If you rented cult movie videos on VHS, in the pre-digital days, you'll likely recognize "The Hell Raisers" by Syd Bale. Even if you never rented Another Day, Another Man, the film that includes it in its soundtrack. If you were into cult movies, you likely rented a release from Something Weird Video at one time or another. They reissued a lot of grindhouse type stuff, and exploitations of this or that. They used "The Hell Raisers" extensively in their teasers, and later when everything went to DVD, for the background music on menu screens, The song in its entirety swings. Really, it does. It's worthy of a post by itself, but while we're on the subject of Something Weird Video, it bears mentioning that the founder, Mike Vraney, just passed away a few weeks ago, on January 2. It's notable because, if you were around in the pre-digital era, you'd appreciate what a effort it would have been for a person to round up the catalog of offbeat titles that Vraney did. There's a great tribute over at Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban, and visit Something Weird, to check out some weird things.
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Mike Vraney tribute at Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban
Something Weird Video