I blame the new HBO documentary series The Defiant Ones for this post. Not that that’s a bad thing – because it’s actually a stellar 4-part film that showcases the ups and downs of producers and innovators Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. And in doing so, it goes to great lengths to make you want to seek out their music after you watch it. Which is what I ended up doing by revisiting Dr. Dre’s album Chronic 2001. And upon doing so, I listened to this song right here:
Now, any true horror fan will recognize that piano melody as John Carpenter’s theme from Halloween. Granted, this is Dr. Dre’s take on it in his song ‘Murder Ink’ – but it’s still the Halloween theme nonetheless and always cool to see it pop up in a hip hop song, or song in general. Ice-T also sampled it for his song ‘The Tower’ from his Original Gangster album. But all of this got me to thinking about the other iconic Halloween franchise music that needs to be sampled…….The ‘Silver Shamrock’ jingle from Halloween III: Season Of The Witch!
It could be that I’m just giddy because it’s Friday, but somebody needs to sample this soon, right? Anyone??? Ok, it might just be me. But anyway, maybe I’ll make it my mission to find a producer willing to take the plunge down the Silver Shamrock rabbit hole and create some music magic. Now if only I could find someone to get on the phone and make some calls for me to make this thing happen……………
Thanks, Tom Atkins!