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Is anyone familiar with vangelis here ?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by johnny k, Jan 29, 2020.

  1. johnny k

    johnny k Poster Extraordinaire

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    I heard a tune in the movie bloodsucking freaks, it is an arabic kind of scale, pretty fast weird.
    If you are looking for the clip on youtube, type blood sucking freaks cymbals in the search bar. You should see a midget playing cymbals to a tied up a girl, that is the name of the tune i am looking for.

    I won't post a clip here, because if you've read my description, well...
     
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    johnny k Poster Extraordinaire

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    I can post this clip though, since it is focusing on ralphus, and not the girl.



    thanks for your time !
     
  3. beninma

    beninma Friend of Leo's

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    He’s most known for the score for Bladerunner. That’s an amazing piece of work.
     
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    One of the best things ever done for any movie...ever
     
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    Ron R Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    There's that Chariots of Fire thing too. And Friends of Mr Cairo with Jon Anderson.
     
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    I was only aware of the Char o' Far stuff, didn't know that's where the Bladerunner things came from as well
     
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    What does Vangelis have to do with Bloodsucking Freaks? Michael Sahl did that soundtrack. Terrible film.
     
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    that yamaha cs-80 tho ...
     
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    PCollen Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    WTF... seriously ? LMAO....my grandson can do that on the floor of the kitchen with a couple pan lids. I think it's Jeff Beck playing that horn-like riff
     
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    nojazzhere Doctor of Teleocity

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    You're grandson's a midget? ;)
     
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    And don't forget Aphrodite's Child, with Demis Roussos on vocals and bass !
    [​IMG]
     
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    This is what I always think of when Vangelis is mentioned. A girlfriend in early eighties HATED this piece.
     
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    johnny k Poster Extraordinaire

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    Well i read in the comments on youtube that vangelis was playing that particular riff, and wanted to find the original tune.
     
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    Vangelis is here?
     
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    Yeah, it was the Chariots of Fire soundtrack that put him on the map. It came out in 1981 at the same time jogging/running was becoming a big thing. You couldn't turn on a radio or a TV without hearing the theme, particularly those first couple bars of the melody (around :38 in the clip). It was snatched and used in endless commercials, TV shows, etc. Oh, and it's actually a good movie.:)


     
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    Every time I hear this all I can think of is "On Top of Old Smokey."
     
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    Guitarteach Doctor of Teleocity

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    I had one of those! Weighed as much as a small piano or a Hammond. Impractical outside the studio. Would drift out of tune too.

    It had a strip you could slide your finger along instead of a pitch wheel to get those Bladerunner sounds.

    I let it go 25 years ago.. they are worth a fortune now.
     
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    By 1976, the year that movie came out, Vangelis was pretty well established as a musician. I doubt that he would have been involved with the soundtrack to such a low budget film. You might want to look elsewhere for the actual recording from the film. You might even be able to get in touch with the composer or the director. Some of the people who made these old movies are happy to hear from fans.

    I don’t have a lot of early Vangelis but his album China might be close to what you are looking for.
     
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    There's a movie I didn't think I see referenced today. :)

    Not to go off topic, but I spent Sunday night watching a couple "Grade-A" cinematic gems..."Shriek of the Mutilated" and "Invasion of the Blood Farmers". The later was laughably entertaining.
     
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    I'm with your ex-girlfriend on that. I always hated it, too.
     
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