Weirdest Sampsons Couch Gag Ever: All Animals Can Scream

From the brain of Don Hertzfeldt comes what has to be the strangest/best couch gag from The Simpsons ever, which also began its 26th season this past Sunday. Ponder that and remember:
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Friday Night Flix: Blood Glacier

bg2Welcome to Friday Night Flix, where there’s never a need to leave the couch or put on pants. Each week I’ll recommend an under-the-radar movie currently available on one or more of the major streaming platforms. They won’t all be classics, but every selection is guaranteed to be 100% watchable or your money back.

Blood Glacier (Netflix) is your basic global warming hand wringer horror. We’re spewing all those greenhouse gases and glaciers are melting, blah blah blah. But, like, what if those giant prehistoric ice sheets have a secret hidden inside them? And what if melting exposes a dangerous threat to our survival, MAN?

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This is the basic conceit of the movie: Glaciers melt, releasing horrible nightmare organism. Scientist scramble for solutions, get fucking ruined, the end. It’s a shamelessly topical take on The Thing, what with its thawed out parasite, remote frostbitten research station and well-bearded cast. The twist is the organism here doesn’t imitate lifeforms in order to conceal itself; it knocks them up Alien style.

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It’s strange to me that the creatures birthed as a result of this process are universally hostile toward all humans. It’s hard to imagine what kind of evolutionary advantage they gain by killing everything in sight. Wouldn’t they be better off focusing on reproduction rather than slaughter? These are the questions that keep me up at night.

At a certain point I realized (long before the characters) that this organism would be a complete world killer. Just drinking melt water with a few single celled critters in it is enough to start the process. The hybrid monsters pass on the infection with every bite or sting or what-have-you, as long as they don’t stupidly devour or otherwise kill the new host. This would most definitely be the end of all life on earth, yet our heroes spend the first hour debating whether they should call for help. Wilford Brimley is not impressed.

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So why am I recommending it? As obvious as the premise is, you can’t deny it’s a solid idea. Despite all the slapped together visual effects and often disappointing practical puppets, it manages to show you just enough to be gross and occasionally startling. I also liked some of the cast, especially the Judi Dench-type politician who you think is early monster fodder but actually ends up being quite a badass.

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Added Bonus: When a movie prominently features a battery powered drill with a two-foot auger attached to it, what are the odds someone will eventually use said drill to take a core sample of monster brain? ALL SIGNS POINT TO YES.

With a Jolt, My Mind Awakens…”1,000 Songs”: The Slick Oblivion 2014 Update (A Little Spit and Polish for your Grave Marker)

I crash-landed, I observed, I updated. Light the fuse and resurrect the Ramones. Mercy on your scroll bars; your souls belong to the infernal groove…

1. ’79 AKA The Shouty Track – Lemon Jelly
2. 3 AM Eternal – KLF
3. 21st Century Schizoid Man – King Crimson
4. 25 or 6 to 4 – Chicago
5. 30 Century Man – Scott Walker
6. 40 Cups of Coffee – Bill Haley and the Comets
7. ABACAB – Genesis


8. Ace – The Big Sleep
9. Ace of Spades – Motorhead
10. Aces High – Iron Maiden
11. After Me, the Flood – Armored Saint
12. Against All Odds – Phil Collins
13. Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
14. Albatross – Corrosion of Conformity
15. Alice – Tom Waits
16. Alien – Leonard Nimoy
17. All the Fools Sailed Away – Dio


18. All the King’s Men – The Monkees
19. All the Pretty Little Horses – Grant Campbell
20. All the World is Green – Tom Waits
21. All the Young Dudes – Mott the Hoople
22. Alone Again (Naturally) – Gilbert O’Sullivan
23. Always the Sun – The Stranglers
24. Amerika – Rammstein
25. Amphetamines and Coffee – Afghan Whigs
26. Amphibia – Kings of Frog Island


27. And Fools Shine On – Brother Cane
28. And So It Goes – Billy Joel
29. Angry Again – Megadeth
30. Anthem – Roky Erickson
31. Any Major Dude Will Tell You – Steely Dan
32. Any World I’m Welcome To – Steely Dan
33. Aquaman’s Lament – Mark Aaron James
34. Are You Dead? – Rainbows are Free


35. Are You Sitting Comfortably? – The Moody Blues
36. Arthur Curry – Ookla the Mok
37. Ashes to Ashes – Faith No More
38. At War With the World – Foreigner
39. Aurora Borealis – Meat Puppets


40. Awaken – Dethklok
41. Award Tour – A Tribe Called Quest
42. Axel F – Harold Faltermeyer
43. Baby Can Dance – Tin Machine
44. Baby Come Back – Player
45. Baby Elephant Walk – The Miniature Men
46. Baby I Got Your Money – Ol’ Dirty Bastard
47. Back for More – Ratt
48. Back in the High Life Again – Warren Zevon

49. Back to Life (However Do You Want Me) – Soul II Soul
50. Back to Paradise – .38 Special (“Revenge of the Nerds II” soundtrack)
51. Backwater – Meat Puppets
52. Bad Company – Bad Company
53. Bad Dream – Keane
54. Bag Full of Thoughts – The Flaming Lips
55. Baker Street – Gerry Rafferty
56. The Ballad of Barry Allen – Jim’s Big Ego

57. Ball of Confusion – The Temptations
58. The Bandit – Jerry Reed
59. Bang Bang – Nancy Sinatra
60. Barracuda – Heart
61. Bastian’s Happy Flight (“The Neverending Story” soundtrack)- Klaus Doldinger
62. Batman, Wolfman, Frankenstein, or Dracula – The Diamonds
63. Be Careful of Stones That You Throw – Hank Williams
64. Be and Bring Me Home – Roky Erickson with Okkervil River
65. The Beast in Me – Johnny Cash


66. The Beginning is the End is the Beginning – The Smashing Pumpkins
67. Bermuda – Roky Erickson
68. Betrayal (Theme from “Sorcerer”) – Tangerine Dream
69. Big Bad World, One – Jonathan Coulton
70. Big White Cloud – John Cale


71. Birdhouse in Your Soul – They Might Be Giants
72. Black Coffee – Black Flag
73. Black Fire Upon Us – Dethklok
74. Black Friday – Steely Dan
75. Black Hole Sun – Paul Anka
76. Black No. 1 – Type O Negative
77. Black Ships Ate the Sky – Current 93


78. Black Water – The Doobie Brothers
79. Blaze of Glory – Bon Jovi
80. Blood and Roses – The Smithereens
81. Bloody Hammer – Roky Erickson and the Aliens
82. Blue Morning, Blue Day – Foreigner
83. Blue Skies Will Haunt You From Now On – The Electric Ghosts
84. Boa Constrictor – Johnny Cash
85. Bonzo Goes to Bitburg – The Ramones
86. The Boogeyman – U.D.O.
87. The Boogeyman – Yngwie Malmsteen


