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Brad Fiedel

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Brad Ira Fiedel (born March 10, 1951 in New York City) is an American movie music . Raised in the Village of Bayville, on Long Island’s tony North Shore, