Vinyl Dynamite #29: Barbarella
It doesn't get much groovier than this, folks. Bob Crewe always had that hep bachelor pad music vibe, and with the Barbarella soundtrack he added a dash of psychedelia. The result: some of the grooviest far-out music ever recorded.
In Hollywood's unfaltering quest to remake everything ever made, they have moved on to this little gem. I hate to tell them that, unless they're going for an Austin Powers style parody-comedy, it can't be any good. Barbarella was very much a product of the times; a day-glow cosmic explosion resulting from the collision of both the swingin' Casino Royal aesthetic with the hippie psychedelic culture. It would be like remaking Easy Rider or Saturday Night Fever - an exercise doomed to stupidity.
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