Friday, October 24, 2008

According to this, I played drums on a Shankar Jaikishan album in 1968. Very strange... but kinda cool!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Rahul Dev Burman: Heeralaal Pannalaal (1978)

I think I may have replied to a comment at one point, saying I didn't have 'Heeralaal Pannalaal'. If so I was wrong, as I do.And it's good. 'Kis Ne Dekha Hai Kal' is the choice cut; funky RD laced with easy listening strings - nifty! (Take a look at the video clip... I reckon Zeenat Arman is drop dead gorgeous an' all, but she can't dance to save her life, can she? Or is that just me?)'O Padosan

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Biddu/Rajesh Bhatt/Binjoo Ali: Goonj (1989)

I bought 'Goonj' on the back of the previous one... based on some ridiculous notion of winning streaks; that I'd lucked out with one late 80s disco album so here might be another. Which of course is utter bollocks.As is this soundtrack. Once upon a time, Biddu produced 'Kung Fu Fighting' and wrote a couple of Tina Charles hits. Subsequently he co-scored 'Qurbani' with Kalyanji Anandji. It

Monday, October 6, 2008

Amar Utpal: Shahenshah (1987)

Here's one I quite like, despite it having been made long after what I consider the essential (interesting even) era of Bollywood music ended. And by a composing duo I know nothing about (apparently they weren't very prolific). 'Shahenshah' has an intensity and sense of drama which appeals to me... parts of it I find not entirely dissimilar to Laxmikant Pyarelal's 'Karz'. In spirit anyway; '