88. Boogie Music – Thundermother
89. Born to Lose – Conway Twitty
90. Born to Lose – Ray Price
91. Born to Lose – Social Distortion
92. Bottom of the Lake – The Builders and the Butchers


93. Bound for the Floor – Local H
94. Brackish – Kittie
95. Brainiac’s Daughter – The Dukes of Stratosphear
96. Brave New Love – Alien
97. Breakfast Machine – Danny Elfman (“Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure” soundtrack)
98. Break it Down Again – Tears for Fears
99. Breathing Liquid – The Order of the Fly
100. Bridge of Sighs – Robin Trower


101. Bringers of Death – Skeletonwitch
102. Bringin’ Home the Rain – The Builders and the Butchers
103. Bring the Noise – Public Enemy & Anthrax
104. Broken Bicycles – Tom Waits
105. Bullet in the Head – Rage Against the Machine
106. Bulls on Parade – Rage Against the Machine
107. Burn in Hell – Twisted Sister

108. Burning Bridges – The Mike Curb Congregation
109. Burn the Flames – Roky Erickson
110. Ca Plane Pour Moi – Plastric Bertrand
111. California Dreaming – The Mamas and the Papas
112. California Uber Alles – The Dead Kennedys
113. Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft – Klaatu
114. Can’t Get It Right Today – Joe Purdy
115. Can’t Sleep, Clowns Will Eat Me – Alice Cooper
116. Can’t Stand Rock’n’Roll – The Anti-Nowhere League

117. Can You Dig It? – The Monkees
118. Can You Travel in the Dark Alone? – Gandalf
119. Candymine – The Origin
120. Cannonball Run – Ray Stevens
121. Captain America – Styx
122. Captain Lou Albano – NRBQ
123. Career of Evil – Blue Oyster Cult
124. Carefree Highway – Gordon Lightfoot
125. The Carnival is Over – Dead Can Dance

126. Cat-Eyed Willie Claims His Lover – Dave Carter
127. Catch Me Now (I’m Falling) – The Kinks
128. Cavatina (Theme from “The Deer Hunter”) – The Shadows
129. Cemetary Gates – Pantera
130. Centre of the Universe – Albert Hammond
131. Chest Fever – The Band
132. Chinese Arithmetic – Faith No More

133. Chop Suey – The Ramones
134. Christian Woman – Type O Negative
135. Christmas Song – Mogwai
136. Christ or Cocaine – The Devil’s Blood
137. Circle of Transmigration – Evan Awake
138. Cities in Dust – Siouxsie and the Banshees

139. Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll – Blue Oyster Cult
140. The City Surf – Jamin Williams
141. Clear Night for Love – Roky Erickson
142. Clearly Quite Absurd – Deep Purple
143. Click Your Fingers Applauding the Play – Roky Erickson and the Aliens
144. Clubbed to Death – Rob Dougan
145. Coffee Mug – The Descendants

146. Coffee Song – Cream
147. Coffee and TV – Blur
148. Cold, Cold World – Blaze Foley
149. Cold Embrace – Sam Gopal
150. Cold Hard World – Daniel Johnston
151. Come On In – The Music Machine

152. Come Wander With Me – Bonnie Beecher
153. Concrete Sea – Terry Jacks
154. Confrontation (“Thief” soundtrack) – Craig Safan
155. Corona – Minutemen
156. Couldn’t Get it Right – The Climax Blues Band
157. Cowboys from Hell – Pantera
158. Crazy – Seal
159. Creature With the Atom Brain – Roky Erickson and the Aliens
160. Creep – Northern Kings

161. Creep – Radiohead
162. Cruel Summer – Bananarama
163. Cruel to Be Kind – Nick Lowe
164. Damn, It Feels Good to Be a Gangster – Geto Boyz
165. Dance With Me – Orleans
166. Dancing in the Moonlight – King Harvest
167. Darkest of the Night (“Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan” soundtrack) – Metropolis
168. Dark on You Now – The Ashes
169. Dawn of the Dead – Goblin
170. A Day in the Life of a Fool – Frank Sinatra
171. Daybreaker – Electric Light Orchestra

172. Dead Kings Rise – The Misfits
173. Dear John (I Sent Your Saddle Home) – John Prine
174. Dear Mr. Fantasy – Traffic
175. The Death and Resurrection Show – Killing Joke
176. Death of a Clown – The Kinks

177. Death Walks Behind You – Atomic Rooster
178. Deeper Shade of Soul – Urban Dance Squad
179. Detachable Penis – King Missile
180. Devil Rides – Mogwai with Roky Erickson

181. Devil is On His Way – Joe Buck
182. Diadems – Megadeth
183. Dial-a-Hitman – Big Audio Dynamite II
184. Die Die My Darling – The Misfits
185. The Distance – Cake
186. Do It Again – Steely Dan
187. Do It in Slow Motion – Larry Page
188. Do What You Gotta Do – Sister Double Happiness

189. Do What You Want – Bad Religion
190. Do You Come Here Often? – The Tornadoes
191. Do You Remember Rock’n’Roll Radio? – The Ramones
192. Dog Latin – Kevin Coyne
193. Don’t Call on Me – The Monkees
194. Don’t Fear the Reaper – Beautiful South

195. Don’t Fear the Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult
196. Don’t Follow – Alice in Chains
197. Don’t Goof With a Spook – Peter Bardens
198. Don’t Jump – Billy Fury
199. Don’t Let Us Get Sick – Warren Zevon
200. Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Your Grievances – Daniel Johnston
201. Don’t Open ‘Til Doomsday – The Misfits

202. Don’t Push Me Away – Crank
203. Don’t Shake Me, Lucifer – Roky Erickson and the Aliens
204. Don’t Slander Me – Roky Erickson
205. Don’t Take It Too Bad – Townes Van Zandt
206. The Door Into Summer – The Monkees
207. Dopesmoker – Sleep
208. Down With the King – Run DMC
209. Dragon Attack – Queen
210. Dream Evil – Dio
211. Dream Police – Cheap Trick

212. The Dream is Over – Crowded House
213. Dreams I’ll Never See – Molly Hatchet
214. Drug Driven – Narwhal
215. Drug Me – Sepultura
216. Du Hast – Rammstein
217. Du Riechst So Gut – Rammstein

218. Eastbound and Down – Jerry Reed
219. Eccentric Man – Queens of the Stone Age
220. Ego, the Living Planet – Monster Magnet
221. Electric Relaxation (instrumental) – A Tribe Called Quest
222. Empty-Handed Heart – Warren Zevon
223. Empty-Hearted Town – Warren Zevon

224. End of the Line – Devildriver
225. End of the Night – The Doors
226. End of the World – Nancy Sinatra
227. Engel – Rammstein
228. Enjoy a Paranoia – The Dolly Rocker Movement
229. Epic – Faith No More
230. Eternal Flame – The Bangles
231. Eve of Destruction – Barry McGuire
232. Every Day is Exactly the Same – Nine Inch Nails
233. Every Generation’s Got Its Own Disease – Fury in the Slaughterhouse

