Saturday, 2 April 2011

Saturday Playlist #22: Lalo Schifrin

I realise it's nearly a month since the last Saturday Playlist, but since there have been no reported deaths caused by lack of Saturday Playlists in the last few weeks I'm assuming it's no biggie. Anyway it's back - BACK, I SAY! - and it's BETTER THAN EVER! Actually it's not, it's exactly the same as it used to be.

So this is Lalo Schifrin:
And let's face it, if you had the theme tune to Bullitt on an eternal loop in your head you'd look that cool too. Unfortunately you're constantly singing the song from the adverts.

This playlist contains all the obvious stuff you already know from Schifrin's work in film and telly like Mission: Impossible, Bullitt and his LITERALLY FACE-CRACKING Enter The Dragon theme, but I've also squeezed in a couple of extra cheeky tracks from the Dirty Harry score (not least because one of them's called Harry's Hot Dog), some other lesser-known stuff and his unbelievable jazz cover of John Barry's theme for the 1976 King Kong remake.

It's all very '70s, it's got six times the recommended daily allowance of wah-wah and it's the perfect soundtrack for that cocktail party you're throwing tonight. If you're not throwing a cocktail party tonight, WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU?


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  1. Great playlist. A coktail party is a bit OTT.

    Perhaps there is another occasion you have in mind. April 2 is known for:

    1982 Argentina seizes Malvinas, also known as the Falkland Islands...err..perhaps not

    1978 Velcro was 1st put on the market (A rip off if you ask me)

    1935 Sir Watson-Watt patents RADAR (Who invented the GAYDAR?)

    1921 Albert Einstein lectures in New York City on his new theory of relativity

    There was a young lady called Bright
    Who traveled much faster than light
    She started one day
    In the relative way
    And arrived the previous day.

  2. I need a brain scan because the limerick don't scan. Last word is night not day.

    This limerick works better.

    There was a young man from Kent
    Whose tool was incredibly bent.
    To save himself trouble
    He put it in double
    And instead of coming he went.

  3. Never heard that King Kong theme cover before. Just when you think it can't get comes the jazz flute! Fantastic!