Underrated Music Tracks In Godzilla Movies

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Underrated Music Tracks In Godzilla Movies

Postby Gojirawars 03 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:17 am

So, we all adore the iconic tracks of music like the Godzilla March, Mothra's Song, Showa Mechagodzilla's Jazzy Theme, etc. But I'm here to talk about some underrated Godzilla music. This can include music from all eras of Godzilla, from Showa all the way to the Anime Trilogy (might update this later when the King of the Monsters soundtrack is released alongside the film). I'm interested to see what you all think! There's so much great music in the Godzilla series that nobody ever talks about, and I'm excited to see what you all come up with.
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Re: Underrated Music Tracks In Godzilla Movies

Postby eabaker » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:37 am

The Kamakiras theme from Sonof Godzilla is a catchy, groovy earworm masterpiece.

Side note: Shouldn't this thread be in General Toho Films?
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Postby Maritonic » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:38 am

eabaker wrote:The Kamakiras theme from Sonof Godzilla is a catchy, groovy earworm masterpiece.

Side note: Shouldn't this thread be in General Toho Films?


And so it is.
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Postby _JNavs_ » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:41 am

This is one of my favorites (the youtube borders aren't working)
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Re: Underrated Music Tracks In Godzilla Movies

Postby Gojirawars 03 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:41 am

Maritonic wrote:
eabaker wrote:The Kamakiras theme from Sonof Godzilla is a catchy, groovy earworm masterpiece.

Side note: Shouldn't this thread be in General Toho Films?


And so it is.

Thanks for that. I wasn't sure exactly what topic to put this in.
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Re: Underrated Music Tracks In Godzilla Movies

Postby Terasawa » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:44 am

eabaker wrote:The Kamakiras theme from Sonof Godzilla is a catchy, groovy earworm masterpiece.

Side note: Shouldn't this thread be in General Toho Films?


Really Masaru Satō’s ‘60s scores in general, especially the sailing tracks in Sea Monster.
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Postby Mr_Goji_and_Watch » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:18 am

The Reflections of the Shobijin theme from Mothra vs Godzilla is such a great track that I hardly see people talking about. It's serene and haunting at the same time. Just about all of the motifs associated with Mothra in the film deserve praise, especially since its following Koseki's wonderful efforts.
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Postby MechaGoji Bro7503 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:47 am

"Sacred Springs" from Mothra vs Godzilla is marvelous, it's melancholic and calming.

The Planet Eater has a great soundtrack, "Ruin and Salvation" is a particular standout.
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Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:33 am

Parent Godzilla Comes Ashore and its many variations throughout Son of Godzilla.

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Tyrant_Lizard_King wrote:Parent Godzilla Comes Ashore and its many variations throughout Son of Godzilla.

Gigan Awakens from Final Wars


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I forgot how great that track is. Brings a sense of accomplishment and reflection, Ms Oshima did fantastic work.
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Postby Zarm » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:53 am

I feel like both the opening scene of Final Wars, and SpaceGodzilla's arrival/theme both qualify here, for me.
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Postby GojiDog » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:36 am

The 70s scores feel very much of their time. Ifukube's music feels timeless and would work for films being made today (As Shin Godzilla showed) but the 70s films feel like they have scores that come strictly from that era. You can see that as a good or a bad thing. You could argue that they sound horribly dated, but its also good as it gives that decade of Godzilla its only flavor and identity, and quite honestly, the scores are wild and fun. I love the score for Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla, knowing full well it would never work today. I also like the triumphant horn theme music that Manabe gave to Godzilla in Godzilla Vs. Hedorah and Godzilla Vs. Megalon.

I liked the score for Spacegodzilla. It is a bit jarring if you watched all the 90s films in a row and all of a sudden you get this one that isn't scored by Ifukube, but Hattori's score is quite good, with a nice theme for Spacegodzilla.

Honestly, it never gets brought up, but I actually prefer the US OST for Godzilla 2000. Hattori's score for that film had a good main theme, but he kept using it at various speeds in seemingly every situation. The US OST varied it up a bit with some terriffic battle music and special little touches here and there to jazz it up a bit.

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Postby Gojirawars 03 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:08 am

GojiDog wrote:Honestly, it never gets brought up, but I actually prefer the US OST for Godzilla 2000. Hattori's score for that film had a good main theme, but he kept using it at various speeds in seemingly every situation. The US OST varied it up a bit with some terriffic battle music and special little touches here and there to jazz it up a bit.


Not to mention one of the most epic variations of Ifukube's Godzilla Theme ever composed for a film.
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Gojirawars 03 wrote:
GojiDog wrote:Honestly, it never gets brought up, but I actually prefer the US OST for Godzilla 2000. Hattori's score for that film had a good main theme, but he kept using it at various speeds in seemingly every situation. The US OST varied it up a bit with some terriffic battle music and special little touches here and there to jazz it up a bit.


Not to mention one of the most epic variations of Ifukube's Godzilla Theme ever composed for a film.
You all know which one I'm talking about.


You mean the track used for Orga's reveal scene? Yeah, that was awesome.

I saw the US version first and that music helped get me pumped up for the fight, and I was stunned when I saw the Japanese version which had a much more muted and lifeless track to accompany the scene.

To throw some love at the MCU, they seem to know the exact right times to play the Avengers theme music and when its used, it punctuates those moments perfectly.

Its amazing what a difference music and sound can make to a visual medium.

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Postby HeiseiGodzilla117 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:38 pm

Terasawa wrote:Really Masaru Satō’s ‘60s scores in general, especially the sailing tracks in Sea Monster.


I enjoy basically the entire score from Ebirah, but it definitely never seems to get much love. Definitely some underappreciated pieces.

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Postby Gojirawars 03 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:51 pm

GojiDog wrote:To throw some love at the MCU, they seem to know the exact right times to play the Avengers theme music and when its used, it punctuates those moments perfectly.

Its amazing what a difference music and sound can make to a visual medium.


Which is why it’s such a shame that the MCU has never been able to have consistency with the themes for their individual heroes.

Here’s a good example of how much better the MCU could be with some more musical consistency!
https://youtu.be/cVKS3wqVbZ0
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Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:21 am

HeiseiGodzilla117 wrote:
Terasawa wrote:Really Masaru Satō’s ‘60s scores in general, especially the sailing tracks in Sea Monster.


I enjoy basically the entire score from Ebirah, but it definitely never seems to get much love. Definitely some underappreciated pieces.


Love the groovy surf music.
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