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Philip Glass — Target Destruction
Album: The Fog of War
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Released: 2003
Length: 1:56
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(Instrumental)
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 coloradojohn wrote:
I loved his soundtrack for Coppola's Koyannisquatsi, and think that this song was great for The Fog of War. The present time we inhabit is probably as scary as any in human history, and we would do well to slow things down and try to regain some sort of balance...

 
As far as I remember Koyaanisqatsi was directed by Godfrey Reggio. Coppola co-produced.

(https://xkcd.com/386/)
 unclelonghair wrote:
Sounds like a cartoon soundtrack.

 
Yes! Old black and white cartoons where there's some crazy Rube Goldberg kind of shit going on.
I enjoy Glass' work waiting for the shifts, and progressions, meditative.  Also John Adams and Steve Reich.
That minimalist style finds it's way into commercials, soundtracks especially when speed, doom, action needs support. 
it's not that it is enjoyable.
it's that it's interesting.
I loved his soundtrack for Coppola's Koyannisquatsi, and think that this song was great for The Fog of War. The present time we inhabit is probably as scary as any in human history, and we would do well to slow things down and try to regain some sort of balance...
pink chair
Quite relaxing...
Sounds like a cartoon soundtrack.
Smashing!
 merobreno wrote:
What an enjoyable piece of music. Right up there with root canals and colonoscopies.

 
The fog of snark. 
I'm glad you enjoy colonoscopies. Have you ever tried listening to a Philip Glass soundtrack?  
{#Clap} {#Clap} {#Clap} {#Notworthy} {#Meditate}  Philip Glass is the Best! 
{#Clap}
What an enjoyable piece of music. Right up there with root canals and colonoscopies.
9 'cause it made me anxious, which I suspect was the point.
Just read some of the idiotic comments! !  This is SO righteous! 
 moodfood wrote:

the part that states: you alone do not get to dictate what gets played and what don't.. {#Lol}

 
What if I say please?

To make maters worse he plays this song as part of the same loop every time. Lame.
 merobreno wrote:
Which part of "Don't ever play this ever again ever" did you not understand? {#No}

 
the part that states: you alone do not get to dictate what gets played and what don't.. {#Lol}
Which part of "Don't ever play this ever again ever" did you not understand? {#No}
I like minimalism, but more the jazzy stuff you hear in hotel lobbies. 
Xerox method for composing.
 cjh7d wrote:

I think this is actually from the soundtrack to the Errol Morris documentary on Robert McNamara, *Fog of War,* right?



 
To my ears it is from Koyaanisqatsi by Godfrey Reggio 

I think this is actually from the soundtrack to the Errol Morris documentary on Robert McNamara, *Fog of War,* right?


 scraig wrote:


 
{#Roflol}

Next time this comes on, I'll have to summon this image. 

Love me some P. Glass...
Of which we are only a part ... Stewards to be 
For as in reality, it can destructive even in Mother Nature ...
For some reason this song reminds me of playing Tie Fighter back in the day!
Speed of lightning,
roar of thunder,
fighting all those
who rob or plunder
Un - der dog
whoa, oh oh Underdog!
Target(ted) for Destruction >>> Variations on a Theme by Mozart?  I like it.{#Sunny}
Knockknockwho'sthere knockknockwho'sthere knockknockwho'sthere knockknockwho'sthere knockknockwho'sthere knockknockwho'sthere PhilipGlass.
Well that was different.

Seems like it would be the soundtrack for a silent movie.  
 shakitten wrote:
Uhg. Bad Mozart rip-off.
 
{#Roflol} Why the cat was saying the very same thing to me the other day...


 Beanie wrote:
This song just gave me indigestion.

I logged in to give it a 1. But I already did that. Can I give a song a negative rating?

 
Phillip Glass.  Rhymes with "repetition".  Writes a few bars he likes, and he hears a symphony. Amazing that Glass sells his stuff.
I gave it a 2.  That's so that next airing, it has room to move down.
This song just gave me indigestion.

I logged in to give it a 1. But I already did that. Can I give a song a negative rating?
 Proclivities wrote:

"...fighting all who rob or plunder"

Just keeping it on the up-and-up. {#Wink}
 
There's a great version of the Underdog Theme by the Butthole Surfers on the "Saturday Morning's Greatest Hits" CD.

(Although the killer track on that CD — and worth the price of the entire CD — is the Ramones covering the 60's Spider-Man cartoon theme)
 karljonasson wrote:

That's like, "Oh this Led Zeppelin makes me want some Lady Gaga."

By which I don't mean to say Mozart wasn't great and all - but it's just poppy compared to this.
 
Are you being serious?
This is a nice tune, but I'm not remotely convinced that it is sufficient to ensure that Phillip Glass will be a household name in 300 years.


 linden wrote:
Really this just makes me want some Mozart.
 
That's like, "Oh this Led Zeppelin makes me want some Lady Gaga."

By which I don't mean to say Mozart wasn't great and all - but it's just poppy compared to this.
 LaurieinTucson wrote:
Speed of lightening, roar of thunder,
Halting those who rob or plunder,
Underdog...ah-ah-ah-ah, Underdog! Underdog!
 