234. Every Shitty Thing – The Murder City Devils
235. Everybody’s Gone to the Moon – Chad and Jeremy
236. Everybody’s Gonna Lose Their Heads – Kings of Frog Island
237. Everybody’s Out of Town – B.J. Thomas

238. Everybody Knows – Concrete Blonde
239. Everybody Knows – Leonard Cohen
240. Everybody Loves a Nut – Johnny Cash
241. Everybody Took a Holiday – Klaatu
242. Everybody Wants to Rule the World – Tears for Fears
243. Everything’s Ruined – Faith No More
244. Everything About You – Ugly Kid Joe
245. Everything Goes to Hell – Tom Waits
246. Everything Happens to Me – Frank Sinatra
247. Everything Must Die – The Quakes

248. Everything You Can Think of is True – Tom Waits
249. Everything You See (Mr. Armageddon) – The Norman Haines Band
250. Everything that Rises Must Converge – Handsome Family
251. Evil – UFO
252. Excuse Me While I Kill Myself – Sentenced
253. Eyepennies – Sparklehorse
254. Eyes of a Stranger – Queensryche
255. Eyes of a Stranger – Tyrant
256. Eyes of the World – Rainbow

257. Faded Loves and Memories – Blaze Foley
258. Fall Guy – The Rollins Band
259. Fallin’ (“Real Genius” soundtrack) – The C.S. Angels
260. Falling Off the Edge of the World – The Easybeats
261. Falling to Pieces – Faith No More
262. Faster Disco – Faith No More
263. Fastest Horse in a One Horse Town – Billy Ray Cyrus
264. Father’s Name is Dad – Fire

265. Fear No Evil – Grim Reaper
266. Fed Up – House of Pain
267. Feel Like Shit…Deja-Vu – Suicidal Tendencies
268. Feels Like We Only Go Backwards – Tame Impala
269. Feels So Good – Chuck Mangione
270. Fire – Arthur Brown

271. Fire Woman – The Cult
272. The First Time Ever I Saw Her Face – Johnny Cash
273. Fistful of Rain – Warren Zevon
274. Five Hundred Miles – Hoyt Axton
275. Fix My Heart – Voivod
276. Flash Final (“Firestarter” soundtrack) – Tangerine Dream
277. Flight of Icarus – Iron Maiden
278. Float On – Modest Mouse
279. Fool – Boa

280. Fool (If You Think It’s Over) – Chris Rea
281. For Just a Moment (instrumental) – David Foster
282. Foul Taste of Freedom – Pro-Pain
283. Frankenstein – The Edgar Winter Group
284. The Freaks Come Out at Night – Whodini
285. Fuck Armageddon, This is Hell – Bad Religion
286. Fuckin’ With My Head – Beck
287. Funny How Time Slips Away – Willie Nelson

288. Further On (Up the Road) – Johnny Cash
289. The Gambler – Kenny Rogers
290. Garden of Serenity – The Ramones
291. Generation Landslide – Alice Cooper
292. Get It On – Kingdom Come
293. Get Me to the World on Time – The Electric Prunes

294. Ghost Riders in the Sky – Steve Stannard
295. Ghostbusters – Ray Parker, Jr.
296. Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment – The Ramones
297. Gloomy – Creedence Clearwater Revival

298. Go Away – Living Colour
299. Go Go Godzilla – The Horrifics
300. God’s Gonna Cut You Down – Johnny Cash
301. God Was Never On Your Side – Motorhead

302. Godzilla – Blue Oyster Cult
303. Going Up the Country – Canned Heat
304. Gone – Therapy?
305. Gonna Get It Next Time – The Tubes
306. Good Morning, Heartache – Billie Holiday
307. Goodbye Cruel World – James Darren

308. Goodbye So Soon – Vincent Price
309. Goodbye Sweet Dreams – Roky Erickson
310. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John
311. Goodnight, Irene – Jim Reeves
312. Good to Your Earhole – Funkadelic

313. Got That Feeling – Faith No More
314. Go to Hell – Alice Cooper
315. Go to Hell – Megadeth
316. Gouge Away – The Pixies

317. Grapefruit Moon – Tom Waits
318. Green Machine – Kyuss
319. Greenfields – Brothers Four
320. Gridlock – Warren Zevon
321. Guerilla Radio – Rage Against the Machine
322. Gypsy Woman – Crystal Waters
323. A Horse With No Name – America
324. Hair of the Dog – Nazareth
325. Hank is Dead – Red Fang

326. Hard Times – Baby Huey
327. Hasten Down the Wind – Warren Zevon
328. Haunt – Roky Erickson
329. Have You Seen the Saucers? – Jefferson Airplane

330. Head Like a Hole – Nine Inch Nails
331. Head Over Heels – Tears For Fears
332. Heaven’s Trail (No Way Out) – Tesla
333. Heavy – Eleven

334. The Hell of It – Paul Williams
335. Hello, Hooray – Alice Cooper
336. Her Own Way – The Illusions
337. Here Comes the Boogieman – Henry Hall
338. Heroes – David Bowie

339. Hey, Hey, We’re the Monkees – The Monkees
340. Hey Man Nice Shot – Filter
341. Hide from the Sunlight – Black Space Riders
342. Hill Where the Lord Hides – Eddie Russ

343. Hippychick – Soho
344. The Hit – Richard Myhill
345. Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar
346. Hit and Run – Kill Memory Crash
347. Holiday in Cambodia – The Dead Kennedys
348. Holy Diver – Dio
349. The Horror – RJD2

350. Horror Movies – Skyhooks
351. Host of Seraphim – Dead Can Dance
352. House of the Rising Sun – The Animals
353. How Could I Just Kill a Man? – Rage Against the Machine
354. How Do You Sleep at Night? – John Lennon

355. How Heavy is This Axe – The Sword
356. How Insensitive – The Monkees
357. Howling at the Moon (Sha-La-La) – The Ramones
358. Human Fly – The Cramps

359. Hurry on Sundown – Hawkwind
360. Hurt – Johnny Cash
361. Hurt – Nine Inch Nails
362. Hush – Deep Purple
363. (I Don’t Want to Fall) to the Fire – Bon Jovi
364. (I Know) I’m Losing You – Rare Earth
365. I’d Like to See the Bad Guys Win – Margo Guryan

366. I’d Love to Change the World – Ten Years After
367. I’ll Be Around – The Spinners
368. I’ll Be Back Up on My Feet – The Monkees
369. I’ll Drive You From My Mind – Fallen Angels
370. I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better – The Byrds
371. I’ll Just Have a Cup of Coffee and I’ll Go – Claude Gray
372. I’ll Never Get Out of this World Alive – Hank Williams

373. I’m Afraid of Americans – David Bowie and Trent Reznor
374. I’m Alright – Kenny Loggins
375. I’m a Badass – Kid Frost & Big Tank

