Friday, May 1, 2009

Book Excerpt of the Day

"Sweden, Heaven and Hell documents the Scandinavian country’s lesbian nightclubs, biker scene, incidents of drug abuse and alcoholism, wife swapping and porn shops. Piero Umiliani’s score elevates the subject matter from sordid to sublime… most notably on the hit ‘Mah Na’ Mah Na’, which features a nonsense lyric and maddeningly catchy melody that became popular in the U.S. thanks to its unexpected use on Sesame Street.”

– from Chapter 3: Sexploitation Serenade of Kristopher Spencer’s Film and Television Scores, 1950-1979

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