School of Movies
The Sound of Gonzo: Vol 13 [The Star Wars Prequel Trilogy]

The Sound of Gonzo: Vol 13 [The Star Wars Prequel Trilogy]

December 27, 2019

[School of Everything Else 2019]

In a bid to search for the best in everything I recruited James Batchelor to journey back to the three films with which I started my movie podcast career in earnest. Back in 2010 that took the form of a raw torrent of frustration and derision, but I'm trying to save that for the deserving.

Instead, this time round, my enthusiastic colleague and I have found the best pieces of scoring within those three films, to showcase for all of you. Join us for a journey from trade disputes to genocide, as we traverse the story of Anakin Skywalker's fall to the dark side retold through the scores of the legendary John Williams.

1. Star Wars theme/The Federation Battleship 

2. Fighting the Destroyer Droids

3. Arrival on Tatooine/The flag parade/Anakin is Free

4. Anakin’s Theme

5. The Duel/The Droid Battle

6. The Parade (Augie’s Great Municipal Band)

7. The Younglings/Meeting With Fett

8. Across the Stars

9. Confrontation with Count Dooku and Finale

10. Battle Over Coruscant (Intro)

11. Padme’s Ruminations 

12. The Great Jedi Purge

13. Anakin’s Dark Deeds/I’m So Sorry

14. Anakin vs. Obi Wan

15. The Immolation Scene

16. I Know There’s Good in Him

17. A New Hope/End Credits

The Lonely Island

The Lonely Island

January 25, 2019

[School of Everything Else 2019]

In an unusual turn we're bringing back the Sound of Gonzo format to examine the oeuvre of a comedy rap group. What started out as a series of scrappy Saturday Night Live sketches poking fun at self-serious hip-hop became a symphony of professionally produced music indistinguishable from the premier artists of the age, aside from the fact that the lyrics are all hilarious.

This trio is/was Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer, and what we're about to play for you here has the unifying factor of exposing fragile, male egos and the psychosexual neurosis behind them.

If you've never heard of them, if you're well aware of them or if (most likely) you've heard a few of their songs, allow us to go in-depth as we explore the Lonely Island, culminating in their underseen gem of a glamorous mockumentary, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.

1. My Mic Sounds Nice

2. Who Said We’re Whack? 

3. Lazy Sunday

4. Dick in a Box

5. Cool Beans

6. Jizz in my Pants

7. Like a Boss

8. I’m on a Boat

9. We Like Sportz

10. I just Had Sex

11. Mama

12. Jack Sparrow

13. Motherlover

14. The Golden Rule

15. Shy Ronnie 2: Ronnie & Clyde

16. Threw it on the Ground

17. After Party

18. Great Day

19. Diaper Money 

20. YOLO

21. Spring Break

22. I Run New York

23. Donkey Roll

24. Turn up the Beef

25. I’m so Humble

26. Equal Rights

27. Hunter the Hungry is Gon’ Eat

28. I’m a Weirdo

29. F**k Off

30. Things in my Jeep

31. Everything is Awesome

32. Incredible Thoughts

33. Semicolons

34. I Don’t Give a Honk

The Sound of Gonzo: Vol 5 [The Star Wars Trilogy]

The Sound of Gonzo: Vol 5 [The Star Wars Trilogy]

January 17, 2013

[Digital Gonzo 2013]

Vol. 5 – James Batchelor [Star Wars]

VI: Fox Fanfare & Main Titles/Blockade Runner 
IV: Imperial Attack 
IV: The Dune Sea/The Jawa Sandcrawler 
IV: Cantina Band 
IV: Princess Leia's Theme 
IV: TIE Fighter Attack
V: The Battle of Hoth - Part 1 
V: The Asteroid Field 
V: Yoda's Theme 
V: The Clash of Lightsabers 
VI: Approaching the Death Star 
VI: The Pit of Carkoon/Sail Barge Assault 
VI: Luke and Leia 
VI: Emperor's Throne Room 
VI: Leia's News/Light of the Force 
IV: Throne Room and End Credits

This episode has been painstakingly remastered to sound better than when we initially released it in 2013.

The Sound of Gonzo: Vol. 4 [Lord of the Rings]

The Sound of Gonzo: Vol. 4 [Lord of the Rings]

January 10, 2013

[Digital Gonzo 2012]

Vol. 4 - Chris Eason & Sharon Shaw [LOTR]

One Ring to Rule them All/The Shire/The Road Goes Ever On
Strider/Beren and Luthien
The Great Eye/The Fellowship
Gilraen’s Memorial/The Ring Goes South
Moria/The Bridge of Khazad Dum
The Departure of Boromir
Theoden King/The Funeral of Theodred
Sons of the Steward
The Host of the Eldar
Haldir’s Lament/Retreat
Theoden Rides Forth/The White Rider/Nature’s Reclamation
Eowyn’s Dream
The Battle of the Pelennor Fields
A Far Green Country
The Last Debate
Mount Doom/The Crack of Doom/The Eagles
Use Well the Days
Bilbo’s Song

This very special episode of The Sound of Gonzo has been painstakingly remastered to sound better than when we initially released it in 2012. 

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