Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Science Fiction Movie Themes (Film Score Anthology)
Genres: Special Interest, Soundtracks
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Various Artists - DON'T YOU BELIEVE IT!
L.D.Bronstein | 09/06/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The (Rather tacky) disk case and this page say "Various Artists," but DON'T YOU BELIEVE IT! In fact everything on here is by Neil Norman and his Cosmic Orchestra, an instrumental rock group that's been playing cover versions of SF themes for going on 30 years now.
I realize saying "Instrumental rock covers" makes it sound kind of interesting, but again, DON'T YOU BELIEVE IT! The band were, are, and evermore shall be a terrible, terrible band, playing horrible versions of these themes.
Worse yet, Norman et al frequently recycle their work as this kind of album without anything on the case to indicate who they are, so if you buy these kinds of anthologies, you can easily get burned and end up buying the same Cosmic Orchestra junk two and three times over, in different forms. (I, myself, have bought 4 NN&HCO albums since 1981, and it's always annoying.)
Yeah, yeah, I know: my railing against this album, this band, and the evils therein make it sound pretty interesting. "How bad could it be?" you're thinking. "I mean, there's copies going on here for 25 cents, if it's THAT bad, I'm kind of tempted to check it out, just for perversity's sake..." well, again, DON'T YOU BELIEVE IT!
It's not nearly good, but ultimately a failure, it's not intriguingly bad, it's not bad music that makes a good cautionary example, it's not bad in a way that makes it oddly charming, as with albums by The Sharks, it's not 'so bad it's good', it's just bad, really bad, the platonic ideal of bad in its most perfect form. I realize some of you are tempted by this to check it out just to see what I'm railing against, but one last time, DON'T YOU BELIEVE IT!
Yeah, used copies are going for only a quarter, but even that is overcharging you by a buck. They should PAY YOU to listen to this drek."
Classic Trek Fan | Hagerstown, MD United States | 10/13/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Disco sci-fi?? They got to be kidding. Stay away from this mess. The 1 star rating is false. It's the only way I could get this thru. It's really a big ZERO."