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Bizarre Distractions: An Uncle Acid Cinematic Baker's Dozen
Mat Colegate , September 21st, 2015 11:06

With their new LP The Night Creeper out now, Mat Colegate talks to Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats singer Kevin Starrs about the horror and exploitation films that feed into the band's rich world of imagery and music


Electra Glide In Blue (James William Guercio, 1973)

A great film that's really well shot. I love those wide angle shots of the desert. It has one of my favourite 50's actors, Elisha Cooke Jr., who starred alongside Humphrey Bogart in The Maltese Falcon. It also stars Robert Blake, another guy who once played opposite Bogart, so you know it's a high calibre picture! Bizarrely, it was directed by the band Chicago's producer and a few of the band members even appear in the film. I don't think the guy ever made another film again, but what a great legacy to leave! I first saw this late night on BBC2 or something and was instantly drawn in by the whole feel of it.