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Rapping Lowdown (BBC, 1989)

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Meet Def G, Lady Rockski and MC Sonix (aka Chris to his mum), as they gave a British perspective on the state of Hip-Hop in 1989, plus Ice T in concert! Taken from BBC2 youth programme ‘Rapping Lowdown’. DJ Dave Pearce (then of GLC Radio) also gives his perspective.

A little time capsule of innocence and loveliness in it’s own way. Too-Hype Posse in effect! Featuring MC Kaos, described by one of his posse as ‘the cassette’!!!

Wonder what happened

Theme from Hawk the Slayer (1980)

Hawk the Slayer – glorious low budget British sword and sorcery from the bowels of the early 80s. From what I remember of it, when I watched it in a VHS frenzy one autumnal afternoon, was that it was not as good as The Beastmaster or The Sword and the Sorceror, but had a Britishness that appealed (it had Bernard Bresslaw as a Cyclops, for goodness sake – the only thing missing was Charles Hawtrey as a nobleman and it would have scaled the heights of greatness). It has Jack Palance as the villain. He should have teamed up with Rip Torn from The Beastmaster and he would have ruled the Universe easily. Would you like to hear the theme tune from composer Harry Robertson? It’s here;

Links!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawk_the_Slayer

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080846/

Atlantis Interceptors Theme Tune (1983)

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I wrote about this film, Atlantis Interceptors (aka Atlantis Inferno, aka Raiders of Atlantis, aka Warriors of Atlantis) a while back – see here. Well, now I have something a little special……the theme tune in mp3 format! Here is that theme tune, ‘Black Inferno’ by Guido & Maurizio De Angelis;

Theme from Atlantis Interceptors (aka Atlantis Inferno)

You can also get it here, with a nice picture of the record sleeve;

http://the-manchester-morgue.blogspot.com/2009/07/guido-maurizio-de-angelis-black-inferno.html

Here is the trailer for the film;