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Musical Genrerama: Inspiration while I write…

Okay, just observing the albums playing in my background while I scrawl down my next few creepy, fantastical short tales of various styles. Right now I am mostly listening to the new MINISTRY album-RELAPSE, the latest EVANESCENCE album-took awhile to return but good comeback, a lot of the very underrated rock band KING’S X, some old ICE T, the BOB DYLAN AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL covers album.

I am now also thinking about the links between films, novels, and music in various ways. Obviously there are movie soundtracks, some of which have tunes that barely feature on the film, but then there a small number of highly affecting radical soundtrack albums that really attempted to connect film and music experience as one, such as:

NATURAL BORN KILLERS soundtrack-so many varied musicians and samples from the movie, mixed by Nine Inch Nails TRENT REZNOR

LOST HIGHWAY-The bizarre psychodrama thriller DAVID LYNCH film, again crafted by TRENT REZNOR, though much more dark, artistic and moody

THE CROW soundtrack-Many of the tunes are in the film, and helped the dark, cool goth rock feel

THE SPAWN soundtrack-The movie might have been hit and miss, but the album was a very cool, hip mixing of big rock/metal bands with dance and hip hop artists

PULP FICTION-Nuff said really

THE MATRIX soundtrack-The first one is best, great huge rock/industrial and dance tunes

The JUDGEMENT NIGHT Soundtrack-Forgotten dud movie, greatly influential cross-over album, hip hop, rap artists with rock/metal bands-Ice T, Slayer, Faith No More, De La Soul, Pearl Jam.

There are quite a few really, but many, many more terrible soundtracks out there which eclipse these great ones.

Right, back to the day’s work load…




Author of science fiction novels Orbital Kin and Minerva Century-also horror, literary fiction, many short stories and screenplays. Always reading, writing, watching films, playing guitar/bass, and am a husband with a coffee addiction. New horror novel due for 2017. This is my blog, offshoot from my website. It will be where I post current thoughts, opinions, views, reviews, or discussions about contemporary film, movies, books, video games, television series mostly in the horror, science fiction, fantasy and their sub-genre offshoots. The entertainment not in the mainstream (for the most part) and proud of it. Also follow me on twitter- @ParsonsFiction, and facebook - James E Parsons

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