Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Appropriate Titling

Song - Action Scene
Artist(s) - Mary Therese Matthews, Sally Anne Griffith, John Bähler, Matthew Muhoberac
Released - 1985
Primetime Usage - 1987
Contained on - FirstCom A2 (Intense), FirstCom UT105 (New Beginning)
Featured Highlight - Rams @ Oilers, 1987

Sometimes a song title fits the music perfectly.  "Action Scene," though it doesn't have the most original name, is a track that instantly brings to mind imagery of a hard-hitting & breakneck nature.  It fits so well with sports highlights, in fact, that it's really a shame NFL Primetime only used this in its initial year.  Action Scene was composed by the same quartet that brought us Strategy, and is the third & final NFL Primetime song from FC-A2 to be profiled here.

In the opening week of 1987, the L.A. Rams (still with Eric Dickerson for a few more games) went to Houston as a solid favorite to start 1-0.  Instead, the Oilers came back from a 16-3 deficit to pull the upset and begin their first decent season since Bud Adams stupidly fired Bum Phillips several years earlier.  Gayle Gardner, who left ESPN partway through the 1987 season, presents the highlights here:


  1. Heya, @xSmootx from Twitter here. Can't comment on YouTube videos cause of G+ idiocy but I've randomly found your channel and subscribed to it as I'm a fan of some of the NFL Primetime tracks myself.

    As for this Primetime track, I randomly found this clean version of Action Scene while scouring through the related section on the side. Hope this helps and keep up the great work! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvkumv7fyeA

  2. Re-Upped this one on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZ7TZEVa5Us