376. I’m Broken – Pantera
377. I’m Looking for My Mind – Merle Haggard
378. I’m No More – Stiv Bators
379. I’m Not Crazy – The Dead Milkmen
380. I’m Not Like Everybody Else – The Chocolate Watchband

381. I’m Not in Love – 10CC
382. I’m Set Free – The Velvet Underground
383. I’m Still Here – Tom Waits
384. I’m a Demon – Roky Erickson
385. I’m a Stranger Here – Five Man Electrical Band
386. I’m the Teacher – Ian Hunter
387. I’ve Been Down – Red Dirt
388. I’ve Got the Power – Snap
389. I Am Superman – The Clique

390. I Am the Cosmos – Big Star
391. I Am the Law – Anthrax
392. I Cry in the Morning – Dennis Oliveri
393. I Don’t Believe in Love – Queensryche
394. I Don’t Care Anymore – Phil Collins
395. I Don’t Hurt Anymore – Johnny Cash
396. I Don’t Think About You Anymore, But I Don’t Think About You Anyless – Hungry Ghosts

397. I Feel You – Depeche Mode
398. I Fought the Law – The Dead Kennedys
399. I Get Lifted Up – UB40
400. I Had Lost My Mind – Daniel Johnston
401. I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night – Ulver

402. I Hate People – The Anti-Nowhere League
403. I Have Always Been Here Before – Roky Erickson
404. I Have to Leave – Warren Zevon
405. I Hope That I Don’t Fall in Love With You – Tom Waits
406. I Hung My Head – Johnny Cash
407. I Keep a Close Watch – John Cale
408. I Killed the Monster – Daniel Johnston
409. I Live My Broken Dreams – Daniel Johnston

410. I Lose – Daniel Johnston
411. I Love Onions – Susan Christie
412. I Put a Spell on You – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
413. I Saved the World Today – Eurhythmics
414. I Should Have Been Home With You – Blaze Foley

415. I Stay Away – Alice in Chains
416. I Talk to the Wind – King Crimson
417. I Think I’m Going Mad – Painted Faces
418. I Think I’m Going Weird – Art

419. I Think I’m Paranoid – Garbage
420. I Think of Demons – Roky Erickson and the Aliens
421. I Used to Ride So High – Warren Zevon
422. I Walked With a Zombie – Roky Erickson and the Aliens
423. I Want My Mojo Back – Scott H. Biram
424. I Want Out – Helloween

425. I Want a New Drug – The Greenskeepers
426. I Want to Conquer the World – Bad Religion
427. I Was a Teenage Fuck-Up – Really Red
428. I Was in the House When The House Burned Down – Warren Zevon
429. I Wouldn’t Want to Be Like You – The Alan Parsons Project
430. I Wupped Batman’s Ass – Wesley Willis
431. If… – Bread
432. If… – Telly Savalas

433. If I Close My Eyes Forever – Ozzy Osbourne and Lita Ford
434. If I Have to Go – Tom Waits
435. If You Could Read My Mind – Gordon Lightfoot
436. If You Could Read My Mind – Johnny Cash
437. If You Have Ghosts – Roky Erickson and the Aliens
438. If You Want the Sun to Shine – The Smithereens

439. If You Were Here (“Sixteen Candles” soundtrack) – Thompson Twins
440. Ill Wind – Billie Holiday
441. Ill World – Dark World
442. Imperial March (“Star Wars” soundtrack) – John Williams
443. In-a-gadda-da-vida – Iron Butterfly
444. In My Head – Black Flag
445. In This World – Moby
446. Inch Above Sand – Pelican
447. The Indifference of Heaven – Warren Zevon
448. Institutionalized – Suicidal Tendencies

449. In the Air Tonight – Genesis
450. In the Court of General Zod – Gama Bomb
451. In the Meantime – Spacehog
452. In the Wake of Poseidon – King Crimson
453. In the Year 2525 – Zager and Evans
454. Into the Pit – Fight
455. Into the Sun – Orchid

456. Invitation to a Suicide – John Zorn
457. Is That All There Is? – Peggy Lee
458. Isn’t Life Strange? – The Moody Blues
459. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue – Bob Dylan
460. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue – The 13th Floor Elevators
461. It’s Time for War – LL Cool J

462. It’s a Cold Night for Alligators – Roky Erickson and the Aliens
463. It’s a Long Way There – Little River Band
464. It Never Rains in Southern California – Albert Hammond
465. It Takes Two – Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock
466. It Won’t Be Long – Experimental Aircraft

467. Jack of Shadows – Hawkwind
468. Jet City Woman – Queensryche
469. Joe’s So Mean – The Flowerpot Men
470. Josie – Steely Dan
471. Journey to the Center of Your Mind – The Amboy Dukes

472. Jukebox Hero – Foreigner
473. Jump Around – House of Pain
474. Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In) – Kenny Rogers and the First Edition
475. Just For the Hell of It – Ray Stevens
476. Just Like Paradise – David Lee Roth
477. Justify – Left Lane Cruiser

478. K.I.N.G. – Satyricon
479. Keep Me in Your Heart – Warren Zevon
480. Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow – Sammy Davis, Jr.
481. Kick ’98 – Ozric Tentacles
482. Killing in the Name Of – Rage Against the Machine
483. King For a Day – XTC

484. King of the Hill – Annihilator
485. King of the World – Steely Dan
486. Kiss Them For Me – Siouxsie and the Banshees
487. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door – Warren Zevon
488. Lady in Red – Chris DeBurgh
489. The Land of Doesn’t Have to Be – Donovan
490. Land of Oz – Hillary Stagg

491. Last Action Hero – Tesla
492. Last Cup of Sorrow – Faith No More
493. The Last to Know – Faith No More
494. Lawyers, Guns and Money – Warren Zevon
495. Lay Down Die Goodbye – Nazz
496. Leave it Alone – Living Colour

497. Let’s Have Another Cup of Coffee – Glenn Miller
498. Let the Rain Be Me – The Magic Mushrooms
499. Let the World Turn – Death

500. Life’ll Kill Ya – Warren Zevon
501. Life’s a Gas – The Ramones
502. Life Goes On – Joey Ramone
503. Lift Your Head Up High and Blow Your Brains Out – The Bloodhound Gang
504. Light Comes Out of Black – Rob Halford
505. Light Up and Let Go – Faith No More

506. Like a Cannonball (“The Cannonball Run II” soundtrack) – Menudo
507. Linchpin – Fear Factory
508. A Little Bitter – Alice in Chains
509. Little Drop of Poison – Tom Waits
510. A Little Rain – Tom Waits
511. Little Trip to Heaven (On the Wings of Your Love) – Tom Waits

512. Living Behind the Sun – The Devics
513. The Living Daylights – A-Ha
514. Living Inside Myself – Gino Vannelli
515. Living on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
516. Locked – Mutha’s Day Out

