Saturday, January 05, 2008

Saturday Score Selection #5: Big Trouble in Little China

There's something to be said about a guy who directs and produces movies and also writes the scores...and that's "What a bad ass!". John Carpenter, while not always producing cinema gold, sure knows how to make a cult classic; and part of that recipe involves a pinch of Kurt Russel. The music to Big Trouble in Little China is perhaps some of Carpenter's most interesting work, as he blends his normal atmospheric minimalist electronic tones with Asian themes as well as a tough burly sound that'll will make you push over a row of motorcycles at your local "other side of the tracks" watering hole. Everyone has probably hear the main theme which was performed by The Coupe De Villes, but I'm leaving you with a track that has a little bit of all the elements in the score. Enjoy.

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The Fiji Mermaid said...

Great track!

The Boom Operator said...

Now that the download link is dead...
Check my link in my blog archives called "Saturday Score Selection Archives". You can find all of them streaming for your aural pleasure.