|These are two remarkable Disco remakes of John Carpenter‘s original soundtrack for Assault On Precinct 13|
Although they were not the work of the master (but of Ralf Henning, a composer specialised in the adaptation of successful OSTs to the dancefloor), the two versions in preview were first released under Carpenter’s own name in 1982.
I don’t know whether J. Carpenter gave his approval and this is actually a complete different story.
The Splash Band – The End (Sound Version) (1984)
(The track name comes from the German title of the movie: Das Ende.)
For comparison purpose, the original score from 1976:
In fact, this is but the first of many covers of this theme. Among the most memorable ones are, IMO:
- Bomb The Bass – Megablast (1988) – which was BTW re-adapted by its author for the soundtrack of the excellent shoot’em up video game Xenon 2 on Amiga.
- Together – Hardcore Uproar (1990)
- and Legowelt – Assault Theme (2001)
Edit by Kundalini:
IMHO Bam’s cover in 1986 is not too bad either