Song - Race to Midnight (underscore)
Artist(s) - Chris Gibbons, Pete Q. Harris
Released - 1988
Primetime Usage - 1990
Contained on - Bruton BR 32/BRG 39 (Golden Vision)Featured Highlight - Rams @ Falcons, 1990
I don't have much to say about this one, so I'll make it quick. The underscore of "Race to Midnight" is dark, bass-heavy, and moody, but it's a little too repetitive and lacking in direction to work for anything beyond accompaniment. It does have one unique quality, however, in that it's (AFAIK) the only NFL Primetime song to only use the underscore and not the base track (there were at least 3 pieces that had both the base & underscore used in 1987). John Colby made the right choice with that, too, since the base track just has a tinny, low-quality synth trumpet added over the top. I don't know much about the artists, but at least Pete Harris has a website (linked above).
For some reason, all three highlights I have with Race to Midnight are late-season games involving the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons weren't very good in Jerry Glanville's first year, so that makes the featured video options rather meager. At least you get to see Deion Sanders…