FILM, MUSIC and LITERATURE

Grotesque 0

Grotesque - 1988 - low budget morality

I need to make a confession. I’m fascinated by Linda Blairs persona as an actress. Because, let’s be honest, she haven’t made a great performance since the Exorcist in 1973. But she has something that I can’t put my finger on. I enjoy the movies she’s been in. If they’re really low-budget so much the better. In Grotesque she doesn’t have a major part. It’s more like a supporting role or possibly a role just...

Slave Girls from beyond infinity 0

Slave Girls From Beyond Infinity – 1987

There’s nothing like a nice cheesy flick! And whoever says this isn’t cheesy is either a liar or a fool. From the very beginning of Slave Girls From Beyond Infinity this is a hilarious experience. From the very first spoken line you realize that these actresses weren’t chosen for their acting skills. On the contrary they have pretty nice bodies and there’s even scenes were they have to act topless. I think the challenge was...

Ghost Warrior 0

Ghost Warrior – 1984 – A frozen Samurai

I must admit that I never heard about this movie before. It was more or less a bonus when I ordered som other stuff. It seemed nice and I figured, what the heck?! So I got Ghost Warrior and started watching it. The beginning is set in feudal Japan and I was hoping for it to stay there. It didn’t though and I guess that’s the whole point of the movie. In a fight this...

Love it to death 0

Alice Cooper – Love it to Death – 1971

In 1971 Alice Cooper finally started to get close to the sound that would put them on the map of rock n roll forever. There is still a couple of song on Love it to Death that are kind of psychedelic but there’s fewer of them than ever before. It’s obvious that the involvement of Bob Ezrin as producer was a real vitamin injection for the band. For me, this is where the true saga...

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Rage of Honor – 1987 – Sho Kosugi is the King Ninja

The thing about referring to Sho Kosugi as a ninja on the cover is of course a way to market the movie. It’s the same for me. I mention Sho Kosugi and Ninja in the same sentence to try to get your attention. Did I succeed? The fact is the this movie has very little to do with ninjas as I see it. There are the occasional throwing star but that’s about it. There are...

White Lace & Black Leather 0

Helix – White Lace & Black Leather – 1981

I think I first bought this album around 1985. On Vinyl of course! I still have it but I don’t think I ever got around to listen to it much. This was in the wake of the Helix hit song Rock You from the album Walkin’ the Razor’s Edge from 1984. Ut was kind of a huge hit in Sweden at the time. Therefore I needed to get more albums by Helix and White Lace &...

Easy Action 0

Alice Cooper – Easy Action – 1970

Just like Alice Coopers first album Pretties for You Easy Action was released by Frank Zappa’s Straight Records. It’s really hard to say what’s really the truth. But the first two albums were released at least, that’s a fact. Both albums are pretty out there in my opinion but Easy Action is more settled down than its predecessor. And of course, compared to the great late Frank Zappa himself, this is very easy listening. Everything is about...

Final Impact 0

Final Impact – 1992 – Lorenzo Lamas

First of all I need to confess that I have kind of a fetish for Lorenzo Lamas movies.  I can’t say what it is about these films that lure me in but there is something there for sure. Maybe it’s the Martial Arts elements that often are there? I don’t think it’s for his acting abilities at least. Lorenzo Lamas is not a good actor. He can deliver lines of dialog but the characters usually...

Pretties for You 0

Alice Cooper – Pretties For You – 1969

I discovered Alice Cooper in the mid 80’s I think. DaDa was the first album I ever got in my possession. I guess Constrictor was the next one after that and from that day I knew I needed to have every album made by this dude. It never occurred to me that Alice Cooper once wasn’t a guy but a whole band. There were five members of the group and they all contributed to the...

Grand Theft Culture 0

Grand Theft Culture – Grand Theft Culture – 2017

Grand Theft Culture releases their début album on june 2nd. I have had plenty of time to listen to it and I must say it has grown on me. At first I wasn’t impressed at all and I thought it was pretty disturbing to listen to. The arrangement and the melodies were just strange and needed a very active listening session to make any sense. In other words this wasn’t easy listening in the least....