Thursday, October 9, 2008

Radio Shoe (At The Movies)


Here we go again, only this time it's name the artist, the tune & the movie (or film if you prefer) for valuable 'Spill points (or is that "Speng points?). Some are lifted from a soundtrack, some are covers or samples, some are easy, some are not. Lights! Camera! Action!

Barry Adamson - The Man With the Golden Arm (Ditto)
Nine Inch Nails - Everyday Is Exactly the Same (Wanted)
Urge Overkill - Girl You'll Be A Woman Soon (Pulp Fiction)
Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez - La Wally (Diva)
Mark Stewart - Forbidden Colours (Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence)
23 Skidoo - G.I. Fuck You (Apocalypse Now)
Snow Patrol ? (Spiderman 3)
Gary Jules & Michael Andrews - Mad World (Donnie Darko)
Brian Eno - Deep Blue Day (Trainspotting)
Yello - Jingle Bells Club Mix (The Santa Claus)

24 comments:

May1366 said...

OK, this is going to be maddening. Rumsfeld-like, I'm just going to set out to deal with known knowns here and then take the money, please Jim, because I've had a lovely day and I want someone else to get a crack at Bully's Special Prize.

1.Aaargh! Stop the voices in my head shouting all these names at me - one of you is right but I don't know which one!
2.
3. Urge Overkill - Girl You'll Be A Woman Soon from Pulp Fiction
4. See 1
5. Something is saying Johnny Greenwood's There Will Be Blood soundtrack but again I'm whistling in the dark
6.
7.
8. Gary Jules and Michael Andrews' version of Mad World as used in Donnie Darko
9.
10. Not sure who perpetrated this as I haven't heard a Crazy Frog yet but might this be from the Jingle All The Way soundtrack?

debbym said...

#4 has got to be DIVA (possibly the last time I was at the pictures; only kidding), an aria from La Wally. Sorry, cannot remember who sings it in the film...

P.S. Just in case anyone's got spare whisky in the house, I'm in dire need (for medicinal purposes, of course - VERY sore throat)

sourpus said...

Is No. 6 from the Eastern Promises soundtrack?

Shoegazer said...

Sorry SP, (great movie though)

Blimpy said...

5 reminds me of something from Ghost Dog, the start anyway, then it kinda goes a bit 80s

Blimpy said...

7 is snow patrol, and god knows how i know this - having never seen the film or really heard the song before, it was in one of the spiderman films.

Blimpy said...

Was 9 from a scottish movie?

treefrogdemon said...

debbym, I've got some - where are you?

Blimpy said...

A stinky scottish movie?

Shoegazer said...

9 was a Scottish movie

Blimpy said...

i knew it!!!

DarceysDad said...

Late to this one, sorry Shoey.
Trouble is I hardly get to see films, so my contribution is small.

1. Dunno. Either naggingly familiar or a brilliantly written homage, but in either case I love how dirty that guitar is.
2. Feel I should know it - it's in my lock-into-a-groove stylee - but not a clue I'm afraid.
5. won't play past 7secs for some reason.
6. Again, not a scooby, but if it wasn't for the annoying repeated shout, I'd have drifted away on its hypnotic qualities.
9. Is that a Mogwai song that I don't know? Lovely.
10.You are now officially in trouble with me: I've heard my first Christmas music in the second week of October!

Blimpy said...

9 is Brian Eno, from the bit in Trainspotting where Renton quite literally goes down the pan. The track is called Deep Blue Day (i think)

Shoegazer said...

Thought it was Christmas everyday on the 'Speng? My bad.

DarceysDad said...

@ Shoey - Fuggeddabahtit!

@ Blimpy - then the power of music is demonstrated again. Can't remember the last time I watched Trainspotting, but that scene is what popped into my head when I heard the track.

Blimpy said...

@darce, exactly!! i had to find the clip on youtube to check cos in the film it's mixed in with a classical track to begin with

Blimpy said...

@darce, exactly!! i had to find the clip on youtube to check cos in the film it's mixed in with a classical track to begin with

el derino said...

number 1 is Barry Adamson's awesome cover of Elmore Bernstein's Man With The Golden Arm.

My very first Speng point!

Blimpy said...

talking of Eno, he's just made a musical app for the iphone, where you touch bubbles on the screen to make lovely ambient music and sounds. is it worth £2.39 however,......

Blimpy said...

It's called Bloom, and here's the details:

Developed by ambient pioneer Brian Eno and musician/software designer Peter Chilvers, Bloom explores uncharted territory in the realm of applications for the iPhone and iPod touch. Part instrument, part composition and part artwork, Bloom's innovative controls allow anyone to create elaborate patterns and unique melodies by simply tapping the screen. A generative music player takes over when Bloom is left idle, creating an infinite selection of compositions and their accompanying visualisations.

"Bloom is an endless music machine, a music box for the 21st century. You can play it, and you can watch it play itself." - Brian Eno

Blimpy said...

Bloom in action:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlnljiPCNAI

May1366 said...

Respect to el derino - Barry Adamson was one of the names being shouted at me by the voices in my head! So glad one of them was talking sense.

May1366 said...

And what a version that is, by the way.

GarethI said...

On the celluloid theme, the last film I saw was Man On Wire (which is spectacular and has an amazing soundtrack).
Number 2 sounds like Nine Inch Nails. At any rate, when the vocal kicked in, I thought "If that isn't the man who sings the hand that feeds…"
Is Number 5 Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence? The original is Ryuichi Sakamoto but this isn't it.
I'm trying to think of Christmas rave films for number 10, and failing. I don't remember it from Gremlins, and I'll bet it wasn't in Elf. Or It's A Wonderful Life, which is probably the best Christmas movie. Although that's a debate for two months' time.