The song playing in the bar/strip club in Outland (Sean Connery, 1981)?
February 15, 2012 9:22 AM   Subscribe

Biggest longshot, but what the hell... The music playing in the bar/strip club in Outland (Sean Connery, 1981)?

Kind of techno, with haunting female "la la la" type vocal. Not on the soundtrack, at least as far as I can see. What is that tune?

Here is a still of the scene the music is playing in, maybe to help jog memories.

Can't find video of the scene online. Too much cruft called Outland since then, so this one is kind of buried and lost.

Maybe if someone has the film it would be listed in the credits?
posted by Meatbomb to Media & Arts (14 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Is it this scene and bit of music from the trailer (starting at about 30s)?
posted by brainmouse at 9:27 AM on February 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


And this scene?
posted by brainmouse at 9:28 AM on February 15, 2012 [2 favorites]


brainmouse's second clip says "Electronic music by Michael Boddicker." in the info.
posted by Decani at 9:30 AM on February 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


According to Wikipedia he got a Grammy for it.
posted by Decani at 9:32 AM on February 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


Also, see this soundtrack review:

My two favorites here aren’t even score cues as such, but the throbbing, pre-electronica of the recreation room source music. These blue-lit live sex shows were scored by Michael Boddicker (later to compose BUCKAROO BANZAI) under the name of “Ganymede.” There’s a sensuous voice energy to these throbbing synths and undulating voices, their music imagining what me playing in a hive of scum and villainy a couple of centuries hence- and pre-figuring the sound of electronica while they were at it.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 9:35 AM on February 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


And here is a 2-CD set of the Outland soundtrack for sale (can't vouch for the seller though). There seem to be a few different releases--you're looking for the 2-CD special edition.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 9:38 AM on February 15, 2012


I used to love that movie, BTW. I have a lingering memory of Connery (I think) reaching into a deep fryer or boiling water to grab some drugs one of the criminals was trying to destroy and keep from becoming evidence. Tough as nails, Seany boy.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 9:40 AM on February 15, 2012


brainmouse: it is 100% that style/genre, I suppose the same composer and band... there must have been another bar scene with a more intense/upbeat song in it, but this is certainly a step towards what I am looking for.

"a sensuous voice energy to these throbbing synths and undulating voices"... yes, he is most certainly referring to the main track for the bar music, which is close to, but not exactly, either of the bits yet linked here.

Admiral: also an old fav of mine, and your links will help me track it down eventually, so thank you. Hopefully I can find that extended soundtrack somewhere, I will have to go poke around a bit.
posted by Meatbomb at 9:54 AM on February 15, 2012


It's very likely to simply be incidental music done in the studio for the movie, and not any actual "song" by a group or performer.
posted by Thorzdad at 10:05 AM on February 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


Thorzdad, see the comments above, it seems there is some record of what this music is and who wrote it.
posted by Meatbomb at 10:14 AM on February 15, 2012


Just read the comments on that second video I posted -- someone there says the song was "Originally Composed for the Film by M. Boddicker and also played by Japanese Group 'Logic System' called 'Automatic Collect, Automatic Correct'" -- That cover (I guess?) is here, along with the comment
...the Track was originally composed and played by M. Boddicker.
"Logic System" replayed this Track for their Album "Venus" in 1981.
You could consider this as coverversion. The Original recording from Boddicker was released 2010 for the first time on the Double Soundtrack CD "Outland" from FSM. The Track on this Album is simply called "Source #2" (Source 193). It is track No. 16 on the first CD. ;)
I'm not sure how similar/different this version is to the one you're looking for, but perhaps you'll enjoy it either way.
posted by brainmouse at 10:45 AM on February 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


Holy shit, that's it!
posted by Meatbomb at 10:52 AM on February 15, 2012


Wow, Logic System aka Hideki Matsutake. Loved his early 80's "Orient Express" and this music as well, didn't know until now that the source was the same.
posted by Rash at 11:02 AM on February 15, 2012


Just wanted to add an addendum. The linked best answer is "it" in that it is identifiably part of the bar music. There most definitely is another track, more high energy / faster tempo / more upbeat, with a female vocal. I think it is playing when Sean is watching the packed bar from his command post. All of the linked music is sort of more the low tempo / empty bar / closing time music.
posted by Meatbomb at 11:30 AM on February 15, 2012


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