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    Unexpected Prog

    Watching the movie "Ocean's 8", I started hearing a Bach piece in an arrangement that sounded familiar... until it dawned on me... it was Egg's "Fugue in D Minor" - was floored. Never expected to hear Egg in such a mainstream movie... Closest, I can remember a couple of examples, like hearing Steven Wilson's "The Raven That Refused To Sing" in the trailer for some movie about Pompeii... and of course, Alfonso Cuaron's extensive use of Prog... oh and Buffalo 66...

    Have you been similarly surprised?

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    I was quite surprised to hear Vitamin C by Can in not one but two productions in the last couple of years. First was the film The Land Of Steady Habits, and then in a British TV series called Guilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vmartell View Post
    Watching the movie "Ocean's 8", I started hearing a Bach piece in an arrangement that sounded familiar... until it dawned on me... it was Egg's "Fugue in D Minor" - was floored. Never expected to hear Egg in such a mainstream movie... \

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    It is not actually the Egg version, but boy is it close. Clearly the soundtrack composer knew Egg's recording and basically lifted the arrangement right down to the Dave Stewart organ sound. But I guess because it is a Bach piece there is probably nothing the band can do about it, in terms of plagiarism...

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    • A (now sadly defunct) thrift store I used to frequent usually played some pretty standard 50s/60s oldies. One time I went in and they were playing “Love to Love You” by Caravan! How did something so obscure even get into their rotation?
    • The Turkish Exorcist knock-off Seytan features ELP’s “The Endless Enigma, Part I” on its soundtrack.
    • The infamous Hong Kong “Category III” flick Lewd Lizard features the same ELP tune on its soundtrack, and Mahavishnu Orchestra’s “Vision Is a Naked Sword” besides.
    • The Korean martial arts film Dragon vs. Vampire has some Tangerine Dream stuff on its soundtrack (Rubycon, Force Majeure) as well as the ridiculously obscure Einstein in Eden album!
    • A promo for a PBS documentary on insects had something off of Ashra’s Correlations album as its theme music (EDIT: It was “Morgana da Capo”).
    • That one Chevrolet commercial from a few years ago, that used Popol Vuh’s “Engel der Gegenwart” as its music.
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    Jon and Vangelis' The Friends of Mr. Cairo in an episode of Fringe

    ELP's Knife Edge during the end credits of an episode of Ash vs. Evil Dead

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    Quote Originally Posted by Progatron View Post
    I was quite surprised to hear Vitamin C by Can in not one but two productions in the last couple of years. First was the film The Land Of Steady Habits, and then in a British TV series called Guilt.
    Also in Inherent Vice (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2014)

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    I've seen all good people (Yes) in Almost Famous (Cameron Crowe, 2000). I tried very hard to like this movie, but I didn't.
    Onward (Yes) in Youth (Paolo Sorrentino, 2015). One of my all-time favourite movies.
    Love on a real train (Tangerine Dream) in The squid and the whale (Noah Baumbach, 2005). Very touching movie.

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    A few years back on NPR they did a story about farmers and the leadout music was from "Down On The Farm" by Camel. I wonder if anyone noticed other than me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pb2015 View Post
    A few years back on NPR they did a story about farmers and the leadout music was from "Down On The Farm" by Camel. I wonder if anyone noticed other than me.
    Ha! I'll bet the producer who made that choice was very, very pleased with himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arturs View Post
    It is not actually the Egg version, but boy is it close. Clearly the soundtrack composer knew Egg's recording and basically lifted the arrangement right down to the Dave Stewart organ sound. But I guess because it is a Bach piece there is probably nothing the band can do about it, in terms of plagiarism...
    Oh - had to dig a bit more into that! - Went back to the movie credits - indeed - The arrangement is credited to Mont Campbell and Dave Stewart, BUT there is no mention of Egg, so I assume they re-created the track.

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    I can't remember the film, but my wife and I were watching some kind of action/crime move and there was a fight scene that was set to AREA's "Cometa Rossa" from Caution Radiation Area. We were shocked. It worked great. If anyone knows the film, I'd be curious.

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    I could have sworn I saw a movie that had Uriah Heep's "traveller in time" in it but I don't remember what movie (pretty sure it was sci fi though). If anyone knows please let me know.

    Then there was Children of Men and Buffalo 66 but I already knew going in they had prog in them although I don't think I picked up on the flying pig in CoM until someone mentioned it years later.

