COOLIO – Gangsta’s Paradise

"Gangsta's Paradise" is the highest-charting single by American rapper Coolio. Interpolating Stevie Wonder's 1976 song "Pastime Paradise", and featuring American singer L.V., the single was released on August 1, 1995, and ten days later it was heard in the film Dangerous Minds. Certified Platinum in October, the song was included on Coolio's second album Gangsta's… Continue lendo COOLIO – Gangsta’s Paradise

THE VANDALS – Summer Lovin’ (from Grease)

"Summer Lovin" is a popular song from the musical Grease, recorded by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John for the big-screen adaptation of the musical. It was released in August 1978, as the fourth single from the movie's soundtrack album, becoming a massive hit worldwide during the summer of 1978. The Vandals are an American punk… Continue lendo THE VANDALS – Summer Lovin’ (from Grease)

BEACH BOYS – Kokomo

"Kokomo" is a song by the Beach Boys, from the 1988 film Cocktail and album Still Cruisin'. Written by John Phillips, Scott McKenzie, Mike Love, and Terry Melcher, the song was released as a single on June 21, 1988, and became a number one hit in the U.S. and Australia. It was the band's first… Continue lendo BEACH BOYS – Kokomo

HUMAN’s Musics – A film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand w/ music by Armand Amar

The idea with HUMAN was to create songs that would reflect the same emotion generated by the interviews. I wanted things to open up, to open up one’s heart, to let the sadness be without any restraint. HUMAN has been one of these rare moments in my life as a film composer during which I… Continue lendo HUMAN’s Musics – A film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand w/ music by Armand Amar

CAFÉ TACVBA – Dog:goD

Tema con el cual Café Tacvba colaboro para la pelicula Amores Perros (2000). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bF9BQysKKjw Senti una mordida fatalen mi cuello en la yugularmi sangre corre yapor todo el piso. Ven a mi cuerpo falleceren los colmillos de otro serque se ve igual que yopero esta vivo. Me elevo al cielo empiezo a vermi vida llena… Continue lendo CAFÉ TACVBA – Dog:goD

CHEECH & CHONG: Alice Bowie’s “Earache My Eye”, the first Chicano Punk Song

"Earache My Eye" is a comedy routine and song by Cheech and Chong from their 1974 album Cheech & Chong's Wedding Album. The skit is about a teenager (played by Tommy Chong) who wakes up and listens to a song by "Alice Bowie" (Cheech Marin), while his father (also played by Marin) yells at him… Continue lendo CHEECH & CHONG: Alice Bowie’s “Earache My Eye”, the first Chicano Punk Song

The Effective Scoring of Requiem for a Dream

Do you remember this music? I bet you do. It was all over the place in the early 2000s, from Youtube videos, trailers, video games, TV shows, TV series…you name it. But why did this music become such an iconic piece of work? What makes it so…'memorable'? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO20yrnlg-U Special thanks to my good musician friend… Continue lendo The Effective Scoring of Requiem for a Dream

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS – Soul To Squeeze

Soul to Squeeze is a song originally recorded during the sessions for the band's fifth studio album Blood Sugar Sex Magik. It was released as a B-Side to two singles from the album and then it went on to become a proper single in 1993 to promote the Coneheads movie OST. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XcN12uVHeQ I got a bad… Continue lendo RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS – Soul To Squeeze

LEONARD COHEN – Waiting For The Miracle

"Waiting for the miracle" is taken from Leonard Cohen's 1992 album The Future. Three songs from this album, "Anthem", "The Future", and the menacing "Waiting for the Miracle" (co-written by Sharon Robinson) were used prominently on the soundtrack for Oliver Stone's 1994 film Natural Born Killers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYnZP9lUAmg Baby, I've been waitingI've been waiting night and… Continue lendo LEONARD COHEN – Waiting For The Miracle

HELMET & HOUSE OF PAIN – Just Another Victim

From the Judgment Night OST (1993), through Immortal Records and Epic Soundtrax. Every song on the soundtrack was a collaboration between hip-hop artists and rock artists. The album peaked at #17 on the Billboard 200 and spawned four singles, “Fallin'” by Teenage Fanclub and De La Soul, “Another Body Murdered” by Faith No More and Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E.,… Continue lendo HELMET & HOUSE OF PAIN – Just Another Victim