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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #30 on: April 24, 2019, 05:07:32 PM »
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DEATH PROOF


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Death Proof (Original Soundtrack)
Various Artists, 2007
Maverick, Warner Brothers

1. The Last Race - Jack Nitzsche
2. Baby, It's You - Smith
3. Paranoia Prima - Ennio Morricone
4. Planning & Scheming - Eli Roth & Michael Bacall
5. Jeepster - T Rex
6. Stuntman Mike - Rose McGowan & Kurt Russell
7. Staggolee - Pacific Gas & Electric
8. The Love You Save (May Be Your Own) - Joe Tex
9. Good Love, Bad Love - Eddie Floyd
10. Down In Mexico - The Coasters
11. Hold Tight - Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
12. Sally and Jack (From the Motion Picture Blow Out) - Pino Donaggio
13. It's So Easy - Willy DeVille
14. Whatever-However - Tracie Thoms & Zoe Bell
15. Riot In Thunder Alley - Eddie Beram
16. Chick Habit - April March

Extra tracks not on the Soundtrack album

1.   "Violenza Inattesa" — Ennio Morricone
2.   "Gangster Story" — Guido & Maurizio De Angelis
3.   "Italia a Mano Armata (main theme)" — Franco Micalizzi
4.   "La polizia sta a guardare (main theme)" — Stelvio Cipriani
5.   "Laisse Tomber Les Filles" (original, French version of "Chick Habit") — April March
6.   "Funky Fanfare" — Keith Mansfield
7.   "Twisted Nerve" — Bernard Hermann

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/IVyyWWVdYM4&amp;list=PLFB6B8C51FFFCF0DF&amp;index=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/IVyyWWVdYM4&amp;list=PLFB6B8C51FFFCF0DF&amp;index=1</a>
(click the playlist icon on the upper left for access to all tracks)

A fitting soundtrack for Tarantino’s homage to grindhouse exploitation flicks from the 70s.  Tarantino certainly has an ear for music.

Tarantino does something very interesting with the soundtrack in this movie.

I have a theory about the Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich scene, where Jungle Julia shares the story of Pete Townshend considering leaving The Who to join the band, and leads of course to an unfortunate conclusion.

First of all, it’s unusual for a movie character to reference a prominent song in the soundtrack that the audience hears.  It risks tearing down the 4th wall. 

However in this case I think Tarantino actually leads us through the 4th wall via the song and into the car along with the doomed girls for a more visceral experience.

Julia’s story may intrigue the viewers to more closely engage with the music. When the girls crank it up the music and start grooving, we are perhaps more deeply attuned to the experience and hence wide open for what happens next…

I think it supports my theory that the story is in fact made up.  Pete Townshend never actually considered joining Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich although he did consider joining a different band during a short period where Roger Daltry was temporarily fired from the Who, the name of which was “Paddy, Klaus and Gibson”. 

Perhaps Tarantino needed a story hook for that particular song so he just made it up, and I doubt a song from “Paddy, Klaus and Gibson” would have worked as well in the scene…

In an interview about his movie soundtrack choices he enthusiastically agrees with Jungle Julia’s opinion (while noticeably not engaging on the veracity of “Julia’s" allegation) which one might consider playfully reinforcing a useful fiction.  Judge for yourself:

““Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich — I’m a huge fan of those guys and I actually completely agree with Jungle Julia that Pete Townshend should have quit the Who and joined them, all right? I’m a big, big fan, but that song just works so good. There’s such a cool, rhythmic bass about it and it’s just kind of perfect for a head-on car collision.””

I wonder if Tarantino does that story-to-soundtrack-immersion technique with all of his movies?  Let’s see…in Resevoir Dogs he engages the audience into the soundtrack with lengthy character discussions about the radio station.  In Inglorious Basterds he does the exact same thing but with film.  Ok, yeah.  Now I’m pretty sure about my theory but I’m no Tarantinophiliac so possibly not.  Or maybe someone somewhere has a better take than mine?

