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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 March 20, 2018: Mad Max Special Pt. 1: PAUL JOHNSTONE (Cundalini of Mad Max)
Paul Johnstone who portrayed Cundalini in George Miller's "Mad Max" joins Devon to discuss his experiences as the mustachioed, Lolita heart-shaped glasses-wearing biker in Toecutter's menacing motorcycle gang in the 1979 Australian dystopic action film which kicked off the franchise. Paul got his start in musical theater in Australia's first productions of "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in the 1970s and continued on as a touring/session drummer and vocalist for Australia bands such as The Models, Straw Dogs and The Dexters, working today as an in-demand voice actor. Devon will debut the once thought lost George Miller-rejected "End Credits" that Paul recorded for the film with Stewart D'Arrietta, David Cafe and George's brother Bill Miller. "That there is Cundalini...and Cundalini wants his hand back!"

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Images Approx. start time
Toecutter   Cundalini Wants His Hand Back   Options Mad Max  MGM  1979   
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Brian May   Main Title   Options Mad Max  Varese Sarabande     
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0:02:41 ()
Brian May   The Beach House   Options Mad Max  Varese Sarabande     
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0:03:36 ()
Brian May  Max Decides On Vengeance   Options Mad Max  Varese Sarabande     
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Brian May  Flight From The Evil Toecutter   Options Mad Max  Varese Sarabande     
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0:06:27 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
PAUL JOHNSTONE 
Interview   Options CUNDALINI of MAD MAX       
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0:08:52 ()
Brian May  Outtakes: Jessie Plays The Sax   Options Mad Max  Varese Sarabande     
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Music behind DJ:
Brian May 
Mad Max Suite   Options Mad Max  Varese Sarabande     
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0:45:29 ()
Paul Johnstone/Stewart D’Arrietta/David Cafe  Mad Max End Credits   Options Unused Music For "Mad Max"      Stewart D’Arrietta - keys and lead vocal PJ Drums and Backup whispered Vocals ‘I’m a rocker I’m a roller etc." David Cafe bass, guitar, engineer 
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Nic Gazzana/Robina Chaffey  Licorice Ride   Options Mad Max  MGM    Sung by Creenagh St. Clair / Nic Gazzana played Starbuck in Mad Max 
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Graham Bonde   Fair Is Foul   Options Boy's Own McBeth Original Cast Recording  Dunsinane    Paul Johnstone drums/percussion/vocals 
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0:58:57 ()
Gary Glitter  Super Heroes   Options Rocky Horror Picture Show New Zealand Cast Recording  Ode Recordings     
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0:59:55 ()
Wesley Willis  Black Light Diner   Options Mad Max  Fuse Records     
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Public Image Ltd.  Mad Max   Options Metal Box Demos  PIL Records Inc.     
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1:07:08 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:01pm Rich in Washington:

Let's have a great big hand for Cundalini!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:01pm Linda Lee:

good evening & happy post-marathon Mr. Levins! so glad to return to Morricone island!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:02pm Michael 98145:

i thought MoMC was over
:)
  Tue. 3/20/18 7:04pm Pickle Rick:

This is FMU, MoMC is NEVER over!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:05pm Michael 98145:

-- good point
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/20/18 7:07pm dale:

i never saw mad max until 2010ish and it seemed kind of hokey to me the. good yes, but still hokey.
  Tue. 3/20/18 7:07pm David in London:

Ah, back on Morricone Island. It’s going nicely with this cold martini.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/20/18 7:09pm dale:

ha ha - that gif is in time with the beat of the music!
  Tue. 3/20/18 7:10pm Pickle Rick:

Love this Brian May score. Here's another golden oldie from Brian (no sarcasm meant):
https://youtu.be/Z7GFU5ncKhU
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:11pm Linda Lee:

amazing voice. i'd love wading in it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:15pm Aitch:

This is a pleasant surprise for a Sydney listener.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/20/18 7:15pm dale:

just like easy rider's diner scene.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:16pm Linda Lee:

the loathing? straight from any biker film.
Avatar Tue. 3/20/18 7:16pm Prettyfluffy:

Great interview so far
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:17pm Linda Lee:

good storyteller = good interview.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:17pm Rich in Washington:

so weird to have only recently heard the original dialog to Mad Max, after watching the US cut VHS tape non-stop from high school on.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:17pm Aitch:

People should have a look at the movie Stone as well, would be obscure in USA. www.imdb.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:19pm Linda Lee:

never heard a New Zealand native speak of it with anything but sincere love. must be quite a place.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:20pm Linda Lee:

@Aitch ~ looks like a fun film. like it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/20/18 7:21pm dale:

linda - yes, great person to just sit and listen to and ignore everything else around you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:21pm Linda Lee:

agree agree!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:22pm Michael 98145:

wish we had real pubs
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:23pm Linda Lee:

my gosh Gary Glitter as Frank N Furter! lovely!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:25pm Rich in Washington:

this is a wonderful interview.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:26pm Linda Lee:

got to see Mad Max again now. it's been 40 years!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:28pm Linda Lee:

i'd love hearing this man sing.
  Tue. 3/20/18 7:28pm David in London:

