Sunday, 4 July 2010
The 1974 movie Legacy of Satan is one of the films that was controlled by the Mob, run by Lou Periano and his "family", the people behind Bryanston Films. The company's first title was Return Of The Dragon starring Bruce Lee. It also released of Andy Warhol's Frankenstein, an X-rated, 3D film that was later re-released under its European title, Flesh For Frankenstein. Among the company's more notable releases was the 1974 horror film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Bryanston also released John Carpenter's first film, Dark Star, from the same year. Both of these became major cult film classics.
Legacy of Satan's extreme psychedelic blend of wigged-out visuals + an INSANE moog soundtrack, make for an unforgettable trip.
No official soundtrack has ever been released, which I thought was a shame considering the twisted madness of the entire score. For this reason, I set about recording the music directly from the film, and editing the results into a bootleg album. Some original dialogue is included (unavoidable due to the recording process), and I think it adds nicely to the freaky mood.
Download it here