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 Jun 24th 2013 11.00am–12.00pm
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Time zone: pacific
The Victim's Ball “Funeral Music for Queen Mary”
composed by Roberto Massaglia
from Tales from the Gibbet MP3 Album (Elysium Sound / CD Baby 2012) —Music bed. Henry Purcell's music was adapted by electronic music pioneer Wendy Carlos for Stanley Kubrick's dystopian sci-fi classic A CLOCKWORK ORANGE. We salute the film as part of a series honoring the LACMA's Stanley Kubrick exhibit, closing Sunday.
David Bowie feat. Walter Carlos “Intro: (Ninth Symphony, Fourth Movement-Abridged)”
from Ziggy Stardust: Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture [30th Anniversary] MP3 Album (Virgin www.alligator.com 2003) —During his live shows, David Bowie used to play selections from Wendy Carlos' score for A CLOCKWORK ORANGE.
Dr. Phibes and The Ten Plagues of Egypt “Moonlight Sonata (Ludwig van Beethoven)”
from Music of the Gods, volume 2 MP3 Album (You Are Not Stealing Records 2010) —http://freemusicarchive.org - Music bed for voiceover introduction and commentary. From the Free Music Archive, Creative Commons/royalty free release.
Wendy Carlos “Ninth Symphony: Second Movement (Scherzo)”
from Clockwork Orange - Complete Original Score MP3 Album (East Side Digital 1998) —The transgendered electronic music pioneer Wendy Carlos adapted a number of classical works for Stanley Kubrick's 1971 dystopian classic A CLOCKWORK ORANGE.
Bong Da City “AMYNA”
from Purple N' Blue Vol. 1 MP3 Album (Bong Da City 2011) —This Greek hip-hop crew samples Wendy Carlos' CLOCKWORK ORANGE Title Music (an adaptation of Henry Purcell's "Funeral Music for Queen Mary"). Download it for free from http://bongdafloga.blogspot.com/2011/01/purple-n-blue-vol1.html
Walter Carlos “Air on a G String”
composed by J.S. Bach
from Switched-On Bach MP3 Album (Columbia Records 1968) —"Trans-Electronic Music Productions, Inc. Presents." Walter Carlos famously began sex-reassignment treatment in 1968 and had surgery in 1972, becoming known as Wendy from that point. "Trans-Electronic" is likely a pun. Music bed for voiceover.
Walter Murphy “A Fifth of Beethoven (Beethoven's Fifth Symphony)”
from A Fifth of Beethoven MP3 Single (Valentino Production Music / BFM DIGITAL 1976) —This funk-disco hit version of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony exemplifies the Classical Music Revival of the late-60s & 1970s. Music bed for voiceover.
Ramones “Durango 95”
from Too Tough to Die MP3 Album (Rhino/Warner Bros. 2005) —The title of this instrumental track from the Ramones' 1984 album references the sports car driven by A CLOCKWORK ORANGE's anti-hero Alex DeLarge & his droogs on their late-night raids. The cover of this album also alludes to the film.
Heaven 17 “Temptation (Edit)”
from Now That's a Download: Eighties MP3 Comp (Mixed Repertoire 2007) —Heaven 17 was a fictitious band name in Anthony Burgess' 1962 novella which reappears in a record-store scene in Kubrick's 1971 adaptation. Danny Boyle plays this song during his "Korova Milk Bar" tribute scene in TRAINSPOTTING (1996). Partial music bed.
Die Toten Hosen “Mehr Davon”
from Reich & Sexy MP3 Comp (T.O.T. Musik GmbH 2007) —This is one of the 3 singles from "Ein Kleines Bißchen Horrorschau" the ACO concept album by Germany's best punk band. Half of the songs on that album were featured in a stage version of ACO, which also included music by Germany's great Ludwig Van.
Cliff "Ukulele Ike" Edwards “Singin’ In The Rain”
from Singin' In the Rain - the Best Of CD Comp (Stardust 2008) —Music bed for voiceover. Ukelele Ike was the 1st to score a hit with this song, as featured in the film HOLLYWOOD REVIEW OF 1929. The Gene Kelly version is heard during the end credits of ACO.
Mylo “Valley of the Dolls”
from Destroy Rock & Roll MP3 Album (RCA Records 2005) —This song remixes The Sandpipers' theme song to the Roger Ebert-penned Russ Meyer cult sexploitation film BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, which is being screened in LA on Thurs. at a star-studded tribute to the late-great film critic/writer.
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