the godzilla files (Leaping Fox)

 


This project is exactly like "the superhero files," in that it is an attempt to historically arrange Godzilla songs into chronological order.  There are close to 200 tracks that have been collated by me, over a period of several years from numerous sources, and includes music from the 1950's to the 2000's, with a focus on "vintage."  Care has been taken to give each track the proper attention, and when appropriate, noise/click reduction, EQing, and other tools have been applied.  The files are mp3's (with an average bitrate of 224 kbs), designed for this entire library to fit on a single DVD, or uploaded to the device of your choice.  Custom artwork has been produced for each volume, and all files are tagged with information and a photo of the appropriate disc cover.  If you have ever downloaded a compilation from this blog, then you are aware of the level of quality involved. Never before has a project like this been done in exactly this way!

You may be aware that several official Godzilla singles were released in Japan, actually beginning with the second film in 1955! This project began as an attempt to catalog those, and present them in order.  [They are notoriously difficult to find, and in many cases, tracks have only been released once, if at all, on an actual CD, as a bonus track.] These songs were basically novelty singles designed to promote the current film, and they gave way to singles that presented a song from the film soundtrack, much like things are/were done in the USA.  

Along the way, I occasionally filled in a track from a film soundtrack (or film audio) that was interesting on its own, and apart from background music or orchestrations.  By the late 1970's and early 1980's, artists from all over the world were making their own songs about Godzilla, which fills up the remaining discs...and that is never going to stop.

Like "the superhero files," it's important to discuss what isn't included in this set:

  1. Film score music, be it Japanese or American (except for unusual tracks of interest, as you will see)
  2. Godzilla video game soundtracks
  3. Re-recordings of film score music
  4. Spoken word recordings, including radio spots
  5. Sound effect compilations
  6. Finally, "theme albums" of 100% Godzilla material, which are designed to be listened to as one unit and not cherry-picked apart.  A short list of theme albums is included in the artwork.
Finally, I should add that by the last disc, this collection includes more fan-made music than its predecessor, simply because on the subject of Godzilla, there is some really good stuff out there. There are 8 CD's because, well, there are eight letters in GODZILLA! Anything discovered afterward is considered bonus material!

Artwork is included with each respective volume. Here is the comprehensive track list for all 8 CD's:

the godzilla files (Leaping Fox).


disc one.
SINGLE (Japan, April 24, 1955)
01) Kazuma Nozawa - Mr. Godzilla (Gojira-San)
02) Harumi Shimizu & Nozawa Kazuma - My Pal Angilas
MOTHRA (OST, 1961)
03) The Peanuts - Mothra's Song
GODZILLA AGAINST MOTHRA (OST, 1964)
04) The Peanuts - The Sacred Fountain
05) The Peanuts - Mothra's Song
06) The Peanuts - Mahala Mothra
FRANKENSTEIN vs. BARAGON (OST, 1965)
07) TV Go-Go Dance M
08) Dance M On the Sightseeing Boat On Lake Biwa
09) Mountaineers Hut At Shirane / Surfing M
10) TV Go-Go Dance M (take 1)
11) Dance M On the Sightseeing Boat On Lake Biwa
    (alternate take)
WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS (OST, 1966)
12) Kipp Hamilton - Feel In My Heart
GODZILLA vs. EBIRAH (OST, 1966)
13) Pair Bambi - Mothra's Song 
14) Masaru Sato - Young Go Go
SINGLE (for GODZILLA'S REVENGE, Japan, 1969)
15) Lily Sasaki - Monster March
16) Tokyo Little Choral Group - Pun Pun Pun
GODZILLA'S REVENGE (OST, 1969)
17) Lily Sasaki - Monster March I
18) Lily Sasaki - Monster March II
19) Neil Innes & The World - Godzilla's Return (LUCKY PLANET, 1970)
20) Attila - Amplifier Fire (Part I - Godzilla) ATTILA, 1970)
CHRISTMAS SINGLE (Japan, 1970)
21) Raimon Kenbo - Kaiju Christmas Song
22) Raimon Kenbo - Kaiju Game
SINGLE (for GODZILLA vs. HEDORAH, Japan, 1971)
23) Keiko Mari - Give Back the Sun!
24) Keiko Mari - Defeat Hedorah!
GODZILLA vs. HEDORAH (OST, 1971)
25) Give Back the Sun! I
26) Give Back the Sun! II
27) Give Back the Sun! III
28) Give Back the Sun! (Male Chorus version)
29) Give Back the Sun! (Male Chorus version II)
30) Give Back the Sun! (Male Chorus version III)
GODZILLA'S REVENGE (US version, 1971)
31) "March of the Monsters" film audio
32) Ervin Jereb - Crime Fiction (original version)


