Song of the Day: Rob Zombie, "Jesus Frankenstein"
When you break it down, Rob Zombie is probably my favorite living artist. There are filmmakers whose work I'm more invested in, and there are musicians I go deeper with, but the combination of the movies and the records is a potent one. I certainly love his work enough to borrow the subtitle of this very website from one of his albums.
My ranking of the Zombie flicks goes like this:
1. The Devil's Rejects
2. The Lords of Salem
3. Halloween 2
4. House of 1,000 Corpses
5. The Haunted World of El Superbeasto
I'm incredibly excited for 31, even though the reception it got at Sundance was mixed (though obviously Zombie's movies have rarely received the type of acclaim they deserve—sure, a lot of them are genre exercises, but The Devil's Rejects is one of the best movies of the first decade of the millennium.
Zombie has a new album coming out soon, too. Every Zombie album is super solid, and they always feature three or four singles that should be huge in parallel universes. Zombie is basically my Beyoncé—an artist who means far more to me than the sum of his parts, and somebody who I still freak out around even though I've interviewed him professionally half a dozen times. All hail.