Monday, July 27, 2009

Frédéric Talgorn - Robot Jox


This is the music from Stuart Gordon's 1990 film Robot Jox, composed by one Frédéric Talgorn and performed by the Paris Philharmonic Orchestra. That's a pretty fancy group of people to have work on what is essentially Rock 'em, Sock 'em Robots: The Movie.

I would have LOVED if Mystery Science Theater would've gotten ahold of this movie. This is the type of thing Rifftrax should be doing more of, low budget horror and sci-fi made between 1971 and 1993. Sure doing mainstream "real" movies is cool, but I wish they'd mix it up a bit more and do something like this or, say, The Burning once in a while. Of course millions of people own a copy of Fantastic Four (DVD shoppers really bought into that whole "fantastic" thing), whereas maybe 12,000 people even know what Robot Jox is, so I can see why they'd stick with something a lot of people would actually own.

Track listing

1. Overture (03:35)
2. Prologue/The Battlefield (02:44)
3. Achille's Bedroom (01:38)
4. "Open Her Up!" (01:14)
5. "Crash and Burn"/Achilles vs. Alexander (06:57)
6. Achilles Leaves (01:44)
7. Fanfare for Athena/The Jock Strap Bar (03:38)
8. "Hey Jock, Old Buddy" (02:01)
9. The Traitor (01:55)
10. Alexander's Four-Legged Robot (01:09)
11. "That Won't Work"/Achilles to the Rescue (02:47)
12. Space Battle (02:24)
13. Transformation (01:07)
14. The Final Confrontation (02:34)
15. "We Can Both Live!"/End Titles (04:28)

Total Duration: 00:39:55

Part Man. Part Metal.


In Space Bastard news I've decided that as much as I like Space Bastard as a blog name, it's kind of pointless to have 2 sites. Especially being that SB is being update about once a week at this point. So I plan on kind of merging the two together. By that I mean that any stuff I would've posted there I'll just post here instead. I'll keep that site up, but for now I'll just be sticking to posting on this one.

6 comments:

A Friend Of The Devil said...

Never seen this... I know of it though. I think Full Moon Productions did the sequel called "Robot Wars".

Now I have to get my hands on these...

phelpster said...

Yeah, that sounds about right. I noticed that two of the Bands, Charles and Albert produced and Ted Nicolaou (a frequent Full Moon director) was one of the editors.

Marshall Caruthers said...

Thank you! I absolutely love Robot Jox, it was probably my all time favorite growing up as a kid.

Your post reminded me that I had this soundtrack and also the Richard band composed score to Crash & Burn, directed by Charles Band, also with giant awesome robots. Not as awesome as Jox though.

Love your stuff

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Singnals3 said...

It's real, cool film....



cool film

Simon Magnus said...

might be in love with you for this post

agemo said...

i really liked this flick, but didn't pay attention to the soundtrack....thanks for the post

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