December 22nd, 2013
“Turn on my V.C.R. / Same one I’ve had for years / James Brown on the Tami Show / Same tape I’ve had for years / I sit in my old car / Same one I’ve had for years” – With these words, Sting captured the mindset of so many music lovers over the years. So much music today is a rehashing of the past or trendy producers sticking to a formula and releasing carbon copies of whatever is currently hot. Back in 2002, a White Label House remix of The Police’s hit from Zenyata Mondata injected new life to a classic rock favorite for the soundtrack to the film, Red Planet. Like the song says, “You make the best of what’s still around”.
“WHEN THE WORLD IS RUNNING DOWN” DIFFERENT GEAR vs. The Police
The 2000 film starring Val Kilmer, Carrie Ann-Moss, Benjamin Bratt, and Simon Baker was a commercial disaster but the soundtrack had some interesting selections. “The Tower That Ate People” (Peter Gabriel), soundtrack additions by Graeme Revell, and “A Thousand Years” from Sting were all essential additions to your Sci-Fi playlist. The cyberpunk remix of Peter Gabriel’s song blurs the line separating man versus machine, inner peace vs. the chaotic world around us.
“THE TOWER THAT ATE PEOPLE (Remix)” PETER GABRIEL