    Not much I can think of really recently though.
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    An Oceansize tune was once used in an episode of "The O.C."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sputnik View Post
    I can't remember the film, but my wife and I were watching some kind of action/crime move and there was a fight scene that was set to AREA's "Cometa Rossa" from Caution Radiation Area. We were shocked. It worked great. If anyone knows the film, I'd be curious.
    Did a little research: apparently it’s Deadly Code from 2013. Had to separate it from Patrizio Fariselli’s other work; apparently he’s become something of a prolific composer for film!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital_Man View Post
    I could have sworn I saw a movie that had Uriah Heep's "traveller in time" in it but I don't remember what movie (pretty sure it was sci fi though). If anyone knows please let me know.
    Not a movie but the BBC series Life on Mars has a great early 70s soundtrack that included a lot of Uriah Heep, including Traveler in Time. Other great songs come from Pink Floyd, BOC, Move, Roxy Music, Deep Purple, Led Zep, Strawbs, Moody Blues, ELO, Atomic Rooster, Lindisfarne, Paul McCartney and Wings, Hawkwind, BJH and of course Bowie.

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    Yeah, only it's "traveller in time" with two l's since they are an English band and that's the British spelling. Thanks for letting me know; however, I don't think that was it since I haven't seen that series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Progbear View Post
    Did a little research: apparently itís Deadly Code from 2013. Had to separate it from Patrizio Fariselliís other work; apparently heís become something of a prolific composer for film!
    You're likely right. I'm surprised I don't have it rated in my Netflix queue, but that's probably the film. I'm adding it again to see. IIRC, it was a pretty decent film in its own right. Thank you!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnprogger View Post
    An Oceansize tune was once used in an episode of "The O.C."
    That's kind of shocking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital_Man View Post
    Then there was Children of Men and Buffalo 66 but I already knew going in they had prog in them
    As soon as I read this thread title, one vivid memory instantly sprung to mind. And it's so vivid exactly because I knew nothing about Vincent Gallo or said movie at the time. It was simply a Sat. afternoon downtown that a friend and I spontaneously decided to see a matinee and the poster for this intrigued us, so in we went. I remember walking out of the theater into the bright afternoon sunlight and turning to my friend and saying, "Did that really just happen?!?!" I mean it's one thing to hear a single such song in a movie score once in while, but not three. And all so well used at that! I still love the film to this day if for no other reason.

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    When Richard Hammond, James May, and Jeremy Clarkson hosted Top Gear, there was lots of prog on that show. Clarkson, apparently, is a real life, dyed in the wool, prog head. During one series, eveyr time the Stig did a power lap, he'd play some prog rock thing on the stereo, either Yes, or Genesis, or VDGG or whomever. I think one time it was "the new Caravan album". Another time, they used The Forge Of Vulcan by Hawkwind as background music. Another time it was Silver Machine.

    Of course, there was the time, while travling through the Middle East, Jeremy pranked Hamster by wiring up the CD player in Hamster's car so that only Jeremy could control it, so that whenever he felt like it, he codl just queue up I Know What I Like (which Hamster apparently hates), and play it.

    And thought it's not prog, in the one where Hamster stranded in the British Columbia Rockies, there was a bit that used Since You've Been Gone, the Rainbow version.

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    I've heard 'Run With The Fox' in the same supermarket, a few Christmases apart! (Noteworthy because this was rare on CD, once upon a time!)

    One version of Bruce Lee's The Big Boss has Pink Floyd and King Crimson all over its soundtrack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ88 View Post
    I've heard 'Run With The Fox' in the same supermarket, a few Christmases apart! (Noteworthy because this was rare on CD, once upon a time!)

    One version of Bruce Lee's The Big Boss has Pink Floyd and King Crimson all over its soundtrack.

    This thread is fun! Glad I started it - I being a USA person, I never had a sense of how... pervasive... is "Run With The Fox" as a Xmas staple - I know definitely is not "All I want for Xmas" - or "Fairytale of New York" for that matter ( which I read that is even bigger than "All I want..." in the UK, which boggles my mind - such a cool song, I listen to it all year) - but always wonder how much they play "Run With The Fox" - considering that around here I even hear "I believe in Father Xmas", thinking more than few times...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vmartell View Post
    This thread is fun! Glad I started it - I being a USA person, I never had a sense of how... pervasive... is "Run With The Fox" as a Xmas staple - I know definitely is not "All I want for Xmas" - or "Fairytale of New York" for that matter ( which I read that is even bigger than "All I want..." in the UK, which boggles my mind - such a cool song, I listen to it all year) - but always wonder how much they play "Run With The Fox" - considering that around here I even hear "I believe in Father Xmas", thinking more than few times...

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    You started this thread? Ok, well I suppose maybe you didn't know about the one in OT that is very similar called prog in unlikely places. I'm not a moderator on here so I can't tell you what to do or where to post but you should at least check it out if you are interested in this kind of thing. https://www.progressiveears.org/foru...nlikely-places

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital_Man View Post
    You started this thread? Ok, well I suppose maybe you didn't know about the one in OT that is very similar called prog in unlikely places. I'm not a moderator on here so I can't tell you what to do or where to post but you should at least check it out if you are interested in this kind of thing. https://www.progressiveears.org/foru...nlikely-places
    Dang - ok - that will teach me... thanks for the heads up

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