Monday, April 28, 2008

The Craft Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

The only reason I purchased this CD way back was because of the inclusion of a Matthew Sweet track, a man of which I'm a big fan of (particularly of his best known album "Girlfriend" from 1991), but over the years have grown to enjoy a few of the other songs on it, especially the Spacehog, Jewel and Heather Nova tunes...

Track Listing:

1. Tomorrow Never Knows- Our Lady Peace
2. I Have the Touch- Heather Nova
3. All This and Nothing- Sponge
4. Dangerous Type- Letters to Cleo
5. How Soon Is Now?- Love Spit Love
6. Dark Secret- Matthew Sweet
7. Witches Song- Julianna Hatfield
8. Jump Into the Fire- Tripping Daisy
9. Under the Water- Jewel
10. Warning- All Too Much
11. Spastica- Elastica
12. The Horror- Spacehog
13. Bells, Books and Candles- Graeme Revell

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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Flash!!!!!! Ah......AAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!

Finally, at long last....

I've been wanting to share this album for quite, here it is: one of my Top Five favorite films of all time: Flash Gordon (1980).

From Wikipedia:

Flash Gordon is a 1980 album by English rock band Queen. It is the soundtrack album to the science fiction movie Flash Gordon.

All but two of the tracks on the album ("Flash's Theme" and "The Hero") are instrumentals. The album makes extensive use of synthesizers, which Queen had employed for the first time on their previous album, 'The Game'.

"Flash's Theme" was the only single to be released from the album, under the title "Flash". It reached number 10 in the UK charts and number 42 in the US. The track is notable for its pounding, repetitive bassline and the camp humour of the snippets of dialogue from the movie that it contains. The last track, "The Hero", while an individual song, reprises the main motif from "Flash's Theme".


There are two versions of the song. The album version ("Flash's Theme") is in fact the start to the movie, with all the dialog from the first scene. The single version ("Flash") however features parts of the dialog taken from various parts of the movie. This version was also included on the "Greatest Hits" compilation from 1981.

The single reached number one in Austria.

Track Listing:

  1. "Flash's Theme" (May) * – 3:22
  2. "In the Space Capsule (The Love Theme)" (Taylor) – 2:21
  3. "Ming's Theme (In the Court of Ming the Merciless)" (Mercury) – 2:53
  4. "The Ring (Hypnotic Seduction of Dale)" (Mercury) – 1:15
  5. "Football Fight" (Mercury) – 1:29
  6. "In the Death Cell (Love Theme Reprise)" (Taylor) – 2:26
  7. "Execution of Flash" (Deacon) – 0:43
  8. "The Kiss (Aura Resurrects Flash)" (Mercury) – 2:11
  9. "Arboria (Planet of the Tree Men)[1]" (Deacon) – 1:41
  10. "Escape from the Swamp" (Taylor) – 1:37
  11. "Flash to the Rescue" (May) – 2:47
  12. "Vultan's Theme (Attack of the Hawk Men)" (Mercury) – 1:15
  13. "Battle Theme" (May) – 2:20
  14. "The Wedding March" (Wagner arr.May) – 0:56
  15. "Marriage of Dale and Ming (and Flash Approaching)" (May/Taylor) – 2:04
  16. "Crash Dive on Mingo City" (May) – 0:46
  17. "Flash's Theme Reprise (Victory Celebrations)" (May) – 1:39
  18. "The Hero" (May) – 3:31
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Monday, April 14, 2008

Cheap Trick- Up The Creek single (1984)

Whether you consider them early "prog rock" or just plain power pop, everybody loves Cheap Trick. I'm a huge fan (and have been for years)....y'know how some folks feel about Rush and/or Neil Young? Those obsessive fanatics that stand by those artists and own everything ever released?

I'm that way about Cheap Trick...

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Sunday, April 6, 2008

Near Dark soundtrack ( Varèse Sarabande, 1988)

Quite possibly one of my favorite films in the vampire sub-genre, simply because it completely bucks all the conventions of it...

Track Listing
1. Calebs Blues
2. Pick Up at High Noon
3. Rain In the Third House
4. Bus Station (includes Mae's Theme)
5. Good Times
6. She's My Sister (Resurrection I)
7. Mae Come Back
8. Father & Son (Resurrection II)
9. Severin Dies
10. Fight at Dawn
11. Mae's Transfusion
extra tracks
12. Naughty, Naughty- John Parr
13. Fever- The Cramps
14. The Cowboy Rides Away- George Strait

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