517. The Loneliness of a Long-Distance Runner – The Meteors
518. Lonesome Loser – Little River Band
519. Long Fingernail – Scott H. Biram
520. Long Misty Days – Robin Trower
521. The Long and Lonesome Road – Shocking Blue
522. Lost Due to Incompetence (Theme for a Fiberweed Van) (“Up in Smoke” soundtrack) – Yesca

523. Lost in Thought – Funkdoobiest
524. Lost on the Ocean – Tractor
525. Love Destruction – Warrior Soul
526. Love Will Lead Us (When Dolphins Cry) – Live
527. Love is Like Oxygen – Sweet

528. Lovely Day – Bill Withers
529. Low – Cracker
530. Lowdown – Boz Scaggs
531. Lowedges – Richard Hawley
532. Lull It By – Greg Brown
533. Lunatic Fringe – Red Rider

534. (Meet Me) in Paradise Alley – Tom Waits
535. MMM MMM MMM MMM – The Crash Test Dummies
536. Mad World – Gary Jules
537. Mad World – Tears for Fears
538. Madman Running Through the Fields – Dantalian’s Chariot

539. Major Tom (Coming Home) – Peter Schilling
540. Make Some Noise – Beastie Boys
541. Make the World Go Away – Eddy Arnold
542. Mama, I’m Coming Home – Ozzy Osbourne
543. A Man Without a Dream – The Monkees
544. Mangrove – Pharaoh Overlord

545. Man on the Silver Mountain – Rainbow
546. May the Circle Remain Unbroken – The 13th Floor Elevators
547. Mean Old World – Sacred Mushroom
548. Meaning of the Life – Lucifer Was

549. Medication – The Standells
550. Meet the Monster – Five Finger Death Punch
551. Melancholy Man – The Moody Blues
552. Mexican Radio – Death Riders

553. Midlife Crisis – Faith No More
554. Midnight Cowboy – John Barry
555. Midnight Rider – The Allman Brothers Band
556. Might As Well Be On Mars – Alice Cooper
557. Miles from Nowhere – The Smithereens
558. Mind Your Own Business – Living Colour
559. Mine Mine Mind – Roky Erickson and the Aliens
560. The Mirror – Spooky Tooth

561. Misery is the River of the World – Tom Waits
562. Mohammed’s Radio – Warren Zevon
563. Monkeyland – The Chameleons
564. Monster – L7
565. Monsters Lead Such Interesting Lives – Mel Torme

566. Moon Rider – Moxy
567. Moonlight Feels Right – Starbuck
568. The Morning After (“The Poseidon Adventure”) – Maureen McGovern
569. Mrs. Toad’s Cookies – Klaatu
570. Murdertrain a-Comin’ – Dethklok
571. Mutineer – Warren Zevon
572. My Blue Heaven – Chief Dan George

573. My Misery – Machine Head
574. My Own Summer – The Deftones
575. My Ride’s Here – Warren Zevon
576. My Shit’s Fucked Up – Warren Zevon
577. My Valentine – Paul McCartney
578. Mystifies Me – Son Volt

579. N.W.O. – Ministry
580. Nantucket Sleighride – Mountain
581. Natural Born Killers – Dr. Dre & Ice Cube
582. Natural One – Folk Implosion
583. Need Somebody – Kevin Coyne

584. Never Again – The Origin
585. Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley
586. Never Talking to You Again – Husker Du
587. The Neverending Story – Limahl
588. Night After Night – Primal Fear

589. Night Court – Mux Mool
590. Night Goat – Melvins
591. Night Shift – The Commodores
592. Night of the Vampire – Roky Erickson

593. Night of the Werewolf – Lee Kristofferson
594. Nights on Broadway – The Bee Gees
595. Ninja – 7 Seconds of Love
596. No Easy Way Out (“Rocky IV” soundtrack) – Robert Tepper
597. No Fear for the Setting Sun – Amon Amarth
598. No More Tears – Ozzy Osbourne

599. No One Knows I’m Gone – Tom Waits
600. No One Left But Me – Orange Wedge
601. No Way Home (“Alice in Wonderland”) – Telly Savalas

602. Nobody – Tom Waits
603. Nobody Cares – The Mops
604. Nobody Knows – Destroy All Monsters
605. Nobody Loves the Hulk – The Traits

606. Nosferatu – Blue Oyster Cult
607. Not Feeling Any Pain – William Elliott Whitmore
608. Not Quite Sonic – I Mother Earth
609. Nothing – Meat Puppets
610. Nothing from Nothing – Billy Preston
611. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue – The Ramones

612. Number One (“Real Genius” soundtrack) – Chaz Junkee
613. The Number of the Beast – Iron Maiden
614. Obsession – Animotion
615. Ol’ 55 – Tom Waits
616. On Point – House of Pain

617. On a Clear Day – The Peddlers
618. One Inch Man – Kyuss
619. One Man Army – Pro-Pain
620. One More Cup of Coffee – Bob Dylan
621. One Night in Bangkok – Murray Head
622. One Night in Space – Tangerine Dream

623. The One That Got Away – Alice Cooper
624. One of these Days – Eileen Jewell
625. Only – Anthrax
626. Only Happy When It Rains – Garbage
627. Only a Dream Away – George Harrison

628. Orca – Carol Connors
629. Orcus Avarice – Ancestors
630. The Order of Death – Public Image Ltd.

631. Ordinary World – Duran Duran
632. The Other Side of This Life – Jefferson Airplane
633. Outer Spaced – Stonewall

634. Outerspace Odyssey – The Mutants
635. The Outsider – Ian Hunter
636. Outsider – The Ramones
637. Painted on My Heart – The Cult

638. Papa Gene’s Blues – The Monkees
639. Paradise – Uriah Heep
640. Party at Your Mama’s House – Widespread Panic
641. Party Up (in Here) – DMX
642. Peace Sells – Megadeth

643. Peace of Mind – Blue Cheer
644. Peg – Steely Dan
645. People are Strange – The Doors
646. The Perfect Crime – Faith No More
647. Perfect Day – Harry Nilsson
648. Perfect Strangers – Deep Purple

649. Perpetual Motion Machine – Klaatu
650. Pet Sematary – The Ramones
651. Pistol Grip Pump – Rage Against the Machine
652. A Place to Fall Apart – Merle Haggard

653. Play With Me – Extreme
654. Playground Love – Air
655. Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone – Frank Sinatra
656. Please Stay – Warren Zevon
657. Police Truck – The Dead Kennedys
658. Polly – Dillard and Clark

659. Pompeii – ES Posthumus
660. Porpoise Song – The Monkees
661. Prelude to “The Poseidon Adventure” – John Williams
662. Pretend You’re Dead – L7
663. Price of Paradise – Minutemen
664. Princes of the Universe – Queen
665. Psychedelic Mood – Piero Piccioni

