Monday, September 29, 2008

The coolest Bollywood-themed blog post ever...

... is here. Amazing fun!The rest of the blog is pretty grand as well.

Shankar Jaikishan: Tum Haseen Main Jawan (1970)

One of moderate interest only I think. 'Aap Ko Pahle Bhi' has some cool Hindi/rock'n'roll mash-up bits, 'Chheenk Meri Jan' has sneezes and a nice syncopated rhythm, but that's about it for me. I can't recall when Shankar Jaikishan called it a day, but I suspect 'Tum Haseen Main Jawan' [review] was made just past their prime... I'm not aware of very many good scores by them from the 70s or beyond.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Shankar Jaikishan: Love Marriage (1959/1988)

I don't know exactly when Shankar Jaikishan started employing rock'n'roll stylings in their music - the results of which they are rightfully revered for today, in the West anyway - I would suspect however that 1959's 'Love Marriage' was quite an early outing. And a good one at that.Take 'Tin Kanshtar Peet Peet Kar'. Groove to the wild, manic beat, horns honking, guitars twanging, people yelling