The Splash Band ‎– Starman

Label:
ZYX Records ‎– ZYX 5334, ZYX Records ‎– 5334
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
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Tracklist

A Starman (Dance-Version) 6:21
B Starman (Love-Version) 6:45

Credits

Notes

On cover: "The Music Of John Carpenter"
On label: "Music To John Carpenter's"

Incorrectly credits John Carpenter as the composer.

"Columbia Pictures Filmverleih"

℗ 1985

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Label Code: LC 6350
  • Rights Society: GEMA

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hysteric

hysteric

April 21, 2010

Ralf Hennings’ Splash Band project produced a lot of movie cover versions during the mid eighties, the best known being “The End” from the influential “Assault on Precinct 13” soundtrack. Most of the Splash Band records are good but this one is really something else.

“Starman” takes the intense romantic theme from John Carpenter’s movie and turns it into an epic synth-disco hit.
As usual trying to describe the elements of the music in words can’t do it justice, but suffice to say this record has one of my favourite drum sounds, really cavernous and heavy, also the eerie melody that plays during the long break sounds from another world, quite unlike anything I’ve heard before, truly unique.

I can’t say this record is for everyone, as some listeners with “better” or perhaps more sophisticated music taste will no doubt find it cheesy or gauche, but for my tastes it’s one of the best records of the eighties and a personal favourite.