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Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Swoop299, Jun 9, 2001.
the best soundtracks EVER come from any of the Rocky Movies
Especially Rocky IV
Eye Of The Tiger rocks! Love that song...
As to best soundtrack... Im gonna cheat and say the soundtrack to 'The Doors' movie either that or the soundtrack to 'The Wall' movie.
We've had this soundtrack discussion before, but we can revive it as there have been many new members since then.
One of my favorite relatively recent soundtracks was "The Crow", number one. I enjoyed "Mission Impossible II" also. "The General's Daughter" had some interesting music, as did "Cookie's Fortune."
But to me being from the "old school", soundtracks used to be all the music in the movie. Nowadays many movie soundtracks are an amalgam of unrelated songs and artists whose songs often do not even appear in the actual movie or are buried so deeply in the background as to be unrecognizable or run with the deepest after credits, that the theater is empty by the time the song is played.
That kind of soundtrack is kind of a cop out for me, but I recognize the idea that having such a soundtrack album is a good way to enhance earnings from the movie. Thus "Mission Impossible II" must have sold enough albums to justify the fact that sheet music is now available for that album.
"The General's Daughter" and "Cookie's Fortune" were both "real" sountracks and probably didn't sell as many albums. Other "real " soundtracks I remember as having been distictive were the tracks from "Magnificent Seven", "Exodus," "La Dolce Vita" and "Days of Wine and Roses."
I like the soundtrack from Maximum Overdrive, all AC/DC. There's another movie I really like the soundtrack from, but I can't remember it. Grr. I'll post it later if I think of it, but I'm sure someone else will first.
I'm not 100% sure but when I saw "Romeo must Die" I think Stanley Clarke did the music. There was some cool slapping stuff going on thru the movie.
I think he also did the music for "Boyz in the Hood".
I must say that if there is one thing that I hate more than Country music it's the soundtracks to the Rocky movies.
In one office where I worked, there was a "fitness centre" or gym in the basement and I was having physiotherapy and an exercise programme for back problems.
But there were a couple of guys who were there all the time and clearly thought of themselves as boxers - they would do competitive weight-lifting to see who could lift the most and would be standing around posing and whil ethey did this they always played the Rocky movies sound tracks, as loudly as possible.
It was just the most irritating thing I have ever experienced and every time I hear this music now I think of those guys posing - I mean they weren't even very fit or strong - they never did any aerobic exercise, like running, stepping or rowing which was what the place was meant for.
Jason, you've said it as nobody can. I totally agree with you. When i talk about soundtracks, i refer to the time when there was a real effort to do one. I'm a big fan of these recordings, but this genre is nowadays nothing but crap. Maybe one cool song here and there, but the work as a whole doesn't worth any bucks (well...pesos $$) i invest on it.