Freak Power Ticket (Eclectic)
A "wondrous boat ride" exploring rock 'n' roll & other music, the counter cultural, cinema, pop culture, oddities, etc. Buy a ticket, take the ride.
Mon Nov 19th 2012 11.00am–12.00pm
R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links help support the station.
Time zone: pacific
Alex Chilton “Jumpin' Jack Flash”
from Free Again: The "1970" Sessions MP3 Album (Omnivore Recordings. All rights reserved. Unauthorized reproduction is a violation of applicable laws. Manufactured by EMI Labe 2012) —A cover of the crucial Rolling Stones song that introduces Bobby DeNiro to the Scorsese cinematic universe in "Mean Streets."
Bernard Herrmann “Diary Of A Taxi Driver (Album Version)”
composed by Bernard Hermann
from Taxi Driver: Original Soundtrack Recording [Original Recording Remastered, Soundtrack] MP3 Other (Arista 1998) —See previous entry.
Evidence “Late For The Sky (feat. Slug & Aesop Rock)”
from Cats & Dogs CD Album (Rhymesayers Entertainment 2011) L —Radio edit. Samples Jackson Browne's song of the same name, which is featured during a frightening scene in TAXI DRIVER. The 1/2-Italian Evidence (Dilated Peoples) even enacts a cab ride in the track. Obviously a Scorsese fan.
The Clash “Red Angel Dragnet”
from Combat Rock CD Album (Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd. 1982) —Inspired by the NYC militia, the Guardian Angels, and their "prophet," the fictional TAXI DRIVER character Travis Bickle (whose dialogue is quoted in the track). The Clash eventually appear as extras in a street scene in Scorsese's KING OF COMEDY.
Liza Minelli “Theme from New York, New York”
from New York, New York (Original Motion Picture Score) MP3 Album (1977) —A song performed by one of Scorsese's ex-wives, Liza Minelli, the standout part of his unsuccessful period musical, NEW YORK, NEW YORK. Interesting that her father was a noted Italian filmmaker, as was the father of another ex-wife, Isabella Rossellini.
London Symphony Orchestra & Philip Gibson “Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo Sinfonico”
composed by Pietro Mascagni
from The Most Essential Classical Music in Movies MP3 Album (X5 Music Group) —Used as the main theme music in another one of Scorsese's triumphant collaborations with Robert DeNiro, RAGING BULL (1980).
Etta James “AT LAST”
from At Last! (Remastered) MP3 Comp (The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc. 1999) —An instrumental version of this 1961 song (performed by longtime Scorsese music partner Robbie Robertson of The Band) is played during the end credits of RAGING BULL.
Bob James “The King of Comedy”
composed by Bob James LP Album (Warner Bros. Records 1983) —Classic instrumental '80s film music composed by smooth jazz keyboardist Bob James, & produced by Robbie Robertson, for one of Martin Scorsese's most unfairly neglected films, with a brilliant & funny Robert DeNiro. Shades of BUCKAROO BANZAI's theme song.
Jerry Lewis “COME RAIN OR COME SHINE”
from Jerry Lewis Just Sings MP3 Album (Trunk Records 2011) —Lewis's nuanced performance as Jerry Langford was inspired by Johnny Carson. KOC is a black comedy worth finding! His song here was recorded 2 yrs before Ray Charles' version (used during the opening credits).
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