Posts Tagged ‘samples’

Watch the skies

Monday, December 1st, 2014

The discovered samples series continues, bringing me back to blog for the first time in SIX MONTHS. Poor show I know, but I have an inkling most of you have made do.

Here’s the best clip I could find from the film in question, giving you a taster of THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD’s riveting denouement before cutting rather abruptly into the scene we’re worried about.

And here, Transglobal Underground’s seminal ‘ethno-techno’ anthem Temple Head.

The birds fly a lot better than we do.

Friday, April 11th, 2014

I’m a sucker for a black-and-white movie in the afternoon, and THE FIRST OF THE FEW, being as it is out of copyright and available to download in its entirety, is just the ticket:

I’m also a HUGE fan of Public Service Broadcasting. I’d never seen the trailer for ‘Spitire’, but it’s basically just footage from the film cut to its insane machine-gun rhythm. So instead here’s PSB performing it in the corporeal flesh:

It’s been a while since I posted one of these, but for anybody who’d like to check out previous entries:
I am Han Do Jin, Hang Wong’s son.
I want them alive if possible. If not, wasted!
So tell me… just what is it that you want to do?

I am Han Do Jin, Hang Wong’s son.

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

First it was some Wild Angels. Then came The Warriors. Now it’s the turn of the small waterboy:

Here’s the song. I still have the album it’s taken from downstairs somewhere, hidden in a pile of sulking vinyl. Maybe one day I’ll dig it out and rip it. Until then…

[Update 11/04/2014] Old clip was taken down, but here’s it is anew…

…and here’s the ’70 minutes of madness’ that immortalised it. Well worth a listen.

I want them alive if possible. If not, wasted!

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

All of a sudden it’s looking like this might have been the first in a series. Because here’s another of  those moments when I’ve been watching a movie and I’ve suddenly stumbled on a line or two I recognise from one of my favourite songs.

[Update 11/04/2014] Original clip was taken down, but here’s the whole damn film, set to kick in at the relevant scene:

I only saw The Warriors for the first time a couple of years ago, not long after I first heard Stanton Warriors’ Stanton Sessions Vol 2.  Both hold a pretty special place in their respective forms.  The former is a seventies cinematic beat-em-up that makes Gangs of New York look like a teddy bears’ picnic, the latter a rich, imposing soundscape of bustling beats and towering vocals, built on a foundation of deep, heart-stopping bass.

This isn’t my favourite version of Track 10, Who Are The Warriors, but it’s still well worth a listen:

Oh, and for anybody wondering what a Stanton Warrior is, the answer comes care of friend and colleague @henryryder:

Just what is it that you want to do?

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Posting this because, if you’re anything like me, and you’re discovering this for the first time, it will make the hairs on your neck stand up.

If not, take yourself back nineteen years, and listen to this: