Monday, August 21, 2006

Six Million Tons Of Icy Terror!

At the height of the disaster movie craze in '78, the notoriously frugal Roger Corman decided to throw his hat into the ring with one of the genre's funniest entries, Avalanche. Rock Hudson, Mia Farrow, and Robert Forster head a decidedly downscale cast of vacationers at a storm-plagued ski resort, while TV action director Corey Allen tries to keep things moving fast enough for viewers not to notice the styrofoam ice blocks. Modern classical composer and USC faculty member William Kraft contributes the music score, which is actually quite solid; the most memorable track is "Bruce and Annette (Jazz)," a great bit that could have wandered in from a prime Piero Piccioni album.



Blogger pooter said...

Avalanche! Great. After "Voyage of the Damned" I've been in a disaster movie mode! Thankyou! Don't suppose you have John Williams "Earthquake" do you?

10:45 AM  
Blogger ISBUM said...

I would love to hear that again as well!
Just to show appreciation, here is Hugo Montenegro's The Farmer!

11:51 AM  
Blogger 7 Black Notes said...

Yup, I should have Earthquake lying around here somewhere; I'll try to get it posted up.

Thanks for The Farmer-- talk about obscure! Pretty strange hearing Hugo go all creepy like that.

4:43 PM  
Blogger ISBUM said...

Nail on the head 7! Only about a thousand copies were pressed and I paid 30 bucks for one, that was cirica 1978.
Keep the "Disaster-thon" going, I'm diggin it!

6:42 PM  
Blogger 7 Black Notes said...

Oh don't worry, more disasters to come -- I love that stuff. Too bad the scores for When Time Ran Out and Day of the Animals were never released; I'd kill for 'em!

You really lucked out with that Montenegro LP; I've been keeping an eye out for Too Hot to Handle but haven't stumbled across a copy yet.

7:18 PM  
Blogger ISBUM said...

Never heard of 2 hot. Whatssit, a comedy?

I smell smoke.

7:26 PM  
Blogger ISBUM said...

No! That's a FIRE!

The Towering Inferno at..

dial 911 later

8:30 PM  
Blogger 7 Black Notes said...

Too Hot is one of those sexy '70s action movies with Cheri Caffaro (Ginger); kind of a fun funk score by Montenegro. Supposedly it was on vinyl, but I've never seen a copy.

Thanks for Towering! Anybody need Poseidon?

8:39 PM  
Blogger ISBUM said...

Still holding hope for an Earthquake post.
But you Got the Disco Fever! :)

Don't take this the wrong way, I totally respect blog continuity.

With that said, heres a funky share.

2:35 PM  
Blogger ISBUM said...

Or you could post "Earthquake: the Link!" right here.
Please :):)

What's in it for you? Oh...

Stiletto by Sid Ramin

4:09 PM  
Blogger 7 Black Notes said...

It's coming, I just need to do a new rip -- my current one is kinda glitchy. Stay tuned...

11:16 AM  
Blogger 7 Black Notes said...

And thanks for the links! Great stuff!

11:16 AM  
Blogger 7 Black Notes said...

I feel the earth... move... under my feet...


8:29 AM  
Blogger ISBUM said...

Yeah! Baby!!!!

Tumblin' the download now!

Keep watching the comments everybody!

1:06 PM  
Blogger ISBUM said...

Here's a disaster of a different nature.
Electra Glide in Blue


8:16 PM  
Blogger 7 Black Notes said...

Excellent, thanks very much; this soundtrack is so bizarre, yet great (kind of like the movie).

8:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loved the AVALANCHE soundtrack...and almost fainted when I saw the link to TOWERING INFERNO... but the joy was the link no longer works...any chance of a download link somewhere else? I would really appreciate it!!

10:22 PM  

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