disc two.
SINGLE (Japan, 1971)
01) unknown - ROAR (50 Monsters Roaring) 1971
SINGLE (for GHIDRAH re-release, Japan, Dec. 1, 1971)
02) Susumu Ishikawa - Go! Go! Godzilla
03) Matsumura Schiko - Lovely Flying Mothra
SINGLE (for GODZILLA vs. GIGAN, Japan, Feb. 1, 1972)
04) Susumu Ishikawa - Godzilla March
05) Susumu Ishikawa - Defeat Gigan
GODZILLA vs. GIGAN (OST, 1972)
06) Ending/Godzilla March 
07) Godzilla March (Used During the Performance)
GODZILLA vs. THE SMOG MONSTER (US, 1972) film audio
08) Adryan Russ - Save the Earth
09) Adryan Russ - Save the Earth (reprise 1)
10) Adryan Russ - Save the Earth (reprise 2)
SINGLE (Japan, July 1, 1972)
11) Masato Shimon - The Bride Of Godzilla
12) Masato Shimon - Rock Rock Gojira
ALTERNATE VERSIONS of July 1, 1972 SINGLE
13) Masato Shimon - The Bride Of Godzilla (alt)
14) Masato Shimon - Rock Rock Gojira (alt)
SINGLE (for GODZILLA vs. MEGALON, Japan, Mar. 1, 1973)
15) Masato Shimon - Godzilla & Jet Jaguar Punch! Punch! Punch!
16) Masato Shimon - Defeat Megalon
GODZILLA vs. MEGALON (OST, 1973)
17) Godzilla & Jet Jaguar Punch! Punch!
18) Godzilla & Jet Jaguar Punch! Punch! Punch!
ZONE FIGHTER (TV Series OST, 1973)
19) Masato Shimon - Zone the Human Meteor Song
20) Masato Shimon - Zone Fighter March
21) Decisive Battle! Zone & Godzilla
22) Masato Shimon - Meteor Victory
23) Zone Fighter March (instrumental)
24) Masato Shimon - Zone Fighter TV Size
SINGLE (GODZILLA vs. MECHAGODZILLA, Mar. 21, 1974)
25) Masaru Satoh - Miyarabi's Prayer
26) Masaru Satoh - Get Mechagodzilla
GODZILLA vs. MECHAGODZILLA (OST, 1974)
27) Masaru Satoh - Miyarabi's Prayer
28) Okinawa Folk Ballad
29) Can - Godzilla Fragment (1975, from THE LOST TAPES)


disc three.
01) Buck Dharma - Godzilla (demo) (BUCK DHARMA ARCHIVES, VOL. II)
02) Blue Oyster Cult - Godzilla (SPECTRES, 1977)
03) Blue Oyster Cult - Godzilla (backing track, 1977) unknown source
MAGNETIC SYSTEM SINGLE (Italy, 1977)
04) Fabio Frizzi - Godzilla (demo, 1977)
05) Magnetic System - Godzilla (single, Italy, 1977)
06) Blue Oyster Cult - Godzilla (live, GODZILLA LIVE promo 12" single, 1978)
GODZILLA (Hanna-Barbera, 1978) broadcast audio
07) Hoyt Curtin - Godzilla (Opening Theme)
08) Hoyt Curtin - Godzilla (End Credits)
09) Neil Innes - Godzilla's Return (INNES BOOK OF RECORDS, UK TV, c.1979)
10) Neil Norman's Cosmic Orchestra - Theme From Godzilla
    (1979) GREATEST SCIENCE FICTION HITS
VICTOR YOUTH FOLK ASSOCIATION SINGLE (Japan, 1980)
11) Godzilla Folk Song
12) Little Flower-Hat Folk Song
TALIZMAN SINGLE (Japan, 1980)
13) Godzilla
14) Song of a Small Planet
15) Motorhead - Godzilla Akimbo (outtake, 1980) MOTORHEAD ARCHIVE SERIES
16) Dave Phillips - Godzilla Ate Tukwila (1980) 36 MINUTES WITH DAVE PHILLIPS
17) The Telefones - The Ballad of Jerry Godzilla (single B-side, 1980)
18) Jimmy Castor - Godzilla (single, 1980)
19) Patrick Gauthier - Bebe Godzilla (1981) BEBE GODZILLA
20) Michael Sembello - Godzilla (1983) BOSSA NOVA HOTEL
GOJIRA (OST, 1984)
21) Yasuko Sawaguchi - Sayonara Till We Meet
GOJIRA (1984) end credits film audio
22) The Star Sisters - Godzilla-Love Theme
GOJIRA (OST, 1984)
23) The Peanuts - Godzilla-Love Theme


