Buysoundtrax.com presents a literal blast from the past in the form of Richard band’s and Joel Goldsmith’s debut original film score to the 1977 sci-fi cult classic LASERBLAST. Kim Milford Stars as Billy Duncan, a down-and-out young kid who stumbles across a discarded alien laser weapon out in the California desert, who then proceeds on a shooting rampage after being possessed by the laser gun’s original alien owner.
This is the first-ever original film score by two veterans in the sci-fi film and TV genre: The first being Richard Band, known later for such works as METALSTORM, RE-ANIMATOR, PIT AND THE PENDULUM, GHOULIES, PUPPET MASTER as well as Television episodes of STARGATE SG-1 and BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER. The second featured composer is Jerry Goldsmith’s talented son Joel Goldsmith, who later went on to score films such as KULL THE CONQUERER, JOBMAN, WATCHERS, and VAMPERELLA. He also handled the regular scoring chores for the TV series THE UNTOUCHABLES, STARGATE SG-1 and STARGATE: ATLANTIS.
For LASERBLAST, Richard and Joel employed innovative electronic techniques which pre-dated the use of MIDI and other digital mediums. Also included are a number of fun rock and roll source cues which have turned up in THE HOUSE ON SORORITY ROW.
The score is a surprising mixed bag of unusual styles which in some areas have an element of camp, but also show many hints of what was to develop in later scores by both Richard and Joel.
The first 100 copies ordered from buysoundtrax.com will be autographed by composer Richard Band at no additional charge.