The Score #2

As a film, Edmond T. Gréville's Beat Girl is interesting insofar as it was a British knock-off of American Troubled Teenager pictures with just a smidgen of late-'noir' atmospherics thrown in for flavoring (if nothing else). John Barry's score (here represented by its 1960 soundtrack LP) is a more than worthy example of the kind of brass workout that was often mistaken for Rock 'n' Roll in Britain during the pre-Beatlemania era.

The lackluster vocals are by Adam Faith and speak for themselves.

01. Beat Girl (Main Title)
02. Off Beat
03. I Did What You Told Me
04. Lindon Home Rock
05. Time Out
06. Sharks
07. Beat Girl Song
08. City 2000, A.D.
09. Stripper
10. Cave/Beat Girl/Kids Stuff
11. Made You
12. Car Chase/Night Chase
13. Chicken
14. Blues for Beatniks
15. It's Legal
16. Immediate Pleasure
17. Blondie's Strip
18. End Shot/Slaughter in Soho/Beat Girl


swac said...

Fun choice! I have an original UK LP of this. Worth it more for the cover than the album inside, but still, a nice flea market find for me.

Richard Gibson said...

I have an original record of this too, I collected it because I was collecting all the John Barry soundtracks I could. I actually quite like a few of the Adam Faith 7"'s I have too. He was quite the the man back then and very big here.

Stephen, this record is collectible. You did well if you got it at a flea market. The UK book price (I have an older book) is around GBP 40 which means you'd easily be paying more for it at one of the swanky London record emporiums.