"...fighting all who rob or plunder"

Just keeping it on the up-and-up. {#Wink}
Anyone else remember mod trackers? This sounds just like one.
Normally I'd say I have heard all the PG I ever want to hear, but I actually like this.
Reminds me of music in old cartoons - like from the '40's
Uhg. Bad Mozart rip-off.
 merobreno wrote:
If you like everything a station plays your listening to the wrong station. That said....there is just NO reason to ever play Glass. Thank God its short.
 
Small comment
Really this just makes me want some Mozart.
Very cool
This is why I listen to RP...... curve balls, keep 'em coming!
Bill, I admire you greatly for putting this on the playlist. Glass is a ground-breaker. But there can be too much of a good thing, and I personally hope you do not play this too often!
 papaman wrote:
when criminals in this world appear
and break the laws that they should fear
and frighten all who see or hear
the cry goes up both far and near
for Underdog! Underdog! Underdog! Underdog!
 


Break the Glass. If you want to go some place else then why not Ginestera. Stimulating as oppossed to shallow and annoying. Please.
I"m positive I heard this in a b&w cartoon from the 50's.
 Tesseract wrote:
I'd like to see the movie for which this is a soundtrack.
 
It was very interesting, especially to learn that McNamara was pretty much—in Washington circles—an unknown, arbitrary pick by the Kennedy administration. It's too bad he didn't remain at Ford or some other large corporation, as it's abundantly clear in hindsight that McNamara had NO business accepting such a role in the administration.

As for Philip Glass, the PBS documentary about him was mildly interesting.
 Tesseract wrote:
I'd like to see the movie for which this is a soundtrack.
Oh yeah, it's a hoot, especially the part with the self sacraficing protester at the pentagon.
(Fog of War - it's not for the feint of heart)

If you like everything a station plays your listening to the wrong station. That said....there is just NO reason to ever play Glass. Thank God its short.
Just a little too narrative for me.
But exciting. 
 LaurieinTucson wrote:
Speed of lightening, roar of thunder,
Halting those who rob or plunder,
Underdog...ah-ah-ah-ah, Underdog! Underdog!
 
SPOT ON!!!
This make me think of Dexter.  In the books he is a fan of Glass - much better at depicting lack of human emotional connection than his TV taste for marching band music.

He likes what he likes.  Which does include hunting and killing the deserving.

Love the strings at the end! Reminds me of the soundtrack to "There Will Be Blood."


is this "classical" music? In any case, I like it.
I'd like to see the movie for which this is a soundtrack.

 LaurieinTucson wrote:
Speed of lightening, roar of thunder,
Halting those who rob or plunder,
Underdog...ah-ah-ah-ah, Underdog! Underdog!
 
EXACTLY!

listen to an entire Philip Glass album on lala.com for a real change of pace.
great music!
 LaurieinTucson wrote:
Speed of lightening, roar of thunder,
Halting those who rob or plunder,
Underdog...ah-ah-ah-ah, Underdog! Underdog!
 
{#Lol}

Perfect timing!!!!!!
 LaurieinTucson wrote:
Speed of lightening, roar of thunder,
Halting those who rob or plunder,
Underdog...ah-ah-ah-ah, Underdog! Underdog!
 
Priceless!
Speed of lightening, roar of thunder,
Halting those who rob or plunder,
Underdog...ah-ah-ah-ah, Underdog! Underdog!
 papaman wrote:
Every time I hear this I think of:

when criminals in this world appear
and break the laws that they should fear
and frighten all who see or hear
the cry goes up both far and near
for Underdog! Underdog! Underdog! Underdog!
 
Perfect, given the topic of the movie.  We could've used Underdog.

Every time I hear this I think of:

when criminals in this world appear
and break the laws that they should fear
and frighten all who see or hear
the cry goes up both far and near
for Underdog! Underdog! Underdog! Underdog!
reminds me of DAAU (die anarchistische abentunterhaltung :))
 DoctorHooey wrote:
Oof, this just makes me think of the movie, which in turn just makes me very very very sad. This music does a great job of evoking the secrecy, tension and lunacy of the topics depicted in the film. Every American should see "Fog of War".
 

I'm not certain sad is what Morris was going for (although I suppose it's understandable on some level). Couldn't agree more with your recommendation, though.  And it's quite interesting to hear Bob MacNamara's views today on the Bush administration (and legacy, such as it is).

This piece is very impressive to me, as was the film.  As was Koyaanisqatsi, of course, which Glass did the score for as well (although I don't think this particular piece was used there, per comment below.)  His style is utterly distinctive.

Thanks for the diversity, Bill.  I love RP....

I can't tell you which one right now, but this cut is also on another CD or movie of Glass'.  May have been used in Koyannisqatsi....


 MonkeyPod wrote:
I have some visually stimulating DVD's with this music as the background sound.

 
I am relieved that you are visually stimulated but that really doesn't help the rest of us.

