I finally purchased Ennio Morricone's film score for Space:1999 (since for some reason Italy would not allow John Barry's score).
Boy what a different tone between the two.
I do wonder if when they broadcast the TV series, if they had to replace the music there too? Or if those in Italy wondered why the music for the TV show was so different than the film's score they heard in the theaters?
Been listening to the new releases from De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest.
I think that De La's CD is a more challenging release, with more misses than hits, but the hits- like "Lord Intended" and "Snoopys"- are utterly killer. Quest's disc is more consistent and fun to listen to, but it doesn't push the genre boundaries anywhere near as hard.
The guest list on each album tells the same story: Quest brings back triumphant performances by Bustah Rhymes...but De La introduces the rap world to Justin Hawkins and David Byrne.
Now I gotta find Missy Elliott's new one...
I have also still been binging on the YouTube upload of German Stoner rock band Colour Haze's 2006 album Tempel. I'm gonna have to get that one, and maybe a few more.
Current short list for music shopping: