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 Posted:   Aug 4, 2020 - 5:07 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Is it a masterpiece?

Or is it a minor work by a young guy who had fully grown out either his hair helmet or ponytail?

I consider Goldsmith's "Twilight Zone" TV scores to be his best ever music, and this album is like having another 30 minutes of this "Twilight Zone" music.

He did go on to do some other good scores though, but nothing like that nervous angular longhair stuff!

 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2020 - 6:37 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Sorry Charlie, but everyone's pride has petered out of that one. Get a haircut.

 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2020 - 7:58 AM   
 By:   W. David Lichty [Lorien]   (Member)

These guys liked it,: http://goldsmithodyssey.buzzsprout.com/159614/665607-episode-2-city-of-fear-1959


You might enjoy this one too, music interspersed throughout the conversation, but it's there, for The Dgt. and the Lady:
http://goldsmithodyssey.buzzsprout.com/159614/723107-episode-7-peck-s-bad-girl-1959-the-sergeant-and-the-lady-1958

(second half of the show)

And we'll soon record on this one, the score more than a close cousin to Nervous Man in a Four Dollar Room:

(go to 14:20)

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2020 - 8:09 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

And we'll soon record on this one, the score more than a close cousin to Nervous Man in a Four Dollar Room:

(go to 14:20)



OOOOH, me likes!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2020 - 8:37 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

Onya, I told you about Late Date years ago when you asked if there would be any long-haired, nervous anglers on the then-upcoming "Thriller 2" CD. Now come on - DO pay attention.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2020 - 9:14 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Onya, I told you about Late Date years ago when you asked if there would be any long-haired, nervous anglers on the then-upcoming "Thriller 2" CD. Now come on - DO pay attention.

Ah, yes, Graham. It's all coming back to me now.

So did Thriller 2 ever come out, and is it worth getting for that one score?

 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2020 - 9:16 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Don't listen to them, onyion, they're egging you on just to humiliate you.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2020 - 9:24 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Onya, I told you about Late Date years ago when you asked if there would be any long-haired, nervous anglers on the then-upcoming "Thriller 2" CD. Now come on - DO pay attention.

Ah, yes, Graham. It's all coming back to me now.

So did Thriller 2 ever come out, and is it worth getting for that one score?


I see that there are 11 minutes' worth of music from Latte Date on Thriller 2. I guess if they are drinking lattes, the score has to have that nervous, angular, longhair, caffeine-jag sound.

But is there any more music like this on that disc? And how about volume 1? The price is a little steep for 11 minutes' worth of music.

Maybe someone unloading a copy would sell me just that one score. Latte Date represents 16% of the music on that disc. 16% of $19.95 is $3.19. Maybe I can buy that one score for $3.19?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2020 - 9:25 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Now I have to listen to "Shock Treatment" and "Seconds," assuming I can find the latter.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2020 - 10:23 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

Okay Mr Beery, let's see how well I really know you. There's nothing remotely similar to Latte Date on the remainder of Thriller Vol 2, or on any of Vol 1. You wouldn't like it/them.

You will like Shock Treatment to a certain degree.

You may be lucky enough to find a copy of SECONDS in the trashcan stores. It's well worth shelling out for, particularly since there's another score on the CD, "I.Q." (Intelligence Quadrant), a hilarious comedy from the '80s or perhaps '90s, starring Walter Matthau as "Albert" ( Albert Einstein, the famous astrologist). Goldsmith's score, from the height of his ponytail days, is a delight, incorporating witty synth sounds to show the comic genius of Albert, umpteen renditions of the famous children's pop song "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" to show the innocence of the wild-haired madman, and a steady "basketball" beat (created by a synthesiser) to depict the '50s rural setting and the crazy genius' meddling with "love potions" AND the potentially dangerous atomic bomb. I'm sure you'll find that this one is a keeper. SECONDS is good, but IQ is great. If you can find an online picture of the cover (or if any of our readers could post it), I'm sure you'll agree that the artwork is worth the "price of admission" alone.

Let us know how well I did, Ouija. I'd be delighted to help out an old-timer like myself any time.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2020 - 10:38 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Okay Mr Beery, let's see how well I really know you. There's nothing remotely similar to Latte Date on the remainder of Thriller Vol 2, or on any of Vol 1. You wouldn't like it/them.

You will like Shock Treatment to a certain degree.

You may be lucky enough to find a copy of SECONDS in the trashcan stores. It's well worth shelling out for, particularly since there's another score on the CD, "I.Q." (Intelligence Quadrant), a hilarious comedy from the '80s or perhaps '90s, starring Walter Matthau as "Albert" ( Albert Einstein, the famous astrologist). Goldsmith's score, from the height of his ponytail days, is a delight, incorporating witty synth sounds to show the comic genius of Albert, umpteen renditions of the famous children's pop song "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" to show the innocence of the wild-haired madman, and a steady "basketball" beat (created by a synthesiser) to depict the '50s rural setting and the crazy genius' meddling with "love potions" AND the potentially dangerous atomic bomb. I'm sure you'll find that this one is a keeper. SECONDS is good, but IQ is great. If you can find an online picture of the cover (or if any of our readers could post it), I'm sure you'll agree that the artwork is worth the "price of admission" alone.

