This past Saturday, I was lucky enough to see film director/composer John Carpenter perform live. He played music from his films (while clips played in the background), as well as tracks from his two recent albums (Lost Themes I and Lost Themes II).
It was amazing – 13 year old me fainted 27 times! A live representation of the soundtrack of my life.
Here, in my opinion, are the 5 best John Carpenter scores:
Escape from New York, 1981
Assault on Precinct 13, 1976
Big Trouble in Little China, 1986
They Live, 1988
And, special mention, the song “Benson, Arizona” from Dark Star, 1974.