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Traumafessions :: Reader Carmie on the Giorgio Moroder’s “Chase Theme” from Midnight Express

October 11th, 2010 by aunt john · 4 Comments

Hello there, love your website!

If you ever have room for this, the one thing that EVER scared me when I was a child (who was frequently taken to see horror films at the drive-in and walk-in) was Giorgio Moroder‘s “Chase Theme” from MIDNIGHT EXPRESS. I was four at the time, and that damn song was all over the radio, and I mean in heavy rotation. What made things worse was that I used to sleep with the radio on! It never occurred to me to turn the radio off, but then again, I was only four. Of all the things to be afraid of. At least I wasn’t afraid of CHER‘s “Believe.”

That dishonor goes to my little brother, who was born twelve years later.

Cheers,

Carmie

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Professor Von Whiskersen
Professor Von Whiskersen
10 years ago

Never having seen Midnight Express, it seems to me that this song had more than a little influence on the soundtrack to “The Warriors” which came out the next year.  Or maybe it was just the Zeitgeist of the late 70’s.  Either way, good music.


unkle lancifer
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10 years ago

Love me some Moroder! One of my favorite things on Earth is the Cat People soundtrack!

unkle lancifer
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10 years ago

And who can forget….

Jergy
Jergy
10 years ago

I can definitely feel the creep vibe.  But as a child born in 75 and growing up in the 80s, I watched my fair share of the Pro Wrestling in all it’s 80s glory. And this just reminds me of NWA Tag Team Champions the Midnight Express.