666. Psycho Holiday – Pantera
667. Psycho Killer – Talking Heads
668. Psychotic Reaction – Count Five
669. Pteranodon – Ozric Tentacles
670. Pull Me Under – Dream Theater

671. Pumped Up Kicks – Foster the People
672. Pump it Up – Elvis Costello
673. Que Sera Sera – Pink Martini

674. Queen St. Gang – Arzachel
675. Queer – Garbage
676. Quiet – This Will Destroy You
677. Quite Ugly One Morning – Warren Zevon
678. Racing With the Moon – The Origin

679. Radio Ga-Ga – Queen
680. Radio Orchid – Fury in the Slaughterhouse
681. The Rainbow Connection – Kermit the Frog
682. Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head – B.J. Thomas
683. Raining Twilight Coast – Robyn Hitchcock

684. Rainmaker – Harry Nilsson
685. Rainy Days and Mondays – Paul Williams
686. Raspberry Beret – Hindu Love Gods
687. Rat Race – Agresion
688. Re: Your Brains – Jonathan Coulton

689. Ready to Take a Chance Again – Barry Manilow
690. Remember – Harry Nilsson
691. Reminiscing – Little River Band
692. Renegade – Styx
693. Renegade – Warren Zevon
694. Resignation Superman – Big Head Todd and the Monsters

695. Rest in Peace – Extreme
696. Return of the Mack – Mark Morrison
697. Ricochet – Faith No More
698. Right Here, Right Now – Jesus Jones
699. The Road to Hell – Chris Rea

700. Rock El Casbah – Rachid Taha
701. Rock Formations – Yawning Man
702. Rock On- Funkdoobiest

703. Rock and Roll High School – The Ramones
704. Rock and Roll is Straight From Hell – Unknown Hinson
705. Rocket – Def Leppard
706. Rock of Ages – Def Leppard
707. Rock the Casbah – The Clash

708. Romance – Apocalyptica
709. Rubber Band Man – The Spinners
710. Run – Collective Soul
711. Run Through the Jungle – Creedence Clearwater Revival
712. Run With Us – Lisa Lougheed
713. Running on Empty – Jackson Browne
714. Running on Faith – Eric Clapton

715. Run to the Hills – Iron Maiden
716. Sabotage – Beastie Boys
717. Salem’s Lot – The B-Movie Monsters
718. Sammy L. Jackson – Hot Action Cop

719. Samurai Showdown (instrumental) – RZA
720. Sara – Starship
721. Saturday in the Park – Chicago
722. Save Us From Those Who Would Save Us – Hell
723. Saving the Day (“Ghostbusters” soundtrack) – Alessi Bros.
724. Say Goodnight to the World – Dax Riggs

725. Scarecrow – Ministry
726. Sea of Nightmares – Peacepipe
727. Searching For a Heart – Warren Zevon
728. Sector 2814 – The Roy Clark Method

729. See You All in Hell or New Orleans – Dax Riggs
730. Send Me an Angel – Real Life
731. Send in the Clowns – Frank Sinatra
732. September – Regina Reinoso
733. Set Adrift on Memory Bliss – PM Dawn

734. Shame – Stabbing Westward
735. Shamrocks and Shenanigans – House of Pain
736. Shape of My Heart – Sting
737. The Shape of Things to Come – Slade
738. She’s Fallen in Love With a Monster Man – The Revillos
739. She’s Got the Look – Roxette
740. She – The Monkees
741. She Don’t Understand – The Fluid

742. Shell Skull – Pontiak
743. Shine Like It – Warrior Soul
744. Shit List – L7
745. Shooting For the Moon (“Teen Wolf” soundtrack) – Amy Holland
746. Short Skirt, Long Jacket – Cake
747. Sign of the Times – Kevin Coyne
748. Simple Things – Zero 7

749. Silent Lucidity – Queensryche
750. Sinister Purpose – Creedence Clearwater Revival
751. Sinister Rouge – Bad Religion
752. Sister Havana – Urge Overkill
753. Skullcrusher Mountain – Jonathan Coulton
754. Sleep Well, My Darling – John Barry

755. Slip Away – David Bowie
756. Slip Inside This House – The 13th Floor Elevators
757. Slipping Away – Orang-Utan
758. Slumber – Bad Religion
759. Smile, Darn Ya, Smile – Billy Cotton
760. Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck – Prong

761. So It Goes – Tom Waits
762. Some Heads are Gonna Roll – Judas Priest
763. Someday Man – Roger Nichols and Paul Williams
764. Someday Man – The Monkees
765. Something’s Gone Wrong Again – The Buzzcocks
766. Something About You – Level 42
767. Something in the Air – David Bowie

768. Something on the Wing – Djinn
769. Sometimes I Don’t Know If I’ll Make It – Roger Allen Wade
770. Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming – Deep Purple

771. Sometimes I Feel So Uninspired – Traffic
772. Song Against Sex – Neutral Milk Hotel
773. Soul Thrashing Black Sorcery – Skeletonwitch
774. Sound of a Gun – The Buzzcocks
775. Space God – Witch

776. Space Oddity – David Bowie
777. Space Pirates – Alice Cooper
778. Speed of Light – Joe Satriani
779. Spider-Man – The Ramones
780. Spiderman – Peter Griffin

781. Spill the Wine – War
782. Splash – The 13th Floor Elevators
783. Splash I – The Clique
784. Splendid Isolation – Warren Zevon
785. Spooky – Atlanta Rhythm Section
786. Spooky – Dusty Springfield

787. Sputnik – Roky Erickson and the Aliens
788. St. Clair – Jack Hardy
789. Stand for the Fire Demon – Roky Erickson
790. Star Collector – The Monkees
791. Starry Eyes – Roky Erickson

792. Starry Starry Night – Don McLean
793. Stellar – Experimental Aircraft
794. Still – Geto Boyz
795. Stone Cold – Rainbow
796. Stop Talking (So Loud) – Pitch Shifter
797. Storming the Gates of Hell – Riot

798. Stranded in Hell – Nuclear Assault
799. Strange Days – The Doors
800. Strange Dreams – Frank Marino
801. Strange Sights & Crimson Nights – Axe
802. The Stranger – Billy Joel

803. Stranger in a Strange Land – Leon Russell
804. Strangers – The Kinks
805. Strike Like Lightning – Mr. Big
806. Strings Outro – Culprit I

807. Suffering in Silence – Willie Nelson
808. Suicide – Dust
809. Suicide Waltz- John Zorn
810. Suicide is Painless – Johnny Mandel
811. Suicide is Painless – The Ventures

812. Summer Breeze – Seals and Croft
813. Summer Breeze – Type O Negative
814. Summer Song – Joe Satriani
815. Summer Teeth – Wilco

816. The Sun Always Shines on TV – A-Ha
817. The Sun Shines Down on Me – Daniel Johnston
818. Sundown – Gordon Lightfoot
819. Sunshine Superman – Donovan
820. Super Hero – Stereo Fuse
821. Super Powers – Ookla the Mok
822. Super Skrull – Ookla the Mok