The coolest song IMO:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/xV5GSaUA8PE" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/xV5GSaUA8PE</a>
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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #31 on: April 24, 2019, 05:12:57 PM »
My number one choice probably slipped everybody else's mind.
Oh, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind?  Memento?  50 First Dates?  Blank Slate?
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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #32 on: April 24, 2019, 05:21:32 PM »
My number one choice probably slipped everybody else's mind.
Rollergator?

That soundtrack is unforgettable.

Does it exist?  I tried looking for it earlier but came up with nothing.  Link it plox.


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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #33 on: April 24, 2019, 07:04:47 PM »
Who is Fluncheon?

My number one choice probably slipped everybody else's mind.

Oh, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind?  Memento?  50 First Dates?  Blank Slate?

cute.

And suddenly I now have a Pixies song stuck in my head.





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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #34 on: April 24, 2019, 10:59:36 PM »
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THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS


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The Royal Tenenbaums
Various Artists, 2001
Hollywood Records

1.   "111 Archer Avenue" by Mark Mothersbaugh
2.   "These Days" by Nico
3.   "String Quartet in F major (Second Movement)" by Maurice Ravel, performed by the Ysaÿe Quartet
4.   "Lindbergh Palace Hotel Suite" by Mark Mothersbaugh
5.   "Wigwam" by Bob Dylan
6.   "Look at That Old Grizzly Bear" by Mark Mothersbaugh
7.   "Lullaby" by Emitt Rhodes
8.   "Mothersbaugh's Canon" by Mark Mothersbaugh
9.   "Police & Thieves" by The Clash
10.   "Scrapping and Yelling" by Mark Mothersbaugh
11.   "Judy Is a Punk" by Ramones
12.   "Pagoda's Theme" by Mark Mothersbaugh
13.   "Needle in the Hay" by Elliott Smith
14.   "Fly" by Nick Drake
15.   "I Always Wanted to Be a Tenenbaum" by Mark Mothersbaugh
16.   "Christmas Time Is Here" by Vince Guaraldi Trio
17.   "Stephanie Says" by The Velvet Underground
18.   "Rachel Evans Tenenbaum (1965-2000)" by Mark Mothersbaugh
19.   "Sparkplug Minuet" by Mark Mothersbaugh
20.   "The Fairest of the Seasons" by Nico

A diverse dosage of nostalgic pop hits.  Very laid back.  Good for relaxing.  It is perfect for a long drive to nowhere or for Saturday morning coffee. 

Some notable omissions: Paul Simon’s “Me and Julio By The Schoolyard”, Van Morrison’s “Everyone”, The Mutato Muzika Orchestra's version of The Beatles' "Hey Jude,", and two tracks by The Rolling Stones ("She Smiled Sweetly" and "Ruby Tuesday").  A re-release of the CD mostly fixed this problem minus the two Rolling Stones songs.

In the liner notes, Wes Anderson describes Mark Mothersbough’s incidental music pieces  as "charmed, magical, and sort of innocent."

This Youtube link contains all the songs:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/Ia3Clzz9rPA&amp;list=PLqwOOoKPDiighdPqcPlvwrOZyuwUXe7M0&amp;index=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/Ia3Clzz9rPA&amp;list=PLqwOOoKPDiighdPqcPlvwrOZyuwUXe7M0&amp;index=1</a>
(click the playlist in the upper left corner for access to the full soundtrack)


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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #35 on: April 24, 2019, 11:15:41 PM »
Gwyneth Paltrow exiting the Green Line bus to the sound of Nico.... sublime.


