American Gladiators (1989)
Dan Milner & Bill Conti
Ever since NBC decided to resurrect the sleeping titan known as American Gladiators, I've been thinking about the old show a lot. This new show isn't half of what the original was, since all the new gladiators are pretty much muscle heavy sissies, and aren't real all around athletes like some of the old gang. Granted I'd more than likely die of a heart murmur and lung failure even if I just tried to play "Assault" (which has and always will be one of my favorite things ever) so those guys are in shape and all...but as with most things, it just ain't how it used to be. Which leaves me with the most radical of soundtracks by Dan Milner and Bill Conti. Bill Conti really is only credited for the theme (as pointed out to me by Mr. Milner, he only had 4 notes to his credit) but since Conti is such a musical gladiator in my mind, he should get a little credit. I've left you with the original theme as well as a medly I put together of some of my favorite Milner tracks from the soundtrack. Enjoy....or else it's to the gauntlet with you!
Download "American Gladiator Theme" by Dan Milner with thanks to Bill Conti
Download "American Gladiator Medly" by Dan Milner