disc four.
SINGLE (Japan, 1984)
01) The Star Sisters - Godzilla (1984)
02) Frank Chickens - Mothra (1984) WE ARE FRANK CHICKENS
SINGLE (USA, 1985)
03) Jill Elliott - I Was Afraid to Love You (Love Theme from GODZILLA 1985) 
SINGLE (1985)
04) Jimmy Castor - Godzilla
05) Jimmy Castor - Godzilla (instrumental)
12-INCH SINGLE (1985)
06) Jimmy Castor - Godzilla
07) Jimmy Castor - Godzilla (instrumental)
08) The Flaming Lips - Godzilla Flick (1986) HEAR IT IS
09) The Tailgators - Godzilla (1990) THE TAILGATORS
10) Ultra Violet Eye - Godzilla (c.1990s) unknown source
11) Joel and the Bots - Godzilla Genealogy Bop
    (MST3K, 1991)
THE CRYSTAL PALACE (CD SINGLE, UK, 1991)
12) Son of Godzilla (Full Blast Mix)
13) Son of Godzilla (Tribal Chant Mix)
14) Son of Godzilla (Tribal Chant Edit)
15) Son of Godzilla (instrumental)
GODZILLA vs. MOTHRA (OST, 1992)
16) Keiko Imamura & Sayaka Osawa - Mothra's Song
17) Keiko Imamura & Sayaka Osawa - Mahala Mothra 
18) The Destruction - Godzilla's Coming To Town
    Monster Mix (1992) HOWL
19) Fighter Ishida & GYM - Gojira (1992)
20) Hideki Aoko - Godzilla So-Fa-Mi-Re-Do (GODZILLALAND episode 1, broadcast audio)
21) Hideki Aoki - Godzilla So-Fa-Mi-Re-Do 
    (Godzilla Gymnastics) 1993
22) Ichiban Shikami & Ishii Russel - Orthodox 
    Tune׃ Gojirap (ambient mix)












01) Simon Joyner - Godzilla (1993) ROOM TEMPERATURE
GODZILLA vs. SPACEGODZILLA (OST, 1994)
02) DATE OF BIRTH - Echoes of Love 
03) Echoes of Love (instrumental)
04) Blue Oyster Cult - Godzilla (remake, 1994) CULT CLASSIC
05) Blue Oyster Cult - Godzilla (TV Mix, 1994) CULT CLASSIC
06) Andy Higgins - Monster Island (1994)
07) Andy Higgins - Return to the Sea (1994)
08) Andy Higgins - Return to the Sea (Psychic TV mix, CD single, 1994)
09) The Rose - Godzilla (from Godzilla Project, 1995)
10) Atom Troy - Save the Earth (1996) DANCE GODZILLA VOL. 1
11) THE EDGE - Godzilla Island Theme (1997) broadcast audio
THE EDGE - SINGLE (1997)
12) Godzilla Island Theme
13) Godzilla Island Theme (instrumental)
14) Jad & David Fair - Godzilla (1998) MONSTER SONGS FOR CHILDREN
15) Jad & David Fair - Rodan (1998) MONSTER SONGS FOR CHILDREN
GODZILLA vs. HEAVY METAL (EP, 1998)
16) Yoshio Nomura - Godzilla
17) Cha Cha Maru - (title unknown)
18) Yoshio Nomura - (title unknown)
19) Cha Cha Maru - Godzilla Medley