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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #36 on: April 24, 2019, 11:31:12 PM »
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DUNE


(30 points, 2 lists: #3 Fluncheon, #19 CJones)

Dune (Original Soundtrack Recording)
Toto, 1984
Pitman Pressing

1   –Toto    Main Title    
2    –Toto    Robot Flight    
3    –Toto    Leto's Theme    
4   –Toto    The Box    
5   –Toto    The Floating Fat Man (The Baron)    
6   –Toto    Trip To Arrakis    
7   –Toto    First Attack    
8   –Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois & Roger Eno    Prophecy Theme
9    –Toto    Dune (Desert Theme)    
10    –Toto    Paul Meets Chani    
11   –Toto    Prelude (Take My Hand)    
12     –Toto    Paul Takes The Water Of Life    
13     -Toto    Big Battle    
14     -Toto    Paul Kills Feyd    
15     -Toto    Final Dream    
16      -Toto    Take My Hand

The sleeper has awakened!

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/NMnM1Qww2xs" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/NMnM1Qww2xs</a>
(original Youtube page shows links for separate tracks)

The instrumental soundtrack was recorded by popular rock band Toto (minus lead singer Bobby Kimball), accompanied by the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and the Vienna Volksoper Choir. It marks Toto's first and only film score. One track for the movie called 'Prophecy Theme' was composed by Brian Eno.

Originally released in 1984, the soundtrack album contained select cues in their original film order, plus two pieces of dialogue from the movie that served as bookends for two tracks ('Prologue' and 'The Floating Fat Man (The Baron)').

Great moody stuff to play videogames with, or simply to drown out the outside world.

I’m partial to the “Riding The Sandworm” theme with the majestic electric guitar:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/9AkZV6FxK3Y" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/9AkZV6FxK3Y</a>

Trivia: Brian Eno is rumored to have composed an entire Dune soundtrack but only his “Prophecy Theme” remains.


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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #37 on: April 25, 2019, 08:12:14 AM »
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UHF


(31 points, 2 lists: #8 Lunquewill, #13 Pak-Man)

UHF Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Various Artists, 1992
Rock n Roll Records

1.   "Money for Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies"   Mark Knopfler, Gordon Sumner, Paul Henning, Alfred Yankovic   
2.   "Gandhi II"   Yankovic   
3.   "Attack of the Radioactive Hamsters from a Planet Near Mars"   Yankovic   
4.   "Isle Thing"   Matthew Dike, Michael Ross, Yankovic
5.   "The Hot Rocks Polka"       A polka medley
6.   "UHF"           Yankovic   
7.   "Let Me Be Your Hog"   Yankovic
8.   "She Drives Like Crazy"   Roland Gift, David Steele, Yankovic
9.   "Generic Blues"   Yankovic   
10.   "Spatula City"       Yankovic
11.   "Fun Zone"   Yankovic
12.   "Spam"   William Berry, Peter Buck, Michael Mills, John Stipe, Yankovic   
13.   "The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota"   Yankovic   


We got it all on UHF!

Really fun stuff   Not super successful nor critically acclaimed, except for Weird Al fans, but who among us is not? 

For a soundtrack album, this really doesn't have that many songs from the movie. The theme from the movie and the Beverly Hillbillies theme sung to the tune of Dire straits' "Money For Nothing" are both here, as well as the incredibly short "Let Me Be Your Hog," the instrumental Fun Zone," and the spoken-word commercials for "Gandhi II" and "Spatula City" are here, and they're hilarious. Since there wasn't really that much music IN the movie, however, most of it plays like a regular Weird Al-bum

Probably the best song on the album is The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota (although I’m partial to Spatula City):

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/YcG0zfFzslE&amp;t=2144s" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/YcG0zfFzslE&amp;t=2144s</a>


No Al-bum would be complete without a polka medley, in this case an interesting medley of Rolling Stones songs.

All things considered, UHF endures artistically as a transitional album between his '80s heyday and the imminent artistic makeover revealed on 1991's Off the Deep End.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/YcG0zfFzslE&amp;t=1377s" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/YcG0zfFzslE&amp;t=1377s</a>
(complete track links in video details)

Trivia: As part of his terms that allowed Yankovic to record this parody, Dire Straits lead singer and guitarist and "Money for Nothing" songwriter Mark Knopfler insisted that he be allowed to play the guitar featured in the parody.


