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B-Sides: Calling Transylvania 6-5000…

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One should have known the 1985 monster comedy Transylvania 6-5000 was headed for trouble just by mere fact that its title was a pun based on a hit 1940 Glenn Miller tune that would have been obscure even to audiences 25 years ago, though not nearly as obscure as the film’s theme song is to this day.

Transylvania 6-5000, written and directed by Rudy De Luca, cast Ed Begley, Jr., and Jeff Goldblum as tabloid reporters sent by their editor to uncover the truth behind a rash of (then) modern day Frankenstein monster sightings. It was neither critically acclaimed nor a commercial hit. It’s probably only really remembered for being the movie where Goldblum first hooked up with his future ex-wife, Geena Davis, who played a sexy vampiress.

Transylvania 6-5000’s theme song is one of those disgustingly catchy tunes we rarely get on movie soundtracks these days, the kind specifically tailored to the film, so much so it would sound silly to play it in any other venue than the film’s credits. That could be why the song has never been released in any form anywhere. Even the officially released Transylvania 6-5000 soundtrack album does not include this song.

So here it is, from the opening credits of Transylvania 6-5000, the only form it has ever and probably will ever be available in, “Transylvania 6-5000”, performed by who the hell knows.

B-Sides: Calling Transylvania 6-5000...

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