In recognition of the passing of John Barry, here's Faith No More covering the Theme from Midnight Cowboy. Weirdly I'd forgotten how much I used to love Angel Dust (the album, not the substance) and may now have to buy it on iTunes (again, the album, not the substance, although I'll have a look-see if they do both).
Just this one track took me hurtling back to 1992, listening to it on a cassette walkman on a bus between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. It was 45°C. In the ensuing weeks I was to learn that you can, technically, live off falafel; that you should never say you can get it cheaper in the Jewish quarter within earshot of a Palestinian; that swimming in the Dead Sea with open wounds isn't a good idea; that for Egyptians there is no concept of 'too loud'; and that you don't need seatbelts in Cairo because Allah will provide. I also learned which beer the chosen people choose.
Even so, before today I never knew John Barry wrote this.
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