(video) compilation of punk/goth/new wave/metal bands in 70s/80s horror movies

OK, so here’s that video compilation of bands in horror flicks that I put together. Turned out rather well. I love the wipe style. I remastered every bit of audio, so it sounds extra sharp. The Siouxsie song is from a movie called Out of Control which isn’t a horror flick, but I included it anyway.

You may be asking yourself why I did this. It’s a good question, and I don’t have a reasonable answer. It’s just that I watch so many of these types of movies, and it always strikes me as so funny when a band gets some screen time to play one of their songs with the idea that the music is supposed to be in some way threatening or scary or underground-y or ominous or dangerous or something like that. Obviously, as we’re now 30-40 years later, none of this music comes anywhere even remotely close to being scary, so I guess it’s just the silly campiness of it that I find funny.

Anyways, enjoy it or not. Here’s the tracklist-

(0:00) intro

(2:08) unknown artist ‘Revenge’ from Deadline (1984)

(5:16) Shadow ‘New Years Evil’ from New Years Evil (1980)

(7:00) Siouxsie & the Banshees ‘Cities in Dust’ from Out of Control (1986)

(8:21) Shadow ‘untitled blues jam’ from New Years Evil (1980)

(8:45) 4 Out of 5 Doctors ‘Waiting for Roxanne’ from The House on Sorority Row (1983)

(9:33) Tony Coca-Cola and The Roosters ‘untitled song’ from The Driller Killer (1979)

(13:55) Samson ‘Vice Versa’ from The Incubus (1982)

(16:14) Made in Japan ‘The Cooler’ from New Years Evil (1980)

(17:05) Paula Sheppard ‘Me and My Rhythm Box’ from Liquid Sky (1983)

(20:10) Shadow ‘Temper Tantrum’ from New Years Evil (1980)

(21:56) Felony ‘Gangster Rock’ from Graduation Day (1981)

(29:30) Made in Japan ‘Dumb Blondes’ from New Years Evil (1980)

(30:25) unknown artist ‘unknown song’ from Horror Hospital (1973)

(32:20) unknown artist ‘unknown song’ from Savage Streets (1984)

(32:56) Made in Japan ‘Bonsai’ from New Years Evil (1980)

(33:27) unknown artist ‘unknown song’ from The Driller Killer (1979)