Australia’s Audioscam has released a new CD entitled “When The Money’s Gone.” Their first CD, “Abbattack” gained a lot of attention around the globe as a ballsy hard rock re-invention of the songs of Abba. The latest is an all-original show piece featuring friendly power pop/rock tracks.
Brian Pitcher continues on drums and handles the bulk of the lead vocals, and guitar. Brad Wallace is again on bass and takes over the lead vocals on “Closing in on Midnight” before adding keyboards to the final track “Different Eyes.” With original guitarist Roger Gold going into retirement to live happily-ever-after on the royalties accumulated from “Abbattack, the guitar work on the latest album fell to new kid on the block, Ross Wilson.
Audioscam’s “When The Money’s Gone” is available from leading retailers, and here’s their top 10 Horror list (no gigs included) thanks to Joe Viglione.
AUDIOSCAM’S TOP 10 HORROR LIST
Numero Uno: Dracula (1931) starring the one and only Bela Lugosi. No huge special effects here. Bela Lugosi WAS Dracula. His portrayal is riveting and he makes you Believe. I like the idea of the ship to England. It’s like his own refrigerator or grocery cupboard. Meals on waves!! No escape for the mere mortals, unless they want to swim.
My number two is: Frankenstein (also 1931), starring Boris Karloff. To me, it’s not so cut and dry who the real monster is. Dr. Frankenstein creates what is basically a child in a big scary looking body. The “monster’s” actions are initially borne out of innocence and ignorance. Only after he is mistreated does he fight back and becomes what we call a “monster.” Face it, even a seeing eye guide dog would fight back if you mistreat it enough !
Third place goes to Ridley Scott and “Alien,” starring Sigourney Weaver. I dam near had a heart attack watching this. Great creature effects. A little like Dracula in the way that the crew are trapped on a Space Ship (the Nostromo) with something that wants to snack on them. Dracula is on a Sailing Ship with a trapped food supply. I guess the big difference is that even if they wanted to, the crew on the Alien infested ship couldn’t jump off and swim, even if they wanted to.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (the 1974 original) – the title alone is enough to send shivers up your spine. Nothing like meeting a family of cannibals with poor social etiquette and a fascination for power tools. Still avoiding those roadside gas stations :)
The Exorcist (the 1973 original) – simply because it was ground-breaking at the time and it was one of the first horror movies I had seen. The upside down walk, the 360 degree head twist, the green vomit – I’m still having the nightmares!!
The Shining (1980) – Jack Nicholson poking his smiling head through the axe busted door, psychopathic eyes on fire, saying “Here’s Johnnie” sticks with me after all these years. I know I wouldn’t be the only one! A Stephen King classic.
Ross’ movie picks:
Ring (1988) Japanese movie about a video that, once you watch it, you die within a week. The only way to avoid death is to make a copy and show it to someone else, who, then, dies within a week. Couldn’t sleep after watching this. Was remade as The Ring
Night of the Living Dead (1968) The original zombie movie. Only they were called ghouls back then. There’s something evil about people eating people…raw.
The Omen (1976) about the Antichrist. Great scene at Damien’s 5th birthday party when his nanny stands on top of the house with a rope around her neck, says, “this is for you Damien” and jumps off. Lots of gruesome deaths around the little devil.
The movie that we picked as a Band is the Australian production, “Wolf Creek.” If you have ever driven through the OutBack of Australia you would realise one thing. This movie is reality!!!! Australia is a huge island with the majority of the population living on the coasts. The “Dead Heart” is a huge expanse where a deranged killer could easily hide. There really are places and people out there just like those depicted in the film. I guess that’s the scary part. It could be very real!!