Mike Post, Television Theme Songs (1982)
I feel like I learned about Mike Post from school – not that there were any of his songs to ‘sing’ (or his TV themes, rather) but his classic Hill Street Blues Theme was a staple of piano lessons. Ah! I’ve got it. We did sing one of his songs (themes). We sang The Greatest American Hero Theme in school. So that’s how I must have known to put a name to the tune. That and the familiarity of Hill Street Blues (my folks watched the show and if I couldn’t sleep I’d get up to catch some of it, and I loved that music). Mike Post is the guy that’s been in your life whether you knew it or not if you watched TV in the 1980s and 1990s. And if that’s when you grew up that was pretty much all there was to do. So of course you heard some Mike Post. I love TV themes. And I therefore adore so many of Mike Post’s works. A master composer of the TV theme. This EP-length album has been on my wishlist for a while. And I found it in a chuck-out bin just recently. Score! (If you’ll pardon the pun). If you won’t pardon that pun, and I don’t blame you, just know that I know way too much about Mike Post. Including the fact that he played piano on a Van Halen song. And he produced the parent-record: The very worst album Van Halen ever made! Man, I’d love to talk to Mike Post. Interview him. Get some of his story…(Believe it or not!)
Sample Track: Theme From Magnum P.I.
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