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Deodato — Also Sprach Zarathustra
Album: Prelude
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Released: 1974
Length: 8:09
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(Instrumental)
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Surprisingly, this song hit number 2 on the 
Billboard Hot 100 in early 1973. It featured jazz
luminaries like Stanely Clarke and Billy Cobham,
This is like 12 minutes too short.
BRAZIL ROCKS!! THAT'S MY MUSICAL COUNTRY. WE HAVE THE BEST MUSIC IN THE WORLD!! AMERICA, AFRICA, ASIA AND EUROPE IN ONE COUNTRY - LIKE USA, BUT EVEN BETTER - OR DIFFERENT, AT LEAST. PLEASE, PLAY MORE BRAZILIAN SONGS
Wasn't this song on the soundtrack to "Being There"?
Feelin' da funk
A touch of Miles' Bitches Brew in the mix...
Listen to the Phish version some time, very solid!
I just watched this for 8 minutes and 9 seconds.  

 
kcar wrote:
gif of Dan Akroyd and Steve Martin: "Two wild and crazy guys!"
 

It's like a showing of a classic science fiction film in the SNL lounge with Bill Murray . . . but this time he's not singing Star Wars . . 
Nothin like the original.  Literally and actually true.
Don't you just love the sound of a Fender Rhodes? Great track
Bombastic funk!

What's not to like?
Good musicianship, but the original is more powerful.
I was 7 when this one came out. It really takes me back to my childhood. Not the greatest thing on earth, but certainly good enough to bring the memories of a nice period.
Billy Cobham on drums! Along with several other monsters!
 thewiseking wrote:
 
 
Deodato = Kenny G or Chuck Mangione?? Wrong.
An album with Ron Carter, Stanley Clarke, Billy Cobham, Airto Moreira, Hubert Laws, John Tropea and others greats, certainly, can not be called Fuzak (the elevator music)
On this day, 50 years ago, Apollo 11 landed on the moon.

Thank you, Bill, Rebecca, and the RP crew, for this timely airing!
I bought this as a 7 inch single.  I was 14. I thought I was soooooooo cool. 
 ziggytrix wrote:
My God, it's full of cheese!
 

a slice of bread also. with clean babylon wine...
A classic cover of the theme of a movie that influenced our culture in multiple ways, including anticipating our conundrum about artificial intelligence. Some would say that we don't display superior intellect, given our destruction of the very environment that enables us to live and thrive. Thus sprach zarathustra.
Dig that crazy tambourine, man.
What would follow really well on this song would be a "Fifth of Beethoven" [sic]
My God, it's full of cheese!
Blimey.
There's a lot people don't recall about the 70s. The decade which saw the 60s go mainstream also gave rise to awesome RnB, Funk, Disco, Metal, Prog Punk and Jazz Fusion. Much of that fusion is now derisively referred to as Fuzak (Kenny G, David Sanborn,Deodato, Chuck Mangione) but some of it was brilliant (Mahavishnu,  Miles, Weather Report, Tony Williams, Chick Corea)  and is rarely ever heard these days. 
 fredriley wrote:

Is it me, or does yer man Deodato have a Mars Bar in his trews?
 

He's got an armadillo in his trousers!
Yet another tune that had completely slipped from my readily accessible memory bank.
Sort of feels like getting reacquainted with a long lost friend!
Once again - Thank you B&R!
Deodato flat nailed this one.
This is quite fun and hip, and enjoyable, but not a patch on the orchestral original IMO, which I first heard as a kid watching Kubrick's 2001. Needs more timpani... ;-)

Is it me, or does yer man Deodato have a Mars Bar in his trews?
No better way to end up in traffic jam then with this !
   Fender Rhodes-tastic!  
I was just reading a news article about the Apollo 8 (manned) mission that orbited the moon 50 years ago today ... I couldn't have wished for a better soundtrack!
Yea Foo!!
Is it OK I am playing 'Air Shakey Egg'?
Kinda like Sticky Fingers, those jeans don't leave much to the imagination, and yes, I'm married to a beautiful redhead woman and I don't swing that way. Just say'in, before my time!
Haha! Used to play this as an intro when I was was a mobile DJ while I was getting everything lined up for the night ahead and before I kicked everything off.

So. . . for me . . . this holds some solid memories of wonderful  times Waaaaaaaaaaay back in my past. 

Marvellous 
 laramieu wrote:
This tune seems way before its time.
 
To me it sounds exactly like the mid-1970s, especially electric piano and the rest of the instrumentation.  That's not a knock on it, just an observation.  Nice guitar work.
 johnturner20 wrote:
Oh yes !!!
 
