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The Music of John Carpenter

Geek Juice Radio – Episode 158
This week we discuss and listen to selected music of filmmaker/composer John Carpenter
Featuring: Alex Jowski & mister X

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Matthew Coats
Matthew Coats
Formerly known under the pseudonym of Alex Jowski. Site owner, movie aficionado, and film school grad. Matthew Coats presents reviews, some written, some as vlogs, and some as weekly shows, for a variety of different movies and television shows. After years of struggling to get his own projects off the ground amidst the normal routine of living, Matthew Coats decided to create a site in order to share and promote movie reviews, video games and much much more from talented and original people all across the internet.
  • Alex Stockwell
    December 25, 2014 at 3:02 am

    Dude, you didn’t do the Coupe DeVilles’ “Big Trouble in Little China”!

  • Brandon Gray
    December 26, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    What did you think of the soundtrack in Vampires?

  • KCGL77
    December 26, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    I would totally be up for you guys doing a few more looks at music of different lesser recognized composers this was a very enlightening episode.

  • ArmymanZ
    December 26, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    Moustapha Akkad was Syrian not Israeli. It was terrible that Moustapha Akkad and his daughter, Rima Akkad were killed in the Grand Hyatt Hotel bombing in Jordan.
    It’s pretty ironic that he was trying to produce a film that portrays Islam in a positive light and then he gets killed by Islamic extremist. At least Moustapha was honored by his native city of Aleppo with a school and a street named after him. RIP Mr. Akkad.

  • st42nwpt
    December 27, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    My comments

    – I have orgasm while listening to it. John Carpenter is my all-time
    favorite director and his score sets the tone for each film really well.
    When it comes to original music composing, he and Goblin are always
    – The Haunted House score in Halloween still has more haunting atmosphere
    than its anthem. BTW, the track is also called “Halloween 1978” and
    “Laurie’s Theme” on some editions of soundtrack. On OST album that I
    have, a score called The Haunted House is basically a
    slow-down/piano-based version of the same song.
    – My favorite track of Escape From New York is a song called “The Bank
    Robbery”. It’s an unused score for a delete scene, but it’s so awesome
    and gives us the anti-hero attitude of Mr.Plissken really well. BTW, the
    version of main theme that you played on your show is 2000 Remixed
    version. The original version in the film and early editions of an album
    is more synth-based while this one is more emphasized on piano.
    – The Thing score is so amazing! I thought that John Carpenter composed it since it sounds EXACTLY like his work.
    – Prince of Darkness SUCKS! It’s full of cliche’ and boring as fuck. I’ve got nothing to say about soundtrack.
    – I love They Live theme. It fits the tone of working class uprising really well.
    – I think score for Vampires is also amazing and kickass. It’s rock-oriented style.

  • Jetblack21
    December 28, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    THE 59th street bridge theme sounds like it could be from an SNES or NES game.

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