Exploding Head Movies Episode November 7, 2011

XHM #89 - "Smooth criminal activities" (2011 November 07)

7:30am - 9:02am

Crime television is our scheme, as vintage police and private dicks roam about. Henry Mancini's work for Peter Gunn and Nelson Riddle's The Untouchables provide the bulk of the show. I have to do dip my toes into the televisual well more often, but those soundtracks tend to be fewer. Still, I'm building a repository, so expect more shows to jump around like this shortly.

There are eight millions stories in the naked city. Here are a couple dozen of them, all at once.

1. Jerry Goldsmith: Police Story (Television's Greatest Hits: Volume 5, 1973) TVT
2. Bobby Ferris regarding the cinema of his (made-up) youth.
2a. Joshua Rifkin: Solace [A Mexican serenade] (Scott Joplin Piano Rags, 1970) Rhino
2b. The Seven 'Hot' Air Men: Gotta Feelin' for You (The Pig's Big 78's: A Beginner's Guide, 1929) Trikont
3. They Might Be Giants: Letterbox (Flood, 1990) Elektra
4. Florence + the Machine: Lover to Lover (Ceremonials, 2011) Island
5. Feist: A Commotion (Metals, 2011) Arts & Crafts/Cherrytree/Polydor
6. Mazzy Star: Lay Myself Down (Common Burn 7", 2011) Rhymes of an Hour
7. Capitol 6: I Sure Can Pretend (Captain Rehab EP, 2011) Light Organ
8. Wild Flag: Romance (Wild Flag, 2011) Merge
9. Blam!: Eat My Heart Whole (2011) self-released
10. Kuhrye-oo: Soul Handsome (2011) self-released
11. They Might Be Giants: Minimum Wage (Flood, 1990) Elektra
12. They Might Be Giants: Judy is Your Viet Nam (Join Us, 2011) Idlewild/Rounder
13. They Might Be Giants: Birdhouse in Your Soul (Flood, 1990) Elektra
14. John Gregory & His Orchestra: Main Theme from The Streets of San Francisco (This is Cult Fiction, 1972) Virgin
15. Elmer Bernstein: Johnny Staccato (Television's Greatest Hits: Volume 4, 1959) TVT
16. Gil Mell?: Kolchak the Night Stalker (Television's Greatest Hits: Volume 5, 1974) TVT
17. Al Hirt: Green Hornet Theme (Kill Bill: Volume 1, 1964) Warner Bros
18. Henry Mancini: Main Theme from A Touch of Evil (This is Cult Fiction, 1958) Virgin
19. Henry Mancini: Session at Pete's Pad (The Music from Peter Gunn, 1958) Buddha
20. Henry Mancini: Peter Gunn (The Music from Peter Gunn, 1958) Buddha
21. Henry Mancini: Sorta Blue (The Music from Peter Gunn, 1958) Buddha
22. Henry Mancini: Dreamsville (The Music from Peter Gunn, 1958) Buddha
23. Henry Mancini: Fallout (The Music from Peter Gunn, 1958) Buddha
24. Henry Mancini: Brief and Breezy (The Music from Peter Gunn, 1958) Buddha
25. Nelson Riddle: The Loop (The Untouchables: Original Music from the TV Series, 1959) Capitol
26. Nelson Riddle: Speakeasy Blues (The Untouchables: Original Music from the TV Series, 1959) Capitol
27. Nelson Riddle: Reckless-Ness (The Untouchables: Original Music from the TV Series, 1959) Capitol
28. Nelson Riddle: Suspenseful-Ness (The Untouchables: Original Music from the TV Series, 1959) Capitol
29. Bobby Farris laughs it all off.

FIN

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