The above glimpse of hell is from the Z-movie The Apple, a 1980 flick that’s part musical, part vision of the future, part morality tale, and all crazy; it centers around a songwriting couple who, after winning the 1994 edition of a Eurovision-like contest, get sucked into a record deal more devilish than anything Steve Albini ever dreamed up. The Apple was reissued on DVD last year, and if you haven’t seen it, we’d recommend you do so–from the suspiciously airport-esque “future” exteriors to the stickers everyone’s wearing on their faces, this movie is a riot all the way through. Not to mention that the song below, which comes from The Apple‘s out-of-print soundtrack, is accompanied by a cheap-glitter visual that makes us wonder if the film’s masterminds inadvertently invented electroclash.
Mary Hylan – Speed [MP3, link expired]
The Apple [IMDB]