Vampiric Victory

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

The domination of pop culture by vampires is no false, pyrrhic victory. It's a vampiric victory over all of us who shiver in the dark, flinch at fangs, and wonder at the persuasive power of seductive evil.

Count Dracula and his growing brood pop up in literature, movies, and visual and sonic arts of all kinds. Host David Garland offers the tricks and treats of vampire-inspired music, featuring film scores from Scars Of Dracula, The Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires, Andy Warhol's Dracula, and several other vampire movies, plus a few vampire novelties.



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Comments [4]

David Garland

Here's the batty playlist, showing Artist-Song-Album

Dracula (1931) - Main Title (from Swan Lake, by Tchaikovsky)

James Bernard - Dracula Prevails - Scars Of Dracula

Gene Moss and the Monsters - I Want To Bite Your Hand - Dracula's Greatest Hits

James Bernard - The Siege Begins, Prologue part 1 - The Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires

Billy DeMarco And Count Dracula - Drac's Back

James Bernard - A Sinister Greeting - Scars Of Dracula

Christophe Beck - Twice the Fool (from 'Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered'), Angel Waits (from 'Passion') - Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Mike Vickers - Dracula Rising/The Blood Ritual/Laura Screams, Dumping The Body/Van Helsing Prepares/Jessica Walks Into The Trap - Dracula AD 1972

James Bernard - - Prologue part 2 - The Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires

Zacherly - Come With Me To Translvania - Spook Along With Zacherly

James Bernard - A Sinister Greeting, Dracula Prevails, The Spell Of Dracula - Scars Of Dracula

Claudio Gizzi - Dracula's Theme (End Titles) - Andy Warhols Dracula

Wojciech Kilar - Mina's Photo - Bram Stoker's Dracula

Krzysztof Komeda - Main Title, Sarah's Song - The Fearless Vampire Killers

Michael Giacchino - Los Alamos - Let Me In

Philip Glass - Dracula - Dracula

Laurie Johnson - Death Duel - Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter

Robert Cobert - Harker Strikes, The Final Confrontation - Dracula

Gene Moss and the Monsters - Monster Goose Rhymes - Dracula's Greatest Hits

Oct. 31 2011 12:06 AM
Oona from NYC

Oct. 30 2011 08:50 PM
Oona from NYC

Oct. 30 2011 08:48 PM
Christopher from Brooklyn

Loving the soundtracks. I hope you might post a playlist. Sadlly and ironically, I must break away from this fun program to prepare for work on Halloween..

Thanks for the great music!

Oct. 30 2011 08:23 PM

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