Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Copper Romp

Director Robert Aldrich probably had the best intentions when he tried to make a film of Joseph Wambaugh's raw cop saga The Choirboys in 1977, but the result -- apparently a deeply misguided attempt to replicate his success with The Dirty Dozen -- didn't seem to please anyone, most of all Universal Pictures, who found themselves with one of the most offensive, non-PC releases of the decade. The rampant dirty jokes, flat sitcom-style filming, S&M and orgy setpieces, racism, gay-bashing, and misogyny probably had something to do with it, and Wambaugh swore off Hollywood after its release. It's certainly different, though; you might want to keep an eye out for it on TV mainly due to the weird cast including Charle Durning, James Woods, Burt Young, Louis Gossett Jr., Perry King, Randy Quaid, Tim McIntire, Don Stroud, and Vic Tayback. The wild soundtrack is by regular Aldrich composer Frank De Vol (still most famous for his theme from The Brady Bunch), who mixes up funk, march music, dance pop, and straight-up orchestral work for a one-of-a-kind listening experience.

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Blogger ISBUM said...

Sorry to tell you that the track titled "Decision" goes on for 7min's because the record is skipping.
Ahh, records. Ain't they fun;)!

12:34 PM  
Blogger 7 Black Notes said...

Here's the corrected track:
http://rapidshare.com/files/5409056/Choirboys_Decisions.zip

The main zip for the whole soundtrack is corrected now as well.

12:13 AM  
Blogger gspeedlace said...

Here's an Aldrich I haven't seen! Sounds like it's not a million miles from other decidedly non-PC 70s efforts like LAW & DISORDER?

Thanks!


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12:20 PM  

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