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 Posted:   Nov 25, 2021 - 5:39 AM   
 By:   Sehnsuchtshafen   (Member)

...& then there's all those hate crimes by Ferrante & Teicher.


Ferrante & Teicher use the piano keyboard like cooking pots. Endlessly stirring in it.


Here's their Love Theme from One Eyed Jacks




Guilty pleasures.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2021 - 5:39 AM   
 By:   Charlie Chan   (Member)

Not only is there a pointless rock backbeat to this great track....but having to hear it looping for 15+ minutes near daily for the past few weeks has been pretty grueling....




Eh. It’s got a beat and you can dance to it.

wink



Technically speaking, it's a re-mix of the original version and not a cover version.

But I agree, I find it BAD, too.


You can't beat Edda!

 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2021 - 5:46 AM   
 By:   Sehnsuchtshafen   (Member)

The Kings Of Kitch!

Tara's Theme with full orchestra and chorus, wow!

 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2021 - 9:35 AM   
 By:   Sehnsuchtshafen   (Member)

Goldfinger by the London Starlight Orchestra



That's not BAD, it's abysmal.

 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2021 - 1:02 PM   
 By:   MusicUnite   (Member)

Goldfinger by the London Starlight Orchestra



That's not BAD, it's abysmal.


LOL. This is right up First Breath's alley - a synth 'orchestra'.

Jay

 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2021 - 3:28 PM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

The Kings Of Kitch!

Tara's Theme with full orchestra and chorus, wow!


I think it was 1973 or 74 ... a teenager with some pocket money looking for film music to buy. Annoyed with scratched records I started buying cassette tapes ("musicassettes") - I'd got my first stereo cassette recorder (complete with speakers - Philips) - but found very little choice.

One day I purchased Great Epic Film Themes - see: https://www.discogs.com/release/6134323-Various-Great-Epic-Film-Themes - and so discovered a dozen film tunes I didn't know. I'd seen one, maybe two, of the films but hadn't remembered the music; I'm sure I'd heard other versions of Tara's Theme but wouldn't have known what it was/its source.

Three tracks stood out from that dozen ... I liked them all but those three were the ones I wanted to hear time and again. Two were by Felix Slatkin (one of the greats from the Hollywood recordings of the 1950s): El Cid and The Robe Love Themes ...

.. and Tara's Theme performed by Ferrante and Teicher.

Kitch? Maybe ... but their rendition of this lovely Max Steiner melody helped create a life-long desire to hear wonderful music (forget the rock, pop noise that my contemporaries absorbed).

I've yet to buy an album by F&T and have only five of their recordings (from various compilation albums). I'm happy to say that Tara's Theme is one of them smile

 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2021 - 3:47 PM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

For me there's no contest - some of the versions posted are so-so (to tell the truth I actually find a couple of them interesting), some are hilarious, some are downright bad... and then there's this criminal act:



mad mad

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2021 - 4:00 PM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

The Kings Of Kitch!

Tara's Theme with full orchestra and chorus, wow!


I think it was 1973 or 74 ... a teenager with some pocket money looking for film music to buy. Annoyed with scratched records I started buying cassette tapes ("musicassettes") - I'd got my first stereo cassette recorder (complete with speakers - Philips) - but found very little choice.

One day I purchased Great Epic Film Themes - see: https://www.discogs.com/release/6134323-Various-Great-Epic-Film-Themes - and so discovered a dozen film tunes I didn't know. I'd seen one, maybe two, of the films but hadn't remembered the music; I'm sure I'd heard other versions of Tara's Theme but wouldn't have known what it was/its source.


I had that LP, I loved it. Themes from The Vikings, Taras Bulba, Charge Of The Light Brigade (Addison), Genghis Khan & The Ten Commandments among others. I don't even remember the F&T Tara's theme, I probably heard 10 seconds of it & quickly moved the arm to the next track.

 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2021 - 4:12 PM   
 By:   Sehnsuchtshafen   (Member)

The Kings Of Kitch!

Tara's Theme with full orchestra and chorus, wow!


I think it was 1973 or 74 ... a teenager with some pocket money looking for film music to buy. Annoyed with scratched records I started buying cassette tapes ("musicassettes") - I'd got my first stereo cassette recorder (complete with speakers - Philips) - but found very little choice.

One day I purchased Great Epic Film Themes - see: https://www.discogs.com/release/6134323-Various-Great-Epic-Film-Themes - and so discovered a dozen film tunes I didn't know. I'd seen one, maybe two, of the films but hadn't remembered the music; I'm sure I'd heard other versions of Tara's Theme but wouldn't have known what it was/its source.

Three tracks stood out from that dozen ... I liked them all but those three were the ones I wanted to hear time and again. Two were by Felix Slatkin (one of the greats from the Hollywood recordings of the 1950s): El Cid and The Robe Love Themes ...

.. and Tara's Theme performed by Ferrante and Teicher.

Kitch? Maybe ... but their rendition of this lovely Max Steiner melody helped create a life-long desire to hear wonderful music (forget the rock, pop noise that my contemporaries absorbed).

I've yet to buy an album by F&T and have only five of their recordings (from various compilation albums). I'm happy to say that Tara's Theme is one of them smile



Hey, thanks for sharing that!

I actually own an entire F&T CD, and, I like to listen to it from time to time.
https://www.discogs.com/de/release/11039844-Ferrante-Teicher-The-Ferrante-Teicher-Collection

There are some good renditions on it.

You find the entire album on YT:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dasiSTd-WYg&list=OLAK5uy_my46HwG7YpSTf5QBcQZJbnnAFXW10WlVI


I'd like to add that I don't mean to put them down as complete trash, but I think, you have to admit they did lots of kitschy stuff during their career.

Music, or generally any kind of art that is considered kitsch, can certainly be enjoyed favourably and in a genuine way. It can be quirky or eccentric, for example, without being a matter of controversy.

So, this thread is not meant to be grim and filled with anger.
I see it more from a funny side with a smile.

Mind you, in 1987 I even bought a Fairlight Orchestra CD with Bond music.
Not knowing yet back then that the "orchestra" was no real accoustic orchestra but all electronic.
Only later, I learned what a Fairlight is.
Thankfully, the CD skipped near the end, so I returned it and got my money back. Ouff.




No, I don't think it's BAD. It's fun to watch them.

 
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