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Soundtrack music from the first silent forward. If it was written for the moving image, we'll play it. Library music included; popcorn optional.

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Options May 31, 2016: Akira Ifukube Birthday Tribute
Morricone Island pays tribute to Japanese self-taught classical music and film composer Akira Ifukube (1914-2006) on what would have been his 102nd birthday. Ifukube's incredible body of work includes over 250 film soundtracks, most notably Ishiro Honda's 1954 Toho classic "Godzilla" as well as the title character's trademark roar and footsteps, respectively produced by rubbing a resin-covered leather glove over loosened strings of a double bass and by striking an amplified box.

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Artist Track Album Label Images Approx. start time
Akira Ifukube  Repel Godzilla! (M1)   Options Godzilla, King of the Monsters  Toho 
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0:00:00 ()
Akira Ifukube  Footsteps FX   Options Godzilla, King of the Monsters  GNP Crescendo 
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0:03:24 ()
Akira Ifukube  Main Title   Options Ghidrah, The Three-Headed Monster  Toho 
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0:04:12 ()
Akira Ifukube  Mechagodzilla   Options The Terror of Mecha-Godzilla  Toho 
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0:05:20 ()
Akira Ifukube  Godzilla vs Gigan   Options Godzilla on Monster Island  Toho 
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0:06:07 ()
Akira Ifukube  Let's Summon Happiness I   Options Ghidrah, The Three-Headed Monster  Toho 
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0:08:55 ()
 
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Akira Ifukube 
Godzilla Under the Sea (M22)   Options Godzilla, King of the Monsters  Toho 
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0:12:04 ()
Akira Ifukube  Main Title (M1)   Options King Kong vs. Godzilla  Toho 
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0:15:25 ()
Akira Ifukube  King Kong Roars FX   Options King Kong vs. Godzilla  Toho 
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0:17:34 ()
Akira Ifukube  Main Title (M1)   Options Monster Zero  Toho 
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0:21:20 ()
Akira Ifukube  Title Credits   Options Destroy All Monsters  Toho 
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0:22:03 ()
Akira Ifukube  The Kilaak Starmen I (M9)   Options Destroy All Monsters  Toho 
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0:22:56 ()
Akira Ifukube  Main Title   Options Battle In Outer Space  Toho 
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0:23:44 ()
Akira Ifukube  Sacred Springs   Options Mothra vs. Godzilla  Toho 
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0:24:57 ()
Akira Ifukube  Mothra FX   Options Mothra vs. Godzilla  Toho 
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0:26:12 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Akira Ifukube 
Adult Mothra vs. Godzilla (M21)   Options Mothra vs. Godzilla  Toho 
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0:27:06 ()
Akira Ifukube  Go! Go! Godzilla   Options Godzilla on Monster Island  Toho 
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0:31:02 ()
Akira Ifukube  Feel In My Heart   Options War Of The Gargantuas  Toho 
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0:34:17 ()
Akira Ifukube  Main Title   Options War Of The Gargantuas  Toho 
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0:36:23 ()
Akira Ifukube  Wiring Complete   Options War Of The Gargantuas  Toho 
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0:38:04 ()
Akira Ifukube  Mahara Mothra (PS-19PBMIX)   Options Mothra vs. Godzilla  Toho 
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0:39:24 ()
Akira Ifukube  The Little Beauty's Theme Song (M5T1)   Options Mothra vs. Godzilla  Toho 
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0:42:50 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Akira Ifukube 
Mogera Attacks   Options The Mysterians  Toho 
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0:43:52 ()
Akira Ifukube  Main Title   Options Zatoichi Monogatari ("The Tale Of Zatoichi")  King 
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0:48:23 ()
Akira Ifukube  Zatoichi's Revenge   Options Zatoichi Nidan-Giri ("Zatoichi's Revenge")  King 
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0:51:18 ()
Akira Ifukube  Main Title   Options Zatoichi No Uta Ga Kikoeru ("Zatoichi's Vengeance")  King 
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0:52:14 ()
Akira Ifukube  Main Title   Options Shin-Zatoichi Monogatari: Kasama No Chi-Matsuri (Zatoichi's Conspiracy)  King 
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0:53:03 ()
Akira Ifukube  Ending   Options Nemuri Kyoshiro 7: Tajo-ken (Sleepy Eyes of Death: The Mask of the Princess)  King 
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0:54:49 ()
Akira Ifukube  Ending/Prayer for Peace [Godzilla 1954]   Options Godzilla, King of the Monsters  Toho 
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0:56:07 ()
Akira Ifukube  Main Title   Options Son of Godzilla  Toho    0:59:44 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/31/16 7:01pm common:

good eve devon and all
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/31/16 7:01pm dale:

godzirra!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/31/16 7:02pm common:

a double bass! i always wondered.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/31/16 7:02pm dale:

love your description of the how the roar and footsteps were made.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 5/31/16 7:03pm Michael 98145:

