Saturday, June 28, 2008

Khaiyyaam: Noorie (1979)

Khaiyyaam again. Who, as has been documented before, is not really my cup of tea. If I had to choose between the three scores of his I own though (this being the last), 'Noorie' might be the one I'd keep.Haven't got all that much to say about it (lots of pretty songs... pretty in the saccharine sense); to be honest I wasn't paying much attention when playing through it again the other day. But

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Kalyanji Anandji: Purab Aur Pachhim (1971)

Well whaddya know... upload no. 100! So a treat this time, to celebrate.Apparently, this one's the hen's teeth. There's a regular (ie. single album) version of 'Purab Aur Pachhim' that's fairly easy to come by... this however is the 2xLP version; extremely hard to find. Containing the songs (obviously) but also much of the background music, as well as loads of dialogue. Making it... well, not

Monday, June 16, 2008

Rahul Dev Burman: Jurmaana (1978)

Another Burman quickie. Quickie in the sense that it's a bit of a hurried post, not (necessarily) a rush job from RD. 'Sawan Ke Jhoole' is atmospheric and kind of pretty, the instrumental 'Chhoti Se Ek Kali' has a nice lounge quality (with an endearingly tacky sax included) and is possibly preferable to the vocal version, and 'Nachoon Main Gao Tum' is archetypal Burman pop-funk... nice effects

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Rahul Dev Burman: Ishk Ishk Ishk (1974)

Just a brief write-up this time... we're having a heat wave and I don't fancy being stuck inside blogging, yet I don't want another long lapse between posts, so...Burman being bonkers again... everything and the kitchen sink: 'Chal Saathi Chal' begins with a yodel, not necessarily the best of ideas; 'Achhe Bachche Nahin Rote Hain' (ripped off from Rogers & Hammerstein's 'Happy Talk') features