Let us know how well I did, Ouija. I'd be delighted to help out an old-timer like myself any time.


Thanks Graham. I have both of those albums. I am listening to "Shock Treatment" now. I'm not sure where I filed my copy of "Seconds," though. Wish me luck.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2020 - 11:01 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

Ah! I thought you meant "find" as in "on the market"! But you meant it as in "in your stash of LPs"! Do you have these on LP? I didn't think you "did" CDs, and I didn't know they were "on" LP. Knowing that you "file" by "mood" rather than the infinitely easier "composer" or "album title" alphabetical order system of yore - and assuming we're talking CDs and not LPs - you'll probably "find" SECONDS filed under its big brother" main feature, the aforementioned IQ. If I had to file that score by "mood", I'd personally file it under "gently wacky '90s comedy". If you're like me, that section of my collection is so vast that I might never find it, especially as I (we?) have so many albums of that ilk that aren't even soundtracks!!!

Why don't you just go alphabetical, Ouija? My 14,500 strong soundtrack collection is in composer order, the only problem being where to put the compilations. After that I have a drawer set aside for my classical and rock CDs, and jazz and pop. In my case I've only got eleven in total, so it isn't a problem yet finding anything!!!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2020 - 11:16 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Ah! I thought you meant "find" as in "on the market"! But you meant it as in "in your stash of LPs"! Do you have these on LP? I didn't think you "did" CDs, and I didn't know they were "on" LP. Knowing that you "file" by "mood" rather than the infinitely easier "composer" or "album title" alphabetical order system of yore - and assuming we're talking CDs and not LPs - you'll probably "find" SECONDS filed under its big brother" main feature, the aforementioned IQ. If I had to file that score by "mood", I'd personally file it under "gently wacky '90s comedy". If you're like me, that section of my collection is so vast that I might never find it, especially as I (we?) have so many albums of that ilk that aren't even soundtracks!!!

Why don't you just go alphabetical, Ouija? My 14,500 strong soundtrack collection is in composer order, the only problem being where to put the compilations. After that I have a drawer set aside for my classical and rock CDs, and jazz and pop. In my case I've only got eleven in total, so it isn't a problem yet finding anything!!!!!


I have both LPs and CDs. I file alpha by composer, but I may have a composer in more than one location. For example, I have "Flint" and "City of Fear" in the crime/spy section, but I have "Apes" in sci-fi/gothic/supernatural/macabre. "Logan's Run" is in the Moog section, and "The Last Run" is in the Now Sound section.

I had "Seconds" filed in sci-fi/gothic/supernatural/macabre, but I guess it really should have been in crime/spy section. It was filed right next to a Goldsmith score called "Feud," with an image of a bearded man on the cover.

P.S. I am accidentally listening to "Fear is the Hunter," the next score on the CD, and while it is not at all the kind of music I am seeking, it is very beautiful.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2020 - 11:36 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Listening now to "Seconds," and maybe I should continue filing it in the sci-fi/gothic/supernatural/macabre section.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2020 - 1:44 PM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

Is it the "Shock Treatment"/ "Fate is the Hunter" combo you have? What's the "Seconds" release you have? If it's the one that's combined with "I.Q." it must be the least Onyaesque CD in your collection.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2020 - 1:49 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Is it the "Shock Treatment"/ "Fate is the Hunter" combo you have?

That's the one!


What's the "Seconds" release you have? If it's the one that's combined with "I.Q." it must be the least Onyaesque CD in your collection.

It was that one. It is now "Seconds" by itself, with appropriate cover art.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2020 - 2:11 PM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

Did you just scratch the I.Q. score tracks off the CD with a rusty nail?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2020 - 2:15 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Did you just scratch the I.Q. score tracks off the CD with a rusty nail?

No, I sanded them down.

Seriously, I downloaded appropriate cover art and then made a CD-R of the "Seconds" tracks. It is much more enjoyable now.

Now I am listening to "Warning Shot," but he has already moved into UNCLE/Flint territory here. Not that this is a bad thing, but the nervous angular longhair sound seems to be gone, except for the occasional subtle hint.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2020 - 2:58 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Listening now to "Freud." This definitely has some TZ nervous angular longhair aspects in places. Other tracks sound like Dark Shadows music.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2020 - 5:43 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

And we'll soon record on this one, the score more than a close cousin to Nervous Man in a Four Dollar Room:
(go to 14:20)


Oh man. Jackie Rhoades...add the "shears snapping" and on to L.A. Confidentialcool

 
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