Monday, June 3, 2019

Current Obsessions: "Godzilla" by Bear McCreary featuring Serj Tankian of System of a Down

I'm a big Godzilla fan. I still remember seeing the 1990s version with Matthew Broderick and being disgusted, and I made it a point to go to a Thursday evening showing for King of the Monsters, the latest installment.

Spoiler alert: it's awesome.

What's also awesome? The end credits feature Bear McCreary's take on the Blue Oyster Cult "classic" song "Godzilla," adding some epic orchestration and System of a Down's Serj Tankian on vocals. Whereas the Blue Oyster Cult version is reminiscent of a Spinal Tap gag, the McCreary version ends up having the epic scope that the big ol' lug deserves. I basically found excuses to put this on repeat all weekend long, and I don't see that changing anytime soon.

Go see Godzilla: King of the Monsters on the biggest possible screen you can, and check out this (and other) score from Bear McCreary when you have a chance. You won't regret it.

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