Friday, November 30, 2018
I can't find much info on Paul Foss, but he was one of the most prolific Atmosphere composers in the '90s.
Monday, November 26, 2018
Friday, November 23, 2018
I'm apologizing right away for the low video & audio quality of this highlight clip. This is the only game with Unknown Song #46, and this clip comes from the only full-episode post of Week 1, 2001, that I could find (there's another, higher quality post that only has the late games). The music track sounds like some sort of cheesy & dramatic Halloween monster-chase thing, at least from what I can make out of it. If anybody knows of a better cut of this highlight (or if you know what the song is), please let me know so I can post it. Thanks!
Friday, November 16, 2018
Featured Highlight - Vikings @ Bears, 2001
*SONG IDENTIFIED* - 12/15/21
Unknown Song #45 isn't real memorable, but it's a good mood piece for certain games. Not that we got to truly find out, of course, since the upcoming clip was US #45's only use on NFL Primetime (AFAIK). This clip was the second post-9/11 highlight (immediately following the one from last week's post) and fit pretty well with the Vikings that year. Not only was 2001 a tumultuous year for the U.S and the world, it was a tumultuous year for the Minnesota Vikings. Pro Bowl offensive lineman Korey Stringer died of heat stroke during training camp, the team missed the playoffs for the first time in 6 years & suffered double-digit losses for the first time in 11 years, 10-year head-coach Dennis Green was fired just before the end of the season, Cris Carter left following the season, and—as you'll see in the video—players & coaches were often seen bickering with each other on the sidelines.
Friday, November 9, 2018
Contained on - ATMOS 92 (Virtual Corporation)
*SONG IDENTIFIED* - 11/30/18
Unknown Song #44 is probably best remembered by NFL Primetime aficionados as accompanying the first post-9/11 highlight on the show. The NFL's mission for that week wasn't just to mourn the national tragedy, but to also give people an entertaining & distracting respite. US #44's dark & moody, yet energetic & determined sound perfectly fit that mission. ESPN didn't choose this song solely for that purpose, though; it was also used during the Week-1 episode from 9/9/01 which obviously had nothing to do with any sort of tragedy. The bigger question is: why didn't they use US #44 again after Week 2? It's a little too repetitive to be a real classic, but its mood & energy still fit well within the Primetime music pantheon. It's kind of odd, frankly. Anyway, enjoy the clip.
Friday, November 2, 2018
Contained on - KOS 24 (Metal Warrior) (YouTube Link)
*SONG IDENTIFIED* - 12/23/18
As with many of the one-off (*EDIT* - this song was also used for the Cardinals/Panthers game in Week 16 of '01—thanks to Kyle Caughlin for that info.) tracks on NFL Primetime, it's not surprising Unknown Song #43 didn't stick around. I actually didn't know this song even existed until I was in the middle of cutting US #42 last week (it's the very next highlight, so I again apologize for the low video quality). It's not a memorable or interesting piece, and it only accompanied an uncompelling game—the only interesting thing about the game is that it was the first of LaDainian Tomlinson's career.