Monthly Archive: August 2017

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Janne "Loffe" Carlsson passed away at 80!

Once again it’s time to take farewell of a person that’s been there all my life. An actor and musician that I loved for the personality he  oozed. There is no doubt in my mind that Janne Loffe Carlsson was a really nice man. I know that he lived not far away from where I was raised. But I never ran into him, it would have been quite possible of course. Janne Loffe Carlsson was...

High n Dry 0

Def Leppard – High n Dry – 1981

It’s easy to say that Def Leppards second album High n Dry is a thousand time better than the debut album On Through the Night. It might feel that way, and it does, but it’s mathematical impossible to be true. I think that the music has matured gravely though. I like this one a lot. And as an anecdote I can tell you that I bought this in the early eighties on vinyl but I...

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Alice Cooper – Muscle of Love – 1973

This album has been over shadowed by other successes to say the least. That doesn’t mean that Muscle of Love isn’t a good album, it is! It’s the last one with the original band with themes of teenage angst and all that. As a theme album, it’s kind of brilliant. The cover art was really cool on the vinyl album. It was delivered in a cart board box rather than a regular album sleeve. You...

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Tobe Hooper Died

Another childhood hero bites the dust. Aren’t we all getting old when one by one of you childhood heroes dies? It sure seems that way. I’ve seen a few film by Tobe Hooper over the years but now I realize that there weren’t that many of them. If you look at the filmography there is a handful few that really stick out, the rest are TV episodes and stuff like that. Some movie are awesome...

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Smokey and the Bandit 3 – 1983 – Third installment

It’s not unusual that sequels get worse and worse the longer away from the original movie they come. Smokey and the Bandit is not an exception. The first film was fun and entertaining. The second seemed like torture for the actors and this… well… even Burt Reynolds refused this one! There are a few flashbacks in the beginning and some scenes at the end where he’s present though. I’m not sure if this is recycled...

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King Kobra – II – 2013

My first encounter with King Kobra was in 1985. I remember an interview with drummer and founder Carmine Appice that the concept was that of a reverse Mötley Crüe. At least he mentioned this as where the idea to have 4 blonde guys and him as the single black haired guy. That was in exact contrast to Mötley Crües three black haired guys and Vince Neils blonde hair. It sounds like a nice story but...

Black Mama, White Mama 0

Black Mama, White Mama – 1973 – boobies and prison

There are so many movies, so little time. With that said I can also confess that I didn’t see Black Mama, White Mama prior to this. It was my first experience with it. In fact, I don’t think I’ve seen any films with Pam Grier before. I might be wrong of course since my memory isn’t was it used to be. But it doesn’t matter anyway. Black Mama, White Mama remains a cult classic regardless...

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Shotgun – 1989 – A truly gruesome flick

Ok, let’s not kid ourselves. This is a horrible movie. The acting is so bad you could use this as a discouragement for hoe to not make a movie. The story itself is very shallow and I had no time figuring out what was supposed to be the send twist of it all. Maybe that’s not so far-fetched since many of these low budget flicks from the eighties are less than good and more than...

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7eventy 5ive – 2007 – Rutger Hauer

The semester is over on the university and a time of constant party and sex is coming up. The coolest gang of them all – The Crew, gets invited to a gigantic party at a rich classmate’s parents’ mansion. There will be all of the above, sex, alcohol and party 24/7. At least that’s what they think. An innocent game soon gets out of control. The point is to call a random number and fool...

7 days 0

7 Days – 2010

Dr. Bruno Hamel and his wife see their 8-year old daughter walking off on her own. That’s the last they see of her, at least while she’s still alive. She’s found a couple of days later raped and murdered! Her parents lose themselves with grief and start to blame each other for the terrible crime. They should have looked after her and they should have done this or that. A few days go by and...