From the Stereo to Your Screen #13, Goo Goo Dolls & Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

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On this episode, we continue our Halloween series, and we're running down “I’m Awake Now” by Goo Goo Dolls, from Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare.

Back when I discussed Phunk Junkeez and their contribution to the Tommy Boy soundtrack, I mentioned offhand that Goo Goo Dolls’ cover of The Damned’s “Wait for the Blackout” wasn’t bad. Being as how I’m always trying to track down weird-ass music videos for this column as well as look for bands to come on my soundtrack podcast and talk about how weird it was to have their song in a movie, I come across quite a few surprises.

Thus, we come to the fact that Goo Goo Dolls’ first soundtrack contribution was all the way back in 1991, when they had not one, not two, but three songs on the soundtrack to Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare. And they were alongside songs by Chubb Rock and Iggy Pop. And and Fates Warning. And, and, and the soundtrack was on Metal Blade.

You can read the original column and watch the video at Cinepunx.

From the Stereo to Your Screen #12, The Fat Boys & ANOES 4: The Dream Master

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On this episode, we continue our Halloween series, and we're running down “Are You Ready For Freddy” by the Fat Boys, from A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master.

You can check out the music video and the original column at Cinepunx.

Podcast #5.5, Halloween Horror Metal Mix

In between regular podcasts, we like to bring you a themed mix. Given that we're now officially into October, we thought we'd make it a Rocktober Halloween with this collection of the finest in horror movie heavy metal.

Tracklisting:

Alice Cooper, "He's Back (The Man Behind the Mask)" (Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives)
Black Roses, "Dance on Fire" (Black Roses)
The Undead, "Somebody Super Like You" (Phantom of the Paradise)
Fastway, "Trick or Treat" (Trick or Treat)
Thor, "We Live to Rock" (Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare)
Scott Casey, "Toxic Avenger" (The Toxic Avenger II)
Dokken, "Dream Warriors" (A Nightmare on Elm Street Part III: Dream Warriors)
The Clowns, "Let It Rain" (Terror On Tour)
Sorcery, "I'm Back" (Rocktober Blood)