I hope the horns are "real"... 6--> 7
Oh yes !!!
Oh wow.... I haven't heard this since I was a kid sitting next to an AM radio... Sent shivers up my spine - not sure it's in a good way! lolz
This song captures the 70's. Good, bad or indifferent.
Wow, I haven't heard this in *checks the date of release* OMG it's been that long? 
One more 10!
This tune seems way before its time.
Orchestra + Fender Rhodes + guitar + drums + percussion + Eumir Deodato = 10.
gif of Dan Akroyd and Steve Martin: "Two wild and crazy guys!"
Thank You, Bill. The 70's never sounded so good. Playing the long version is what fm radio rarely understood. Well, until programming  managers starting butting in on the dj playlist process.
As soon as I heard the first few notes I got a great big smile on my face. Doing a little chair dancing. Great blast from the past.

{#Dancingbanana}
Flashback to middle school, a Montgomery Ward "Airline" transistor radio and Dave Hull on KGBS 1020 AM in Los Angeles. The "Hullabalooer" used this as his sign -off music every afternoon. 
    
I love the sound of the Fender Rhodes.
Great brazilian musician. Eumir Deodato.
As soon as that rumbling came on I knew what it was. Thanks!
fun (k) {#Bananajumprope}
Check the release date for this, 1974! My mom used to play this album all the time. So strange to hear it again...
driving ELECTRIC piano FUNK
Being There
So much funk, even Putin's brain would explode! {#Flamed}
I was just playing this last night. - Bill is Cosmic
Funkalicious down groove {#Music}
Da funk
I remember remnants of this from 2001 SO and I've heard Phish do it too. And now Diodato   .   .   .  somehow this fills in the steps in between the two. Love it.

Once again, RP brings it home. Thx.
I HAD NO IDEA SO MUCH FUNK WAS POSSIBLE
Man did this rattle some neurons loose.  I would have swore it was the theme from the movie Carwash.  It had music just like this for an hour an a half, the whole movie.  -John
I remember this!  {#Roflol}
I wonder if they do a version of "Daisy"...
Now that's pretty friggin hip, man.
A friend and I once had a marathon listen of all Deodato's records during a wintry night in Boston 30+ years ago. He was cool then. Dated now. Richard Strauss is probably spinning in his grave at this "cover." Kubrick, too. Still, I can't fault the homage. The classical compo is great stuff, and of course it's totally inconic as the theme piece to the greatest movie ever made. 
Reminds me of "The Crusaders" from the same era.
That is a good thing.  Organ sound is very similar.
Until the blatant rip off near the ending.
Cue the Bob Fosse dance sequence...

{#Bananasplit}
 FrankMc wrote:
I like this version but Stanley Kubrick's original is better IMHO. This does grow on you, though. And I realized I had the artist wrong—it was actually The Crazy World of Arthur C. Clarke.
 
OK. This is funny. {#Notworthy}
I know every nuance of this song. It was on repeat play in my 68 rambler in rotation with Katy Lied and Tales From Topographic Oceans until the car was broken into.

10 for many reasons
Cool! I haven't heard this for centuries! 
Yes, I remember it well.
I also remember those cti albums from the 70s had great cover art.
Is sounds like it's from the soundtrack of Ocean's 11. Cool but forgettable.
Suspended delightfully between the sublime and the ridiculous...
love this im spaced out{#Smile}
Didn't like it then.  Like it even less now.  No offence, fans.  PSD.
All the proto-humans in this valley love this song...


It's been 3 years, I think this is due for a comeback. Solid 10.
 daveesh wrote:
Dennis Watson: You know, I've never met anyone like you in Washington before. 
Chance the Gardener: Yes, I've been here all my life. 
Dennis Watson: Really? And uh, where have you been all MY life? 
<laughs
Dennis Watson: Ah, tell me, Mr. Gardner... have you ever had sex with a man? 
Chance the Gardener: No... I don't think so. 
Dennis Watson: We could go upstairs right now. 
Chance the Gardener: Is there a TV upstairs? I like to watch. 
Dennis Watson: You like to uh, watch? 
Chance the Gardener: Yes. 
Dennis Watson: You wait right here. I'll go get Warren! 

 
"No...I don't think so."  {#Roflol}

Was this music boogieing in the background during the above dialogue? Never saw "Being There" (my dad did but was not impressed) but I'm always amazed every time I see Peter Sellers in a new role. It was hard to keep up with him in "Dr. Strangelove." 

 Siljanus wrote:
My God...It's full of FUNK!  

  

The 70s had that going for them... {#Devil_pimp}
My God...It's full of FUNK!  
Love this piece, Chance has alot to do with 
Somehow I'm tired of never ending songs in Radio Paradise... This is one of them. After 6 minutes I want to click on the PSD button... unfortunately it does not exist on my wifi radio.
Everybody in my bike shop is scratching their heads...
lord I remember this....


Everybody in my hotel room loves this music...


 
Haha, this is quite funny...

