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 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 11:56 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

This might interest some here, this was written by Bruce Kimmel, one of the founders alone with Chris Kuchler, Tom Null Dub Taylor and somewhat later Scot W. Holton who started VARESE SARABANDE RECORDS and help make it the company it is today.

This is from Bruce's blog : "Haines His Way"

"THE REAL HISTORY OF VARESE SARABANDE"
http://www.haineshisway.com/archives/003963.html

I think you'll find it interesting.


Ford A. Thaxton


 
 
 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 12:20 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

At the very least a girlfriend of mine and other people just loved the feel of the album covers on the old LP'S . Plus they were wonderful to look at.

 
 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 12:29 PM   
 By:   billiosis   (Member)

This might interest some here, this was written by Bruce Kimmel, one of the founders alone with Chris Kuchler, Tom Null Dub Taylor and somewhat later Scot W. Holton who started VARESE SARABANDE RECORDS and help make it the company it is today.

This is from Bruce's blog : "Haines His Way"

"THE REAL HISTORY OF VARESE SARABANDE"
http://www.haineshisway.com/archives/003963.html

I think you'll find it interesting.


Ford A. Thaxton


Thanks Ford that was interesting. I think sometimes those of us not connected to "the biz" forget that like any human endeavor, record labels are fraught with wonderfully talented and ultimately flawed people.

 
 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 1:06 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

Great read, thanks for sharing here.

 
 
 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 2:16 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

In Los Angeles we have a wonderful organization called the American Cinematheque. It's origins stem from two guys who created Filmex during the 1970s Gary Essert and Gary Abrahams. Even though they had everything to do with it's creation their names are nowhere to be seen anywhere in the descriptions or history of the American Cinematheque. I have no doubt in the future some other regime will look into and restore their legacy.

So it is cool that Bruce sets the record straight, while at the same time giving Mr. Townson his due. This stuff can be very civilized when need be. Great article. Thanks, Ford.

 
 
 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 2:36 PM   
 By:   Great Escape   (Member)

Wow! Thanks for sharing this about a man I already admired greatly. His role in the success of Varese should be considered more than the mere footnote it has become. Congrats on the 35th anniversary of your many soundtrack successes everywhere they have occurred, Bruce.

 
 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 2:37 PM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

FASCINATING

 
 
 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 3:03 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Like BRUCE says, one should not fraught over the decisions we make in our lives, what happens, happens, Yes, those moves we make in life how they change everything for the good or the bad, I always said, world fame , millions and maybe billions of dollars in all our lives are always only a few steps and a few decisions away, But life is life, one never knows the road one chooses where it would lead. The mystery of life. No sense in lingering on with what could have been, Enjoy the moment.

 
 
 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 3:10 PM   
 By:   Traveling Matt   (Member)

Very interesting indeed.

 
 
 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 3:19 PM   
 By:   JamesSouthall   (Member)

Anyone interested in that should read the second of Kimmel's memoirs, "Album Produced By", where he goes into it (and lots, lots more) in much greater detail.

 
 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 5:06 PM   
 By:   Olivier   (Member)

I'll read it later.
Thanks a lot for the link, Ford,
and thank you very much, Bruce, for having written this!

 
 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 5:45 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Great read!

 
 
 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 5:55 PM   
 By:   Bill Finn   (Member)

Thanks for the link Ford. Real interesting read. And thanks, Bruce, for
the albums you have produced.

 
 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 6:13 PM   
 By:   That Neil Guy   (Member)

My takeaway from this is that Bruce is directly responsible for Jerry Goldsmith not winning the Academy Award for ST:TMP. So now, when I invent my time machine, I have a plan...

 
 
 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 6:21 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

THAT'S CUTE, can I join in on your vendetta?

 
 
 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 8:08 PM   
 By:   ChristianK├╝hn   (Member)

Yes, Bruce Kimmel is the reason why ST:TMP went away empty-headed.

In my next life, I'm gonna find him and... big grin

 
 
 Posted:   May 12, 2013 - 8:27 PM   
 By:   TJ   (Member)

Anyone interested in that should read the second of Kimmel's memoirs, "Album Produced By", where he goes into it (and lots, lots more) in much greater detail.

Cool! I'll check that out. Thanks for the tip.

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 5:25 AM   
 By:   Mark Langdon   (Member)

Yes, Bruce Kimmel is the reason why ST:TMP went away empty-headed.

In my next life, I'm gonna find him and... big grin


*shakes fist* KIMMELLLLL!!!!!!!!

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 6:05 AM   
 By:   That Neil Guy   (Member)

This is going to make a great caper film. A ragtag group of misfits who only know each other from an internet message board must bond together to go back in time and steal every copy of A Little Romance LP, all the while being chased by Bruce Kimmel (who will star as himself as well as produce two big showstopping musical numbers).

 
 
 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 6:27 AM   
 By:   vinylscrubber   (Member)

I'll always be grateful to Bruce, in spite of his more prickly moments, for his being the moving force behind the Varese release of that great CD of the Mutel Music used in the SUPERMAN tv series. As the soundtrack to my childhood, it remains one of my top 10 releases of the last 15 years.

Thanks again, Bruce.

 
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