Sunday, January 28, 2007

When You Comin Back, Red Ryder?

oh, but soon, very soon, I will be back...

i wont let the deletion terrorists win...

Thursday, January 25, 2007


OK, I mean, even the Lost Horizon share has been deleted fer chrissakes!!!!

what is the world coming to when you cant even give away the soundtrack to Ross Hunter's remake of Lost Horizon?!??!?!!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Girl on a Motorcycle (1968) / music by Les Reed

some biker go-go music from the height of the biker film craze. marianne faithful in a full body leather outfit is an iconic image that i immortalized on my dorm wall in college (i didnt think yvonne craig as Batgirl on my wall would impress my dorm-mates and anyway i always hated the Batgirl mask).

Monday, January 22, 2007

Metempsycho (1963) / music by Armando Sciascia

This one is not easy to describe; its not movie music in the same sense as, say, John Barry, Jerry Goldsmith or what have you. There are no melodies really, no music(!) in a sense. What we have here for the most part are musical notes, trying to establish an atmosphere. It succeeds to a certain extent; the film is apparently a horror film and the music does disorient you (although its not scary in the slightest). Yup, one listen is guaranteed to get you scratching your heads as if to ask "Wha th'fuck is this...?"

I cant say that you will like this, you probably wont ever listen to it more than once, but here it is anyway...

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Deadfall (1968) / music by John Barry

I guess its a Michael Caine double feature kind of evening...

music by the great John Barry, at his if that wasnt enough, the title song is song by Shirley Bassey...

Alfie (1966) / music by Sonny Rollins

and now, a break from the recent rash of euro grooves; time for an old fashioned, honest - to - goodness jazz soundtrack for a change o'pace.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

She Knew No Other Way (1977?) / music by Mike Rozakis

still more eurotrash grooves, this time from the greeks (!).

and it aint half-bad, at that.

the main theme track is ABSOLUTELY FUCKING FANTASTIC.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Shake Sauvage: French Soundtracks 1968 - 1973

more eurotrash grooves, this time courtesy of the frenchmen (a change from the usual italians).

Monday, January 15, 2007

Paper Tiger (1975) / music by Roy Budd

A visitor to this blog points out that Roy Budd's Paper Tiger is available at RangeRaver's Departure Lounge

Lost Horizon (1973) / music by Burt Bacharach; lyrics by Hal David

Vinyl Rip.


Because someone had to post this...

With the right drugs, Bobby Van's big number "Question Me an Answer" just might make existential sense...

Now, why George Kennedy was denied a singing number in the film is a question I want answered...I mean, an answer I want questioned...I mean...oh, I dont know anymore, I think Ive lost my mind...

Saturday, January 13, 2007

The Best of Edgar Wallace / music by Peter Thomas, Martin Bottcher, and Nora Orlandi

I recently signed up for a subscription to a bona fide fanzine devoted to the German Edgar Wallace films. A fanzine fer chrissakes. A PRINTED fanzine, just like in the old days, before computers, before the Internet. It seems like printed fanzines have become an endangered species, if they are not already extinct. Even Psychotronic magazine recently closed up shop (that was a real blow for me).

So, in this day and age, when someone comes along, starting a printed(!) 'zine dedicated to the German Edgar Wallace films, you bet I am gonna give my $8 (for five issues).

I just received the first 'ish and its not a bad start; looking forward to future issues. Anyway, it put me in the mood for some music from these Edgar Wallace films so I dug this disc out.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Tomorrow Never Comes (1978) / music by Roy Budd

This was another submission, by yet another someone with the moniker "Anonymous".

Whoa boy - mucho thanks to Anonymous for this; I cant believe it - a Roy Budd score I have not yet heard (in its entirety). I am going to enjoy this...

So, I am left to looking for the complete scores to The Sea Wolves and Paper Tiger.

Hope springs eternal.

Copkiller (1983) / music by Ennio Morricone

This one was donated by Anonymous; it contains (only) 7 tracks. I'm not sure its complete but, hey, just a second ago, I didnt have these 7 tracks from this score, so I am a happy camper in any event.

Thank you Anonymous!!

I really do appreciate your sharing this score.

UPDATE: The first track contains tracks 1-4 from the 10 tracks album,
so by all accounts this is the complete score.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

La Violenza: Quinto Potere (1972) + Una Breve Stagione (1969) / music by Ennio Morricone

There's a lot of Morricone going 'round; interested parties should check out the Morricone-only blog called fittingly enough, Morricone Lover, for a start and, while you are at it, head over to You Dont Have to Visit This Blog, where you will find even more Morricone.

As much as I love 'im, I dont have much Morricone, which is to say, I pretty much have the scores that can already be found elsewhere. I dont have the really obscure, not easily obtainable titles.

I am hoping that one day someone will share the more hard-to-find titles like Bloodline (1979), Sahara (1983), Copkiller (1983), Hundra (1983), A Time to Die (1982), Windows (1980) and on and on and on...ultimately, I want to hear everything the man ever did.

In the meantime, here are two (2) Morricone titles I have not seen shared elsewhere (although, who knows, these scores could have been seen elsewhere and I could have missed them). Unlike the Autostop Rosso Sangue post below (which is missing track # 9: anyone? anyone?), these scores are complete.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

La Ragazza Dalla Pelle Di Luna (1970) / music by Piero Umiliani

Umiliani in an erotic mood (as if that cover art didnt tell you that already...)

