“Oh Al! Bravo Al, bravo. You are enjoyed my friend.” “Albert Glasser! Yay!” “Albert Glasser!!! Paging Albert Glasser!!!” “This is got to be Albert Glasser here, the music.” “Music!!! Composed!!! And conducted!!! By Albert Glasser!!!” “It sounds like the soundtrack is drunk.” “Please welcome your New Richmond High School Marching Band!!” “There’s too many notes.” “With Albert Glasser conducting the Invasion USA orchestra!!” “This music is like a good Danny Elfman tune.” “You mean it doesn’t exist?” There are composers and there are composers. Albert Glasser composed, conducted, and arranged film music for 30 years. He scored around 200 films, 300 television shows, and 450 radio programs. Robert Lippert, Roger Corman, Bert I. Gordon, American International Pictures. They all used him.
Picking up his craft from Max Steiner and Erich Korngold while a copyist in the Warner Brothers music department in the late 30s, he was producing his own scores not long after. Last of the Wild Horses (1948), I Shot Jesse James (1949), Invasion U.S.A. (1952), The Neanderthal Man (1953), Indestructible Man (1956), Monster from Green Hell (1957), Beginning of the End (1957), The Cyclops (1957), The Amazing Colossal Man (1957), Viking Women and the Sea Serpent (1958), Attack of the Puppet People (1958), War of the Colossal Beast (1958), Teenage Caveman (1958), Earth vs. The Spider (1958), The Boy and the Pirates (1960), Tormented (1960), Confessions of an Opium Eater (1962). Ten MST experiments have his music. His style is unmistakable. One Singular Sensation or “Man, that car radio is loud, huh?”
Note: 10 episodes of MST include Glasser’s accompaniment. The Amazing Colossal Man (1957), Earth vs. The Spider (1958), Teenage Caveman (1958), Viking Women and the Sea Serpent (1957), War of the Colossal Beast (1958), Indestructible Man (1956), Tormented (1960), Beginning of the End (1957), Invasion U.S.A. (1952). Links to talk on the shows are included below.