823. Superheroes – Edguy
824. Superman’s Song – Crash Test Dummies
825. Swamp Thing – The Chameleons

826. Sweating Bullets – Megadeth
827. Sweep the Leg, Johnny – No More Kings
828. Sweet Freedom – Michael McDonald
829. Sweet Green Fields – Seals and Croft

830. Symphony of Destruction – Megadeth
831. Take It With Me – Tom Waits
832. Take Me Home – Phil Collins
833. Take Me Home – Tom Waits
834. Take Me Somewhere Nice – Mogwai
835. Tales of Brave Ulysses – Cream

836. Tarzan Boy – Baltimora
837. Taste the Pain – Red Hot Chili Peppers
838. Teacher Teacher – .38 Special
839. Tear the Top Right Off My Mind – The Monkees
840. Tell the World We’re Not In – The Peddlers

841. That’s All – Genesis
842. That’s Just the Way It Is – Bruce Hornsby
843. Theme from “Batman” (1989) – Danny Elfman
844. Theme from “Crocodile Dundee” – Peter Best
845. Theme from “Flash Gordon” – Queen
846. Theme from “Fletch” – Harold Faltermeyer

847. Theme from “Jaws” – John Williams
848. Theme from “Mission:Impossible” (movie) – Adam Clayton
849. Theme from “Superman: the Movie” – John Williams
850. Theme from “The Cannonball Run” – Chuck Mangione
851. Theme from “The Pink Panther” – Lenny Dee
852. Theme from “The Running Man” – Harold Faltermeyer

853. Theme from “The Taking of Pelham One Two Three” – David Shire
854. Theme from “The Transformers: The Movie” – Lion
855. Theme from “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” – Ennio Morricone
856. There Are No Heroes – Trip Hop Music

857. These Days – Jackson Browne
858. These Eyes – The Guess Who
859. They’re Coming to Take Me Away – Napoleon XIV
860. Thieves – Ministry
861. Things are Gonna Get Easier – Low Motion Disco

862. Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead – Warren Zevon
863. This World – Selah Sue
864. Three – Karma to Burn
865. Three Little Pigs – Green Jelly
866. Throne Room/Finale (“Star Wars” soundtrack) – John Williams
867. Through My Eyes – Creation
868. Thunderhorse – Dethklok

869. Tikal – ES Posthumus
870. Time in a Bottle – Jim Croce
871. Time is the Enemy – Quantic
872. Time Traveling Blues – Orange Goblin

873. Time We Left This World Today – Hawkwind
874. To Beat the Devil – Kris Kristofferson
875. To Cry You a Song – Jethro Tull

876. To Live and Die in L.A. – Wang Chung
877. Today I Started Loving You Again – Merle Haggard
878. Today is Mine – Jerry Reed
879. Together Forever – Rick Astley
880. Tom’s Diner – Suzanne Vega & DNA
881. Tomorrow is the Last to Be Heard – Gypsy

882. Tonight Tonight Tonight – Genesis
883. Too Afraid to Love You – The Black Keys
884. Too Bad You’re Crazy – Jerry Whitman

885. Too Close to Paradise – Sylvester Stallone
886. Town Without Pity – Gene Pitney
887. Toxic – Yael Naim
888. Toxic Waltz – Exodus
889. Tragedy – The Bee Gees
890. Train in Vain – The Clash
891. Train to Miami – Steel Pole Bath Tub

892. Trip Wire – Nick Ingman
893. True Love Cast Out All Evil – Roky Erickson and Okkervil River
894. True Love Will Find You in the End – Daniel Johnston
895. Try to Avoid Disaster – The Saints

896. Turn Up the Radio – Autograph
897. Tweeter and the Monkey Man – The Traveling Wilburys
898. Twilight Zone – Golden Earring
899. Two-Headed Dog – Roky Erickson and the Aliens
900. Two Minutes to Midnight – Iron Maiden
901. Under My Skin – Dandelion

902. Under the Scythe – Ram
903. Unsung – Helmet
904. Upon My Departure – Armored Saint
905. Valleri- The Monkees
906. Vengeance Will Be Mine – Skeletonwitch
907. Vengeance is Mine – Alice Cooper
908. Vessel in Vain – Smog

909. Veteran of the Psychic Wars – Blue Oyster Cult
910. A View to a Kill – Duran Duran
911. Villains – Nothingface
912. Violence is All the Rage – Schoolyard Heroes
913. Waiting Room – Fugazi

914. Waiting for a Star to Fall – Boy Meets Girl
915. Waiting for a Superman – The Flaming Lips
916. Walk – Pantera

917. A Walk – Bad Religion
918. War Machine – Jaguar
919. Warriors of the World – Manowar
920. Was It I? – Illustration
921. Wash Away – Joe Purdy
922. Watching the World Pass By – Paladin

923. Watch the Sunrise – Big Star
924. Wave of Mutilation (Slow version – “Pump Up the Volume” soundtrack) – The Pixies
925. Wave of Mutilation – The Pixies
926. The Way Things Are – Blue
927. We’ll Meet Again – Johnny Cash
928. We’re Off, You Know – Klaatu
929. We Always Think There is Going to Be More Time – The End of the Ocean

930. We Are All Made of Stars – Moby
931. We Didn’t Start the Fire – Billy Joel
932. We Don’t Exist – Meat Puppets

933. We Have All the Time in the World – Louis Armstrong
934. We May Never Love Like This Again (“The Towering Inferno”) – Maureen McGovern
935. We Sell Soul – The Spades
936. We Want the Airwaves – The Ramones
937. We are Godzilla, You are Japan – Lostprophets
938. Weightless Again – Handsome Family

939. Werewolves of London – Warren Zevon
940. Whalebones – Man Man
941. What’s the Matter, Man? – Rollins Band
942. What Am I Doing Hangin’ Round? – The Monkees
943. What Are You Doing For the Rest of Your Life? – Dusty Springfield
944. What Do You Think About Hell? – Demon
945. What Gives You the Idea That You’re So Amazing, Baby? – Crazyhead

946. What Have I Done to Deserve This? – Pet Shop Boys
947. What a Day – Nonpoint
948. What a Wonderful World – Ministry

949. When the Man Comes Around – Johnny Cash
950. When the Music’s Over – The Doors
951. When the Shit Hits the Fan – Circle Jerks
952. Where Evil Grows – Poppy Family

953. Where is My Mind? – The Pixies
954. White Faces – Roky Erickson and the Aliens
955. White Rabbit – Jefferson Airplane
956. Who’s The Man? – House of Pain
957. Who Loves You? – Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
958. Whoever You Are – Geggy Tah

959. Why Does It Always Rain on Me? – Travis
960. Wichita Lineman – Friends of Dean Martin
961. The Wind and More – Roky Erickson and the Aliens
962. Windfall – Son Volt
963. Win in the End (“Teen Wolf” soundtrack) – Mark Safan
964. Winners and Losers – Social Distortion

