[crackmonkey] Theremistication

Nick Moffitt nick at zork.net
Sun Oct 25 17:11:10 PST 1998


	In these days of free nude teen warez linux chat, it's often
difficult to find good theremin music at the corner record store.  So
if you're weary from praying at the altar of <big>Rick Moen</big>, I
suggest you step over to the Wherehouse or some comparable music
vendor and buy the soundtrack to The Day The Earth Stood Still.

	"The [soundtrack] was a soaring milestone that anticipated the
era of electronic music with its unheard-of instrumentation for
electric violin, electric bass, two high and low electric theremins
(whose otherworldly swueal had enhanced Miklos Rozsa's scores for The
Lost Weekend and Spellbound), four pianos, four harps, and what
Herrmann called 'a very strange section of about 30-odd brass.'  To
this odd ensemble, Herrman later recalled, Twentieth Century Fox music
head Alfred Newman cheerfully donated one hot water bottle...just 'in
case.'" --from the liner notes

	So turn on the evening news, hit mute, and play the
soundtrack!  It's great!  Marvel as Clinton speaks the words of
Klaatu!  Feel the tension as the chia pet ads reverberate with the
spooky anxiety of the theremin!  Mayor Willie Brown is an evil
overlord robot!!

-- 
 * Progress (n.): The process through which Usenet has evolved from
   smart people in front of dumb terminals to dumb people in front of
   smart terminals.  -- obs at burnout.demon.co.uk (obscurity)
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