I was in Amsterdam at the beginning of the month and while I was in one record shop (Concerto) I dug out this vinyl looking through the soundtrack section.
Besides being annoyed by one of the employees because, apparently, I was touching the vinyl too much (wtf???), I was lucky to find this strange album. I have no idea who the Kings Road are and the internet seems to have no information at all on them, I guess they were some studio band or something, but when I read “Theme from S.W.A.T” on the cover I thought “this needs a listen” and i was very surprised with it, since most of the time cover versions are not that good
Apart from the Theme from S.W.A.T cover (which I think is quite funky, and is almost up to par with the Rhythm Heritage one), there are other good tunes and some really bad ones (there’s a HAPPY DAYS theme song cover which is pretty awful).
The BARETTA’S THEME it’s pretty impressive and screams out “SAMPLE ME!” for its break in the beginning!
The STAR TREK THEME and the MISSION IMPOSSIBLE are quite good as well. Hope you’ll enjoy these tunes and that they’ll keep you satisfied until my next post, which will come soon and, trust me, it will be face-melting!
Listen to Kings Road – Baretta’s Theme
Listen to Kings Road – Mission Impossible
Listen to Kings Road – Star Trek Theme
Listen to Kings Road – Theme From S.W.A.T.