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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: Gremlins
 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2011 - 9:10 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

So good. Can't stop listening to "Too Many Gremlins"

 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2011 - 9:11 PM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

So good. Can't stop listening to "Too Many Gremlins"

No kidding! It's an incredible album and I keep going back to specific tracks over and over, usually the ones with those cool slower variations of the Gremlin Rag. I'm tellin' ya, this album is swoon-worthy.

 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2011 - 9:22 PM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

So good. Can't stop listening to "Too Many Gremlins"

No kidding! It's an incredible album and I keep going back to specific tracks over and over, usually the ones with those cool slower variations of the Gremlin Rag. I'm tellin' ya, this album is swoon-worthy.


Some of the ultra cool nuggets are the Electronic riffs interspersed in the cues giving the Gremlins a very menacing edge even when there isnt any violent activity going.

 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2011 - 9:24 PM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

So good. Can't stop listening to "Too Many Gremlins"

No kidding! It's an incredible album and I keep going back to specific tracks over and over, usually the ones with those cool slower variations of the Gremlin Rag. I'm tellin' ya, this album is swoon-worthy.


Some of the ultra cool nuggets are the Electronic riffs interspersed in the cues giving the Gremlins a very menacing edge even when there isnt any violent activity going.


And finally hearing that secondary gremlin theme in all its glory!

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2011 - 1:04 AM   
 By:   Juanki   (Member)

That secundary theme reappears in Gremlins 2 (which now deserves to be expanded and remastered!)


This is a landmark release. Very good! My congratulations to everyone in the team making this release possible. It's been worthy the waiting. But I just have a little complain. In the back cover (where tracklisting it is featured), how comes there is a Gizmo from Rick Baker's designs for second movie? I think this has to do with Warner as they used this picture for the DVD and Blu-Ray discs as well.

Cheers!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2011 - 4:35 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

My copy arrived guys! I'm going to go listen to it now!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2011 - 5:05 PM   
 By:   Redokt64   (Member)

My copy arrived guys! I'm going to go listen to it now!

Enjoy Henry... it is marvelous... first time I listened to it I actually teared up. Why? 27 years since the movie came out... the score is a ton of fun... and, of course it made me think of the late great Jerry Goldsmith and how much I miss seeing his name on new movies coming out.

Someone had mentioned the sound quality... it really is awesome sounding.

My two cats (Jango and Figaro-two Himalayans) kept looking around every time the cat sound effects are playing (especially during the Mrs. Deagle tracks). Hysterical.

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2011 - 5:13 PM   
 By:   Joe Sikoryak   (Member)

That secundary theme reappears in Gremlins 2 (which now deserves to be expanded and remastered!)


This is a landmark release. Very good! My congratulations to everyone in the team making this release possible. It's been worthy the waiting. But I just have a little complain. In the back cover (where tracklisting it is featured), how comes there is a Gizmo from Rick Baker's designs for second movie? I think this has to do with Warner as they used this picture for the DVD and Blu-Ray discs as well.

Cheers!


Warners chose to make that key art for the Gremlins DVD and we didn't second guess them. But congratulations of spotting the difference between Chris Walas and Rick Baker's work.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2011 - 7:00 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

My copy arrived guys! I'm going to go listen to it now!

Enjoy Henry... it is marvelous... first time I listened to it I actually teared up. Why? 27 years since the movie came out... the score is a ton of fun... and, of course it made me think of the late great Jerry Goldsmith and how much I miss seeing his name on new movies coming out.

Someone had mentioned the sound quality... it really is awesome sounding.

My two cats (Jango and Figaro-two Himalayans) kept looking around every time the cat sound effects are playing (especially during the Mrs. Deagle tracks). Hysterical.


Well buddy, I just listened to it, one word, WOW!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2011 - 7:12 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

Gonna go listen to GREMLINS 2 now!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2011 - 10:19 PM   
 By:   Redokt64   (Member)

Gonna go listen to GREMLINS 2 now!

Hope you have enjoyed your Gremlins marathon... smile Don't feed them after midnight...

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2011 - 10:46 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

Gonna go listen to GREMLINS 2 now!

Hope you have enjoyed your Gremlins marathon... smile Don't feed them after midnight...


I accidentally got my CD wet and it kept spitting up 45's, what does that mean???

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2011 - 1:39 AM   
 By:   Juanki   (Member)

In the back cover (where tracklisting it is featured), how comes there is a Gizmo from Rick Baker's designs for second movie? I think this has to do with Warner as they used this picture for the DVD and Blu-Ray discs as well.

Cheers!


Warners chose to make that key art for the Gremlins DVD and we didn't second guess them. But congratulations of spotting the difference between Chris Walas and Rick Baker's work.


Thanks! I think it's extremely easy to difference between both designs:



 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2011 - 10:27 AM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

Just got this in the mail from a very good friend!! Happy Christmas to me.

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2011 - 10:31 AM   
 By:   That Neil Guy   (Member)

Just got this in the mail from a very good friend!! Happy Christmas to me.



Wow! Merry Christmas indeed!

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2011 - 11:30 AM   
 By:   Juanki   (Member)

drivingmissdaisy, that is a top signature!! May I write you a private message? I would like to ask you something. Mine's juanki20 at gmail. Cheers! smile

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2011 - 12:16 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

drivingmissdaisy, that is a top signature!! May I write you a private message? I would like to ask you something. Mine's juanki20 at gmail. Cheers! smile

I'm out and about today but send me one to me, okay filmscoremonthly@gmail.com okay buddy!

Thanks for the note.

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2011 - 5:13 PM   
 By:   Death Incarnate   (Member)

So I'm late to the party, my copy just arrived yesterday with some others.

I just wanted to personally say what an awesome release this is. I never had any of the unmentionables, but I did have the Geffen CD in the 90s which was more a sampler than anything else. The sound quality is amazing, and all the cues are so strong. I'm sure it has to do with my love of the movie, but the score is so amazing and holds up so well on its own, and above everything else, is classic 80s Goldsmith.

I've always felt Goldsmith's brilliance was overshadowed by John Williams (in the non-fan, public eye). I'm so happy that, to me anyway, his relationship with Joe Dante was the perfect union, up there with Hitchcock/Herrmann, Spielberg/Williams, etc. Something about Dante's love of shlock/satire/suburbia/corrupted Americana really brought the best out in Goldsmith.

The source cues are so amusing. I never figured the "blues" or "rabbit rampage" cues were written by Goldsmith. Like on Die Hard, I always find it so amusing how a composer can so simply dial up a genre and source cue, and it fits into that mold so well. Talent!

I find the three different Aftermath/Silent Night cues very interesting, and think the right choice was made in the film.

It took 27 years, but was worth the wait!

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2011 - 5:18 PM   
 By:   Olivier_Lille   (Member)

Just listened to the whole CD.
One word : WOW !

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2011 - 5:49 PM   
 By:   dogplant   (Member)

The source cues are so amusing. I never figured the "blues" or "rabbit rampage" cues were written by Goldsmith...

I'm with you, Death, and loved the way this album was put together; but (and I hate to contradict the Grim Reaper) I believe 'Rabbit Rampage' was Milt Franklyn's music from the old Looney Tunes cartoon. The liner notes mention that Jerry tried rerecording the cue for the scene in the gremlin movie theatre riot, but he found he couldn't replicate the idiosyncratic vibe of the original (pardon me, Jeff Bond, paraphrasing your lovely linear liner notes from memory).

Here's the cartoon (I won't embed because it's probably copyright infringement):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftoprt080PU

AWESOME album, and one of my favorite Christmas films (even though it came out in the summer).

 
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