Wednesday, February 3, 2010

FABIO FRIZZI - ZOMBI 2 SOUNDTRACK (1979)



Way way way back in April of last year, I posted Italian composer Fabio Frizzi's (right) quasi-minimalist soundtrack to the wonderful 1980 gorror film Gates of Hell. Frizzi's work (like that of his countrymen Goblin) really encapsulates what is so great about Italian horror film soundtracks, or even Italian horror films in general: A certain slick queasiness, an analog swagger of sorts that permeates every frame of film and every groove on the record. Anyhow, by writing about the Gates of Hell OST, I aroused the interest of Mr. Seth J.G. Goodkind, creator of the excellent blogs Lost Video Archive and Progression Towards Something of Questionable Significance, who commented on my post thusly (and I quote):

"This actually sounds exactly like the soundtrack to Zombi 2. I suspect that Frizzi did both at the same time, or just one, with a bunch of remixes. That's OK, because the Zombi 2 OST is the best horror ST ever. Yeah, better than this."

Seth was right. The Zombi 2 soundtrack IS better. But don't take my word for it.

Download HERE

Check it:



And speaking of Mr. Goodkind, please take a moment to watch a video that Seth sent me this morning. It takes a minute or so to get going, but things get really weird really fast. Dude is like a (semi) modern version of Snow, except his hype man has Progeria and his "hot chick" looks like an albino ape. You have been warned.



13 comments:

Chris said...

That ninja video was sweet, seriously.

Crankenstien said...

now you have to post the beyond and then someone will complain and compare to the other too.

Crankenstien said...

missing song from the soundtrack
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vtk0lhhr4_I&feature=related

The Goodkind said...

Crankenstein- I didn't complain and i didn't compare, they are literally the same great songs remixed. Both are radical, as is The Beyond soundtrack.
Shelby- you're looking for Progeria, Aspergers is a form of autism which doesn't manifest in physical appearance.

Crankenstien said...

they are the same but kinda different.too many drum solos on Zombie for me. And too much of that same title track on city of the living dead so now I'm complaining.

Anonymous said...

As prophesied by Crankenstein: This is my 3rd favourite Frizzi soundtrack. The first being The beyond, 2nd City of the living dead and fourth Contraband.

Erik Del Tigre said...

I thought the DJ with progeria was BY FAR the most interesting part of that video, so I tracked down a clip of him spinning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKyl8mTceW4

Dude's name is Leon Botha, and apparently he's one of the world's oldest progeria survivors. He's pretty fucking awesome on the tables too.

Crankenstien said...

what's that last post have to do with fulci?
long live fulci!
fabio frizzi is a genius but let's not forget walter rizzati! Manhattan baby now theres another repetitive soundtrack

Todd said...

Just listened to this... so fucking good. I definitely saw this movie early in my days of having a Netflix account, and I remember loving the soundtrack. Thanks, brother.

PS Started my mix for you the other day, so be on the lookout.

Shelby Cobras said...

Awesome, I am in the conceptual phases of a mix for P-Future as well.

Roger Camden said...

Zombi 2 is a top-ten soundtrack for me

I recommend against listening to this late at night and alone

it's bad juju

especially if you live in a forest

Dj Mahmut said...

great movie, great soundtrack! thanks!

Anonymous said...

I was Hoping to hear The Disco Song the on ewith Saxaphones and an Italian Chic Sing THERS NO MATTER !! Anyone know what im talking about ?? who sings the song ??