Friday, March 28, 2008

Bappi Lahiri: Toote Khilone (1977)

Another pre disco-era Bappi Lahiri offering, chock-full of good tracks: 'Maana Ho Tum' is a nice, slightly Morricone-tinged lounge number, 'Kya Jane Yeh Duniya Kya Jane" (best track, arguably) has a great Lalo Schifrin type intro and a whole bunch of cool instrumental details (including one reminiscent of Sun Ra's 'Space Is The Place' - how awesome is that?!?), 'Nanha Sa Panchhi' (the happy one)

Friday, March 14, 2008

Sathyam: Cheppindi Chestaa (1978)

Track 1 off this soundtrack was included on the second 'Doob Doob O' Rama' compilation a few years back. It didn't really belong there; the series was subtitled 'Filmsongs from Bollywood', and as 'Cheppindi Chestaa' is a Telegu film, it's actually Tollywood.Therefore the score shouldn't really be on this blog either... but I'm not that particular. And besides, 'China Daani Chirunavvulu' is great.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Laxmikant Pyarelal: Intaqam (1969)

Laxmikant Pyarelal's good songs, and there are a few, are not only awesome, they usually also sound uniquely their own; not at all like any of their contemporaries. Listen to 'Aa Jane Jaan', which while bearing all the hallmarks of your average psyched-up westernized Bollywood number (horror effects, organs, unusual percussion, jazzy grooves, crazy intermezzos, screams) really is something else.