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THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT 2019 repress

£22.99

  • 300 copies only WORLDWIDE 50 in Europe through Transmission 250 split between Mondo Tees and LITA in theUSA PRESSED ON BROWN VINYL
  • THE soundtrack to Wes Craven’s cult classic from 1972
  • Composed & Performed by David Hess (Elvis, Sal Mineo)
  • Seventeen tracks of psychedelic Manson-style folk music & soundscapes
  • Comes with insert containing EXCLUSIVE liner notes and pictures

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Product Description

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Born in 1936 in New York City, David Hess began his career recording million-dollar chart toppers for the likes of Elvis Presley, Sal Mineo & Andy Williams in the 50ies & 60ies. His biggest hit is probably ‘Speedy Gonzales’ which ended up selling more than eight million copies worldwide. After a career as a record company executive the 1970s, Hess took on the role of actor, writer, director and producer in the movie industry. Writing and working with directors as Rainer Werner Fassbinder and directing the 1980 slasher “To All A Good Night” were only a few of his many accomplishments.

Most of us will remember him as Krug Stillo, the leader of a gang in Wes Craven’s classic 1972 cult shocker “The Last House On The Left” as well as portraying the villains in Ruggero Deodato’s “House on the Edge of the Park” (1980) and Wes Craven’s “Swamp Thing” (1982). Other movie roles include ’21 Hours At Munich’, ‘Hitch-Hike’, ‘Body Count’ and ‘Zodiac Killer’. David Hess also appeared regularly on the TV screen with appearances in shows such as ‘Knight Rider’, ‘The A-Team’, ‘The Fall Guy’ & ‘Royal Pains’.

Throughout his film career Hess’ love for music never waned. He continued to produce music, including several albums (“Caught Up In The Moment” and “Live & Unplugged in Hollywood, 2002.”). Some of his music can also be heard on more recent soundtracks, such as ‘Cabin Fever’ (2002) and ‘Manhunt’ (2008). On October 7, 2004 just two years after his role in the 2009 horror epic “Smash Cut” starring Sasha Grey, David Hess sadly passed away at the age of 75. He will forever be in our hearts.

David Hess composed the soundtrack for ‘Last House on the Left’ & his work here contains some truly beautiful songs, the discovery of which, for some, may be in stark contrast to the brutal displays of sadism and violence for which he was known to purvey onscreen. The fact that Hess could perform as both the poet, and the monster, is a testament to his skill as an artist. The soundtrack to Last House On The Left is a brilliantly unique and diverse mixture of farcical comedy, poignant, reflective folk music and instrumental experimentalism. Hess constructed a wonderful counterbalancing entity, which serves only to accentuate the impact of the movie.

One Way Static Records now proudly presents the complete 1972 soundtrack to Wes Craven’s ‘THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT’ composed by David Alexander Hess. Available as a limited color vinyl variant (300 copies solid BROWN vinyl) complete with insert containing rare pictures and exclusive liner notes.

TRACK LISTING

SIDE A

  1. Intro/Opening Credits
    02. Little Cows Lookin’ for Some Grass
    03. Wait for the Rain
    04. Baddies’ Theme (Instrumental)
    05. Mari’s Birthday Surprise
    06. Water Music/Sadie and Krug
    07. Phyllis Spills Her Guts
    08. Now You’re All Alone
    09. Ada’s Chickens

SIDE B

  1. The Chase
  2. Daddy, Put Your Coat of Many Colors On
  3. Mayhem Montage
  4. Ice Cream Song
    14. Urban Snatch
    15. Blow Your Brains Out
    16. Etude for Chainsaw/Goodbye, Dick
    17. Aftermath/End Credits

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