Songs »The Medium Cool Theme Song

This piece of music from the Haskell Wexler film Medium Cool (starring Robert Forster), is brilliant and cool and down right impossible to find. Never fear, there is a clip of it on my music downloads (thanks to Jim's ingenious computer skills).

Otherwise, unless you hear the music by renting the movie (which you should rent anyway), this slick, urban western instrumental is lost in the wasteland of a forgotten film (despite Medium Cool's status as one of the most inventive and influential films of the decade, it rarely gets a mention today) and an unreleased soundtrack.

Mike Bloomfield, who is Wexler's cousin, is primarily a blues man who enjoyed a very successful career with the The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, which played backup for Bob Dylan in 1967. After that he formed the seminal band Electric Flag before eventually retiring and becoming a recluse in San Fransisco.

Medium Cool was one of three soundtracks he scored, the others being Roger Corman's The Trip and Steelyard Blues.

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Posted on November 26, 2007

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  • From Your Name on May 28, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    where is this downloadable file?? I want it so badly!!!

  • From Netgk on July 2, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Mee too!! I’ve been looking for it since search engines were invented, and at record stores before that!

  • From Jim on July 4, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    It turns our that, much to my own surprise, this song is performed by Love, it’s called ‘Emotions’.

    You can get it at the iTunes store if you power search (otherwise it’s tough to get to Love’s oeuvre). It’s on their 1966 debut album

  • From Brittany on July 4, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    thanks for the update. jim!