Sunday, May 17, 2015

Fred Katz, The Wasp Woman and Frank Zappa

(2:01)  Roger Corman's 1959 The Wasp Woman with soundtrack by Fred Katz.  (And no, unfortunately, she never turned into a giant wasp with great makeup-- doesn't she just look like a monstrous insect who's also a cosmetics tycoon?)

I recognized Fred from his work with Ken Nordine, but he had a long career doing a lot of other things, including teaching.  This music accompanies a montage of a police search.  (See if it sounds like anything else you might have heard.  Zappa could have called it "Variations on a Theme by Fred Katz.")