Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Maggots, Michael! You're eating maggots!

I've never been much of a fan of horror movies, but as a teenager I had a serious obsession with the Joel Schumacher vampire flick The Lost Boys. It was one of those beautiful mash-ups of a movie--combining dark humor, schlocky effects, eye-catching cinematography, a hip young cast, and a killer soundtrack (Echo and the Bunnymen covering The Doors, two INXS tracks, Roger Daltrey, Mummy Calls, Lou Gramm, and Tim Cappello, best remembered shirtless, with long greasy hair, wearing a snake and wailin' on a saxophone).

One track in particular really set the mood for the piece, playing over the opening titles, which streamed over a helicopter shot of the moon-soaked ocean, eventually settling on the Santa Carla (aka Santa Cruz) Boardwalk and Kiefer's motley crew of vamps. That song was Gerard McMann's Cry Little Sister (Theme From The Lost Boys).

Here, as a tribute to Michael, Star, David, Lucy, the Frog Brothers, Thorn the Helldog, cranky ol' grandpa, and Sam (RIP, Corey!) is my all-vocal cover of the track. Press play--and try not to have a death by stereo!



  1. The Lost Boys has always been one of my favorites. Everything was great in that film.

  2. When I was twelve this was LITERALLY my favorite film. I crushed hard on each "bad boy" in the vampire gang (not the Alex Winter one).

    Imagine my joy at your every bit of this post. You even remember the "shirtless, with long greasy hair, wearing a snake and wailin' on a saxophone" dude. I still can see him blasting on the sax while doing those hip thrusts!

    Great job on the song - wow! Must have been a fun one to sing.

  3. Ah, nothing like subtle hints of incest to scream 'rock ballad!'Do you think it would have been as popular if it had been called 'Sibling Love?'

    Moving on....very impressive, Cole. Would love to see which facial veins came out in stark relief as you hit those high notes. Wowza. :P

    p.s. I have NO idea how many times I've seen this movie. Most likely I can't count that high. Huzzah! I still love when he asks her name and she does her little 'brain-go-bye-bye' reply: "Starrrrrr....."