The print version of Random Old Records (and Movies) (yes, movies, I've been watching way more movies lately and listening to way less music) is slowly coming to fruition. Last night I watched an el-cheapo horror movie called Homebodies, from 1974. The plot (old folks murdering developers and city workers in order to save their condemned tenement building) was interesting enough, but the slow-burning realization that the film was made literally five minutes from my house in Cincinnati made it an all-time classic in my eyes. So, expect to see a nice, long review in the zine, including screenshots of the film compared to what the locations look like 35 years later. I was hoping to find someone who worked on the movie to interview, but considering the cast is all long dead and the crew was comprised entirely of out-of-towners, I ain't getting my hopes up. Random Old Records (and Movies) #1 will also include:
-An epic-length deconstruction of the Gun Club's classic LP Fire Of Love
-A look inside Philip Michael Thomas' sensitive, nuanced turn as a musician high as hell on PCP in the movie Death Drug
-The theory that MOR soft rockers The Association single-handedly ended the Vietnam War with their LP Birthday (or something)
-Um, many, many reviews of random old records and movies!
Random Old Records Podcast #6 is still available for download from the blog entry directly below this one. #7 will be out in two weeks or so. This one is chock-full of '90s indie rock, emo, and cuddle-core from Stereolab, The Get Up Kids, Jawbreaker, Archers Of Loaf, Sebadoh, Tiger Trap, and more! In between songs, you get dramatic scenes from incredibly shitty early '90s action movies; expect pathetic emoting and dunderheaded motivational speeches by some of the worst screen heroes imaginable.
There' a lot of good stuff and a few surprises coming up, so keep your eyes peeled and watch this space!