I’ve avoided Mel Gibson’s films of late due to his rather unpleasant views on a number of topics, but I’m really wanting to see Mad Max again now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:29pm Linda Lee:

screw him, really. if it's enjoyable work, let's see it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:30pm Devon E. Levins:

Thanks All for swimming back to Morricone Island post marathon. And special thanks, of course, to all who pledged to Morricone Island specifically!! We couldn't do it without you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:31pm Rich in Washington:

I don't even know if you can get that badly dubbed US version if you wanted to now.
Curiously, one of my local broadcast TV channels played Mad Max a few years ago and it would cut back and forth between the dubbed version and the original version, I think in order to censor something not suitable for regular TV? I am not sure.
  Tue. 3/20/18 7:31pm David in London:

@Linda Lee. Yeah, I generally don’t worry too much about such things, but I find him so repulsive now that I just steered clear. But you’re right, time to just do it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:33pm Rich in Washington:

I like the first two Max films, but by Thunderdome, Mel's ego seemed really swollen and he looked extra ridiculous in that wig.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:33pm Linda Lee:

i've been steering clear since Braveheart ~ mainly because his films haven't interested me, but also because he's a repulsive person.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:35pm Michael 98145:

know what you mean, @LL
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:35pm Rich in Washington:

"things changed": mel's anti-semitic meltdown.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:35pm Linda Lee:

wasn't a real fan to start with ~ and then "things changed" :-D
  Tue. 3/20/18 7:36pm David in London:

Yeah, his filmography has provided pretty slim pickings of late, it’s true. I appreciated the nuttiness of Apocalypto though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:36pm Linda Lee:

Apocawhat?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:37pm Michael 98145:

:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:38pm Rich in Washington:

Fury Road works if you imagine 'Max' is actually The Feral Kid all grown up.
  Tue. 3/20/18 7:38pm Sugartits:

Oh, Mel's not so bad.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:38pm Linda Lee:

.. but he's no Celine! :-D
  Tue. 3/20/18 7:38pm David in London:

His Aztec era directorial effort.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:39pm Greg from ZONE 5:

MAN I would have loved to see that Cundalini/Johnny teamup.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:39pm Michael 98145:

i think what -really- turned me off was his "Flailing of the Christ" and the sick following it attracted
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/20/18 7:41pm dale:

i liked apocolypto. not historically accurate perhaps but good adventure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/20/18 7:42pm dale:

last time i saw it was on a telemundo type station - it didn't really matter, there's so little dialog.
Avatar Tue. 3/20/18 7:42pm Fox:

Dale and David: THANK YOU. I thought Apocalypto was a really great movie and nobody has ever agreed with me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:43pm Linda Lee:

that's enough for me, Fox. i'll check it out.
Avatar Tue. 3/20/18 7:43pm Fox:

Man, Devon! You have such great interviews!
  Tue. 3/20/18 7:44pm David in London:

@Michael. Yeah, that was really unwholesome. And that ludicrously pretentious second ‘the’...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:44pm Linda Lee:

i don't remember even noticing this luscious music ~ hmm
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:45pm Aitch:

Apocalypto is a good movie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/20/18 7:45pm dale:

yes - total adrenaline from the beginning.
Avatar Tue. 3/20/18 7:46pm Fox:

I think Apocalypto suffered in the box office basically because nobody wanted to like the film directed by jewish slur ranting and "Passion of the Christ" era Mel.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:46pm RomanDogBird:

gee ya think
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:47pm Linda Lee:

that's called 'box office poison' ..
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:48pm ultradamno:

I thought Apocalypto was fundamentally terrible.
     Tue. 3/20/18 7:48pm Listener Robert:

These were submitted as end credits for "The Road Warrior"? Or for the 2nd movie?
  Tue. 3/20/18 7:48pm David in London:

Fox, the ‘twist’ ending was really effective I thought.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:49pm Devon E. Levins:

End Credits for the 1979 original coming up now
  Tue. 3/20/18 7:49pm egould310:

Great show, mate! Good on ya!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/20/18 7:49pm dale:

david - agreed. loved that bit at the end.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:50pm Rich in Washington:

I got to see Mad Max for the first time by riding into a drive-in in the trunk of my older brother's car. The ultimate drive-in flick.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:50pm Linda Lee:

wow is that New Wave or what!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:51pm Rich in Washington:

Wow!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 3/20/18 7:51pm dale:

linda - i'm pogoing as we speak.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:51pm Devon E. Levins:

That's Paul on the refrain!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:51pm Linda Lee:

hahaha!!
     Tue. 3/20/18 7:52pm Listener Robert:

I get mixed up as to the titles of the series.

Your host was right. This would not have been the best choice. Uh, by far!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:52pm Linda Lee:

pretty great
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:52pm Devon E. Levins:

you wanted to here him sing, Linda!
  Tue. 3/20/18 7:52pm David in London:

Bit of a spirit of The Ramones creeping in there perhaps.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:52pm Linda Lee:

loved it. :-D
     Tue. 3/20/18 7:53pm Listener Robert:

It would've been a good selection for a teaser/trailer for the movie, though!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:54pm Devon E. Levins:

This is a musical theater production in which Paul sang backups and played drums and production on
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:54pm Linda Lee:

what was the show? don't recognize it at all ~
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 3/20/18 7:55pm Linda Lee:

that sound! like The Apple!
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