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That song at the end of Amazon Women on the Moon

Old 12-02-03, 01:48 AM
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That song at the end of Amazon Women on the Moon

Anyone know the name of the wacky tune that plays during the end credits of Amazon Women on the Moon? Not the song that David Alan Grier sings. I'm talking about the instrumental at the very, very end after the Reckless Youth segment. It sounds like clown music with horns and whistles and honks.

I could swear I've heard it some place else before.




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That song - did you ever find out?

I'm not sure when you asked this, but this has bugged me for YEARS! I still don't know, although the tune resembles Sondheim's Comedy Tonight.

Please let me know if you ever found out!

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Originally Posted by elvis1969
I'm not sure when you asked this...
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Re: That song at the end of Amazon Women on the Moon

Has anyone ever figured out the name and who composed that song during the end credits for the movie "Amazon Women on the Moon"
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Re: That song at the end of Amazon Women on the Moon

I figure we'll have an answer by 2013...
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Re: That song at the end of Amazon Women on the Moon

I still have no idea but I'm surprised to see my Thread bumped after so long.
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Re: That song at the end of Amazon Women on the Moon

Well, on IMDB a couple of posters claimed it was in Roger Rabbit.
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Re: That song at the end of Amazon Women on the Moon

Well, it took nearly 13 years but the song FINALLY has a name... TWO, in fact! "Wild Clown" (or "Kooky Clown") by Henrik Nielsen. The Internet has finally paid off!



Yes, it does show up in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (in R.K. Maroon's office while they're screening/editing the cartoon). Even before Amazon Women on the Moon, I knew I heard this song somewhere before - On Sesame Street!



In an old thread over at Film Score Monthly, a guy (claiming to be the music editor for the film) said:

I was the music editor on this movie.
Ira Newborn only composed one cue for
the first sketch directed by John Landis
(with Arsenio Hall in his apartment).
Landis wanted a cue that would play very low in the
background, much like the Marvin Hatley music
in the Laurel and Hardy shorts.

ALL the other music used in the movie were
library cues that I found and edited.
It was a fun gig!

marshall
When asked about "Wild Clown".....

Unfortunately it is not listed in the credits.
It was something we found in a music library.
Originally we wanted to use "The Bird is the Word"
but they didn't want to spend the money getting the rights.

mh

The real detective came from Word Press:

Here is a riddle for you: What does a well-known SESAME STREET film with Dennis Allen have in common with an opening scene of WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT, the credit roll of AMAZON WOMEN ON THE MOON, and the very first Stretch Armstrong commercial from Kenner? They all feature a very familiar piece if Spike Jones influenced music. U can see my faithful readers going right for the Dennis Allen clip for a reminder.

Well, thanks to a comment someone made on the credits roll clip of AMAZON, we can now lay to rest another musical mystery of yesteryear. That zany, wacked out piece of musical mayhem is called “Wild Clown”. The man behind it is Henrik Nielsen. Yes, the same Henrik Nielsen that gave us us the Joker Jackpot win cue which is called MARDI GRAS, and was also used on SESAME STREET’S 10 CLOWNS film. Now, when I first made inquiries about WILD CLOWN, the only lead I got was that Capitol Media Music originally owned it. My guess is Henrik’s compositions all went to Ole Georg Music, as I have seen his name associated with Ole Georg’s list of composers and credits. The mire I listen to WILD CLOWN, the more I can hear the connective tissue between it and MARDI GRAS. The instruments sound very similar, as do the comic sound effects that punctuate both pieces. I guess I always knew WILD CLOWN, was Henrik Nielsen, now I know for sure. I don’t think I’ll get much of an argument from you all when I say that Henrik managed to get a lot of mileage out of WILD CLOWN. Between Henrik Nielsen, David Lindup, and Joe Raposo I learned a lot about the far-reaching influence Spike Jones had on later generations of composers. Quite a fun-filled history lesson, if I SAY, I SAY, I SAY (wink)

I can finally sleep at night now!

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Re: That song at the end of Amazon Women on the Moon

I've been wondering that for a long time also- I also first heard it on Sesame Street. Of course it's a waste of time to watch end credits
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Re: That song at the end of Amazon Women on the Moon

Now remembering there was a Pippi Longstocking record or possibly filmstrip (still pictures accompanying a cassette, remember those?) that ended with this tune.
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Re: That song at the end of Amazon Women on the Moon

Never remembered the music or much of the movie but early morning awake in bed I would think of that naked playmate Monique Gabrielle shopping when I was a teenager.

Wow!


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