The forbidden planet – what is the story behind it? And what are the ’Purple People Eater’, the Blood Beasts and the Robot Men? Beings from another world? Visitors from outer space? All these questions can only be answered by this CD. What’s more, it rocks and swings, not only on Earth, but also on Mars, Jupiter, the Moon and, of course, the forbidden planet.
Outer Space shock treatment
It drives the cold sweat in the neck, because the horror from space, it is coming! Fortunately, though, there are soothing sounds to breathe in between, for instance when Billy Lee Riley rocks with the little green men, Ella Fitzgerald swings on a flying saucer, or the doo-wop sound of the Jive Five, Larks, Cues or of Johnny Greco exudes merriment. Bill Buchanan finds ’The Thing’ on a beach at night while the guitars of Billy Mure and Dean Hightower, better known as George Barnes, chase through orbit. Monumental sounds, in the classic sense of old sci-fi movie soundtracks, bring sonic climaxes as it comes from top-notch orchestras, from David Rose, Dick Jacobs, Jimmie Haskell and Tony Hatch.
Of course, there’ s also really hot and heavy rock ’n’ roll to the ears with Billy Lee Riley, Brit Don Lang as well as a host of rockers such as Merv Griffin, Jackie Fautheree, Pat and The Satellites, Billy Mize, Andy Dio, who have worked for small labels, and much more. The grand finale offers another highlight with a terrific live version of Sheb Wooley’s Purple People Eater, interpreted by the great Judy Garland, giving our CD a worthy happy ending! The CD comes with a 16-page booklet in color with info on each track, compiled and written by Marc Mittelacher, as well as many partly rare photos and illustrations!