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Fur Den Untergang

Posted in 80's, Brian Eno, electronic music, guest blogger, mini mix, new wave, soundtrack, theme tune on July 7, 2008 by planetmondo

Roman Empress and I have been putting our collective noggins together for a ‘prog blogging’ project. RE has thumbnailed nine key scenes for an imaginary film ‘Fur Den Untergang’ capturing the cultural claustrophobia, ‘Stasiland’ suspicous minds and shifty whispers of early eighties East Germany – while I’ve compiled a nine song soundtrack which hopefully matches the mood of each scene and the Totalitarianism and tower block greyscapes of the time..

You can read the script here, and download the soundtrack below…
(or stream it over at RE HQ)

‘Fur Den Untergang’ – O.S.T.

‘R.A.F’ – Brian Eno (& Snatch)
‘Big Dome Pt. 1’ – Phil Manzanera
‘48 Hour Drive’ – Baltic Fleet.
‘Warm Leatherette’ – Grace Jones.
‘`84 Pontiac Dream’ – Boards of Canada
‘Back To Nature’ – Fad Gadget.
‘Tom Baker’ – The Human League
‘Memories Can’t Wait’ – Talking Heads.
‘Small Hours’ – John Martyn.

But there’s a couple of extras and outtakes too.

Gina X – ‘No G.D.M.’
I had planned to use this for ‘scene 4-the party scene’, but ‘G.D.M’ seemed cult rather than club, and didn’t have the new wave cocktail cool of Grace Jones

Brian Eno ‘Mist/Rythm’
This had been ‘final scene’ for 90% of the time, but seemed soothing rather than sombre, whereas John Martyn’s ghostly notes seemed pitch perfect for the lonely closing coda.


Funky Friday – Kung Funk Kapow

Posted in Funky Friday, kung fu, theme tune on February 8, 2008 by planetmondo

If you were around (read – growing up) in the seventies, you’ll remember the high flying, knuckle busting Kung Fu,Karate and Martial Arts explosion in the aftermath of Bruce Lee and ‘Enter The Dragon’. Board breaking, neck chopping imagery was everywhere – from the Karate girls in ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’, the ‘Kung Fu’ TV series, Marvel comics characters like ‘Iron Fist’, and ‘Karate Kid’ in Whizzer and Chips to Kung Fu Crisps and pyjamas styled like ‘Shang Chi Master of Kung Fu.’. So as it’s the start of the Chinese New Year why not tuck in to some treats from this funky buffet, straight from the chop socky seventies.

If you’re still hungry for more head over to Fu Fu Stu, where red hot Soul sizzlers and mixes are always on the menu.

‘Enter The Dragon’ Trailer

Fleamarket Funk has a super duper Dennis Coffey rework of the ‘Enter The Dragon’ theme for download

And Lalo Schifrin’s original score is a widescreen winner.
Enter The Dragon.mp3

Finally an early proto Acid Jazz track from 1974 that snapshots the Bruce Lee/Jim Lee period as perfectly as a Polaroid.

100% Pure Poison – Windy C.mp3