ゴジラ Gojira!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/31/16 7:05pm dale:

i hope we hear some wacky whimsy from 'son of godzilla'
  Tue. 5/31/16 7:11pm Listener Mike W:

I've been looking forward to this week's show!! Big fan of his Godzilla scores
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/31/16 7:12pm dale:

costume? what costume?
  Tue. 5/31/16 7:14pm Listener Mike Wood:

My favorite score of his was "Godzilla vs Biollanté", for which Ifukube-san patiently recorded the sounds of various plants growing over a period of ten years, and then sped them up x1000 to use as Biollanté's various screams and attack-sounds
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 5/31/16 7:14pm Michael 98145:

dunno, dale. i think it's a conspiracy theory.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/31/16 7:15pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

YAY ! : )
...yerknow - as a kid in the 1970s, ya taped movies w/ yer cassette player. I taped 'Monster Zero' - & - most people wouldn't look twice @ this flick - but - I think it just - *sounded* really neat - yaknow ??...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/31/16 7:16pm dale:

seriously mike wood? that's crazy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/31/16 7:19pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...I'm plain Kaiju Krazy...Godzilla & I both Nov. 3rd babies...
Avatar    Tue. 5/31/16 7:21pm JakeGould:

God this is great! Also, “King Kong vs. Godzilla” is great! The scientists just constantly get King Kong drunk and airlift him to different places to fight Godzilla. Best plot ever!
Avatar    Tue. 5/31/16 7:22pm Joe McG:

Devon, this music is great. I feel like fighting some big lizards.
  Tue. 5/31/16 7:23pm Listener Mike Wood:

Rabbit -- I did the same!! (But in the 80s)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/31/16 7:24pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

KK vs. G makes so little sense it goes straight over to Surreal DreamLogic.
Speilberg advised the Muricans *not* to try to remake Godzilla - on the grounds that it was already so *convincing* as done in Japan. That's interesting from him, because that's not what *most* would say about these flicks...
  Tue. 5/31/16 7:25pm Listener Mike Wood:

I love when the atmosphere of a movie or show can still be fully re-enjoyed off its audio track alone
Avatar    Tue. 5/31/16 7:26pm JakeGould:

Here is Godzilla with a lady friend. files.tofugu.com...
Avatar    Tue. 5/31/16 7:27pm JakeGould:

Here he is enjoying a stroll on a sunny day. img.myconfinedspace.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 5/31/16 7:28pm Michael 98145:

( wouldn't want to ruin the skin by tanning! )
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/31/16 7:30pm dale:

SO....what happened to the brian cranston godzilla? tons of hype and like it never even was released.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/31/16 7:32pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...unlike The Monkees, attempts to create his own music for his features were...best forgotten... :
s78.photobucket.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 5/31/16 7:32pm melinda:

This is fun.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/31/16 7:33pm dale:

this is go go groovy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/31/16 7:40pm Mike East:

@dale - it wasn't bad, but it also wasn't good. Another attempt to cash in on a known brand without really giving people what they really love about the brand.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/31/16 7:42pm Mike East:

make a campy low budget forced perspective guyinasuit version and maybe that'd be something
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 5/31/16 7:43pm Ken From Hyde Park:

That 2014 Godzilla had such a tiny little head. It looked weird. (Only saw the trailer; didn't watch the actual movie).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/31/16 7:43pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Shin Gojira coming out of Japan this year:
Reportedly a Fukushima type theme - w/ a Gojira like the original post-Hiroshima Noir 1954 one - but all dried up & red w/ shriveled arms & a real mean look...Angry Red Godzilla for 2016...
Avatar    Tue. 5/31/16 7:44pm JakeGould:

The American Godzilla films have no fun or joy to them. It’s all dour and serious nonsense.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/31/16 7:44pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

pbs.twimg.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 5/31/16 7:44pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Godzilla vs. Trump - Someone should make that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/31/16 7:46pm dale:

re: the mysterians - why do aliens ALWAYS want the fainted girl with pointy boobs?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/31/16 7:46pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Muricans' have neither the proper sort of nuke terror - nor the kawaii...just nevermind - leave it to the Japanese.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/31/16 7:50pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...also the Japanese understanding of earthquakes & tsunamis...they're Natural forces - like Dragons...Mothra for example represents Mother Earth in a sense. It's heavy stuff, man! & also pure childhood escapism in remarkable toys...
Avatar Tue. 5/31/16 7:59pm Devon E. Levins:

Instant request for Dale!
Avatar    Tue. 5/31/16 8:00pm JakeGould:

The Japanese understanding of gigantic lizard monsters who destroy cities also surpasses ours.
Avatar Tue. 5/31/16 8:00pm Devon E. Levins:

Thank you ALL!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/31/16 8:01pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Truly Jake.
Thx Mr. DJ !
Avatar Tue. 8/15/17 10:40am Number Six:

How the hell did I never find your show before?
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