Monday, July 10, 2006

The Big Bounce

Elmore Leonard's classic crime novel The Big Bounce has been botched twice on the big screen so far, though the first version from 1969 has some enjoyable exploitation elements (including a lot of skin for a 1969 studio film) and a very catchy pop score by Mike Curb, who scored plenty of drive-in favorites likeThe Wild Angels before taking over MGM Records, firing the Velvet Underground, inflicting Donny and Marie Osmond on the world, and becoming a failed, right-wing politician. Anyway, this score has a nice, summery feel to it, with the first eight tracks covering the instrumental score and breezy vocal adaptations filling out the rest. No vocals are credited, but it's very much in the same vein as the Mike Curb Congregation albums coming out around the same time. Perfect listening for your next trip to the beach.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you please re-load the soundtrack to The Big Bounce?

8:52 PM  
Blogger 7 Black Notes said...

A corrected link has been posted. Enjoy!

8:57 AM  
Blogger dualspool said...

Thanks 7 for this rare treat! Im the guy who asked for the re-load and have been looking for this for a long time. Any chance on re-loads for The Love Machine and The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea?

Many Thanks....d

9:57 PM  

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