Giorgio Moroder – Midnight express / Outkast – Return of the G

Science dropped by Martini & Jopparelli. Jan-18-2007

Here we go, another day another break! After traveling all around the globe, digging like a rabbit, I just want to go back home and rest for a while. Yes, this break comes from Italy, a land of great composers like Ennio Morricone (he received the Honorary Academy Award this year and I will give you a taste of his music in the future) and Giorgio Moroder. Only the last two exponents of an incredible Italian tradition.

The today’s sample is (Theme from) Midnight Express, a theme included in Midnight Express: Music from the original motion pictures soundtrack. The movie obviously got the same name of the song and was directed by Alan Parker in the 1978. The movie is based on a true story and is about the bad experience of an American’s imprisonment in Turkey for smuggling hashish. I owned a vhs of this movie and so I can say it’s a nice one, expertly directed. But I am definitely not a movie expert so let’s go back to the music.

Midnight express was sampled by Outkast in Return of the G, from the album Aquemini. Outkast are now a Pop phenomenon, an MTV’s product, but believe me, I used to be in love with them till Aquemini. Now they are truly garbage but in the ’90 they were the kings of the south, and we were all impressed by their innovative style. They dropped some of the most fresh hits I have ever heard.



No Responses to “Giorgio Moroder – Midnight express / Outkast – Return of the G”

  1. Antonio says:

    Lo sapete che la stessa canzone e’ stata campionata dai Mobb Deep per Get Away, vero?

    E’ nell’album Infamy, per altro abbastanza scarso…

  2. ilmago says:

    gran selezione Marti!
    Get Away peraltro gran pezzo…
    Gia’ avevo in programma un mix di Moroder-Outkast-Mobb Deep… stay tuned!

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  5. Cassio says:

    Peccato… il Link non funziona piu. Lo potete per caso sistemare?

  6. Marty says:

    Ciao Cassio, eccoti il link di Moroder:

    Magari in futuro posteremo altre cose simili a Beretta 70.

    Dato che sei Brasiliano, potresti consigliarmi qualcosa di funk/soul del tuo paese…so che ci sono cose veramente belle (le ho anche sentite quando due anni fa son stato in vacanza, in particolare a Salvador de Bahia) però ho bisogno di qualcuno che mi dia dei nomi da cui iniziare.


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  8. Billigflug says:

    nice song, i loved it
    keep up your good work

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  10. Robert says:

    Outkast still continues to make hit after hit and andre 3000 is one of the best rappers to ever do it… today, in the 90s whenever. follow hip hop son. big boi’s a titan too… get with it they aint never been garbage…