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I've always thought my soundtracks do pretty good, because they're basically professional equivalents of a mix tape I'd make for you at home.
Everyone wants to get into soundtracks. Everyone wants to do songs here and there. But, I think they want it for different reasons. I think I'm just tumbling through my life, enjoying playing with everybody.
I have soundtracks for a lot of stuff.
Our music over the years has been very cinematic. It's surprising we never really got into film soundtracks.
I can remember soundtracks that you just can't separate from the film - It's just so intertwined, so important. Like the Hitchcock ones where they kind of inform each other and become this larger thing as a result.
John Barry was the first film composer I was aware of. As a teenager I owned several of his Bond soundtracks.
Phones and soundtracks and Muzak and fountains replace genuine and unpredictable human contact with a seamless soundtrack from a bad movie and a cliche that makes us believe we must all be happy.
Sometimes I like to play the soundtracks to famous musicals so we can all sing along. South Pacific is one of my favorites. Our neighbors must hate us.
Well lately I have listening to a lot of movie soundtracks.
I can remember being very keen to go to drama school at the age of eight, and practising ballet in my bedroom to Queen soundtracks.
But, yes, now I wouldn't do some of those soundtracks the way I did them.
I've done lots of songs for film soundtracks and things like that - stuff I'm not ashamed of, but that doesn't represent my legacy with the Pretenders.
There was a time - and I used to get made fun of a lot - that all I collected was soundtracks.
My favorite films, I would put my answering machine up to the television set and hit record. I'd tape my favorite movies and then I could go back and listen to them again. I only had the soundtrack, I didn't have the visuals. But I think it made me really pay attention to the soundtracks.
I think I've done more recording in the past 10 years than most people, but it's all been directed toward film composing and soundtracks. Just the same, it's been great.
I'd love to do film and soundtracks, and you couldn't do much better than James Bond.
I love to listen to lots of different genres of music, but mostly movie soundtracks and music theater.
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