The Stone Killer (Soundtrack, Score)
by Roy Budd
Released: Mar 1973
Label: Silva Screen Records
The Stone Killer, released in 1973, was one of dozens of organized-crime thrillers Hollywood coughed up after the success of The French Connection. One of the U.K.'s most successful composers for film, Roy Budd produced an orchestral score laced with the hip sounds of the times, including funky wah-wah, jazzy flutes soaked in reverb and early synthesizer weirdness. In the process, he triggers every emotion and sensibility a movie like this requires: fear, intrigue, betrayal, the hunt and so on.