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 Posted:   May 11, 2018 - 10:59 AM   
 By:   Tom Maguire   (Member)

I'm moving to LA and bringing the family with me.
Trying to come up with a good Playlist of music that evokes the city.

During a visit last year I had LLL's 2016 Beverly Hills Cop release playing while I got (intentially) lost driving around at night. It was one of the more perfect nights of my life.

I've started a list but definitely interested in others thoughts.

Thanks for any suggestions.

 
 
 Posted:   May 11, 2018 - 11:32 AM   
 By:   MThiermann670   (Member)

Try these:

Sunset Boulevard (Waxman)
Drive (Martinez)
Nightcrawler, Collateral and Falling Down (all three by Newton Howard)
Less Than Zero (Newman)

 
 
 Posted:   May 11, 2018 - 11:34 AM   
 By:   Jim Cleveland   (Member)

Ummmmm....what about L.A. Confidential?

 
 Posted:   May 11, 2018 - 11:36 AM   
 By:   La La Land Records   (Member)

Volcano!

 
 
 Posted:   May 11, 2018 - 11:39 AM   
 By:   Great Escape   (Member)

3 to 2
10 to 7
4 to 8

Could you be more specific?

Sorry. Somebody had to do it.

 
 
 Posted:   May 11, 2018 - 11:40 AM   
 By:   brightidea1138   (Member)

-HEAT
-CHINATOWN
-FIREWORKS (A Celebration of Los Angeles)-Goldsmith

Hope these helpsmile

 
 Posted:   May 11, 2018 - 12:16 PM   
 By:   John Mullin   (Member)

PREDATOR 2 for sure.

Also FALLING DOWN.

 
 
 Posted:   May 11, 2018 - 12:29 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

THE SCORE by Howard Shore is always fun to play in the right traffic setting

 
 
 Posted:   May 11, 2018 - 10:44 PM   
 By:   Paul MacLean   (Member)

I'm moving to LA and bringing the family with me.
Trying to come up with a good Playlist of music that evokes the city.


When I moved to LA I was struck by the distinctive Latino (particularly Mexican) cultural influence which pervades the city. Movies and TV seem to intentionally play this down (in lieu of the image of Porsches in Beverly Hills and suntanned blondes playing volleyball in Santa Monica) but the dominant culture of LA county is Latino.

So, for me, these are the scores that evoke Southern California...

The Milagro Beanfield War
A Walk in the Clouds
The Magnificent Seven
Extreme Prejudice
Raggedy Man
Under Fire
The Mask of Zorro

 
 Posted:   May 11, 2018 - 10:50 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

If you're a Kritzerland fan, can't recommend this highly enough:

http://www.kritzerland.com/LA_Now_Then.htm

 
 Posted:   May 12, 2018 - 4:02 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

We'll make you hardboiled yet, Tom Maguire! How do you look in a rumpled suit and snap-brim fedora?

Mulholland Falls (Dave Grusin)



Farewell, My Lovely (David Shire)



True Confessions (Georges Delerue)




How's the smog in L.A. these days? I base my weather reports on episodes of Starsky and Hutch...and based on that, it looks BAD.

 
 Posted:   May 12, 2018 - 4:02 AM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

Blade runner!

 
 Posted:   May 12, 2018 - 4:05 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

L.A.? A few scores come to mind right away:

Jerry Goldsmith: CHINATOWN
Jerry Goldsmith: L.A. CONFIDENTIAL

Jon Brion/Aimee Mann: MAGNOLIA
James Newton Howard: GRAND CANYON


and last, but by no means least:

John Williams: EARTHQUAKE

 
 Posted:   May 12, 2018 - 4:10 AM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

And when you're in a jam

 
 Posted:   May 12, 2018 - 4:40 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

And when you're in a jam



Right, FALLING DOWN, that one also comes to mind. :-)

 
 
 Posted:   May 12, 2018 - 4:44 AM   
 By:   Brianmcb   (Member)

Black Dahlia

 
 
 Posted:   May 12, 2018 - 4:47 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

 
 Posted:   May 12, 2018 - 4:53 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

"Pamela Denise" Anderson?!? I thought she went by "just Pamela" Anderson.

 
 Posted:   May 12, 2018 - 5:10 AM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

And for the nights, I recommend Collateral. The *soundtrack*, not JNH's score. The Seed, Destino D'Abril, Audioslave are a necessity.

 
 Posted:   May 12, 2018 - 5:14 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

And for the nights, I recommend Collateral. The *soundtrack*, not JNH's score. The Seed, Destino D'Abril, Audioslave are a necessity.


I'm uncertain as to whether many here acknowledge "soundtracks", which is why I went back and deleted my Ambient music suggestion from my previous post. If "To-Mag" gives us the nod, then I'll put the soundtrack of "City of Industry" back up. wink

Oh, what the hell.

Massive Attack- "Three", from the City of Industry opening credits:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqvsgbA0m7c&t=53s&app=desktop

 
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