01) Isao Bito & The Peanuts - Mothra Metal (1998)
PANIC XPERIENCE CD SINGLE (GERMANY, 1998)
02) Godzilla (Radio Version)
03) Godzilla (Monster Dance Mix)
04) Godzilla (Monster II Dance Mix)
05) Caveman Bob & the Bobettes - Godzilla Rap  
    (Godzilla, Baby) 1998 GODZILLA AND OTHER MOVIE MONSTERS
GODZILLA KING OF THE MONSTERS (Wonderland CD bonus tracks)
06) Gomi - Godzilla vs. Gomi (unlisted bonus 1)
07) Gomi - Godzilla vs. Gomi (unlisted bonus 2)
08) Gomi - Godzilla vs. Gomi (Monster Music Mix)
TOKYO KOSEI WIND ORCHESTRA: GODZILLA BRASS BAND SYMPHONY EP (1999)
09) Fantasy for Band GODZILLA
10) March for Band GODZILLA
11) Rondo In Burlesque for Wa-daiko and Band
12) Fu Manchu - Godzilla (1999) GODZILLA'S EATIN' DUST
13) Argentenmusik - Godzilla Twist (2001) PLAY THEMES FROM FAMOUS GERMAN "KRIMI" MOVIES
14) Neil Norman's Cosmic Orchestra - Monster Zero 
    March (2001) GREATEST SCIENCE FICTION HITS IV
15) Feederz - Mothra (2002) VANDALISM
TOKYO S.O.S. (OST, 2003)
16) Masami Nagasawa & Chihiro Otuka - The Song of Mothra
17) Masami Nagasawa & Chihiro Otuka - The Song of Mothra (2003 version)









THE CREATURES - HAI! CD SINGLE (2003)
01) Godzilla!
02) Godzilla! (instrumental)
03) King Geedorah - Fazers (2003) TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER
GODZILLA FINAL WARS (OST, 2004)
04) Keith Emerson - Beginning of the End
05) Zebrahead - Godzilla vs. Tokyo (unused)
KRADDY - GODZILLA EP (2005)
06) Godzilla
07) Godzilla (Son of the Electric Ghost remix)
08) Mechagodzilla
09) Daikaiju - The Trouble With Those Mothra Girls (2005) DAIKAIJU
10) Michale Graves - Godzilla (2005) PUNK ROCK IS DEAD
11) The Barbarellatones - The Return of Mothra (2006) INVASION OF THE SURF ZOMBIES
12) moe - Godzila (live, July 22, 2008)
13) moe - Godzilla (live, reprise)
14) Mochipet - Godzilla New Year (Vibesquad Remix, 2009)
15) Mochipet - Godzilla New Year (video audio by Savage Henry, 2009)
16) VASKI - Godzilla (2009) WORLD ON FIRE EP
17) Don Ross - Godzilla (2010) BREAKFAST FOR DOGS
18) DJ RX-78 - Mechagodzilla Breakbeat (2010)


01) Waste Bunny - Filthy Lizard (Godzilla Glitch Dubstep, 2010)
02) Mochipet - Spacegodzilla (2010) 
03) Bryan Setzer - Go-Go Godzilla (2011) SETZER GOES INSTRU-MENTAL
04) Juddermanning - Wrath of King Ghidorah (2011)
05) Mujobeatz - Godzilla vs. Megalon (2012)
MOCHIPET - GODZILLA REHAB CENTER EP (2012)
06) Gigan
07) King Ghidorah
08) Moguera
09) Hedorah
10) The Cosmos
11) Zardonic & Krusha - Mechagodzilla (2012)
12) Ascending Sapiens 2012 - Minya (2011)
13) Aggrozilla - Monsterland Jam (2013)
14) James Fabio - Godzilla (2013)
15) Jazzy McFly - Godzilla (2013)
16) khoral - Kaiju Science (2013)
17) Necronomitron - King of the Monsters (2013)
18) Resident Alien - Anguirus (2013)
19) Sky From D-Squad - Godzilla Stomp (2013)
20) Deletah - Godzilla (2013)
bonus: late additions.
01) Mother's Ruin - Godzilla (A Japanese Love Song) 1979 GODZILLA EP
02) Adrenalin O.D. - A.O.D. vs. Godzilla (1984) THE WACKY HI-JINKS OF ADRENALIN O.D.
03) Roy Buchanan - Sneaking Godzilla Through the Alley (1985) WHEN A GUITAR PLAYS THE BLUES
04) Adrenalin O.D. - A.O.D. vs. Son of Godzilla (1986) HUMUNGOUSFUNGUSAMONS
05)Adrenalin O.D. - Return to Beneath the Planet of Adrenalin O.D. vs. Godzilla Strikes Again. In 3-D (Single B-side, 1986)
06) Interface - The Return of Godzilla (1992) THE TOYTOWN E.P.
07) Di Future - Godzilla Sample Beat (2014)
08) Bear McCreary/Brendan Small (featuring Serj Tankian) Godzilla (2019) KING OF THE MONSTERS OST

1 comment:

Uncle Bela said...




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