Love the way how they combined the high ending note of the classical piece with a 7 chord.... HAHA! Great!

 Ubaldo wrote:
Open the pod door, Hal!{#Music}
 
....that funky ol' pod door, umh! Yeah!!

 daveesh wrote:
i can only think of "being there" when i hear this. go figure.
 
Was it from that movie?

Open the pod door, Hal!{#Music}
 jagdriver wrote:

Cool! I've got some great Brazilian stuff in my collection, starting with Deodato and—around the same time—Gato Barbieri when he did the music to Last Tango In Paris.

And we loved seeing/hearing Gato play the Red River Opry when we lived in PHX.

 

Just to clarify—not that I'm saying you implied otherwise—El Gato Barbieri is originally from Argentina. Last time I saw him was in the film by Fernando Trueba, Calle 54, which I recommend highly.

 

https://www.calle54film.com/eng/e_fs00.htm

 

Calle 54 Film


 crockydile wrote:

Any segue away from Gorillaz is great. {#Rolleyes}
 

You got that right Bo!{#Yes}
Best left as the soundtrack to movie credits for disco movies
I think this is a groovy tune! Then again, I am a Gamecock and we have to like this song!{#Wink}
Dennis Watson: You know, I've never met anyone like you in Washington before. 
Chance the Gardener: Yes, I've been here all my life. 
Dennis Watson: Really? And uh, where have you been all MY life? 
<laughs
Dennis Watson: Ah, tell me, Mr. Gardner... have you ever had sex with a man? 
Chance the Gardener: No... I don't think so. 
Dennis Watson: We could go upstairs right now. 
Chance the Gardener: Is there a TV upstairs? I like to watch. 
Dennis Watson: You like to uh, watch? 
Chance the Gardener: Yes. 
Dennis Watson: You wait right here. I'll go get Warren! 
 twitterpated wrote:
This piece always makes me think of Peter Sellers in Being There.  Then I smile.
 
I like to watch.
 nagsheadlocal wrote:
Deodato visited my school shortly before this came out as a visiting musician, bringing with him guitarist John Tropea and flautist Herbert Laws. He's no Herbie Hancock (and certainly no Wayne Shorter) but he's a wonderful musician and like every other Brazilian I've met, when he says "Let's go to dinner" what he means is "let's start drinking at 5, eat dinner sometime around 10, and have coffee and spirits until 3 or so."
 
Cool! I've got some great Brazilian stuff in my collection, starting with Deodato and—around the same time—Gato Barbieri when he did the music to Last Tango In Paris.

And we loved seeing/hearing Gato play the Red River Opry when we lived in PHX.

EDIT: Check out Torcuato Mariano, too.


 nagsheadlocal wrote:
Deodato visited my school shortly before this came out as a visiting musician, bringing with him guitarist John Tropea and flautist Herbert Laws. He's no Herbie Hancock (and certainly no Wayne Shorter) but he's a wonderful musician and like every other Brazilian I've met, when he says "Let's go to dinner" what he means is "let's start drinking at 5, eat dinner sometime around 10, and have coffee and spirits until 3 or so."
 

Sounds like my kind of guy, why ruin a perfectly good buzz by eating something. ( =
This piece always makes me think of Peter Sellers in Being There.  Then I smile.
I like this version but Stanley Kubrick's original is better IMHO. This does grow on you, though. And I realized I had the artist wrong—it was actually The Crazy World of Arthur C. Clarke.

 kaybee wrote:
Have never liked this piece...however, the segue from Gorillaz was great!
 
Any segue away from Gorillaz is great. {#Rolleyes}


Great!
I haven't heard this for at least 20 years. Another 20 would be fine.
Have never liked this piece...however, the segue from Gorillaz was great!


Far out man!  No, I mean really far out man. I do see the dancin' banana.  {#Dancingbanana}
Cute, but overstays its welcome by several minutes.
Phish's cover of this is one of my all-time favorite concert experiences... Check out the light show.
 Jelani wrote:

YOu wouldn't believe whats' out there.
I think...it's beautiful...it's a dancing banana. 
 

{#Roflol}
A monolithic piece. Roll over, Zarathustra.
 mandolin wrote:
 
YOu wouldn't believe whats' out there.
I think...it's beautiful...it's a dancing banana. 
Boy! It's been REALLY a long time since I'v heard this...must be 30 years! GRRREAT!
Hilarious, but I never want to hear it again. I want to give it a 10 and a 1.
This just put a big ol' grin on my face!  {#Music}  {#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}
This NEEDS to be followed by Outta Space!!!!
Groovy baby.
 mandolin wrote:

 
Deserves a bump.


i can only think of "being there" when i hear this. go figure.
 bchartier wrote:

 

'Open the pod bay doors Hal.'
'I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that'