They Must Be Destroyed On Sight!

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Blood on the Tracks Episode 10: The Hammer Scores of James Bernard.

January 31st, 2018
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This time out on Blood on the Tracks Lee found himself busy and hurting for a topic before the month came to a close. He happened to be watching "Taste the Blood of Dracula" and a subject for the episode came to mind: the Hammer scores of James Bernard. At times his pieces were big and bombastic, at other times subtle and creepy, and even flowery and romantic, thus he envoked both power and foreboding meanace, as well as heart to the classic films he scored. Due to time constraints and sourcing issues, the majority of this playlist will feature mostly the main title tracks of these films and suites that Lee didn't have a complete track listings for.

Playlist:

--"The Quatermass Xperiment" (1955)
--Excerpts from "X: The Unknown" (1956)
--"Quatermass 2" (1957)
--"The Curse of Frankenstein" (1957)
--Main Titles and The Legend of the Hound from "The Hound of the Baskervilles" (1959)
--Excerpts from "The Terror of the Tongs" (1961)
--Excerpts from "These Are the Damned", including Black Leather Rock (1962)
--"Kiss of the Vampire" (1963)
--"The Gorgon" (1964)
--"She" (1965)
--"Frankenstein Created Woman" (1967)
--"The Devil Rides Out" (1968)
--"Taste the Blood of Dracula" (1970)
--Finale and End Credits from "Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell" (1974)
--"The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires" (1974)
--"The Horror of Dracula" (1958)

Opening and closing music: Downhill Decoy from "Danger Diabolik" by Ennio Morricone & Blonk Monster from "House by the Cemetery" by Walter Rizzati.