Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Arch Hall Jr !

Arch Hall Jr. is a teen actor and musician who appeared in a number of 1960s films, all of which were produced by his father, Arch Hall Sr.
Most of Arch Hall Jr.'s films feature his musical abilities, particularly a teenage tenor and swamp blues inflected, guitar riffs. Hall was also the frontman for the rock n' roll combo Arch Hall Jr. and the Archers. The band played Sunset Strip clubs such as the Whisky a Go Go and Pandora's Box.
For the most part the films produced by the Halls and their associates, which at one point included cult director Ray Dennis Steckler, are considered B-movies (which means, religion to me).
My fav of course is The Sadist (1963), where Hall portrayed a psychopathic killer based in part on teenage murderer Charles Starkweather.

Arch Hall Jr:
* Archers Theme *
* Konga Joe *
* Watch Your Step *
Bonus !
* Wild Guitar Trailer ! *


Anonymous Anonymous said...

My wife and I were just watching Eegah! the other night. Amazing hair on Arch Hall, Jr., but my wife noticed that once Roxie shaved the caveman, old Eegah was better looking than the supposed teen hearthrob.


7:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

pitchfork ran a feature about arch a couple of months ago, been looking to hear some of his stuff since. great post, thanks! - michael

12:34 AM  
Anonymous Lee Kitch said...

You strike again Tom, always a fave around here Arch was the ultimate Indie artist. They tried it all, & they're all classic, & somewhat alive & well, "Sadist" & "Eegah" what a double feature!!!

3:53 AM  
Blogger Todd Lucas said...

Ah, The Sadist is one of my favorite movies of all time. Gotta get that one out and watch it soon.

Love that version of "Watch Your Step".

4:20 AM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...


2:57 PM  
Blogger Life So Far.... said...

Thanks, Rev, for exposing me to some great music I'd never heard!

9:07 PM  
Anonymous music lover said...

Oh mighty Reverend, i have missed tons of music you've posted here. Is it anyway possible to get a list of them all (and I mean everything from Nov 2004!)?

2:23 AM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Life so far : Thank YOU !
music lover : woooooooof (it means, yes, but not until 6 months ^_^) me

4:06 PM  

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