This is a song from the Cowboy Bebop (カウボーイビバップ Kaubōi Bibappu) soundtrack. The female vocals are done by Mai Yamane, music by Yoko Kanno and the Seatbelts.
D: The synth on this track, combined with the female vocals, which i wish were a bit more haunted out with some reverb, but who am I to say, is an insanely intense tune to have come on the old portable music player while walking through the streets of a rainy town such as Glasgow.
Cowboy Bebop (1998-1999) is a 26 episode Japanese animated TV series by Shinichiro Watanabe about a crew of bounty hunters living in the spaceship named Bebop. An animated film written by Keiko Nobumoto was released in 2001. The series’ art direction centers on American music and counterculture, especially the beat and jazz movements of the 1940s–’60s and the early rock era of the 1950s–’70s, which the original soundtrack by Yoko Kanno and the Seatbelts recreates.
Faye: You know the first rule in combat? [empties sub-machine gun through closed door] …shoot them before they shoot you.
Faye: My family have always been “Romanies,” wandering about in search of love. You don’t know anything, do you? That’s another term for Gypsies! Everyone else, like you guys, with no pride in their lives are called “Gaujo.”
Spike: I’m fine with being a “Gaujo.”
[Faye calls out. Ein howls.]
Faye: It’s calling me… The great outdoors are calling out to me…
Jet: You can do all of this with the cops.
Spike: Let’s go, Jet.
Faye: Oh, fine. I won’t run. At least untie one hand! I can’t even go to the bathroom like this!
Jet: Man, we got one yappy woman here.
Nick Cave covering Leonard Cohen’s “I’m Your Man” (2005)
Tracy - “Strange Love” - 1971 - from “Lust For A Vampire”
Music by ‘Harry Robertson’, Lyrics by Frank Godwin, Performed by Tracy
This version is with a beat and not backed with bare breasts. Click here for the opposite…
Hard Core Logo (1996)
D- Because I like to promote my favourite Canadian things, here’s another music related one off the list, Hard Core Logo.
Here’s a short and sweet summary by someone else: “Bruce Macdonald follows punk bank Hard Core Logo on a harrowing last-gasp reunion tour throughout Western Canada. As magnetic lead-singer Joe Dick holds the whole magilla together through sheer force of will, all the tensions and pitfalls of life on the road come bubbling to the surface.”
Here’s the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd2yjzL9Sno
Better Than Something: Jay Reatard
D- This is a trailer for a documentary about the life he led and the legacy he left. Jay Reatard continues to be a personal favourite of mine. Each time I play on of his 7’s out, people always inquire, especially the version of Always Wanting More that I have (I am sure in part because it is clear and multi-colour). Either way, I can’t say that the film will be worth the watch, but the music he made is definitely worth seeking out.
Ayako Wakao (若尾 文子) (November 8, 1933, Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese actress. Contracted to Daiei Studios in 1951 as part of the fifth “New Face” group, she often appeared in the films of director Yasuzo Masumura. Has appeared in nearly 160 films since her debut in 1952
From ‘Muscle Beach Party’ (1964)