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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: The Satan Bug: Archival Edition
 
 Posted:   May 22, 2020 - 10:07 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

If it was 45 years ago, I could see that number being linked to a president.

45 years ago, Jeannot Szwarc's Bug was released ... without any Satan.

 
 
 Posted:   May 23, 2020 - 4:13 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

How intrusive are the sound effects on the listening experience here? I haven’t got this album myself. I guess I’m also thinking more broadly whether having the music with FX is better than nothing or not? What says you?

Chris


Chris, the general consensus is that the sound effects actually begin to work as part of the overall sound design, once you get used to them. They almost become integral to the musical experience. That's the general consensus.

My personal feeling is that they are grating. No matter how much I want to veil my words I actually do get that "taped off the TV" feel. "Better than nothing?" you ask. Of course! It's a great score! If somebody said to me, "I'll take the CD off your hands and give you nothing in return", I'd be a fool to say yeah okay.

I think you'd be some kind of nutmeg not to get it while you have the chance.

 
 Posted:   May 23, 2020 - 4:17 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

How intrusive are the sound effects on the listening experience here? I haven’t got this album myself. I guess I’m also thinking more broadly whether having the music with FX is better than nothing or not? What says you?

Chris


I'd definitely take music and effects over nothing.

How intrusive? Well, a bit but it's managable.

Cheers

 
 
 Posted:   May 23, 2020 - 4:43 AM   
 By:   Chris Malone   (Member)

Thanks for the feedback everyone! Of course, FSM CDs had beautiful production values—the packaging, notes, and overall sound quality.

Chris

 
 Posted:   May 23, 2020 - 4:45 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

If you all want to see a COVID-relevant movie from the 1960s try "What's So Bad About Feeling Good?"

Starring Mary Tyler Moore "who can turn the world on with a smile"

As for SATAN BUG, after the first listen, I was left with the unpleasant impression that all cues had effects, partly because of the climax with the helicopter. Actually most of the music doesn't, but it can take a few plays to get this. Even one defect in any audio can ruin an initial experience until you learn to expect it, and can ignore it. Or you could make a playlist of music-only cues.
If you're only getting it to complete your Goldsmith collection, you won't be disappointed. If you're getting it because you like the music, there is an initial disappointment, but you get over it.

 
 
 Posted:   May 23, 2020 - 5:26 AM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

Thanks for the feedback everyone! Of course, FSM CDs had beautiful production values—the packaging, notes, and overall sound quality.

Chris


Hear that?

We put the Bug in Malone's ear.

 
 Posted:   May 23, 2020 - 5:53 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Thanks for the feedback everyone! Of course, FSM CDs had beautiful production values—the packaging, notes, and overall sound quality.

Chris


Hear that?

We put the Bug in Malone's ear.


Zardoz is beginning to understand!

Bug. Malone. 55. It's all adding up to more online film music sales! It's all a (beneficent) plot! big grin

 
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