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 Posted:   May 14, 2021 - 3:30 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)



Limited edition: 500 units


Quartet Records, in collaboration with MovieScore Media, presents a CD premiere release of the powerful score by Colin Towns (RAWHEAD REX, THE WOLVES OF WILLOUGHBY CHASE, LES RIVIÈRES POURPRES 2) for Stuart Gordon cult film SPACE TRUCKERS.

The film is an outer space road movie starring Dennis Hopper, Stephen Dorff, Debi Mazar and Charles Dance. Independent space trucker John Canyon, his reluctant waitress-turned-bride, Cindy, and up-and-coming company trucker Mike carry a shipment of sex dolls which turn out to be quite deadly, especially in the hands of disgraced scientist-turned-space-pirate Captain Macanudo, who wants to use them to settle an old score.

The score by Colin Towns plays like a crossover between a road movie and a space opera, featuring the powerhouse performance of the Munich Symphony Orchestra with some country and bluegrass interludes to represent the trucking aspect of the film. A special mention must be made of Phil Todd's alto saxophone solos that lend some class to Charles Dance’s romantic scenes. And, of course, as with most Stuart Gordon movies, the film can go into crazy overdrive—just as we can expect from the director of RE-ANIMATOR.

The CD release features liner notes by Gergely Hubai discussing the film and score, based on a new interview with the composer.

Tracklist:

1.Attention AII Personnel (3:10)
2.Evacuate the Area (4:00)
3.Do You Mind? (3:13)
4.Passenger Line (3:32)
5.Martian Moons (1:59)
6.Heading for the Scumcluster: Part 1 (3:15)
7.Intergalactic Trucking (6:39)
8.Foxtrot 946 (2:57)
9.Heading for the Scumcluster: Part 2 (4:17)
10.Your Manly Process (4:54)
11.Gratifying Body Odour (6:04)
12.Security Standdown (4:15)
13.Froze Me, Freed Me, Here I Am! (5:30)

https://quartetrecords.com/product/space-truckers/

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2021 - 4:26 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

You wait ages for the Colin Towns bus to come along...and then two come along at once (Rawhead Rex & Space Truckers).
Tickets Please!

 
 Posted:   May 14, 2021 - 6:14 AM   
 By:   calmblueocean81   (Member)

Oh my god, I haven't thought about this movie in years! The first thing that comes to mind is square pigs!!

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2021 - 6:22 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Didn't we just do a thread on this?

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2021 - 7:38 AM   
 By:   Leo Nicols   (Member)

Recently bought the wonderful 'Rawhead Rex' and this one sounds very impressive too, very "Wagnerian"
Hopefully someone will re-release Colin Towns beautiful 'The Wolves of Willoughby Chase' one day.

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2021 - 7:41 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)


Hopefully someone will re-release Colin Towns beautiful 'The Wolves of Willoughby Chase' one day.


Another one that needs pulling out. Thanks for the reminder

 
 Posted:   May 14, 2021 - 8:01 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

Never heard of this but that yellow space cap is RAD!

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 Posted:   May 14, 2021 - 1:34 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

Sweet. I'd recently read of a digital release of the score. I'd better grab this CD, quick.

Love this movie. Grabbed the import blu-ray last year. Too bad there's no domestic home video release.

Greg Espinoza

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2021 - 1:59 PM   
 By:   Dylan   (Member)

Intriguing samples, and I particularly like the opening cue. I understand that Stuart Gordon was a big film music fan and that tended to come through no matter who he was working with.

 
 
 Posted:   May 15, 2021 - 12:33 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

Never heard of this but that yellow space cap is RAD!

https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fimage.tmdb.org%2Ft%2Fp%2Foriginal%2FjxhoEnEPFgn6P9EH7gj5vJGkbWI.jpg&f=1&nofb=1


Designed by the late Ron Cobb. Stuart Gordon used a bunch of really cool artists to design the film, including the Sexy Robot guy, Hajime Soriyama, to create the killer robots. Berni Wrightson worked on it, too.

Greg Espinoza

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2021 - 10:28 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

The film is available on Amazon Prime.

 
 Posted:   May 20, 2021 - 2:26 AM   
 By:   Riddick   (Member)

We need more Colin Towns film score releases!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2021 - 7:18 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

The more brassy, spacious parts of this score have a Elmer Bernstein vibe to them.
Maybe it's the way the Munich Symphony are recorded, but I detect their sound from other film scores I have.
There's a nice, eclectic mix to this one, which always keeps the interest up.
I like the synth integration too.
But beware, there's a real collision of sounds and styles on offer. It ain't all just brassy bombast.
It might take a few listens to get a handle on it.
A very pleasant surprise, this one.

 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2021 - 12:43 AM   
 By:   Riddick   (Member)

My copy was scratched and dirty! Has anyone else has this problem?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2021 - 2:27 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Just rechecked my copy (I inspect them anyway on opening) and it's clean as a whistle.
I'm sure you will be able to get a replacement if there are any playing issues.

 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2021 - 2:42 AM   
 By:   Riddick   (Member)

Just rechecked my copy (I inspect them anyway on opening) and it's clean as a whistle.
I'm sure you will be able to get a replacement if there are any playing issues.


I send email to Quartet few days ago but no response yet. Let's hope they send me a replacement.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 8, 2021 - 10:22 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

The more brassy, spacious parts of this score have a Elmer Bernstein vibe to them.
Maybe it's the way the Munich Symphony are recorded, but I detect their sound from other film scores I have.
There's a nice, eclectic mix to this one, which always keeps the interest up.
I like the synth integration too.
But beware, there's a real collision of sounds and styles on offer. It ain't all just brassy bombast.
It might take a few listens to get a handle on it.
A very pleasant surprise, this one.


Slightly disappointed the main title song by Chris Knight, Highway Junkie, is not on the CD, but I see I can get it on Apple Music. Left off due to a licensing issue? Too bad, as I like the song and it is featured prominently in the blu-ray menu. smile



Greg Espinoza

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2021 - 2:20 PM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

This one gets more enjoyable with each subsequent play.
There's a lazy, laconic Love Theme that reminds me of something by Michael Kamen (Roadhouse, perhaps) and the brassy main theme and the Americana moments are stacks of fun.
The more cooler vibe and electronic tracks lend the score a nice contrast and change of pace, and there's some sultry sax stuff too.
Well worth checking out.

 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2021 - 2:40 PM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

Anything in the Moviescore Media Discovery Series is a keeper. So many incredible scores, I will own the CD some day!

 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2021 - 3:22 PM   
 By:   tyuan   (Member)

Slightly disappointed the main title song by Chris Knight, Highway Junkie, is not on the CD, but I see I can get it on Apple Music. Left off due to a licensing issue? Too bad, as I like the song and it is featured prominently

Yeah, mee too, and for that reason I will NOT buy this cd.
I hate incomplete soundtrack albums!
Only the score? I will NOT buy (example: the new "complete" Robin Hood, one of my Holy Grails, with missing songs!)
Only the songs? I will not buy (every ost album existing from the Eighties, You know).

I will pay ONLY for a complete score + songs release. if the songs are so many to fill an intere cd, then ok, Put the songs on cd1 and the score on cd2 (or the opposite)... But I want it ALL!
In dvds and blu-rays (5 / 10 US$) the soundtrack is always complete. Video + audio complete.
Why in a cd release (20 US$ and more), with only sound and no video, should we pay MORE and ofter for an INCOMPLETE tracklist???
I will never buy other cds if they will not be COMPLETE... frown

 
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