Thursday, May 28, 2009

THIEF OF HEARTS

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Nothing defines depression more than when my VCR located in the TNUC lair crashes and burns. I suppose too many VHS viewings of Road House and Dolph Lundgren workout tapes will do this to a piece of technology, so I get it. Just the other day, I stumbled on a place located on the outskirts of Los Angeles called Spudic's Movie Empire. This place is a pure VHS-gasm that everyone needs to check out. The walls of this goldmine are adorned with more Video Home Systems (VHS's) than you've seen in quite a while. Plus, they even have a LASER-DISC section...BONER. It was there that I purchased a new VCR and to accompany it, a VHS of my choice for free. So naturally I went with 1984's Thief of Hearts.

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This slice of erotica stars Steven Bauer, most commonly known for playing the character "Manny", the best friend and right-hand-man of Tony Montana. It's too bad this thriller didn't get the recognition like other's of it's genre such as Fatal Attraction and Basic Instinct. But hey, who can compete with sexual tyrannosaurus Michael Douglas!

The soundtrack is the real moment of paramount in this lost gem (produced by Harold Faltermeyer except for two tracks featuring production duties from Giorgio Moroder). The first I'd like to share is a crotch-thrusting anthem entitled "Just Imagine (Way Beyond Fear)". The soaring synth and snarling guitars are the perfect sounds for taking your girl dancing through the damp and steamy-filled alleys of the city, during the darkest of nights. Haunting, yet calming...have a listen.


Beth Andersen & Joe Esposito - Just Imagine (Way Beyond Fear) download
(prod. Harold Faltermeyer)

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This next number isn't so much of a dream scape like the previous track, and it certainly isn't for your girlfriend. Simply titled "Thief of Hearts", this sleaze-filled anthem is a pulsating theme best played for calling your regular, week-to-week escort, picking her up in your 87' Monte Carlo and heading to the bowling alley. Enjoy.


Melissa Manchester - Thief of Hearts download
(prod. Giorgio Moroder)

3 comments:

Sonny Crockett said...

Fantastic soundtrack, my favourite remains "stolen secrets", a hi-energy track that blows me away, everytime...
;)

TNUC said...

Thats a great one Crockett.

If anyone needs this soundtrack in their lives, contact me and i'll hook it up!

Hyperthrust said...

i've not even seen the movie yet - but these 2 tracks are already gold, plus the cover artwork and stevie bauer... sure shot! i'll watch this one tomorrow!