Before things get too serious here at Rock On Vinyl, I thought it might be fun to post a song / album at the end of each month, that could be categorized as being either Weird, Obscure, Crazy or just plain Korny.
Barbarella is a 1968 French-Italian science fiction film based on Jean-Claude Forest's French Barbarella comics. The film stars Jane Fonda in the title role and was directed by Roger Vadim, who was Fonda's husband at the time. The film was not popular in the US at its release, but received greater attention afterward with a 1977 re-release. It has since become a cult film, and I just love it (read Jane Fonda).
Ho Chi Minh's favorite exercise queen stars in this amazing piece of science fiction, oh yes, Jane Fonda. What really amazes me is the movie's PG rating, considering the fact that Barbarella's anti-gravity breasts go bouncing through a few scenes sans clothing. (Plus there's another woman hanging from leather straps later on.)
|Jane Fonda as Barbarella|
When Barbarella finally locates Duran Duran (so that's where that band name came from) the scientist is a madman, seeking to conquer the universe and give her a fatal orgasm. I didn't stutter my friends, he straps the woman into a strange "pleasure organ/piano" thing and plays a tune which should kill her with ecstasy. It doesn't work, Barbarella shorts out the machine and it bursts into flames. Soon after this the Great Tyrant sets free the Magmous and all heck breaks loose, the end. If that wasn't warning enough I'm telling you now: This movie is all over the place and insanely groovy.
|Pygar gets Barbarella's attention|
This 60's soundtrack definitely fits the WOCK on Vinyl criteria, it's Wacky, Crazy and super Korny. But mostly, it's soooo 60's. Hope this brings back wonderful memories for some of you, and if you haven't seen the movie yet, then leave your brain in another room, watch the movie, and have fun with it. It's a cult classic.
Thanks to Mr Weird and Wacky for the Rip and the BadMovies Website for providing some insightful information about the movie. The soundtrack is here for your enjoyment.
Barbarella (MP3 / 128kps + Artwork for LP / CD)