965. Wish I Could Fly Like Superman – The Kinks
966. With Each Prevailing Wind – Old Forgotten Lands
967. With One Look (The Wildest Dream) (“Better Off Dead” soundtrack) – Rupert Hines
968. Wolverine Blues – Entombed

969. Woman From Tokyo – Deep Purple
970. Wooden Ships – Crosby, Stills, and Nash
971. The World (is Going Up in Flames) – Charles Bradley
972. The World I Know – Collective Soul
973. The World Keeps Turning – Napalm Death
974. The World is Full of Fools – Kevin Coyne

975. Would? – Alice in Chains
976. Wrong Man – Deep Purple
977. Yesterday Don’t Mean Shit – Pantera
978. Yesterday Has Turned to Shapeless Life – Janus
979. Yesterday is Here – Tom Waits
980. Yoo Do Right – Can

981. You Ain’t Going Nowhere – The Byrds
982. You’ll Get Yours Aplenty – Blaze Foley
983. You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine – Lou Rawls

984. You’re Gonna Miss Me – The 13th Floor Elevators
985. You’re an Unidentified Flying Object – Roky Erickson
986. You’re the Best Around (“The Karate Kid” soundtrack) – Joe Esposito
987. You Can’t Save Everybody – Kieran Kane & Kevin Welch
988. You Can Never Hold Back Spring – Tom Waits

989. You Don’t Know My Mind – Jimmy Martin
990. You Don’t Love Me Yet – Roky Erickson
991. You Don’t Mess Around with Jim – Jim Croce
992. You Lie and Yo’ Breath Stank – The Infectious Grooves
993. You Only Live Twice – Spy
994. You Took the Wrong Road Again – Brother Claude

995. Your Body Not Your Soul – Cuby and the Blizzards
996. Your Great Journey – Handsome Family
997. Your Head is Reeling – Ultimate Spinach
998. Your Woman – White Town
999. Zombie – The Cranberries
1000. Zombieland – T-Bone Burnett

Friday Night Flix: Invaders from Mars

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Welcome to Friday Night Flix, where there’s never a need to leave the couch or put on pants. Each week I’ll recommend an under-the-radar movie currently available on one or more of the major streaming platforms. They won’t all be classics, but every selection is guaranteed to be 100% watchable or your money back.

Invaders from Mars (Netflix)! What!? How did I not know of this movie’s existence?

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This thing came out in 1986 when I was seven and deeply in love with fantastical childhood adventure movies. I was disturbingly invested in The Goonies, The Monster Squad, Flight of the Navigator, The Neverending Story, all that crap. Invaders from Mars, with its a nerdy little kid who gets caught up in the middle of an alien takeover, teams up with the pretty school nurse to stop it, gets to boss around the military, and ultimately saves the day…this would have been my jam.

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Directed by Tobe Hooper, Invaders is a remake of a 1953 sci-fi movie of the same name based on a short story that, like 1956’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers, was itself a shameless ripoff of Robert A. Heinlein’s The Puppet Masters. You ever read that book? It’s awesome but it’s also batshit crazy. Flying cars, legal drugs, mandated public nudity, limited duration marriages…it’s out there. Made for a pretty kick ass movie though.

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Despite it’s dubious pedigree, despite a truly dreadful child star, and despite  Karen Black’s bizarre cross-eyed histrionics, there’s a lot of fun to be had here. Practical Stan Winston effects and clever puppets coupled with extensive optical effects and a variety of large-scale sets give it the feel of a big studio picture, even though it probably wasn’t. The plot has some loose threads but mostly hangs together as it barrels toward an obvious but satisfying conclusion. OR DOES IT?

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Added bonus: You probably won’t adore this movie if you never saw it as a child. It hasn’t aged well. But if you convince yourself you’re watching a modern day spoof of 80s sci-fi adventures flicks, you will no doubt find it a work of pure, soul-skewering genius.

Friday Night Flix: The Poughkeepsie Tapes

pt3Welcome to Friday Night Flix, where there’s never a need to leave the couch or put on pants. Each week I’ll recommend an under-the-radar movie currently available on one or more of the major streaming platforms. They won’t all be classics, but every selection is guaranteed to be 100% watchable or your money back.

I realize I’m hard on found footage movies. It’s not because I dislike the convention as a rule. I just hate how some movies use it without feeling the need to explain how a prop in the movie (the footage) also exists in the real world such that we’re able to view its contents. It’s a pet peeve, I know. It’s also a big part of why I adored The Poughkeepsie Tapes (YouTube).

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Here is a movie that meets all my demands for found footage. Not only do we understand how and why the footage came to exist, we actually see it being discovered in the context of a mockumentary. Filmed in 2007, TPT even takes it a step further, reaching into the future to poke fun at all the found footage movies that would come after it with their wildly improbably camera angles and immaculate framing.

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In one scene we see the killer hitchhike his way into the back seat of a car occupied by two doomed good Samaritans. He of course kills both of them, recording the whole thing with a handheld camcorder. The thing is, the second one is recorded from in front of the victim, even though the killer is slitting her throat or whatever from behind. Cynical me immediately called bullshit on that. But – Ah ha! –  writer-director team the Dowdle Brothers (who would go on to write, direct and/or produce Quarantine, Devil and this year’s As Above, So Below) were way ahead of me.

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After the hitchhiking scene, the movie cuts to an interview with the forensics guy who had to review all 2400 hours of the murderer’s home movies. He explains how difficult it would be to kill someone from behind with your right hand while filming from in front of them with your left. How says the killer would have had to practice this maneuver over and over to get it right. That’s exactly what found footage camera operators have to do to film some scenes, but they gloss over it, hoping no one will notice the contortions they would have had to go through to get a particular shot. It’s a brilliant and elegant critique of the format, turning a found footage weakness into an asset.

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Added bonus: Did I mention this thing is on YouTube?! How cool is that? Granted, your only viewing options are low-res widescreen or a 720p version that’s tragically squished into 4:3, but still. You can’t findThe Poughkeepsie Tapes anywhere else because when it was made MGM decided to pull its theatrical release at the last minute. It never had a DVD release and only briefly appeared on VOD earlier this year. YouTube should really devote a channel to movies you can only find on YouTube. That might be good for business.

Modern Borecast Vol.5 – Baby Storm Inbound

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*Ahem* Modern Borecast vol.5 – Baby Storm Inbound is upon you. This time, Impervious Rex & Testicles run you through what they are reading (The Godfather, Rook) and what they are playing (Heartstone, ZAMN). We talk Spider-Woman’s butt and The Rock’s Black Adam. Impervious Rex gets the clock called on him numerous time but busts through into blather regardless! Testicles is over his Ancient Fear! All this and another listener email in vol. 5 of the Borecast. SHAZAM!!

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