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
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King Missile “Martin Scorsese” from HAPPY HOUR MP3 ALBUM (Rhino Atlantic 1992) —Radio edit. Happy 70th birthday Martin Scorsese!Buy it!
The Genies “Who's That Knocking” MP3 ALBUM (GAMC 2010) —Title track to director Martin Scorsese's debut feature film (1967).Buy it!
N/A “N/A” OTHER OTHER (n/a 2014) —Mean Streets theatrical trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAQZzfwQGHQ (uploaded 2006)Buy it!
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."Buy it!
N/A “N/A” OTHER OTHER (n/a 2014) —Italianamerican - Martin Scorsese 1/5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tzKAlLb4iM (video uploaded in 2008) - excerpt from opening of this 1974 documentary, in which Martin Scorsese interviews his parents about their life in New York and roots in Sicily.Buy it!
N/A “N/A” OTHER OTHER (n/a 2014) —Taxi Driver - Trailer - HQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLpMx8_TYOo (uploaded 2009) - Music by Bernard Herrmann, who composed the score for a kindred film from Alfred Hitchcock, PSYCHO.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
Kris Kristofferson “The Pilgrim: Chapter 33” from The Silver Tongued Devil and I MP3 OTHER (sony bmg music entertainment 1971) —A song mentioned by Cybil Shepherd's character Betsy to Travis Bickle (Robert DeNiro) in TAXI DRIVER.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
N/A “N/A” OTHER OTHER (n/a 2014) —Alan Moore plays Rorschach - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SNKRo0Zalk (uploaded '08) EXCERPT from Dez Vylenz's documentary THE MINDSCAPE OF ALAN MOORE, voiced by Alan Moore. Rorschach's diary directly references this original tale of urban vigilantism.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
N/A “N/A” OTHER OTHER (n/a 2014) —Raging Bull (HD Trailer) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHhzOM4gBIA (Uploaded 2011)Buy it!
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).Buy it!
N/A “N/A” OTHER OTHER (n/a 2014) —Raging Bull Final Scene: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLNft6cO0I4 (uploaded 2008). A sequence memorably honored at the close of PT Anderson's BOOGIE NIGHTS. Scorsese and company pay tribute here to Marlon Brando in Elia Kazan's ON THE WATERFRONT.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
N/A “N/A” OTHER OTHER (n/a 2014) —THE KING OF COMEDY - Trailer ( 1982 ) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wVhCCo02P4 (uploaded 2008). TAXI DRIVER re-imagined as a black comedy set in the world of late night television.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
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).Buy it!
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