Your favourite synth anthem of all time!

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Re: Your favourite synth anthem of all time!

Post by Micke » Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:55 pm

Yeah, I reckon Michael Boddicker is one of those session guys who --alongside Ralph Grierson, Ian Underwood, Clark Spangler, Mike Lang and Casey Young -- fit into the category "Behind-the-scenes-synthesists". All these guys have contributed to countless famous album recordings and soundtracks, but they're still not that well known.

Boddicker did a small number of scores back in the '80s, my favorite being his synth-score for "Buckaroo Banzai" (1984).
Unfortunately the music never saw the light on LP or CD (there's a bootleg floating around out there though).

Here's the catchy end credits music from "Buckaroo Banzai":




As for Bill Conti, I really don't know whether he used session guys for all his scores. I do know that Jerry Goldsmith played the synth on many of his own scores (he had a bunch of synths) but even he used session players on occassion (eg Craig Huxley for "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" (1979), Outland (1981), Psycho II (1983) etc.). His son Joel helped him out too of course.
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Re: Your favourite synth anthem of all time!

Post by skizzle » Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:54 am

I love Bernie.
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Re: Your favourite synth anthem of all time!

Post by Nannerfan » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:05 pm

OMG!! Spelunker!! I can actually win that game!

Ok, my choice. Not as "loud" or "epic" as most choices. But just as powerful. If you've ever played it yourself, you'd know,.. your hands shake while you play the string parts.



oh yeah, it has guitar, guess it doesn't count then?

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Re: Your favourite synth anthem of all time!

Post by gridsleep » Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:55 am

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Re: Your favourite synth anthem of all time!

Post by Doci » Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:53 pm



...I jest i jest ;)


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Re: Your favourite synth anthem of all time!

Post by Micke » Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:59 pm

This one is no slouch either



Gotta love 'em huge CS-80 pads!

and again, great synth work by Kristian Schultze.
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Re: Your favourite synth anthem of all time!

Post by iProg » Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:42 pm

Micke wrote:This one is no slouch either



Gotta love 'em huge CS-80 pads!

and again, great synth work by Kristian Schultze.
Great soundtrack and a fantastic movie!

And this, while talking of CS-80 in movie soundtracks:


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Re: Your favourite synth anthem of all time!

Post by Micke » Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:09 pm

Yeah, and then we have Fabio Frizzi's dark "Zombie anthem" (also featuring the CS-80):



Maurizio Guarini (of Goblin) = Yamaha CS-80 and ARP 2600
Fabio Frizzi = Mellotron (custom choir tapes aka "dead-voices")
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Re: Your favourite synth anthem of all time!

Post by mis psiquicios y yo » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:36 pm

My favourite synthesizer anthem of all time! it is not easy, but I think that as an "anthem" it's Vangelis's SPIRAL. I like more other synth pieces, but I don't think they are anthems.

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