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Peter Scores - The Erotic World of the Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra

I'm not sure if this is exactly a soundtrack - according to the Score Baby review of this disc, Peter Thomas (composer of scores for many a European B-movie) is quoted as saying of the disc "This compilation is a certain kind of chic, nutty, bizarre, spheric, sinful-horny music out of the erotic soundscape of the acoustic - phonetic - hotline - lounge - party - music universe."

I bet the liner notes would help out here but this disc is another that I received in a trade many years ago and the liner notes did not come in the trade.

Still, its Peter Thomas, after all, which is reason enough to give it a listen...

Monday, January 8, 2007

Autostop Rosso Sangue (1977) / music by Ennio Morricone

I was 12 years old when I fell in love with Corinne Clery, upon seeing Moonraker for the first time, and she didnt even take her clothes off in that film.

The video revolution was right around the corner and then...I laid eyes upon The Story of O and this sick puppy of a film, Autostop Rosso Sangue.

Corinne. Clery. Nekkid.

Oh man, she can still take me back to those youthful, innocent, lust-crazed days...I still swoon...still get that sudden rush of blood to my...

anyway, this Morricone score is one of my faves...but its probably because of Corinne. Clery. Nekkid.

NOTE - As someone has rightly pointed out, track #9 is missing !!! As this was a score I received in a trade years ago, I am helpless to fix this. Can someone help out and provide track #9 from this score?

Thanks so much.

Sunday, January 7, 2007

UPDATED The Marseille Contract (1974) / music by Roy Budd

By request - now at 320 kbs.

actually someone mentioned that the earlier post for The Marseille Contract was in fact the music for The Black Windmill. That could be, as I remember confusing myself with the files (I was uploading more than one Budd score at one time). Hey, I was just starting out, whattaya want...

Hand to god, this time it is in fact The Marseille Contract.

Brother on the Run (1973) / music by Johnny Pate

keepin on wit dat old school funk fer juss one mo' minute...

Saturday, January 6, 2007

Savage (1973) / music by Don Julian

This is one I received in a trade some time ago (remember when people actually swapped discs? how quaint...) so if you take a look at this one, dont be alarmed by the bizarre numbering of the tracks (track numbers start at 13) as this score happened to be on a disc with something else. Have no fear, this is the complete score.

and what an old school funk score it is...

The Biggest Bundle of Them All (1968) / music by Riz Ortolani

This is a Vinyl Rip.

with all due respect to Mr. Ortolani's fine score, who the hell focuses on the music when the LP cover reproduces that movie poster artwork...

Friday, January 5, 2007

The Italian Western of Luis Bacalov (including music from Django; Quien Sabe; and others)

This is for IndyB007, who requested the score for Quien Sabe. Unfortunately, I dont have the complete score, only the 5 tracks (approx 17 minutes) which appear on this collection of Bacalov western film music (one of the images accompanying this post is the cover of the cd).

The other images accompanying this post are the flicks which are also represented in this collection (each by a number of tracks per film on this collection).

If western music isnt yer thing, and you dig cool eurospy music (and who doesnt dig cool eurospy music?), head on over to IndyB007's site ( and your eyes and ears will pop; incredible pickins.


Some folks have asked if cover art is available for some of these postings.

Well, I had been hoping for a new scanner / printer / fax machine from the Mrs. for xmas but unfortunately I guess she didnt get my hints (thanks for those dress shirts hunney! luv yuuuuuuu!).

So I will be getting that scanner slash whatever sometime soon (when the xmas bills are paid off) at which time I will start including the cover art with the tunes.

Until then, we will have to make do with whatever related images I can crib from 'round the net.

Wont be long...

Thursday, January 4, 2007

The Swarm (1978) / music by Jerry Goldsmith

Its not the worst / funniest of the Irwin Allen disasters - that honor falls to Allen's next one, the killer volcano flick (starring Paul Newman during a rough patch in his career) When Time Ran Out (which by the way featured a score by Lalo Schifrin - I cant remember if that score was any good; anyone? anyone?).

The Swarm has its moments of course, courtesy of the really cheesy effects, hilarious dialogue or (over)acting by the cast .

I dig Michael Caine and will watch him in just about anything (OK except Jaws The Revenge).

Heck, I even liked (yes, actually liked) Beyond The Poseiden Adventure when it first came out (score by jerry Fielding: anyone? anyone?).

Jerry Goldsmith's great score belongs to an entirely different (i.e. more serious, all 'round better) flick. Maybe Jerry didnt have any idea of the quality of the film he was composing for; he is most definately not slacking here...

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

La Decima Vittima (1965) / music by Piero Piccioni

too sick today to write anything...

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Svezia, Inferno e Paradiso (1968) / music by Piero Umiliani

You might know this score solely on the basis of the song Mah Na' Mah Na' but rest assured the entire score is one of the primo examples of Italian film music.

Joe Bob says check it out.

Monday, January 1, 2007

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964) / music by Jerry Goldsmith et. al.

Being a huge James Bond fan as a kid, I was naturally compelled to watch every Bond imitator that came along, whether it was James Coburn's Derek Flint, Dean Martin's Matt Helm or even Sean Connery's real-life brother (!) in the film entitled OK Connery (sometimes alternatively known as Operation Kid Brother).

The actual quality of the Bond imitators varied, of course, but even the really bad Bond imitators had some really cool music to save it from being completely worthless.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is a great example of a Bond imitator - it is a damn good television series and it contains great music (by various composers including the great Jerry Goldsmith himself).

Heres a 2-disc introduction to the music from U.N.C.L.E.