Cool.  Thanks for the variety.
Never been much of a fan of the Philip Glass sound.
The movie however - like others say - is a must see.
I have some visually stimulating DVD's with this music as the background sound.
I gave this a 7 for the sheer "what the hell?" jolt I got from hearing it following Calexico.
I liked his Photographer (and still play it) but nothing else of his has held my attention long. Einstein on the Beach was a fun listen a few times, but that was it...
DoctorHooey wrote:
Every American should see "Fog of War".
And on my side of the ocean I would like to recommend it to all Europeans too.
somebody else hears the battle theme of wing commander 1 ? :ask:
Apparently, even modern classic composers have an identifiable sound. Before looking, I thought it was Glass. Always nice to hear.
Watch the sequel with the Bush, Rove, Cheney trifecta scheming another military intervention
Oof, this just makes me think of the movie, which in turn just makes me very very very sad. This music does a great job of evoking the secrecy, tension and lunacy of the topics depicted in the film. Every American should see "Fog of War".
curufinwe wrote:
Philip Glass may be esoteric, but he's definitely not a novelty act. Personally, I love it.
Brilliant! :high-five:
Philip Glass may be esoteric, but he's definitely not a novelty act. Personally, I love it.
bostonbeerguy wrote:
just shows what a moron you are. This songs gets played once a month. Look at the comment history, douchebag, and then go wank off to NPR and feel superior.
Now now.:naughty:..NPR and RP compliment each other nicely....both are off the beaten path.:high-five:
tony620d wrote:
RP has become a novelty act with its signature songs, repeated over and over again. 192k stream? crap is crap no matter how its served up.
just shows what a moron you are. This songs gets played once a month. Look at the comment history, douchebag, and then go wank off to NPR and feel superior.
Oh please!!! :wall: Is there a way to give songs negative ratings??
What a song to sneak out of work to 30minutes early on a friday.
tony620d wrote:
RP has become a novelty act with its signature songs, repeated over and over again. 192k stream? crap is crap no matter how its served up.
So fuck off, then. It's real easy to do.
RP has become a novelty act with its signature songs, repeated over and over again. 192k stream? crap is crap no matter how its served up.
Not my cup of tea, but still interesting to listen to. Give me this in an "eclectic" playlist over Tom Petty and his ilk any day.
mrselfdestruct wrote:
Sounds like crappy video game music to me.
Watch the movie and you'll see it was no game.
Sounds like crappy video game music to me.
sounds like something from the movie "Beetlejuice". Like it!
hypnotic and addictive.
maczenwes wrote:
God NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! MAKE IT STOP PLEASE!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHH! :eyes:
I second that emotion.
MannyT wrote:
Once you've seen the documentary this song is from, the two (music and film) are incurably linked. I'll always have grainy film images of bombing runs over Vietnam in my mind when this plays. Yikes.
hell yes I do, only documentary I own on DVD, McNamara was one interesting dude *fire-bombing Japan*
jmwspg wrote:
"Japanese Fantasy" followed by "Target Destruction"? If the next song is a Hiroshima tune I'm outta here.
Nice thinking, Bill could have thrown Randy Newman's Political Science... Would have been fitting, as last week I was discussing with a coworker over who's worse: He says Randy Newman's horrible, I say Philip Glass is horrible...
"Japanese Fantasy" followed by "Target Destruction"? If the next song is a Hiroshima tune I'm outta here.
Brevity can be a good thing.
It's from one of the koyaniskazi (sp?) movies...
God NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! MAKE IT STOP PLEASE!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHH! :eyes:
:notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: Bill you are amazing and wonderful to throw some Phil Glass into the mix.
tammaye wrote:
wait a minute... i think he is! or is it Yosemite Sam?
Nope, he's Elmer Fudd.
just rented Fog of War & noticed this song is from the soundtrack - all Philip Glass fans should see the Errol Morris films that he scored
rgj13 wrote:
That would rule.
No, because then it would always be duck season. and I order you to fire!
winter wrote:
Excellent! Fly, monkeys, fly! BWAHAHAHA!
hahahahaha
rah wrote:
if bugs bunny was president, maybe.
That would rule.
rah wrote:
Mikey wrote:
I imagine this as the soundtrack for a whitehouse cabinet meeting.
if bugs bunny was president, maybe.
wait a minute... i think he is! or is it Yosemite Sam?
...I feel like I'm in an old Final Fantasy game or something. No thank you.
dwhayslett wrote:
You just verbed a noun, there.
LOL!
Ender43 wrote:
I suddenly feel like I am in a hurry.... ...but the documentaries he soundtracks are incredible.
You just verbed a noun, there.
This doesnt work for me... maybe flight of the bumblebee or something else ... but not this I feel like its a soundtrack to a 70's cartoon or something like that
rah wrote:
the sad part is, the music is way more interesting than the film...
Now if had been a cartooon.....
Is this the theme from "Underdog"? . . . .or is it "Superchicken"?
I suddenly feel like I am in a hurry.... ...but the documentaries he soundtracks are incredible.
:puke:
Enough already!!!
the sad part is, the music is way more interesting than the film...
JrzyTmata wrote:
:lol: this should be playing while watching acrobats and plate spinning on Ed Sullivan
:lol:
KOYYYYYYYYYANNNNNNNNNISQATSIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII...ZZZZZZZ...