JD Ryznar is a Hollywood writer. He knows very little about music, but enjoys imagining elaborate scenarios inspired by popular songs.
David B Lyons is a Hollywood Location Manager. He knows a little about music, but feels the need to compartmentalize genres, then rank them.
Hollywood Steve Huey is a former staff writer for Allmusic.com, a former talking head for VH1, and currently the only unmarried man on this podcast.
Hunter Stair is from Flint, MI.
A countdown of the best Italian horror soundtrack songs.
- From Toto’s “IV” album
Fun Facts from Yacht Rock Episode Four: “Rosanna”
- Steve Agee (Steve Porcaro) improvised all the swears
- “Ready 4 the Eighties” by the Village People
- John Anderle’s dad David won a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
- “From the Bottle to the Bottom” by Kris Kristofferson
- Ryan Ridley (Harold Ramis) interviewed Steve Porcaro
- Bonus: Hunter meets Steve Porcaro
Italian progressive rock (or Proghetti) came out of England, Germany and Italy. It’s also called “rock progressivo Italiano.” Giallo is a genre of horror films of the 1970s and ‘80s. The name came from the word “giallo,” meaning yellow, the color of the old pulp fiction novel pages and covers from which these films were adapted. Giallo Shots are songs from the films, and the music is a subset of Proghetti.
Giallo Shots are somber, baroque songs, mostly instrumentals, with heavy synthesizer and keyboards. If there are vocals, they’re large choral vocal washes.
- Morricone won an Oscar this year
- Spaghetti westerns
- Dario Argento
- “The Bird with the Crystal Plumage” (Watch)
- “The Omen”
- Quentin Tarantino's speech for Morricone at the Golden Globes
- Score of “The Omen”
- Oboe as heard in the Carpenters’ music
- “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” (Morricone’s score)
- Bruce Botnick
- From the movie “Absurd” directed by Joe D’Amato
- D’Amato directed “Emanuelle” ripoffs
- Cordio plays the Hammond organ
- Cordio is in a band called Hammond Red Jam
- “Absurd” inspired German black metal band called Absurd
- From the movie “Stage Fright: Aquarius”
- Fluttertonguing (Sultry Hits)
- “Staying Alive”
- The SteveHole (Hollywood Steve Explains): Downtown New York experimental music scene of the 1980s (Bill Laswell; John Zorn; John Lurie)
- Mr. Bungle (and side projects Secret Chiefs 3, the Traditionalists)
- From the movie “Demoni”
- “All Night Long” by Lionel Richie
- Italo Disco (Discotto)
- Herbie Hancock
- The SteveHole (Hollywood Steve Explains): Early Detroit techno
- On the soundtrack: Motley Crue, Rick Springfield, Billy Idol, Saxon, Accept, Go West
Other proposed genre songs: No.
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