Piero Piccioni

Puppet on a Chain [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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This previously unreleased soundtrack for director Geoffrey Reeves' square-jawed, 1970s crime-caper Puppet on a Chain utilized the talents of lauded Italian composer Piero Piccioni. As with any collection of film music from the era, Puppet is a reliable barometer of the times. Piccioni utilized the beat-heavy, Hammond organ wash of the post-counterculture/European nightclub sect to frame the adventures of "super-agent" Paul Sherman as he picks off bad guys and drives real fast in his speed boat. The action sequences are funky and angular, bashing in heads with orchestral bursts and jazz horns that echo the soon-to-come blaxploitation era. Piccioni builds cool upon cool like a Ken Nordine bereft of words, bridging the gap between '60s kitsch, urban noir and espionage excess.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:35 Amazon
2 01:33 Amazon
3 02:21 Amazon
4 00:42 Amazon
5 02:08 Amazon
6 01:14 Amazon
7 01:34 Amazon
8 01:34 Amazon
9 01:00 Amazon
10 03:21 Amazon
11 01:09 Amazon
12 01:12 Amazon
13 01:27 Amazon
14 02:08 Amazon
15 00:55 Amazon
16 03:48 Amazon
17 01:45 Amazon
18 01:14 Amazon
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