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Encyclopedia > Fantastic Plastic Machine (soundtrack)
Fantastic Plastic Machine
Soundtrack by Harry Betts
Released 1969
Recorded 1969
Genre Surf rock
Length 30:45
Label Epic Records (US)
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Harry Betts chronology
The Big Mouth
(1967)
The Fantastic Plastic Machine
(1969)
A Time for Dying
(1970)

The Fantastic Plastic Machine is the soundtrack to the movie of the same name. An album composed and conducted by jazz saxophonist and film scorer Harry Betts. A surf rock album, it is considered a departure from his usual style. Soundtrack refers to the recorded sound accompanying a visual medium such as a motion picture, television show, or video game. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... In the early 1960s, one of the most popular forms of rock and roll was surf rock. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Epic Records is an American record label, and subsidiary of Sony BMG. // History Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... Image File history File links Description: Rating stars. ... Lobby poster for the film Fantastic Plastic Machine The Fantastic Plastic Machine is a 1969 documentary film following a group of surfers and their lifestyle. ... Jazz is an original American musical art form originating around the early 1920s in New Orleans, rooted in Western music technique and theory, and is marked by the profound cultural contributions of African Americans. ... Saxophones of different sizes play in different registers. ... In the early 1960s, one of the most popular forms of rock and roll was surf rock. ...


Out of print for decades, the album is considered a collectors' item. The album also inspired Japanese recording artist Tomoyuki Tanaka to take the stage name Fantastic Plastic Machine. Tomoyuki Tanaka (田中知之) is a J-pop artist/DJ. He is considered to be part of the Shibuya-kei movement. ...


Track listing

  1. "Theme from 'The Fantastic Plastic Machine'"
  2. "Night Flight"
  3. "Green-O"
  4. "Day Groovin'"
  5. "Straight Ahead"
  6. "Rock Slide"
  7. "McTavish"
  8. "Nat's Theme"
  9. "Outta Sight"
  10. "Green Grotto"
  11. "Long Reef"

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Usounds - le Internacional (570 words)
Fantastic Plastic Machine, AKA Tomoyuki Tanaka, has decided that the Samba beat is the salvation for international ultra-pop.
This is the kind of album that transports you to another place, a place called "the fantastic plastic world" where drum'n'bass clubs serve shiny cocktails and nymphs croon simple words over changing rhythmic patters.
The fantastic plastic world was first imagined in America's booming '50s, but it took decades for someone to create the perfect soundtrack for it, which Tanaka has done with splendor and the right touch of high and low comedy.
Fantastic Plastic Machine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (139 words)
Fantastic Plastic Machine, the stage name of Japanese musician Tomoyuki Tanaka
Fantastic Plastic Machine (album), the 1997 debut album of the above artist
Fantastic Plastic Machine (soundtrack), the soundtrack to the film, composed by Harry Betts
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