Friday, October 27, 2017

Unknown Song #9

Song - Unknown Song #9
Primetime Usage - 1988
Featured Highlight - Colts @ Bills, 1988

Unknown Song #9 is even more repetitive than #8.  It sets a similar mood to Communique, but has more of an energetic, "cool rock" feel.  This Colts/Bills highlight is the only one to use this track that I'm aware of.

*NOTE* - Unknown Song #9 is the first song on this highlight.  The clip switches to Unknown Song #8 near the end.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Unknown Song #8

Song - Unknown Song #8
Primetime Usage - 1988
Featured Highlight - Steelers @ Browns, 1988

It's kinda repetitive, but Unknown Song #8 is definitely more intense than #7.  Actually, it's a pretty good highlight track.  The instrumentation does sound similar to John Colby's The Far Turn & Fast Man.  If it is by Colby, however, it didn't make it onto those Valentino compilation albums and may be near impossible to find.  As for the game:  the Browns make a lousy Pittsburgh offense look even worse in a monsoon.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Unknown Song #7

Song - Unknown Song #7
Primetime Usage - 1988
Featured Highlight - Bills @ Patriots, 1988

Another one of the many unidentified songs from 1988.  Unlike most of them, I do have multiple clips of this one.  The volume & quality weren't the best on any of them, but I do think this Buffalo @ New England highlight was the least bad.  Make sure you turn the volume up.  Anyway, as for the song:  it's quite synth heavy, and it's the NFL Primetime track most worthy of the "party song" label.  Have fun, and please comment or whatever if you can identify the piece.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Unknown Song #4 Identified

The only recent unknown song to go more than a week without being identified now has a name.  Unknown Song #4 is "Showcase" by William Soden.  It's actually an NFL Films song, but it unfortunately does not seem to be available in the NFL Films library contained on APM's website.  I guess it may only be on LP and not on CD.  You can easily find it on Dave Volsky's channel on youtube, though.  Special thanks to PYLclark on youtube for letting me know this track's identity.

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Unknown Song #6 - Like the Wind

Song - Like the Wind
Artist(s) - Walter Murphy
Released - 1983
Primetime Usage - 1988
Contained on - Valentino 6145 (LP), V-CD 33 (Sports), VT040 (Sports Vol. 2, Electronic & Rock 2)
Featured Highlight - Falcons @ Lions, 1988


Even though this was 1988, Unknown Song #6 sounds very 1970s-ish.  I guess that's true for some of the other '80s tracks (e.g., Solar Winds), as well, but I don't have much else to say to describe this one.  Unfortunately, I have only one low-quality Primetime clip of this track.  It's an unusually short clip, too, and it features two teams that both sucked throughout the entire 1980s.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Unknown Song #5 Identified

Another quick turnaround here.  Unknown Song #5 is "The Heat" by Richard Myhill.  Myhill is best known for working with Duran Duran in the early '80s, and for charting two singles in 1978.  Special thanks to George Dickson on youtube for ID'ing this.

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The Heat