Exploding Head Movies Episode June 11, 2012

XHM #119 - "I can smell the literature from a distant sun" (2012 June 11)

7:30am - 9:02am

In honour of the late author Ray Bradbury (1920-2012), this week's profile is on the score from the 1966 film adaptation of Fahrenheit 451. Also, some Venusian songs in honour of that planet's recent transit across the sun. The transit of Venus theme probably would've worked better last week in advance of that lifetime event but since John Philip Sousa recorded his march a year after the fact, well I can be late too.

For a brief moment, I thought I had very little Ray Bradbury material at my disposal; 451 degrees later, I remembered Bernard Herrmann, who was profiled back in episode 76 of XHM (check 2011 August). Add in some Youtubery for additional things (like his old HBO show, which I vaguely recall though I didn't have cable out in the country) and this weird show crystallized.

1. John Massari: Theme from Ray Bradbury Theatre (Ray Bradbury Theatre, 1985) HBO
2. Dick Jacobs: It Came from Outer Space (Brain in a Box, 1953) Rhino
3. Alan Hawkshaw: Destination Venus (The Road Forward, 1977) KPM
4. John Baker: Venus Spacelab (Essential Science Fiction Sound Effects: Volume 2, 2012) AudioGo/Discovery
5. The Juan Maclean: By the Time I Get to Venus (DFA Compilation #1, 2003) DFA
6. Air: Venus (Talkie Walkie, 2004) Astralwerks
7. Staff Band of the Westgroup Russian Forces in Germany: John Philip Sousa's Transit of Venus March (March Music: Sound A Flourish, 2010) Tonstudio Amos
8. Perrey & Kingsley: Girl from Venus (The In Sound from Way Out!, 1966) Vanguard
9. Man or Astro-Man? Transmissions from Venus (Project Infinity, 1995) Estrus
10. NASA: Venus's Magnetic Field
11. Orquestre Veve: Venus (Cazumbi - African Sixties Garage: Volume 1, 2008) Nosmokerecords
12. The Langley Schools Music Project: Venus and Mars/Rock Show (Innocence & Despair, 1977) Bar/None
13. Popol Vuh: Venus Principle (Nosferatu OST, 1978) Egg
14. Rachel Bloom: Fuck Me, Ray Bradbury (2010) Funny or Die
15. Phantom Buffalo: Ray Bradbury's Bones (Cement Postcard with Owl Colours, 2010) self-released
16. Pacific! Venus Rising (Narcissus, 2010) Vulture
17. Deadmau5: The Veldt [w.Chris James] (The Veldt EP, 2012) mau5trap/Ultra/Virgin
18. Warner Brothers Orchestra: The Beast from 20 000 Fathoms (Brain in a Box, 1953) Rhino
19. Bernard Herrmann: The Decision (Fahrenheit 451 OST, 1995) Tsunami
20. Bernard Herrmann: Montag (Fahrenheit 451 OST, 1995) Tsunami
21. Bernard Herrmann: Valse Lente (Fahrenheit 451 OST, 1995) Tsunami
22. Bernard Herrmann: The Books (Fahrenheit 451 OST, 1995) Tsunami
23. Bernard Herrmann & The (British) National Philharmonic Orchestra: Fahrenheit 451 Suite "Prelude/The Fire Engine/The Bedroom/Flowers of Fire/The Road and Finale" (The Fantasy Film World of Bernard Herrmann, 1974) Decca
24. Esa-Pekka Salonen & the LA Philharmonic Orchestra: Fahrenheit 451 Suite for Strings, Harps, and Percussion "The Reading" (Bernard Herrmann Film Scores, 2009) Sony Classical
25. Esa-Pekka Salonen & the LA Philharmonic Orchestra: Fahrenheit 451 Suite for Strings, Harps, and Percussion "The Garden" (Bernard Herrmann Film Scores, 2009) Sony Classical
26. Esa-Pekka Salonen & the LA Philharmonic Orchestra: Fahrenheit 451 Suite for Strings, Harps, and Percussion "The Nightmare" (Bernard Herrmann Film Scores, 2009) Sony Classical
27. Esa-Pekka Salonen & the LA Philharmonic Orchestra: Fahrenheit 451 Suite for Strings, Harps, and Percussion "Flamethrower" (Bernard Herrmann Film Scores, 2009) Sony Classical
28. Esa-Pekka Salonen & the LA Philharmonic Orchestra: Fahrenheit 451 Suite for Strings, Harps, and Percussion "The Captain's Death" (Bernard Herrmann Film Scores, 2009) Sony Classical
29. Combustible Edison: The Veldt (I, Swinger, 1994) Sub Pop
30. Sun Ra and his Myth Science Arkestra: Rocket Number Nine Takes off for the Planet Venus (Easy Listening for Intergalactic Travel, 2000) Saturn

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