Sunday, November 11, 2001

Cowboy Bebop OST 1

Cowboy Bebop OST 1
Credits: Vicor Music Entertainment

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Track Listing:
  1. Tank!
  2. Rush
  3. Spokey Dokey
  4. Bad Dog No Biscuits
  5. Cat Blues
  6. Cosmo
  7. Space Lion
  8. Waltz For Zizi
  9. Piano Black
  10. Pot City
  11. Too Good Too Bad
  12. Car 24
  13. Egg And I
  14. Felt Tip Pen
  15. Rain
  16. Digging My Potato
  17. Memory

A different taste of fine instrumentals >>> by firesenshi
I'm not really much of a fan of the genres in this CD, but occasionally I find myself listening to some of the Latin style jazz in this CD and found it quite addictive. Cowboy Bebop in its eyecatch, calling itself "a genre that will define itself", is never traditional. So therefore, the jazz you'll hear here is not the traditional ones full of sax and piano duets nor the ones you usually think you hear on New Orleans.

The first track is the Cowboy Bebop's opening theme called Tank! performed by the seatbelts. Let the CD cover tell you what it's all about. Sounds "neo"-'60s? Well, the cover art of the CD itself looks like fans of vinyl records made this one. Didn't you like it though? I did! The track sounds like Afro-Cuban or Brazilian with the sounds of the conga drums beating in the background.

I especially liked Spokey Dokey. The guitar and harmonica duet just reminds you of old lovable Westerns where cowboys lounge quietly before the next saloon brawl. Other traditional Western types of tracks are in here too such as Felt Tip Pen. The Egg and I is a fun fun track that totally mirrors the postivity and comedic sense of the character Ed. Imagine Ed walking along the Bebop, eating anything in sight... and silly.

Steve Conte's Rain is kind of hard for me to describe. Although for me, the organ sounds in the background along with Steve Conte's vocals remind me of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. The song is rather short and the lyrics are rather repetitive. But repetition in rhythm are usually what connotes rain. (Or how music describes rain.) Memory is the track that was used for Faye Valentine's remembrance of her past. The melody is the same as your usual Western but with a slower tempo and a more subtle type of instrument was used. Sounds to me though that this is the most different track in the CD. However, after hearing all the rather emotional and upbeat sounds of the tracks, this one is a nice relaxing end.

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