Film Score Monthly
FSM HOME MESSAGE BOARD FSM CDs FSM ONLINE RESOURCES FUN STUFF ABOUT US  SEARCH FSM   
Search Terms: 
Search Within:   search tips 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2013 - 2:24 PM   
 By:   Gold Digger   (Member)

Can anyone familiar with these scores identify the cue heard in this video?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_S1oRHSH80

And at 1:56 in this video? http://youtu.be/ls9WZORU48g?t=1m53s


Spotted a few things like elements of Armoured piercing bullets, Mr Joshua, Suicide attempt. I'm sure there is more.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2013 - 3:28 PM   
 By:   The Mysterious Composer   (Member)

Even though this post has nothing to do with the music. I thought you guys would enjoy a good laugh.

http://youtu.be/WpB31BlLbs0

http://youtu.be/eSo7mU1ueP4

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2013 - 3:58 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

Loved Mad TV's Riggs and Murtaugh sketches. I think there was a third one, too, where they are performing as a comedy duo at an open mic night.

The one in the restaurant is my favorite, though. Love how Aries Spears' delivers "You really are cra-zy!" LOL!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2013 - 4:49 PM   
 By:   seglia000   (Member)

I got it now the motorbike chase is tracked from Lethal 2 and the film version of freeway chase is just edited for the film nothing to do with kamen but they did edit that awesome guitar riff from underwater fight concludes into the chase cue, the same guitar bit that is first leard in Lethal 2 when riggs is thrown into the water.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2013 - 4:52 PM   
 By:   Kevin Costigan   (Member)

Question for Neil. I noticed that the film version of Lorna's First Fight in LW3 was tracked with the Stilt House fight from LW2 only without the sax overlay. Did the material from that version without the sax overlay survive?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2013 - 5:35 PM   
 By:   JohnF   (Member)

So much to talk about after having a quick listen... First what a treasure that BMW chase is from LW2! Never knew a whole 5 minute action cue was dumped from that scene. What a surprise! Just when I thought I knew of all the action cues from the series...

 
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2013 - 11:05 PM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

Another interesting observation... that sonorous opening strings in "Riggs & Murtaugh In Toilet" are the same chord progressions backing up Clapton singing "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" in the final cue of the movie. Nice sense of musical symmetry there, with Riggs supporting Murtaugh in the first instance and then the reverse situation at the close of the film, drawn together by those "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" string chords...

 
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2013 - 11:50 PM   
 By:   Superman1701   (Member)

Man I am loving this set!

 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2013 - 8:31 AM   
 By:   JeffM   (Member)

Can someone tell me if the title cue for LW2 is included? Its a very short, comedic cue which I have always loved.

Yes, it is.


THIS is the cue that I am most excited about. I LOVE that opening.

The sample has more music after the short cue. Was this music unused or placed elsewhere in the film?

 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2013 - 12:21 PM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

Can someone tell me if the title cue for LW2 is included? Its a very short, comedic cue which I have always loved.

Yes, it is.


THIS is the cue that I am most excited about. I LOVE that opening.

The sample has more music after the short cue. Was this music unused or placed elsewhere in the film?


Most of the 7+ minutes of music that Kamen wrote for the opening of LW 2 went unused, but it's a real winner of a track on the album.

 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2013 - 12:30 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

Another interesting observation... that sonorous opening strings in "Riggs & Murtaugh In Toilet" are the same chord progressions backing up Clapton singing "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" in the final cue of the movie. Nice sense of musical symmetry there, with Riggs supporting Murtaugh in the first instance and then the reverse situation at the close of the film, drawn together by those "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" string chords...

Yeah, film composers used to do things like that in the late 20th century.

 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2013 - 1:29 PM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

Another interesting observation... that sonorous opening strings in "Riggs & Murtaugh In Toilet" are the same chord progressions backing up Clapton singing "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" in the final cue of the movie. Nice sense of musical symmetry there, with Riggs supporting Murtaugh in the first instance and then the reverse situation at the close of the film, drawn together by those "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" string chords...

