Jan 10, 2015
Attack of the Killer Soundtrack #21 - Attack of Doug Bradley
This week we welcome a very special guest… actor Doug Bradley. Now most of you out there probably know Doug from his role as Pinhead in the Hellraiser movies. But in addition to being an accomplished actor of both stage and screen, he is also a big music fan. Not just a fan… as it turns out – he’s quite knowledgeable on the subject.
So we thought, how interesting would it be to sit down with this iconic horror actor and forgo the usual talk about slasher movies and hours spent in the make-up chair and just take a 180 degree turn --- and talk about music?! And that’s just what we did. So join us as Doug not only provides us with his Killer Five songs from movies over the years - but he also shares with us his experiences with music growing up as well as his thoughts on currents bands and artists of the moment. So come join us for an interesting and enlightening discussion about movies and music.
And as we find out what was one of the dullest albums ever made, we also discuss… who was absolutely the vanguard, truck rock, white radio, weird crazy drug-addled guys, they kept moving the goalposts, writing songs on Silly Putty, Gatlinburg in mid-July, that was a dark dark cold cold horrible horrible day, a large area of my bookshelf, we traveled with them, hopeless pointless soulless tuneless... the lyrics have no value, inventing everything as they went along, Motown, Grantchester Meadows, the high peak of progressive psychedelic rock, bad pop bands, blind boy everybody, who seemed to me like a cartoon band, you can’t deny the impact or the significance, , there’s nothing in there, gospel for atheists, radios installed for listening to the rain, abiding passions out of that, the evils of money, they only existed on cassette tape for the longest time, a six-hour church service, I think he’s a genius… and I never quite enjoy listening to him, Mississippi Delta, they don’t exist out of make-up, I can’t bear the thought that something’s got past me, albums coming into Liverpool, he just appeared in the studio, he ruined so many good… songs by caterwauling through them, broadcasting has died… and everything is narrowcasting, John Peel, when downloading was a risky affair, I was very fortunate, I think, to grow up in the greatest ever decade, Staxx, one of the crimes against music as far as I’m concerned, a brilliant guitar player… without question, Andy Kershaw, there will never be a band that will be able to achieve what they did, it’s pap… it’s just bad, modern corporate Nashville big hat, just seemed to come rolling off an never ending treadmill, novelty records, finding new bands and getting excited by them, burning a painting, this song suddenly appeared out of nowhere and I couldn’t put a label on it and I couldn’t… work out what it was or where it came from, creeping around his house to catch a glimpse of him, what was great about the charts, Atlantic, shaving his head and his eyebrows and what exactly sounds like an explosion in a pet shop?!
“They wrote the soundtrack of my childhood.”