So this is more related to movies rather than music videos themselves, but I thought it would be interesting. As many movie goers will note, most films tend to have either an opening score or play some music from some hot hip artist of the week / month / year. Typically there’s more an association with the movie trailer rather than the actual movie and then the real movie has some lame ass soundtrack that no one cares about or remembers. For instance, what was the most memorable part about the opening to the movie Blade? Not all the blood or blade killing lots of shit. People remember that ‘Sandstorm’ was thumping in the background to pump all the action. But then again, who even remembers the music video to that (if it exists). So this week, here is some music that was used as movie intro music but you probably forgot about the music video.
Basement Jaxx – Good luck ft. Lisa Kekaula
The Movie: Appleseed. Probably not a lot of people saw the movie Appleseed, but it was a face pace in your face action movie at some points ( the sequel managed to snag John Woo to direct) and the sound track was split in two parts (Composed music and Music used in the movie). I really like this song, it’s one of those well composed songs with a catchy tune, but I never though to look up the real music video. Really I just associated the awesome opening to Appleseed with this song and left it as that. What I was really doing was depriving myself of a wicked ass narrated music video.
Orbital – Halycon and on and on
The Movie: Hackers. Ah… early 90s techno/trance music. Orbital is one of those groups that if you listened to them in their early 90s peak it kind of really stuck with you. In fact Orbital was like everywhere in the early 90s. Doing music for movies (End credits for the first Mortal Combat movie) and other tracks were used in games like WipeOut. Again, another track that’s not too bad to listen to if you can really sit through all 7-9 minutes of it. Hell, The Prodigy made like a 11 minute remix of this song.
Buffalo Springfield – For What It’s Worth
Watchmen Lord of War. This song is basically associated with nearly anything to do with anything in that 60s / Vietnam era of time. You see like any movie that has to deal with Vietnam you’ll hear this or for some reason I associate The Mama’s & The Papa’s California Dreamin’ with the same time period too, but I don’t know why since it has nothing to do with the War, just about a dude who’s cold and not in warm California. EDIT: Got this one confussed, Bob Dylan’s Times are a Changing is the opening to Watchmen.
Spinal Tap – Tonight I’m gonna rock you tonight
Movie: This is Spinal Tap. This song is awesome. It’s basically more or less everything you need to know about Spinal Tap, the fakeumentory about a fake band, that turns out is a real band, but all the musicians are actually comedians too. If you haven’t seen the movie, I really urge you to stop reading my slop and immediately watch the movie. It’s full of lulz and truths about 70s/80s metal bands and the transition/transformations they basically went through. Even better, like last year or something (my memory sucks at time) Spinal Tap went on tour.