Category Archive: Retro-MGP

MGP’s Top 20 Favorite Films

Criteria: 1) movies I’ve loved since seeing them and love just as much (if not more) now, 2) movies I would watch if someone asked or offered, at any time, and 3) movies I know will stay loved by me until the day I die. So, here is the list in no order of importance …

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MGP on “Music From The Elder”

Above is a one-man cover of one of my favorite KISS songs (“Under The Rose”), albeit a somewhat obscure one to most. For those interested in brushing up on their KISStory, the original version of the track is the first we hear of a Gene Simmons / Eric Carr collaboration on vinyl, with Carr on …

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MGP’s 20 Years of Singlehood

On (or around) November 7th, 1994, your faithful narrator last exited the world of coupledom. Some might say he was cast out unceremoniously for no fault of his own, and they’d be right, but that’s neither here nor there. What this means is that I’ve been a voluntary bachelor for 20 years now — no …

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Rewind This! – Trailer

from their official website: Home video changed the way the world consumed films. The cultural and historical impact of the VHS tape was enormous. REWIND THIS! is a documentary that traces the ripples of that impact by examining the myriad aspects of art,technology, and societal perceptions that were altered by the creation of videotape. The …

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It’s A Very Venom Saturday!

from Wikipedia: Venom are an English heavy metal band that formed in 1979 in Newcastle upon Tyne. Coming to prominence towards the end of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Venom’s first two albums — Welcome to Hell (1981) and Black Metal (1982) — are considered a major influence on thrash metal and extreme …

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They All Lie And Cheat – Chris Holmes

When I was 16, one of my favorite metal albums was the 1984 self-titled debut release from W.A.S.P. I listened to a lot of questionable metal classics, but this album always had that cheap rebellious shine on it, even years later. When I saw them live the following year, all of the delightfully cheesy stage …

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Girl: The Band I Never Heard… Until Now

Somehow, in the midst of my teenage love for all things glam in the 1980s, I never even knew that this band, made up of members who would later go to L.A. Guns (Phil Lewis) and Def Leppard (Phil Collen), even existed. On a chance Internet search for something else, I stumbled upon Girl. Apparently, …

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Screw Christmas… Except For The Cookies

Long ago, in a childhood far, far away, Christmas meant one thing and one thing only for me: presents. I recognized very early on that there was no worth to be found in the Christian residue of this holiday nor in its manipulatively sentimental trappings. I was neither a true believer nor a witless consumer-in-training. …

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Then Is Now – Episode 4

Brought to you by the folks at Horror Haven, this public access show concentrates on the long since aired Creature Double Feature, as well as (the old) Channel 56 in general and some retro TV moments. Basically, fellow horror nerds reminiscing about the days of yore. Thanks for the clip, RW.

The iCade Has Been RELEASED!

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