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Blood on the Tracks Episode 24: 1980s Punksploitation.

May 28th, 2019

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Punksploitation! Is it a thing? Lee says it is, because he'll be damned if he's going to manage to re-record a new show from scratch before the month is over. Lee spins some of his favourite cuts from film soundtracks that (mostly) in some way use punk rockers, punk music, or some sort of other punk aesthetic in the film.

Playlist:

--Out of Luck from "Out of the Blue" (1980) --The Pointed Sticks
--Something Else from "The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle" (1980) --Sex Pistols
--Liars Beware from "Blank Generation" (1980) --Richard Hell & The Voidoids
--Ain't Got No Sense from "Class of 1984" (1982) --Teenage Head
--It Takes a Worried Man from "Human Highway" (1982) --Devo
--Sister Darkness from "Burst City" (1982) --Battle Rockers
--No God from "Suburbia" (1983) --The Germs
--Wash Away from "Suburbia" (1983) --T.S.O.L.
--When the Shit Hits the Fan from "Repo Man" (1984) --The Circle Jerks
--Let's Have a War from "Repo Man" (1984) --Fear
--Eyes Without a Face from "Return of the Living Dead" (1985) --The Flesheaters
--Take a Walk from "Return of the Living Dead" (1985) --Tall Boys
--Partytime (Zombie Version) from "Return of the Living Dead" (1985) --45 Grave
--Love Kills from "Sid and Nancy" (1986) --Joe Strummer
--Taxi to Heaven from "Sid and Nancy" (1986) --Pray for Rain
--Urban Struggle from "Dudes" (1987) --The Vandals

Opening and closing music: Money Orgy from "Danger Diabolik" by Ennio Morricone & Main Theme from "The Horror of Dracula" by James Bernard.

TMBDOS! Episode 164: “Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid” (1973).

May 20th, 2019

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Lee, Daniel, and Paul (briefly), tackle Sam Peckinpah's often misunderstood and abused "Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid" (1973). Was this epic western, featuring an all-star cast of great character actors, fairly run out of the territory back in its day, or does the "Turner Cut" and the revised special edition from 2005 prove old Sam was on to something, even as his raging alcoholism was starting to take hold of his career's direction? An overview of the major cuts of the film are discussed, as well as just what Peckinpah was trying to say by taking Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett's story and twisting it - messing with the timelines, stretching the truth, and just plain making shit up. Also mentioned: Kris Kristofferson's ass, Bob Dylan's soundtrack and acting ability, and Harry Dean Stanton as a cuck. Listener comments are also covered.

"Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid" IMDB

Featured Music: "Knocking on Heaven's Door", "Billy Surrenders", and "Billy 1" by Bob Dylan.

TMBDOS! Episode 163: “Companeros” (1970).

May 13th, 2019

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The whole crew is together in this episode to talk about Sergio Corbucci's follow-up (and - let's face it - remake) of "The Mercenary", "Companeros" (1970). Nero is back playing another handsome, smooth-talking European mercenary. Jack Palance is back playing his rival again, but now he's got a wooden hand, smoking lots of wacky tobaccy cigarettes, and having conversations with his pet falcon. And then there's Tomas Milian, looking like Che Guevara, and threatening to steal the entire film out from under everyone's feet! Listener comments and a bunch of rambling, drunken asides abound in this one (including Paul's issues with Jack Palance in real life), so why not join the revolution?

"Companeros" IMDB 

Featured Music: "Il Pinguino" & "Vamos a Matar Compañeros (Titoli)" by Ennio Morricone.

TMBDOS! Episode 162: “The Mercenary” (1968).

May 6th, 2019

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This week Lee and Daniel continue down the dusty western trail with Sergio Corbucci's "The Mercenary" (1968). The balance of political and social themes in this Zapata spaghetti western with the out-right action and buddy comedy elements are discussed, as well as how this stands up to Leone's work. Jack Palance's naked ass, possible poly-triads, what the hosts have watched, and listener comments are also covered.

"The Mercenary" IMDB 

Featured Music: "Bamba Vivace", "Estasi" & "Il Mercenario (L'arena)" by Ennio Morricone.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 23: 7 x 2.

May 1st, 2019

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Lee got busy this month and threw together an easy playlist. This time out it's two pieces of music from seven genre films he quite likes.

Playlist:

--The Living Dead & Strait Jacket from "Let Sleeping Corpses Lie" (1974) -- Giullano Sorgini
--We Saw Creatures & French Eye Kiss from "From Beyond" (1986) -- Richard Band
--Icy Search & Ballet - Russian from "Horror Express" (1972) -- John Cacavas
--Forever Dilating Eye & Elena's Sound World from "Beyond the Black Rainbow" (2010) -- Sinoia Caves
--Title & Inquiry from "It Follows" (2014) -- Disasterpeace
--Sex Killer & Bride of the Guillotine from "The Editor" (2014) -- Jeremy Gillespie
--The Journey & Vengeance from "Sorcerer" (1977) Tengerine Dream--

Opening and closing music: Money Orgy from "Danger Diabolik" by Ennio Morricone & Main Theme from "The Horror of Dracula" by James Bernard.