Cop Movie Music - Help!

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  1. TangerineDog

    TangerineDog Senior Stratmaster

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    I humbly ask for your help - this is driving me crazy.

    Sorry for being a bit vague, but... you know those two types of Cop Movie Music?

    One Carpenter-esque with slow bass drum and lots of reverb when the protagonist runs across a parking lot at night or something...
    And the other one with the Hendrix-esque Wah-modulated rhythm guitar (think Slight Return) and occasional Brass Section in between?

    If you know of any movies or TV Shows that use music like that, would you be so kind as to just list them here?
    I've gone from Streets of San Francisco via Lethal Weapon to Bad Boys and still have found neither a prime example of either nor a track that's been stuck in my head on and off for years now...
     
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    No one did cop show music better than Miami Vice... they used everything.
     
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    and pretty much anything from Starsky & Hutch
     
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    and not actually a cop movie, although there are cops in it...Superfly with the late great Curtis Mayfield

     
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    I think Shaft is the deal


     
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    Put on any 80’s cop movie and turn down the sound.

    Play any Eric Johnson album from any era, and they will sync up.


    Try it, it really works....
     
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    Baelzebub Most Honored Senior Member

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    Probably not what you're looking for but great nonetheless...

     
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    The TV show Manix its opening theme
     
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    They say that shafts a bad mother... shut yo mouth.
     
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    This guy has a treasure trove of videos where he makes his own music. This video of his fits perfectly here...

     
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    Can you dig it? Ha ha...I knew that you could!
     
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    Then you've got your sensitive new age cop show themes ... and hey, let's be careful out there

     
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    There was a Rhino compilation called Crime Jazz. A bunch of big swaggering dramatic music. Also you could just search for crime jazz on Youtube.