Friday, February 8, 2008
Funky Friday - Kung Funk Kapow
If you were around (read - growing up) in the seventies, you'll remember the high flying, knuckle busting Kung Fu,Karate and Martial Arts explosion in the aftermath of Bruce Lee and 'Enter The Dragon'. Board breaking, neck chopping imagery was everywhere - from the Karate girls in 'The Man with the Golden Gun', the 'Kung Fu' TV series, Marvel comics characters like 'Iron Fist', and 'Karate Kid' in Whizzer and Chips to Kung Fu Crisps and pyjamas styled like 'Shang Chi Master of Kung Fu.'. So as it's the start of the Chinese New Year why not tuck in to some treats from this funky buffet, straight from the chop socky seventies.
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'Enter The Dragon' Trailer
Jim Lee followed up his 'Enter The Dragon' role with the head cracking 'Black Belt Jones'
'Black Belt Jones' intro
Fleamarket Funk has a super duper Dennis Coffey rework of the 'Enter The Dragon' theme for download
And Lalo Schifrin's original score is a widescreen winner.
Enter The Dragon.mp3
Finally an early proto Acid Jazz track from 1974 that snapshots the Bruce Lee/Jim Lee period as perfectly as a Polaroid.
100% Pure Poison - Windy C.mp3