was quite warm and there were several shirtless guys out enjoying the trail as well. So … BONUS VIEWS! Ha, ha.
And … the late afternoon sun/clouds at Lake Junaluska put on quite a show yesterday.
30 years ago today, Disintegration was released! This is The Cure firing on all cylinders. It’s a masterwork with the singles including four really excellent B-sides. This album was the capper to my senior year in high school with me riding around all summer in the 1979 Ford Mustang I had at the time blasting it at full volume. I also remember buying the cassette single of “Lovesong” at The Rhythm Section on a trip to Gatlinburg with my dad. I can’t remember where my mom and sister were and why it was just Dad and I on that trip. I do remember Dad napping in the passenger seat as we made our way home through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on a bright sunny day. I eventually ended up buying the Integration box set so that I could have all the non-album track. Seriously. Those B-sides are so good.
I always find it strange and interesting just which albums make a big impact on our lives. I can say that The Cure has a few that have done that to me with Disintegration being the one with biggest impact. I suspect it’s because this album came right at the moment of a lot of change in my life as I went from high school (I was 17 when I graduated) and stumbled my way into adulthood and a schedule of full time school and full time work.
I am pretty excited to have been able to grab the Prom Night Soundtrack in the Disco Acid Flashback and Bloody Disco Ball variants from 1984 Publishing! This release features art by “Ghoulish” Gary Pullin, has a gatefold cover, and also comes with a custom “tuxedo black” condom. This soundtrack has been on my “most wanted” list for a long time. Squee!!!
So, I managed to get Avengers: Endgame (wow!) and Game of Thrones‘ “The Battle of Winterfell” (whoa!) watched before seeing any spoilerific posts on the internet. Yay! It doesn’t appear that Avengers: Endgame has been spoiled to badly … but I am sure glad I saw Game of Thrones when it aired last night. A bunch of my friends on Facebook were immediately posting (supposedly) cryptic comments about the events in the episode that a 2-year-old with half a brain could guess the meaning of. Ugh.
Honestly, I REALLY HATE the attitude of “if you don’t want to see spoilers, stay off the internet” attitude that some people have. If folks want to discuss stuff, they should have the courtesy to go into dedicated fan sites and forums for this sort of thing. When you post cryptic comments or outright spoilers on your social media accounts, you’re just being a selfish dick.
Also, I finally got to watch the new Robin Hood movie from last year. I am a sucker for the Robin Hood story, but I knew it was going to be bad. And yeah. It’s pretty bad. I would equate it to A Knight’s Tale in that the movie is trying to be a period piece but modern at the same time. That never seems to work very well. At least Taron Egerton was gratuitously shirtless at one point during the movie. Lucky that it’s an official clip on YouTube! You can watch it (the best part of the movie) and save yourself from wasting nearly two hours.
And … we’re off to see Avengers: Endgame tonight in an effort to head off the inevitable internet spoilers. Yay! I am fully expecting that Steve Roger will sacrifice himself to ensure the defeat of Thanos. So, if you hear loud, uncontrollable sobbing later this evening, that’s just me having a meltdown.
After owning this bad boy (exclusive edition, of course) for over a year, I was finally able to get a group together to play it! If you are familiar with John Carpenter’s The Thing, then you know the drill. Outpost 31 has been infected by the Thing and you have to investigate three sectors, find items, battle the Thing, figure out which one of your fellow players is an imitation, and escape the outpost with only humans in your group. Along the way some of your fellow players (or maybe even you) might be infected and become an imitation (whose task it is to sabotage the game). You have to have at least four people to play but can have up to eight.
There was a bit of a learning curve and we totally messed up the first round. The second try at game play went much smoother. Playing with four people was fine, but I suspect this would be much more fun with 6-8 people. Who wants to come join the fun?