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Hammersmith is out  - Dominic Frontiere - 1972
Label: EMI/Capitol SW-861 (USA)
Format: LP
From: USA
My rating: 6/10

Entered: 05/05/2002
Last updated: 05/03/2003

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This was an impulse purchase. I'd never heard of the film, but the record is in great condition and had enticing song titles (e.g. 'topless rock', 'snake dance'). From the photos and story of the film on the back, it seems pretty wild, with lots of good party scenes.

The record itself both rewards and disappoints. The main theme, while not without charm (the instrumentation is great, with some cool synth sounds), is rather uninspired. But the 'party' style tracks are pretty cool. The pick of these is 'Kiddo'; 'topless rock' and 'snake dance' are pretty good as well. They're all similar - pretty generic instrumentals with organ, horns and guitars. However, they're all slightly polluted by an overly rocky electric guitar sound. I guess this is a sign of the soundtrack's date, which is at the late end of records I tend to enjoy.

Overall, not a bad record, but one which I have a feeling I'll end up selling.

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