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.
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:
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: