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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: Hunters Are for Killing
 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2010 - 4:37 AM   
 By:   Simon Morris   (Member)

This is an enjoyable CD with a little bit of everything thrown into the mix. Some emotional string work, trademark Fielding basslines, some quite hard bitten jazz...there isn't much not to like. To me, it sounded like what it was (a tv score) and that's not meant as a criticism.

The Big Sleep is probably my favourite Fielding score - I always loved the Main Titles and End Credits so it was great to hear the theme again. I can't decide whether I'm disappointed that Fielding re-used (seemingly shamelessly) some pieces of music over and over again, or whether I'm glad that he thought my favourite theme was worthy of such re-use smile

I do wonder though, what Michael Winner might have said if he'd known that the theme for his film in 1978 had, er, 'been round the block' before....!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2010 - 4:43 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

Simon, I'm sure Michael Winner would just have puffed out a huge cloud of cigar smoke and laughed uncontrolably.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2010 - 4:52 AM   
 By:   Simon Morris   (Member)

Simon, I'm sure Michael Winner would just have puffed out a huge cloud of cigar smoke and laughed uncontrolably.


In an interview years ago, he said that "Jerry Fielding never gave you a melody". Huh. What did he knowbig grin

 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2010 - 3:11 PM   
 By:   RR Aitken   (Member)

I am sitting here listening to the recent Hunters are for Killing Jerry Fielding release.
I love Jerry Fielding and if you are a Fielding fan this release is dynamite - as usual.
Besides the Main Title, a few of the many wonderful cues on this cd that I dig include:
-Rudy in LG's Room
-Elements
-Car Source alt #1 ......Fielding likes to have fun and it shows.

In general I can only marvel at the bounty of film music that is before us in 2010. It does get to be overwhelming at times trying to keep up; there is an avalanche of cd releases that continues to bring zing to life for all of us. Which scores do we buy? What can we afford?

I can understand the frustrations that have been aired of late. The film message board threads have become pretty crazy with consumer concerns about the nature of the film music cd "biz" and the notion of scarcity, and hording, e-bay profiteers, the way certain "limited edition" new releases become OOP instantaneously, and the inevitable upshot of pricing.

Well at the end of the day or the discussion, just what is it that matters?

The music matters and appreciating the inherent artistic and aesthetic value and beauty of the music rather than the growth in monetary worth of investing in a collector's item is what should hold sway.

Let's celebrate the music and the composers and our love of films and the scores that are dear to us while we are alive.

I appreciate that your 11 years of effort paid off with the release of this Fielding disc, Lukas.

Thanks FSM, Lukas and the gang - bring on the Hawaii Five-0!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 26, 2010 - 2:07 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

When I asked my wife if I could get this along with the TV Omnibus set, she hit me on the head with a rolling pin and told me to choose ONE. So I sneakily chose the big one. That, however, leaves me with a dilemma, a dilemma which has been addressed before, a dilemma both you and I know very well (What is this, a Robert Bloch writing workshop?) -

Will this great Fielding score have the decency to hang around for another three months when I can place my next order? That, my friend, is the dilemma, the dilemma that is Fielding, the dilemma of collecting, of collecting the skull, the skull of the Marquis de Sade, whose spirit still inhabits the skull.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 26, 2010 - 3:45 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

I was looking forward to getting this as I thought I'd ordered it weeks ago. It hasnt arrived.
Will have to check, maybe I was going to order but didnt. Getting old!


Ah ha, just checked - I'd put it in wishlist. Typical. Ordered now.

 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2010 - 5:02 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

If Fielding had scored Zig Zag, it would've sounded like Hunters Are for Killing. Not sure why, except both scores are from 1970 and have a free-swinging, sunny sound to them with a hint of menace. Whatever it is, both releases are wonderful 1970 scores and would be completely unknown by me if it weren't for FSM. I love these seemingly-forgotten jewels that Lukas digs up for us.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2010 - 2:21 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

landed. Love the main theme, even though it was already well known.

aint sure about the rest of it yet. Only one listen so far so too early to judge.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2010 - 4:34 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)


aint sure about the rest of it yet. Only one listen so far so too early to judge.


Maybe you could get back to us on that...

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2010 - 4:37 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)


aint sure about the rest of it yet. Only one listen so far so too early to judge.


Maybe you could get back to us on that...


Well it hasnt grabbed me by the coat lapels and shook me yet, tall guy, but I'll give it fair spin and an open mind!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2010 - 4:52 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

Tall Guy, did you end up purchasing this? I'm allowed to get it for Christmas 2015. Let me know if it's worth the wait, in your humble opinion of course.

 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2010 - 11:57 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Well it hasnt grabbed me by the coat lapels and shook me yet, tall guy, but I'll give it fair spin and an open mind!

It took a couple of plays to latch hold, but once I heard and duly dug the sunny Joe Mannix vibe that this one gives off, I settled back and enjoyed this lighter, fluffier Fielding.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2010 - 12:57 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Jingle Bells! Jingle Bells!
This one's on it's way!
Oh what fun it'll be for me, to pop it in and then press PLAY!!! smile

 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2010 - 2:05 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

I loved this from first play. In fact, it got 3 plays in a row. THE BLACK BIRD, released concurrently is good, but not as good as this.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2010 - 4:28 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Okay Sports Fans, before I even enter into any discussion about this one, will somebody please tell me what other Fielding score I'm hearing in tracks 8 and 9 (Rudy In LG's Room, No Coffee). Lukas' notes mention the laughing trombones, but not the string piece alongside it, that I know I've heard elsewhere!
Help from any of the Fielding Cavalry would be appreciated smile

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2010 - 4:32 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Tall Guy, did you end up purchasing this? I'm allowed to get it for Christmas 2015. Let me know if it's worth the wait, in your humble opinion of course.

Only just seen Bill and Graham's posts (pressure of work!), so in response to the above, no, I haven't purchased it at this point and have never even tried the samples yet. And of course it's worth the wait - it's Jerry, FFS!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2010 - 4:45 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

I don't know the answer, Kev. I still have to order this one. I just posted that to let you know I'm trying to keep up with these posts, but lack of time and pressure of work is a complete and absolute bastard. I'm trying to keep smilin'.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2010 - 5:20 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

No worries Graham. I'm pretty sure it's The Getaway, but I'm seeking confirmation from the others - Hi Jim, Hi Bill wink
Good to see you got your box too. Looking forward to some crazy comments over at that thread wink

 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2010 - 6:17 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Tracks 8 and 9 sound like stuff from SCORPIO, perhaps? That easy listening riff in track 8 reminds me of similar material found in Scorpio, anyway.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2010 - 6:38 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Ahhh Jim, what would we do without you! smile
You are, of course, correct Sir.
The track from SCORPIO is Boiler Room, when he starts doin' that little string/rhythm thing, just like in the tracks I mentioned.
Your insight is much appreciated. smile

 
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