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  • #16
    C'mon on people, it's spelt 'H-E-L-L'-S B-E-L-L-E-S'.

    sp X5

    Call yerselves rekkid nerdz...
    You freeking scientologists are all the same, quible, dribble and then demand ice creams. Ohhhhhhhhhhh.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by [b
      Quote[/b] (Rich Hero @ Sep. 01 2004,17:38)]C'mon on people, it's spelt 'H-E-L-L'-S B-E-L-L-E-S'.

      sp X5

      Call yerselves rekkid nerdz... Â


      very good Rich i wondered if anyone else would pick up on that!

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      • #18
        What about 'Pound'?
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        • #19
          Bare Knuckles too. Thats a huge one.
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          • #20
            Originally posted by [b
            Quote[/b] ]Hells bells, are you seriously suggesting that The Hanged Man is as good or - gulp - even better than Superfly?&#33;
            Just my opinion kidder. I think &#39;Superfly&#39; is hugely overrated as a piece of music. Sure, it fits extremely well with the film, but I can&#39;t listen to it all the way through, I skip too many tracks for it to be solid enough for me. &#39;Freddie&#39;s Dead&#39; is a stormer though, no question.

            &#39;Trouble Man&#39; is almost perfect to me. a) Because I get emotional about Marvin and b) Because I can listen to it start to finish. OK, you do have to be in the mood because that period of Marvin is pretty idiosyncratic.

            &#39;Hanged Man&#39; as a score or series of tracks from the series is a really strong LP. I think cos it&#39;s easier to get or has been known about for a while, we take for granted how good that LP is. I remember getting my copy by asking the good people at Yorkshire TV nicely and they sorted me out within a week. I was knocked out when I heard it. Still think it&#39;s great even now.

            I&#39;m curious about &#39;Battlecreek Brawl&#39; though, ever since I first heard from Serms years ago he&#39;s been ranting about that one.
            Jet Boy stole my baby.

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            • #21
              Battlecreek Brawl I want more because its a curiosity (japanese lalo). One great track from memory.
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              • #22
                I don&#39;t think Battlecreek Brawl is particularly amazing. Hardly ever listen to mine. . .Bullitt it ain&#39;t, but it does have some nice funky sounds on it. Try and get a CD-R before dropping &#036;&#036;. . .mine must have cost about £65 or something. As far as his other stuff goes. . . Sol Madrid only has one decent track on it, and &quot;Gone With The Wave&quot; is mid 60&#39;s pretty jazz that doesn&#39;t really appeal too much either. Can&#39;t really go wrong with Mission: Impossible or More Mission. . .LP&#39;s though. Murderers Row is OK, fun but again not something I come back too often.

                I was reading the uber-geeky record collector mag and it said there was a bootleg OST LP of Schifrin&#39;s score for &quot;Coogan&#39;s Bluff&quot;, which is a Don Siegel directed cop flick starring Clint Eastwood. THIS I would like to find. . . (anyone got it?)

                Personally I think that a lot of OST&#39;s are quite disappointing or &quot;one trackers&quot;. As far as my personal favourites go, I think Hawaii 5-0 is an excellent soundtrack. EVERYTHING on it is interesting, and even the quiet tracks have psychedelic elements which make for an intriguing listen. Across 100th Street, whilst not particularly rare, is also wicked. Superb vocal title tune and &quot;Harlem Clavinet&quot;, plus the instrumental of the title choon.

                Morricone is quite often a bit disappointing, and some of those mega-rare items aren&#39;t all that. &quot;Escalation&quot; (which seems to go for &#036;100+ consistently) has about 1 interesting psyche-y cut in &quot;Des Irae Psychedelico&quot; and the rest is fun, but typical stuff of that period. More readily available stuff like The Burglars, Citta Violenta, Sicilian Clan and Malamondo (which I think is a beautifully quirky LP) is just as good.

                Perhaps the most consistently funky things OST wise I can think of are The Hanged Man or some library stuff. . .the Peter Thomas Library LP Orion 3000 is totally solid. (Hopefully my new copy should be posted soon&#33. I got a copy of the Bruce Lee - Big Boss LP the other day, and noticed that there were some snippets from that in there (as well as cues from &quot;Stiletto&quot&#33;.

                As for &quot;The Caine Mutiny&quot;, in about 25 years anyone who is old enough to care about that artifact will have expired, I think - is it really going to withhold a &#036;10,000 value after all the boomers are 6ft under ? I guess with something that rare it&#39;s almost a museum piece, but there&#39;s so much popular music around. . .is it really going to sound relevant or fresh in 50 or so years ? With popular music&#39;s frequent recourse to breakbeat arhaeology to dig up new sounds, I guess it just might.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by [b
                  Quote[/b] (Benicio Del Toffo @ Sep. 01 2004,19:45)]Just my opinion kidder. I think &#39;Superfly&#39; is hugely overrated as a piece of music. Sure, it fits extremely well with the film, but I can&#39;t listen to it all the way through, I skip too many tracks for it to be solid enough for me. &#39;Freddie&#39;s Dead&#39; is a stormer though, no question.
                  Phew&#33; Glad someone else is gonna get the big stick beatdown for saying this instead of me, he heh&#33;

