Friday, August 24, 2007

The Lighter Side

Episode 3: Danny Elfman - Before the Dark Knight, there was the Mystic Knights and Danny Elfman was the front man. On this weeks episode of Cue the Music, Ralph takes a look at the comedy scores of Danny Elfman from 1980-1988.

The Ex-Queen - The Forbidden Zone
Overture - Pee Wee's Big Adventure
The Breakfast Machine - Pee Wee's Big Adventure
Overture - Back to School
Main Titles - Hot to Trot
Main Titles - Midnight Run
Try to Believe [Oingo Boingo]- Midnight Run
Main Titles - Big Top Pee Wee
Rise and Shine - Big Top Pee Wee
Main Titles/Show Time at IBC - Scrooged
Stolen Bike - Pee Wee's Big Adventure

click below to listen:
The Lighter Side


Eve Phoenix said...

I have "Music for a Darkened Theater - Vol. 1" on cassette!!! I'll have to burn it or get it into MP3 format soon, because I'm about to wear it out - again! The Pee Wee scores are fantastic. How can you be in a bad mood after listening to "The Breakfast Machine?" Impossible! And the score to "Midnight Run" is part of why that is one of my favorite movies. I could go on and on and on! Expect more ramblings in the future.

elias said...

Lovely stuff - Ed Scissorhands all the way.

Ralph said...

i will move through more Elfman later on and i will definitly cover Edward Scissorhands. Danny Elfman has gone on record, several times, stating that Edward Scissorhands is his favorite score that he has done.

twoand2 said...

I like how it starts transitioning into his darker stuff.

Ralph- said...

did you know that the studios did not trust Danny Elfman, who was a comedic music writer, to do the score to Batman? Tim Burton had to fight Warner Brothers contantly to allow Elfman to do the score. Can you imagine what if would have been like if he did not score Batman? I would bet you anything that his name would have been lost in obscurity.

twoand2 said...

tim burtons batman is still my all time favorite batman movie.

Ralph- said...

Me too. It is also the best score of the bunch, even though the score to Batman Returns has GREAT themes for the Penguin and Catwoman