GOOD LOOKIN' - MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK
featuring Ric Sandler.
Due to overwhelming requests,
John Madara, through That Philly Sound, brings you the original,
never before released soundtrack from the Ralph Bakshi cult classic,
HEY GOOD LOOKIN'.
Performed and arranged
by recording artist, Ric Sandler, the songs were co-written by Ric
Sandler and John Madara and produced by John Madara.
Ralph Bakshi, came to prominence with his controversial film, "Fritz
The Cat," that opened in April of 1972 to rave reviews.
In 1975 Bakshi began production for HEY GOOD LOOKIN', which mixed
animation and live action. Warner Brothers decided that combining
live action with animation was not believable, so Bakshi went back
to the drawing table and animated the live action scenes.
HEY GOOD LOOKIN' was finally released in 1982, six years before
the successful animation/live action feature film "Who Framed
Roger Rabbit" was released. Ralph Bakshi's other credits,
include, among others, the animated features "Heavy Traffic,"
"American Pop." and "Cool World."
talent, Ric Sandler has had songs recorded by Dionne Warwick, Jermaine
Jackson, Anny Murray and many others. He continues to record
his own music, including a multi-textured wonder called "Rhythmunderground"
and his newest CD titled "1 God 1 Planet."
with John Madara's co-writing and co-producing contribution to the
soundtrack, he also produced Danny and The Juniors' huge hit "Rock
and Roll Is Here To Stay," and co-wrote and co-produced other
international hits as "At The Hop" (Danny and The Juniors),
"The Fly" (Chubby Checker), "You Don't Own Me"
(Leslie Gore), "1-2-3" (Len Barry, who also co-wrote the
song), and many others.
have been digitally restored and digitally mastered.
historical CD a part of your collection!
come back to THAT PHILLY SOUND for more on your favorite Philly
artists and groups and to purchase more classic CD's from our shop.
AN ANIMATED MUSICAL'S STUNNING SOUNDTRACK. Ric
Sandler's soundtrack to Hey Good Lookin' is brimming with Rock and
Soul. The songs are a mix of Old School Rock & Roll with
hints of Soul & Gospel. Although the film's story is set
in 1953, it has a touch of early 80's Pop to it. Slightly
reminiscent of Jim Steinman's work with Meatloaf, the songs have
a bright and upbeat quality.
Rod Kinny - CD Baby
QUALITY MUSIC CONFORMING TO QUALITY FILM. I
love film soundtracks that truly capture the essence of the emotions
and imagery of the film. Hey Good Lookin' is near the top
of my list of quality soundtracks. It fit the film like a
glove and never became overblown, never overtook the picture.
It has been too long, but as the last reviewer pointed out, it was
worth the wait. I would suggest watching the film before purchasing
the album, to get the feeling for it. When I heard the album
for the first time, I could visualize every corresponding scene
in the movie. It was an intense and memorable moment.
Great Soundtrack for a Great Film!*****
Brother Rabbit/Jeramy - CD Baby
24 YEARS IS A LONG TIME TO WAIT. 24 years
is a long time to wait for any collection of music, but in the case
of Ric Sandler and John Madara's soundtrack for Ralph Bakshi's Hey
Good Lookin,' the fact that it's available at all has made it worth
the wait. Having seen the film when I was seventeen and countless
times since then, I was always struck with how well these songs
complimented the action. Its 50's vocal styling coupled with
an early 80s musical vibe create a perfect soundtrack for this classic
animated film. If you're a fan of Ralph Bakshi's work, and
you don't own this yet, get it. You'll be glad you did!
Jeff Vargon - CD Baby