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                  • #24
                    my fave ost

                    elephant called slowly

                    gettin straight is pretty good too

                    got a hanged man contour LP here for £50 if anyone needs one
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by [b
                      Quote[/b] (Nick Cope @ Sep. 01 2004,22:12)]
                      Originally posted by [b
                      Quote[/b] (Benicio Del Toffo @ Sep. 01 2004,19:45)]Just my opinion kidder. I think &#39;Superfly&#39; is hugely overrated as a piece of music. Sure, it fits extremely well with the film, but I can&#39;t listen to it all the way through, I skip too many tracks for it to be solid enough for me. &#39;Freddie&#39;s Dead&#39; is a stormer though, no question.
                      Phew&#33; Glad someone else is gonna get the big stick beatdown for saying this instead of me, he heh&#33;

                      Each to their own, I guess. However, it&#39;s one thing to say it&#39;s not your bag, but another to lay claims on Hanged Man being better, which, so far as I can see, only had a rep because of its (relative) scarcity a while ago. I was hugely disappointed when I got it, the usual library-sounds-but-no-decent-songs that most of these LPs sadly are. There&#39;s not one song fit to lick the boots of Freddie&#39;s Dead, Pusherman or Give Me Your Love, if you ask me. Which admittedly you aren&#39;t
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                      • #26
                        I myself was referring just to the Superfly bit as a joke reference to the time I almost got beheaded for saying what Benico said... Hanged Man is nice, but has the soulless library sound - ok in the right setting just as Superfly works in the right environment. Hell&#39;s Belles however is the shit&#33;
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                        • #27
                          if you dont like Superfly, you dont belong here. Period.

                          one of the greatest albumbs ever made, not just one of the greatest soundtracks.

                          Get a grip man.

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                          • #28
                            I missed my opportunity to bid on the Shogun Assassin ost over a week ago, I was kicking myself for not catching it in time.

                            i&#39;m tempted to buy this tee:





                            what about some of these other Japanese soundtrack releases? I&#39;ve come across quite a few older Jackie Chan ost&#39;s, all from his early drunk monkey kungfu days but can never be bothered to buy them cuz i&#39;m not sure if they&#39;re shit or not.

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                            • #29
                              Shogun Assasin isn&#39;t bad at all. . .the title theme is really catchy &#33; I quite like that early 80&#39;s John Carpenter/Alan Howarth stripped down electro vibe. . . I was going to buy some of those Jackie LP&#39;s before but skipped on them: I&#39;m sure they&#39;re probably terrible. Jackie must get to sing on most of them, too. . . I did manage to get hold of some of the original Tam Bruce Lee LP&#39;s though. . . they&#39;re quite good fun. Lots of &quot;Hey you bastard&#33; You killed my master&#33;&#33;&#33;&quot; going on. And plenty of &quot;hiyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa&qu
                              ot; as well.

                              Another good LP to be on the look-out for (which someone mentioned previously) is one of the Lupin anime LP&#39;s - really upbeat crime-jazz type stuff, very groovy indeed. Surely some other Japanese 1970&#39;s tv/movie/anime OST&#39;s must have been pretty funky too. .. wish I knew more. Quite a few Japanese 70&#39;s/late 60&#39;s films in my collection have decent scores (Female Convict Scorpion, Sonny Chiba - Streetfighter series, Stray Cat Rock, Sex Hunter, all those Nikkatsu &quot;yoof&quot; thrillers with a token club scene in. . and Koji Wakamatsu&#39;s &quot;Ecstasy of the Angels&quot;, which has a wicked jazz soundtrack). The only other Japanese OST&#39;s I have are Enter the Dragon (2LP), a few Godzilla LP&#39;s, a 2nd issue of Profondo Rosso, a 1980 Bullitt reissue, 1980s Citta Violenta and Theoreme reissue and 2 original copies of Fist of Fury. I do have an LP with soundtracks from &quot;Gincho Watadori&quot; (?) and &quot;Female Convict Scorpion&quot; on &#39;em, but most of the consist of dialogue, though there&#39;s the odd fuzz guitar cue. Ahh, I lie. I also have an original Japanese copy of the &quot;Starfleet&quot; (&quot;Bomber X&quot LP, which is cheesy, hard riffin&#39; 80&#39;s rock. Cheese, but cheese that works.

                              If you look on www.moviegrooves.com, you can by a CD comp of the original Lone Wolf n&#39; Cub OST&#39;s - couple of the later cuts on those are really funky too. Gotta hand it to the Japanese though, the presentation and extras in their releases - inserts, obis, booklets etc - are fantastic.

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                              • #30
                                Incicdentally, where did you see that tee ? Might grab one myself. Sure the wife will love it. . .

                                Managed to find some other designs here actually :

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