Welcome back, everyone! This is part two of my investigation into music of the popular cop/action film series, LETHAL WEAPON, composed by Michael Kamen, Eric Clapton and David Sanborn, and its fusion of rock, blues and orchestral stylings. In part one, I focused on the original, released in 1987, and the first sequel, along with presenting contextual examples from scores for police and detective movies which preceded this series. Here, I continue on into LETHAL WEAPON 3 (1992) and LETHAL WEAPON 4 (1998) while for context I touch upon other scores by Michael Kamen from around the same time period. In the late 1980's and throughout much of the 90's, Kamen's stirring approach of orchestral acrobatics defined the sound of cinematic action, including genre highlights such as DIE HARD, HUDSON HAWK and ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES.
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ASTS 031: Listening To... "Lethal Weapon" (Part 1)
ASTS 030: Guest Neil S. Bulk, soundtrack album producer and editor, 2019 in review
ASTS 029: Film Music For My Father
ASTS 028: Listening To... "Planet Of The Apes"
ASTS 027: Now Playing... The World of Hans Zimmer, Quinn Martin Collection Vol. 1, "Robocop 2"
ASTS 026: Listening To... Elliot Goldenthal
ASTS 025: Guest Jeff Bond, author, album producer & editor at Geek Magazine
ASTS 024: Listening To... Franz Waxman
ASTS 023: Now Playing... "First Man", "Wargames", "The Bride Wore Black"
ASTS 022: Guest Neil S. Bulk, soundtrack album producer and editor
ASTS 021: Listening To... Alan Silvestri
ASTS 020: Christmas Special 2018
ASTS 019: Listening To... John Williams (Part 2)
ASTS 018: Halloween Special 2018
ASTS 017: Listening To... John Williams (Part 1)
ASTS 016: Listening To... John Barry
ASTS 015: Guest Stuart Balcomb, composer
ASTS 014: Guest David Das, composer
ASTS 013: Listening To... Hans Zimmer