Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Jamaican Halloween Spooktacular 2008 Track 21 - The Thing

We're moving into the homestretch now with only 2 more tracks to go! I hope you've been following along thus far and if you haven't, shame on you! But don't despair... I gotta another trick up my sleeves come Friday for all you slackers! But we'll get to that on Halloween... right now, we'll get to today's terrifying track...

The Thing
is a 1982 science fiction/horror film directed by John Carpenter which is loosely based on the 1951 film The Thing From Another World. Wikipedia says, "The story centers around a shape-shifting alien that is revived after being frozen in ice and infiltrates a scientific research station in the Antarctic and kills a Norwegian research team. A nearby American research team investigates the incident and is in turn attacked by the alien."

"The Thing" is also an early reggae tune performed by the Sound Dimension, produced by the legendary Coxsone Dodd and taken from a 1969 various artists LP called Swing Easy on the Coxsone label. It doesn't include the same shape-shifting alien as the movie but it does include some pretty groovy Hammond organ that I hope you'll dig! Also... I think you'll prefer getting up and moving your feet while listening to the reggae version instead of cowering in the fetal position beneath your sofa after watching the film.

Track 21

1 comment:

Mark Harvey said...

I've been appreciating your blog during the Halloween season and instead of continuing my lurking status thought I would say thank you for all the excellent treats you've been dishing up!

Season's Creepings!

Mark Harvey