Various - Kung Fu Super Sounds
- Martin C Strong
- 11 December 2008
(De Wolfe Records)
Strictly one for the movie soundtrack buff (especially Tarantino fans), this collection of 43 Shaw Brothers/Martial Arts excerpts from 1976-1984 on one CD, is a hit and miss affair.
The soundtracks of Dirty Ho, Return to the 36th Chamber and Heaven & Hell all feature highly on this multi-composer extravaganza of post-Blaxploitation/Bond-esque, orchestral jazz.
Pick of the bunch (and most recognisable) are ‘Horror House’, the thematic `Moonbird’, ’Spin Out’ & composer Reg Tilsley’s bombastic two-some ‘Counterspy’ and `Industrial Complex’ So listen up, bite the bullet, and get into the swing of things. Literally.