May 2, 2014
Attack of the Killer Soundtrack #12 - Attack of Richard Band!
This week we return to build another killer soundtrack with none other then special guest co-host - composer Richard Band! Richard has composed more then 70 film scores including... Re-Animator, the Puppet Master series, The Pit & The Pendulum, Ghoulies, The Arrival, Castle Freak, The House on Sorority Row, Shrunken Heads, The Day Time Ended, Laserblast and so many more. He comes from a family of filmmakers and we discuss his upbringing as well as his decision to veer off into the music world - and then make it his career. All the while, assembling our own amazing soundtrack!
And while explaining that he didn't actually build the puppets in Puppetmaster, we also discuss... living in Paris, air conducting, rock 'n roll, this big rock out in the ocean, a Flamenco show, a visual band, I was on a location shoot, toured around Italy, the London symphony, sitting on the beach in Monte Carlo, it really sort of did something to me, Beethoven's 9th Symphony, guitar, orchestrating, 70's AM rock, the first night in Madrid, what am I going to do with my life?, she made me a tuxedo, bought me a baton and an influential Telefunken record player.
"It was something I'll never forget in my life... and that's when I knew this is what I'm going to be doing."