Seven lucky years since Finders Keepers released the mesmerising theme tune to Renato Polselli’s truly bizarre psychedelic horror film The Resurrection Of Isobel the label has been taking it’s next step into the director’s controversial filmography with caution. Let’s make no bones here, as the title clearly suggests, Revelations Of A Psychiatrist On The World Of Sexual Perversion is an XXX rated film, where most of the drama happens below the belt – although it would be unfair to say it was totally without its artistic merit. When making this highly theatrical Mondo exposé into the closeted kinks and private pleasures of 1970’s Italy even Renato himself decided to go under a nom de plume (hello Ralph Brown) shielding his career as a semi-serious director from titty bar tarnish and, when probing the annals of the films history, it seems that he wasn’t the only one. On hearing the opening titles to this film the soundtrack has got Finders Keepers splattered all over it; a robust synth bass line (not unlike Will Malone’s Death Line soundtrack), some mysterious Marxophone shimmers, dripping electronics and a head nod drum beat with more open chokes than an auto-asphyxiation addict, If you choose to witness the on-screen antics that occur afterwards then that’s your choice, but, honestly, we only came for the music… repeatedly.
To be fair, if it wasn’t for the typical Italian soundtrack smokescreening and alter-ego name games we might not have needed so many repeat sittings and after settee summers spent searching for master tapes we finally attached Polselli’s most titillating title to one of the most elusive Italian B-sides of all time. Arranged by Gianfranco Reverberi, based on a blues number by Umberto Cannone, credited to Romolo Forlai and released on the back of a painfully elusive single under the name of Sharon Chatam to promote a totally unrelated film, the hiding place for this incredible theme tune is cut deeply into black Italian vinyl preserved by fastidious collectors where flighty sleaze cinema production companies failed.
For a film that at one point was considered lost for eternity (until a rare 16mm collectors’ print surfaced), Finders Keepers are excited to finally source and liberate this incredible music (alongside another heavy psych cut from a decidedly explicit scene Set in an Underground nightclub) uninhibited, proud and loud for your sleazy listening pleasure. Deletes history.
Available in all good independent record shops Saturday June 20th
* Remaining copies will be made available through the site Monday 22nd June