Tuesday, October 30, 2018

#RocktoberMusicFest : Rob Zombie - Living Dead Girl



Continuing on with the Halloween theme….

           
Rob Zombie is an American musician and filmmaker who rose to fame as a founding member of the heavy metal band White Zombie, releasing four studio albums with the band. He is the older brother of Spider One, lead vocalist for American rock band Powerman 5000.

Zombie's first solo effort was a song titled "Hands of Death (Burn Baby Burn)" (1996) with Alice Cooper, which went on to receive a nomination for Best Metal Performance at the 39th Annual Grammy Awards. In 1997, he began working on his debut solo studio album, Hellbilly Deluxe, which was released in August 1998. A month later, Zombie officially disbanded White Zombie.

The line, "Who is this irresistible creature who has an insatiable love for the dead?" in the beginning of the song is from the trailer of the film Lady Frankenstein. The music in the beginning of the song is taken from the trailer of the Wes Craven film, The Last House on the Left. The spoken words "What are you thinking about?/The same thing you are" at the beginning of the verses are taken from the 1971 film Daughters of Darkness (a dialogue between the characters played by Delphine Seyrig and Andrea Rau). In this song, Zombie sings, "Goldfoot's machine creates another fiend so beautiful they make you kill". This relates to the villain played by Vincent Price in the 1965 film Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine and the 1966 film Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs. Also, he sings "Operation Filth they love to love the wealth of an SS whore making scary sounds." This is possibly a reference to the notorious 1974 film Ilsa: She-Wolf of the SS.






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6 comments:

  1. Mary,

    I think I've heard of Rob Zombie but I definitely do not know this song. It totally sounds creepy enough for Halloween, though. I can't believe the month is just about gone, can you? Excellent song pick!

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    1. The song is actually pretty catchy, and is indicative of a lot of Rob Zombie's work. Thanks for stopping by!

      ~Mary

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  2. Yes!!! This is awesome, great minds think alike, I totally picked a classic Zombie song for my last one of the month! :D I can't believe tomorrow is our last day of Rocktober MusicFest - thanks so much for hostessing this awesome music event, Mary! ♥

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  3. I was actually looking for more Halloween music for a playlist, I enjoyed this! thanks for sharing!

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  4. I actually find it absolutely sexy. Now don't call me crazy..

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  5. I saw this after Halloween. But I like Rob Zombie and his artistry. This would have been great on Halloween

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