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Eerie Ed’s Top 10 Must Watch Music Videos For Halloween

31 Oct

eerieedBy Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

Not every music video made in the past was designed or developed for the All Hallow’s Eve season. Some are just designed for horror film enthusiasts to enjoy and others can be listened to anytime. Some bands base their schtick around this genre, and immediately, I think of Zombina and the Skeletones. Sorry KISS, but you’re so last century. Gwar leads the pack and The Misfits follow behind.

When I want to get my spook on, I must admit I’m an 80’s child. While most of my picks come from that era, I do not think Michael Jackson’s Thriller is the best number one song representative of the season. I give that honour to his other work, Ghosts. The following is just a music video instead of the full-length production.

Stan Winston directed this work and it’s an extended music video which features three numbers instead of one. Some of the animation looks dated now, but back when it was first presented, I feel it’s a great piece to experience. It leads my list of videos as it is tailed for this All Hallow’s Eve season.

Wind up Geek’s Cool Japan: Ghostbusters Music Vid Offers Best of Old and New

29 Jun

GhostbustersJapanBy James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

If Fall Out Boy‘s version of the Ghostbusters theme song is not for you, then stop your crying and dry your eyes because Japan has something a little more retro to offer (and sweeter on the ears).

Japanese comics Tomochika (Why Don’t You Play In Hell?), Oniyakko Tsubaki (Miss Kurosawa Film), Naomi Watanabe (Tug of War!) and Shizuyo Yamasaki (Maniac Hero) star in this homage to the original Ray Parker Jr. music video, complete with neon lights. While the music video was shot on a soundstage, the reason behind such a move may have been to give it a retro feel. But the reboot still retains a presence throughout, the female Ghostbusters are all donned in the latest uniforms and carry the 2016 edition Proton Packs. One the director’s instructions may have been to “have fun” because the female cast (and the ghostly dancers) have taken it to heart.


 

Source(s): Polygon.

Video Source(s): Ghostbuster News.

Babymetal Battles Evil Spirits in New Music Video ‘Karate’

19 Mar

By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

Babymetal2Japanese metal/J-pop fusion group Babymetal have released the second track in video form from their upcoming album ‘Metal Resistance’. ‘Karate’ sees the teenage trio in a martial arts showdown to the death against three skull-masked adversaries. In order to defeat their foes the girls have to first fight the spirits of deceased warriors that are called up to protect their mistresses. In a battle that can only be compared to a Dragon Ball Z episode, Babymetal almost tastes defeat from the encounter. It is only after picking themselves up off the ground they call upon the power of the Fox god. With a new force flowing through them each girl uses a unique power to dispatch their enemies,

“Karate” has a very heavy and dark feel and it’s reinforced with grinding guitar riffs that will have you banging your head along to the music. The release of ‘Metal Resistance’ will be followed by a World tour to kick off at the Tokyo Dome on what Babymetal has called “Fox Day” (April 1st). April 2nd will see the group perform at the SSE Arena, Wembley in London, England followed by a New York concert at the PlayStation Theater on May 4th.

‘Metal Resistance’ can be purchased in advance at Babymetal’s Official Merchandise Store.


 
Babymetal was formed in 2010 and includes members Suzuka Nakamoto (Su-metal), Yui Mizuno (Yuimetal), and Moa Kikuchi (Moametal). Babymetal and it’s band are managed by Amuse, Inc.

It’s a Noel Fielding Twisted Christmas

6 Dec

By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)


 
From the minds that performed the music of the Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy television series comes a new pull at the twisted Christmas cracker. Loose Tapestries whose songs include Luxury Comedy Theme and Surrounded By Shape Shifting Werewolves offer pockets full of mistletoe, a disco brussels sprout and running naked covered in goose fat in Can’t Wait for Christmas.

When it comes to weird and demented holiday tunes, Can’t Wait for Christmas ranks among past songs like Ricky Tomlinson’s Christmas My Arse, The Goodies’ Father Christmas Do Not Touch, and The Goons’ I’m Walking Backwards for Christmas. Britain certainly has a lot to answer for.

Loose Tapestries was formed in 2012. Their members are Noel Fielding (of The Mighty Boosh fame), Sergio Pizzorno (of band Kasabian), Ben Kealey, and Tim Carter.

Their album Loose Tapestries Presents the Luxury Comedy Tapes is available on MP3, streaming services, and iTunes.

Source(s): Loose Tapestries official YouTube channel and Michael Roberds.