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Mon Jul 29th 2013 10.00am–12.00pm
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Barry DeVorzon “Theme From "The Warriors"”
from The Warriors: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack MP3 Album (A&M Records 1979) —Paying tribute to Santa Barbara film composer Barry DeVorzon and Walter Hill's 1979 cult-classic dystopian youth-rebellion film, THE WARRIORS.
Martha Reeves And The Vandellas “Nowhere To Run”
from 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best of Martha Reeves & The Vandellas MP3 Comp (Motown Records 1999) —A loose adaptation of Xenophon's ancient Greek story, ANABASIS, THE WARRIORS features a "Greek Chorus" radio DJ (Lynn Thigpen) who sends coded messages (like this song) to NYC's "Armies of the Night" as they try to apprehend the framed Warriors contingent
Erik Johannessen “Gramercy Riffs”
from Inkblots MP3 Album (Gigafon 2012) —A reference to the black gang Gramercy Riffs from THE WARRIORS, on this recent jazz record. In the film, there's a very "blaxploitation"/Black Panther vibe coming from these martial artists from the Gramercy Park borough of Manhattan.
from Ugly Side of Love CD Album (Domino Recording Co. LTD www.dominorecordco.us 2009) —Inspired by Walter Hill's film THE WARRIORS, the song samples the clanking bottles of Luther (David Patrick Kelly) of The Rogues & lyrically references the story in many other ways, too.
Pop Will Eat Itself “Can You Dig It?”
from This Is the Day... MP3 Album (BMG Records (UK) Ltd 1989) —With a title from the refrain of Cyrus of the Gramercy Riffs (sampled too!) in the 1st scene of THE WARRIORS, this song is an anthem of liberatory pop culture, which it lists, from many media & genres.
Mr. Dibbs “Habitat 1st Segment”
from Primitive Tracks: Photosynthesis MP3 Album (Cease & Desist 2000) —Like the previous song, this track ALSO samples percussion from the Barry Devorzon & Perry Botkin, Jr. song "The Riot," featured in Stanley Kramer's little-known college-revolution film R.P.M. (1970).
Barry DeVorzon “Baseball Furies Chase”
from The Warriors: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack MP3 Album (A&M Records 1979) —Reissued 2005. In THE WARRIORS, The Baseball Furies are the most surreal of all the gangs, sporting Yankees pinstripes & war paint. Striking in silence, one might ask, "Is this Kabuki theater? Are these NYC street mimes?"
Mandrill “Echoes In My Mind”
from Fencewalk: The Anthology CD Album (Poly dor 1997) —A funk-fusion band fr/Brooklyn, their song here was featured on THE WARRIORS original soundtrack. One final Baseball Furies note: do they hint at the ways that pro sports help forge "tribal" identities in our own modern society?
Barry De Vorzon “The Fight”
from The Warriors: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack MP3 Album (A&M Records 1979)
4 Non Blondes “Bless The Beasts And Children”
from If I Were a Carpenter CD Comp (A&M 1994) —The Carpenters' version was theme song to Stanley Kramer's 1971 message movie, which in its own right was about a youth uprising, this time by reform-school boys seeking to liberate a herd of bison facing certain death at the hands of redneck hunters.
Carpenters “Bless The Beasts And Children”
from The Carpenters: Yesterday Once More - Greatest Hits 1969-1983 MP3 Comp (A&M Records 1998) —Music bed for voiceover commentary: theme song for Stanley Kramer's film of the same name.
ABK “IN THE CITY”
from Hatchet Warrior MP3 Album (Psychopathic Records 2003) —Excerpt. This Juggalo Insane Clown Posse acolyte in face paint (practically out of THE WARRIORS) covers the film's Walsh/DeVorzon closing theme. Of interest is ABK's Lumbee Native American heritage, a tribe from North Carolina.
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