Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Guilty Pleasures: The Godzilla's Revenge Theme Song

Most fans tend to agree that Godzilla's Revenge is a low point in the Showa-era films. A lighter entry expressly intended for children, the movie essentially amounts to an extended dream sequence (half of which consists of stock footage from previous films) bookended by a storyline that really doesn't have anything to do with Godzilla whatsoever. Even as a kid, this was my least favorite of the films and whenever it would air on television, I generally didn't bother watching it... that is, except for the opening credits. I embarrassingly admit to loving the Godzilla's Revenge theme music: a bizarre, so-bad-it's-good, funky tune punctuated with random monster-like noises. It was created specifically for the North American release of the film, but very little is known about who was actually responsible for it. According to the opening text, the song was available on record (undoubtedly as a single), but to my knowledge it has never been included in any existing Godzilla soundtrack collection. Believe me, I've looked.

4 comments:

Oggzilla said...

Nice work! I've been having a look through your Blog and theres loads of Great Monsters I remember from the past. Keep it up!

Mysterious Pants said...

Thanks- I like the art on your blog, BTW!

Beelza-Bubba said...

That theme song was made here in the states for Godzilla's Revenge. The original japanese opening theme was a goofy kids song. The music that "we" supplied for the opening titles is far superior (for once) than the original music. The U.S. theme has never been released on any Godzilla/Toho Soundtrack that I know of...,

-Kevin

Andrew said...

Any idea where this shamefully awesome song can be found for download?