Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Bloody Pit #21 - Movie Music Show!


Here's a short in-between episode to whet your appetite for what the rest of 2015 holds in store. I've pulled together a few pieces of interesting film music for your listening pleasure in hopes of making the current colds days seem a little less frigid. Enjoy!

1.  Danger: Diabolik Part 1 - Ennio Morricone
2.  Babylon, I'm Coming - Piero Piccioni
3.  Hercules Theme - Enzo Masetti
4.  The Saint - Cyril Stapleton
5.  Space: 1999 -  Geoff Love & his Orchestra
6.  2968 - Carlo Savina
7.  5 Dolls For an August Moon - Piero Umiliani
8.  Nell'Assolata Alhambra - Bruno Nicolai
9.  UpperSeven - Bruno Nicolai
10. Frankenstein 80 - Daniele Patucci
11. 'Salem's Lot- Henry Sukman
12. Magic And Ecstasy  - Ennio Morricone
13. A Man Called Dagger - Steve Allen
14. Supercolpu Shake - Nico Fedenco
15. Escape From New York - John Carpenter
16. Truck Turner - Isaac Hayes
17. The Criminal Gang - Franco Micalizzi
18. Take a Midnight Ride - Phil Chilton and Pete Smith
19  Il Perfetto di Ferro - Ennio Morriconne
20. Special Agent LK - Bruno Nicolai  




11 comments:

Nick Rentz said...

Frankenstein '80 is a pretty poor film. I'd like to hear your thoughts it.

Rod Barnett said...

Ah, but the score is awesome! Haven't seen it years but thought it was awful when I watched it. I've been getting the urge to see it again....

Nick Rentz said...

This one tried to be an erotic Frankenstein movie and didn't work. Lady Frankenstein is the only erotic one I enjoy. I would rank this in the bottom 5 worst Frankenstein movies I've seen. What are the worst Frankenstein movies off the top of your head?

Blaise Bienvenue said...

I really enjoyed this mix, am a huge fan of Morriconne, Micalizzi, Nicolai, Hayes, think John Carpenter's theme for ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK is a brilliant work that will never get too much play, but, dude, I have got to tell you: that dancing-with-Captain-Steubing-in-the-ballroom-of-the-Loveboat elevator music disco version of the Space 1999 theme, whose original arrangement by Barry Gray is one of my all-time favorite pieces of music, is not only from hunger; it's out-and-out sacrilege. The weighty intensity of the original, which featured electric guitars as well as a full orchestra, is completely undermined by pedestrian instrumentation. It urinates on my childhood. Seriously did love the rest of the episode, though...

Rod Barnett said...

Off the top of my head the worst Frankenstein movies I've seen are
1. I, FRANKENSTEIN
2. Al Adamson's DRACULA VS FRANKENSTEIN
3. BLACKENSTEIN -what a terrible score!

Rod Barnett said...

Blaise- Sorry! I know that version of the Space:1999 theme is - nontraditional, let's say - and not as great as the original but I still get a kick out it. In fact, I love hearing cover versions of TV theme songs of all types. And count me as one of the sad ones that miss them! There are now almost no new TV theme songs. Only on cable or NetFlix do shows have theme music anymore and it pisses me off.

Mark said...

Excellent selection of music. I have no idea whether Frankenstein 80 is a good film or not but its soundtrack should be arrested for murder because it's a fricking killer! Glad to see the underrated Franco Micalizzi represented, his Syndicate Sadists theme is a real favourite of mine. Think I'm going to have to pick up the Escape From New York OST too, great to hear that again.

I now offer you the unique opportunity of putting me out of my misery; what the hell is the piece of music that appears directly before the controversial Space 1999 theme? I must know!

Rod Barnett said...

The tune right before the Spce: 1999 cover is the Theme from the TV show The Saint by Cyril Stapleton. Is that what you were wondering?

Blaise Bienvenue said...

Could be wrong, but I feel like there is some other snippet in between those two, The Saint and Space 1999, which I sort of recognized but could not place that is driving me nuts, as well. Unless it is some sort of intro to that version of the Space theme.

Mark said...

After hours of head-scratching and YouTube trawling I can finally tell you that the mystery tune is the theme to The Tomorrow People, which I haven't heard since about 1978. So thanks for the memories Rod, whether it was intentional or not!

Rod Barnett said...

Whoa! I slipped The Tomorrow PEople into the mix and didn't remember to note it? Crap! Sorry for the mistake. I'm usually more diligent as I know what its like to have a tune bugging you for days.