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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #38 on: April 25, 2019, 08:29:27 AM »
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UHF
(31 points, 2 lists: #8 Lunquewill, #13 Pak-Man)

For a soundtrack album, this really doesn't have that many songs from the movie.

And that fact, for those that know me and might be curious, is how a Weird Al album only made 13 on my list. It's a fantastic album- maybe my favorite Weird Al album- but as a Soundtrack it just barely checks the boxes.


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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #39 on: April 25, 2019, 10:35:41 AM »
I had the UHF soundtrack on cassette when it first came out. I listened to it ALL the time. Was a little disappointed when I finally watched the movie and discovered there were no Radioactive Hamsters from a planet near Mars. Otherwise, great film though.


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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #40 on: April 25, 2019, 02:55:28 PM »
My number one choice probably slipped everybody else's mind.
Oh, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind?  Memento?  50 First Dates?  Blank Slate?
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Facepalm. Totally did not even think of that  :P


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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #41 on: April 25, 2019, 02:58:13 PM »
Hell yeah, Dune made it! Even though the movie isn't as faithful to the book as I would like, I have to admit, there are a lot of things I liked about that movie. And the music is one of them.


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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #42 on: April 25, 2019, 03:04:22 PM »
Dune was one of my last two cuts.
You know, if the space man puma thing turns out to be the correct religion, I for one will be very surprised.


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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #43 on: April 25, 2019, 04:38:03 PM »
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SUPERMAN - THE MOVIE


(31 points, 2 lists: #10 Pak-Man, #11 Fluncheon)

Superman-The Movie Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
John Williams, 1978
Warner Bros. Records Inc.


Side 1
1.   "Theme from Superman (Main Title)" (4:24)
2.   "The Planet Krypton" (4:45)
3.   "Destruction of Krypton" (5:58)
4.   "The Trip to Earth" (2:23)
5.   "Growing Up" (2:34)
Side 2
1.   "Love Theme from Superman" (5:00)
2.   "Leaving Home" (4:48)
3.   "The Fortress of Solitude" (8:29)
Side 3
1.   "The Flying Sequence/Can You Read My Mind" (recitative vocal by Margot Kidder) (8:10)
2.   "Super Rescues" (3:24)
3.   "Lex Luthor's Lair" (2:52)
4.   "Superfeats" (5:00)
Side 4
1.   "The March of the Villains" (3:33)
2.   "Chasing Rockets" (7:33)
3.   "Turning Back the World" (2:01)
4.   "End Title" (6:24)

Sir John Williams scores again!  As we knew he would.  This is a really special soundtrack. The music is so expressive and distinctive you can picture every part of the movie as you listen. 

I always argued this movie was more of a romance than a scifi, action, or any other kind of movie.  Reeves and Kidder had so much chemistry and delivered it so well which is 10 times more important than the special effects. 

“Can You Read My Mind” with Kidder’s vocal:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/Rvd-BojBum4" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/Rvd-BojBum4</a>


Oh god now I’m all messed up inside haha.  They should retire the character of Lois Lane like they did Wayne Gretsky’s jersey with respect for Margot Kidder.

This soundtrack has been released and-re-released many times so watch out for bum recordings, especially on CD.  Refer to the dynamic range database I linked in post#1 of this thread.  You might get a good chuckle like I do reading the Amazon reviews for the CD version where everyone tears the sound quality to shreds.

Do you yell SUPERMANNN!!! at the correct time???

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/bni8pjEA8OQ" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/bni8pjEA8OQ</a>


A great John Williams interview clip regarding this soundtrack:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/f-3u5OLfnYw" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/f-3u5OLfnYw</a>


..And the full soundtrack on vinyl, playlist in upper left corner.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/TrmWoBneIww&amp;list=PL-dE3EzobLKeNlo4BKd4hxUxkEWJ0PLPH" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/TrmWoBneIww&amp;list=PL-dE3EzobLKeNlo4BKd4hxUxkEWJ0PLPH</a>


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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #44 on: April 25, 2019, 05:08:45 PM »
Superman almost made my list. It's definitely one of John Williams best works.