Sunday, January 14, 2007

Learn Your Future, After It Happens

Criswell - The Amazing Criswell Predicts Your Future!

Criswell was a low-rent and campy soothsayer from Hollywood. If you know him, it's probably from his role in Plan 9 From Outer Space, which should tell you all you need to know about this record.

This record came out in about 1970. The predictions went up to about 1999, or as he called it, the end of the world.

For any prognosticator, the proof of their talent is the accuracy of their predictions. Here, Criswell is at times eerily prescient. For example, he predicts the political rise of the American south, the women's rights movement, unisex glam fashions, and maybe even Osama Bin Laden.

Of course, he misses a couple too. We don't yet live in Jetsons-type space houses. Men have not gone extinct. But what the hell, sometimes the looking glass gets a little cloudy.


John K. Fitzpatrick said...

Back in 2002, I made a setting/mix of this record, you can find it on eMule as "jfitz 1202 mix.mp3".

thx for posting

jfitz 1202 mix

prepared by John K. Fitzpatrick * The Oddball Auditorium

The Legendary Criswell Predicts! Your Incredible Future (jfitz suite)
includes samples from:
Exhaust - My Country Is Winter
Farmers Manual - Farmers Manual
The Conet Project - The Backwards Music Station
Traffic Sound - Virgin
The Conet Project - Gong Station-Chimes
Akufen - Psychometry 2.2
The Conet Project - Drums & Trumpets
Art Zoyd - Haxan
Boom Bip - Seed To Sun hidden track
The Conet Project - The Swedish Rhapsody
DJ Krush - Toki No Tabiji feat Inden
Radio Free School - Scary!
The Conet Project - Tyrolean Music Station
John Lennon - studio talk

Los Shakers - Got Any Money
- B.B.B. Band
- Break It All
- I Hope You'll Like It

Bearsuit - Minerals Made Me
- The Gazumper
- Poor Prince Neal (live)

All tracks and samples are sourced from MP3

Meester Music said...

Great post! Been looking for this oddball Criswell stuff for ages...

Great blog. I will visit often. Will put you in my link list.

See ya around,


Miles Pflanz said...

re-upload time mayhaps?