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PYLdude

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Re: Worst Music?
« Reply #105 on: September 27, 2020, 01:18:59 PM »
I figured he meant Donnymid.

You figure correctly.
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Re: Worst Music?
« Reply #106 on: September 27, 2020, 09:44:20 PM »
After rewatching Number Please tonight, I'm throwing that show's music into this "worst music" category. Ew.
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Re: Worst Music?
« Reply #107 on: February 04, 2021, 08:59:19 PM »
I just watched part of an episode of Break the Bank from '85.

It starts off decently, gets really dramatic out of nowhere, then just becomes a jumbled mess.
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Re: Worst Music?
« Reply #108 on: September 28, 2021, 12:33:52 AM »

I've always wondered if companies like Score, with several different composers working for them, would always have an existing library of ideas they were working on, partial demos recorded, etc. which hadn't been "claimed" yet, that producers could choose from if they needed something in a rush?  With all the shows they worked on over the years, it would be surprising for me if every time a show needed music from them that they'd start from scratch.  Aren't composers always working on stuff?
Thing is,  especially by the 80's, most game show themes were taken from existing music.

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Actually, "Working Girl March" was used in the unsold pilot "Star Words" (hosted by Nipsey Russell; he was dancing to the music at the start of the show and at the end of the show he was with Charles Nelson Reilly and Patty Duke Astin and he said they were "gonna boogie on outta here.  Eat your heart out, Richard Simmons." where they began to "boogie on out".

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Re: Worst Music?
« Reply #109 on: September 28, 2021, 06:43:33 PM »
Since we are on the topic of music, I have often wondered about to seem to “Every Second Counts” (US run). The theme sounds very similar to the original theme song to “Fight Back! With David Horowitz“. As both shows were Westinghouse productions, and neither list a theme music composer, would it be safe to assume that one - or both - programs used stock music from KPM?

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Re: Worst Music?
« Reply #110 on: September 28, 2021, 09:22:11 PM »
I just watched part of an episode of Break the Bank from '85.

It starts off decently, gets really dramatic out of nowhere, then just becomes a jumbled mess.

That fell into my “I can’t hear it” file; every time I tried to listen to it, I couldn’t hear much of anything.
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Re: Worst Music?
« Reply #111 on: November 10, 2021, 03:15:38 PM »
"Bob and Merrill's Theme" was a fine piece of music, but HS could have used some other cues. They seemed to have only the theme and a win cue based on it.
I know what you mean.  Though to be fair, they did have those ascending brass notes when introducing the stars one-by-one.  And when a contestant picked the Secret Square, there was that Bugle Charge mixed with "pow pow pow" sound effects.

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Re: Worst Music?
« Reply #112 on: November 15, 2021, 12:20:44 PM »
"Bob and Merrill's Theme" was a fine piece of music, but HS could have used some other cues. They seemed to have only the theme and a win cue based on it.
I know what you mean.  Though to be fair, they did have those ascending brass notes when introducing the stars one-by-one.  And when a contestant picked the Secret Square, there was that Bugle Charge mixed with "pow pow pow" sound effects.

Yes on other cues, and a hearty yes on the Secret Square cue.

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Re: Worst Music?
« Reply #113 on: November 25, 2021, 12:22:21 AM »
The theme from The New Liar's Club from '88 sounds like it was written on a Casio keyboard in 20 minutes.
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Re: Worst Music?
« Reply #114 on: November 25, 2021, 02:06:31 AM »
The theme from The New Liar's Club from '88 sounds like it was written on a Casio keyboard in 20 minutes.
  Sounded like Spyro Gyra outtakes
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