Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Beat Girl

The world will always remember John Barry for his association with James Bond, but by 1958 his band was backing up-and-coming rock star Adam Faith (The John Barry Seven, formed back in 1957), and when Faith made his film debut in the 1960 film ‘Beat Girl’, it was Barry who supplied its hip jazz and rock score. Beat Girl became the first British movie to issue a soundtrack on long playing records. The soundtrack has been reissued on CD and is well worth seeking out. The blend of a big brass section with Vic Flick's monster guitar sound is very reminiscent of the Bond scores, but a little rougher and, maybe, more interesting.
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang !

John Barry - Beat Girl

John Barry - The Off Beat


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