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This is a comments thread about Blog Post: The Streets of San Francisco (1972): Part I by Thomas Rucki
 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2013 - 7:13 AM   
 By:   Simon Morris   (Member)

Very nice informative post, Thomas smile

Patrick Williams isn't especially well represented on disc. I've got Cuba, Butch and Sundance and Used Cars (thanks to Kritzerland...) and that's about it as far as film scores go...

I loved the funkiness of his Streets of San Francisco music, but alas I doubt we'll ever hear any of it on a stand-alone CD. He was able to write some catchy, memorable themes too - witness Lou Grant and The Magician.

His jazz-rock/big band album Threshold is excellent and re-issued a while back.

 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2013 - 7:47 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I haven't seen this show in nearly thirty years and I also tend not to like "straight-ahead" cop programs. However, "Streets" exists in the time frame of my favorite era for TV so maybe it's time I watched it again. In reading the episode synopses, it does have a certain grittiness about it thanks to the location shooting.

The opening credits rip off Hawaii Five-O's trailblazing style, but the theme is indeed a classic. Does Streets have many recurring motifs like, say, Kolchak: The Night Stalker and the aforementioned Hawaii Five-O? Or the rarely-discussed-around-here 1960s science fiction show, Star Trek? wink

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2013 - 9:08 AM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

I haven't seen this show in nearly thirty years and I also tend not to like "straight-ahead" cop programs. However, "Streets" exists in the time frame of my favorite era for TV so maybe it's time I watched it again. In reading the episode synopses, it does have a certain grittiness about it thanks to the location shooting.

Read Part II in which you can read about the contents of the pilots.
One of STREETS central theme is the madman, especially during season 1.
Please order the DVD for season 1: it's all gritty Seventies.
FIVE-O is a straight-ahead cop series?

The opening credits rip off Hawaii Five-O's trailblazing style, but the theme is indeed a classic. Does Streets have many recurring motifs like, say, Kolchak: The Night Stalker and the aforementioned Hawaii Five-O? Or the rarely-discussed-around-here 1960s science fiction show, Star Trek? wink

Yes, indeed.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2013 - 9:10 AM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

Very nice informative post, Thomas smile

Patrick Williams isn't especially well represented on disc. I've got Cuba, Butch and Sundance and Used Cars (thanks to Kritzerland...) and that's about it as far as film scores go...

I loved the funkiness of his Streets of San Francisco music, but alas I doubt we'll ever hear any of it on a stand-alone CD. He was able to write some catchy, memorable themes too - witness Lou Grant and The Magician.

His jazz-rock/big band album Threshold is excellent and re-issued a while back.



Kritzerland head Bruce Kimmel enjoys Pat Williams.
If you like the funkiness of STREETS, watch a MANNIX episode that I mentioned: same leaning.

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2013 - 8:23 AM   
 By:   chriss   (Member)

Yes, thanks for a nice and interesting blog!
This music and the Columbo score "Make Me a Perfect Murder" are the best things I have heard scored by Williams. Will this ever be available on CD?

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2013 - 9:58 AM   
 By:   lexedo   (Member)

Very cool blog posts (1 & 2), Thomas. Thanks.

 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2013 - 8:31 AM   
 By:   chriss   (Member)

Here's the theme from a Austrian-German TV show. I think we know the temp track smile

 
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