In honor of Goblin's first North American tour, we're stoked to present a rare and totally awesome video flashback from the early '90s. Although Goblin's iconic movie themes have been sampled in hundreds of songs across a wide range of genres, this clip may represent the only “official” hip-hop version of a Goblin track, as it features their keyboardist Claudio Simonetti – who, by the way, is sporting a truly epic mullet and vintage “keytar” (portable keyboard). Claudio shares center stage with rapper Dr. Felix, whose lyrical delivery is... well, let's just say it's a bit understated. They just don't make 'em like this anymore, folks.
Originally included on the 1991 album Simonetti Horror Project, "Deep Red" (a.k.a. "Profondo Rosso") not only riffs on the classic organ theme from the score to Dario Argento's 1975 giallo classic of the same name, but also samples the film's creepy lullaby theme (“School at Night”), and even includes a shredding old-school guitar solo.
So, without further ado, we present the obscure and amazing oddity that is the “Deep Red Rap!”