Friday, March 9, 2012

BERRY LIPMAN & ORCHESTRA - STAR MAIDENS OST



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Track 1 - Star Maidens Theme
Track 2 - Medora Escape
Track 3 - Die Erde
Track 4 - Sex World
Track 5 - Akamm On The Move
Track 6 - Der Schluessel Zum Herrschen
Track 7 - Planet Medora
Track 8 - Attention, Runaways
Track 9 - Highway Patrol
Track 10 - Outsmart The Maidens
Track 11 - Medora Romance
Track 12 - Star Maidens In Love
Track 13 - Twangy Brisba
Track 14 - Champagner
Track 15 - Earth Party
Track 16 - Proton Storm
Track 17 - Starship Strut
Track 18 - Act Of Threat
Track 19 - The End Of Time
Track 20 - Space Waltz
Track 21 - Sowas Verruecktes
Track 22 - Earth Romance
Track 23 - Saving Two Planets
Track 24 - Medora Party
Track 25 - Star Maidens End Theme
Track 26 - Earth Encounters (Bonus Track)

The Star Maidens soundtrack was high on my list of CD's to import going back about 13 years ago but there always seemed to be something I'd purchase ahead of it. As time went by I completely forgot about this collection and it wasn't until I was surfing the net a few weeks ago that I saw a picture of the cover and my mind was jogged. Of course I had to have it and now you get to benefit aswell!

Here's some info about Star Maidens from Wikipedia...

"The series offered a battle of the sexes/role reversal scenario in which two male domestics escape from the female-ruled planet Medusa, land on Earth and are pursued by the Medusan security forces. When the Medusans fail to recapture the two men, they take two Earth hostages - a man and a woman - back with them to their home planet. The thirteen episodes of the series deal with the two groups trying to adapt to life on the different planets whilst brokering an exchange for the hostages.

Regarded as something of a camp novelty, Star Maidens tuned in to the sexual equality revolution of the time, and features some Femdom elements. The series shares some similarities with the British sci-fi series Space: 1999, which was in production at the same time."

The soundtrack by Berry Lipman is off the charts funky and sounds like the scenesetter to a porn star party on the moon. Go go grooves and sleazy funk combine with German language sound grabs from the show to create a sublime mix. Just like his equally creative countryman Pete Thomas, Lipman was also a dab hand when it came to utilising electronic elements and there are some excellent examples featured here. Occasional moments of easy listening also break up the insanity nicely with "Earth Romance" being a stand out.

I could list my favourite tracks but I'd be here all day. The crazy drumming, organ solos, suggestive vocal numbers and lush funk all hit the spot with me and I'm sure many of you will feel the same way. It's a soundtrack that is the very definition of a funky frolic. Don't delay - go get it!!!

4 comments:

Carol said...

So fab! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

This sounds great! I'll give it a try. I remember hearing some Lippman tracks on various compilations of 60's easy listening and soundtrack music, and I liked those. So I'm really looking forward to hearing this album.

Greetings from Sweden!

Dj Tuff Money said...

yeah great! watched these series as a kid in the 70s

Dj Tuff Money said...

you can find all episodes in full lenght at youtube! english language!