Released in 1988, John Carpenter's They Live has gained more and more of a cult following, this is obviously because of the film's epic one-liners, social relevancy and a kick as score from Carpenter and Alan Howarth.
A classic story of one man fighting for the freedom of the world with a great science fiction twist, the movie is full of amazing dialogue and also contains the greatest fistfight in the history of cinema. Like most of Carpenter's films, They Live has an urban western feel to it, which is emphasised by the infectious score.
So grab your sunglasses, your bubblegum, and your shotgun as Death Waltz Recording Company is bringing back Carpenter and Howarth's brilliant score to They Live, which will go on sale January 30th, 2019 at MondoTees.com.
Celebrated designer and artist Alan Hynes has crafted a spectacular collectible package for the soundtrack befitting the film’s theme of subliminal communication, utilizing the iconic sunglasses to reveal hidden messages as you pull the disc sleeve from the slip case.
Carpenter and Howarth's main theme conjures up images of a lone cowboy entering town, with the main melody augmented with the sounds of harmonica and saxophone. There's a carefree attitude which reflects Rowdy Roddy Piper's character, but the score takes on a more sinister tone when he realizes he doesn't know anything about what's really going on. Carpenter's signature synth tones create an uncomfortable atmosphere, but the main bassline is always fighting against them, never giving up. Electric guitar is used fleetingly, but brilliantly, and the whole score embodies the kind of rebelling against authority Carpenter is famous for. They Live will rock your world without the need for a Brazilian plastic surgeon to put you back together again.
Mondo webstore exclusives include “Annihilation Of Consciousness” variant (Black & White Swirl) and “Formaldehyde Face” variant (Reverse Purple and Blue Splatter).