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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.



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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Professor Von WhiskersenNo Gravatar // Oct 11, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    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.

  • 2 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Oct 11, 2010 at 1:24 pm

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

  • 3 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Oct 11, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    And who can forget….

  • 4 JergyNo Gravatar // Oct 12, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    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.

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