"For $200, an Instrumental Prog-rock Italian horror soundtrack band of the '70s." "Who is Goblin?"
They may just be the Danny Elfmans' of Italy, thanks to numerous spooky and seminal film scores, including Dario Argento's 1977 classic Suspiria (ranked by this paper at #100 on a list of the 100 greatest films made in the 20th century); 1975's Profondo Rosso (Deep Red); and the European version of George A. Romero's Zombi/Dawn of the Dead. (Or does it make Goblin more akin to Mike Oldfield, the prog musician whose 1973 "Tubular Bells' hit huge thanks to its inclusion in The Exorcist?)
Many lineups (in true Spinal Tap style: New Goblin, Goblin Rebirth, and The Goblin Keys) and a lack of exposure in America made Goblin a true cult band. But thanks to Internet and hipsters, the group is enjoying a previously unknown fame in the United States.More »