Thursday, March 26, 2009

A Lesson, The OST: Part 1

What happened to music in films? There was a time when great movies and television shows were accompanied by a sweet, sweet OST that captured the mood, touch, feel and emotion of the film specific to each scene. Usually scored by a single musician or group. This is the first part of an exhibition on a few key players.

Case: To Live And Die In L.A. (1985)

To Live and Die in L.A. is an outstanding movie starring a bunch of nobody's and William DaFoe. It's a typical cop movie - undercover cops, breaking rules, counterfeit money, car chases. It stands out from the rest because it's got a really SICK soundtrack written by Wang Chung. Everyone probably knows Wang Chung because of "everybody have fun tonight", but it seems that not many know about the film work - most notably in TLADILA.

God Damnitt this movie is awesome, here is the opening title.

One thing that is amazing about Wang Chung in this OST is that they manage to basically recycle the same song over and over again throughout the movie. This is a different song, same drums/bass/beat, closing credits:

Holy SHIT I love this movie.

To top it off, it wouldn't be a fucking excellent OST without a title track for the opening scene. Enjoy this view:

Go watch the movie, dummy. It is very sick. For now, watch this trailer, also a wang chung original.

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