Friday, 6 November 2009

For Saddleworth, read Manchester

A wonderfully sick, albeit fairly inaccurate, piece of hokum for you today courtesy of rockabilly singer, occasional actor, TV horror movie host and, apparently, female wrestler Johnny Legend.

Legend has made quite a name for himself over the years as both a musician and through touching on the fringes of the exploitation film industry - with brief associations with, among others Ed Wood Jr, American International Pictures and even Quentin Tarantino. His story is too long and involved to tell here, but if you need to know more you could do worse than check out

True Murders appears to be a self-financed vanity release, I can't imagine for a second that anyone with an ounce of business sense would think to bankroll such a thoroughly distasteful project. Songs about the death of Che Guevara, Bugsy Siegel and the atrocities committed by Ian Brady and Myra Hindley hardly seem likely to attract major record company bucks.

But what the hell. Have a listen to the historically (and hysterically) inaccurate Manchester Moor (there is no Manchester Moor, it was Saddleworth Moor; there were more than three graves involved, although not all of the bodies have been found yet) and enjoy!

If you fancy a listen to his rather fun rockabilly discs, check out the YouTube video below. The Holy Beat sounds as if it were written specifically for a John Waters soundtrack!

Download Manchester here


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  2. This is by a different "Johnny Legend" than the b-movie rockabilly guy.


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