Yeah, film composers used to do things like that in the late 20th century.


Well, they do it in the 21st century too, such as David Arnold relying on the chords + melody in "You Know My Name" in his CASINO ROYALE score and also "Another Way To Die" in QUANTUM, but it certainly is more rare now. I just thought it was neat and that it wasn't something obvious to me even when watching the film and on the first few listens to this set I didn't really catch it.

 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2013 - 1:31 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

I was jus' keeding, Servo!

 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2013 - 4:46 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

Yay! Got mine today. Will comment after some listening.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2013 - 4:56 PM   
 By:   JohnF   (Member)

So Lorna's first fight from LW3 is also different then the film version... Must be another tracked cue. Amazing how many of Kamens original cues were replaced... Can't stop listening to this set. Getting a little obsessive!

 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2013 - 6:30 PM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

I was jus' keeding, Servo!

Sorry, Shaun! smile

 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2013 - 6:31 PM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

So Lorna's first fight from LW3 is also different then the film version... Must be another tracked cue. Amazing how many of Kamens original cues were replaced... Can't stop listening to this set. Getting a little obsessive!

I had to force myself to set my iPod to shuffle in order to break the LETHAL WEAPON cycle...

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2013 - 6:09 AM   
 By:   jigawatts   (Member)

Just a few random thoughts and observations of the set. I really like the art design of the whole set. The color choices for each movie's case, the design of the back of the CDs, the way the front covers all line up in a square with the red cross between them. A really well thought out and attractive design. I like having the correct version of Bobby Helms' Jingle Bell Rock to start the first CD. I had placed Jingle Bell Rock at the beginning of the Bacchus edition when I listened to it, and it was Bobby Helms, but it was a different version and didn't sound the same. I never could find this version and it's nice to have it on this set. I'm glad to finally have the film version of Suicide (not sure why it's not called Suicide Attempt, as it was on the Bacchus CD). The sound quality of the whole set is superb. Oh, and I haven't seen the second film in such a long time, I had forgotten that it had the short little Looney Tunes intro at the very beginning. That is very cool and fits perfectly with Riggs' character and the dynamic between Riggs and Murtaugh. That's all for now. Still have a lot more listening to do. smile

 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2013 - 8:02 AM   
 By:   smuli of finland   (Member)

I live in Finland and received my set on Friday. I listened to the album presentations then and now on Saturday I'm going through the complete scores. The sound quality has improved since those original releases and I'm finding some minor new details in the music, although I've listened to the original releases in the past like an obsessed person. Hearing new tiny things due to better mastering is a great bonus.
I'm now listening to the first one. Oh what great new material and crisp sound. For me all these complete scores will be great musical journeys.
I cannot praise enoug this music and those who made it available.

However I have a question, and I'm sorry if the answer is within the booklet, which I never read before listening. Who are these "09/19/86 AT ENACTRON" folks? What material did they record? Why does this ensemble mainly consist of Japanese people? (Judging by their last names. Also, I'm not asking this in any kind of racially derogatory manner, just out of curiosity)

 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2013 - 11:03 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

favorite tracks from Lethal Weapon:

11. "Drive to the dealer's House"; love this instrumental with 'jake and the fatman'esque sax wink

21. "The Desert"; I like lengthy tracks and this one delivers plenty, could have easily been part of the Die Hard scores, very tense.

22. The "Riggs Escapes" second half of track 22, groovy and love the drum playing.

25. "SOB knows where I live" another funky track with some great sax

My general impression with the first Lethal Weapon is that Kamen, Clapton and Sanborn work marvelously well together, the sound could have sounded dated but the playing is great and feels improvised at times. I do like Roger more than I do Riggs music-wise. wink
The Kamen-only stuff is very close to Die Hard and definitely a taste of what was to come.

 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
© 2014 Film Score Monthly. All Rights Reserved.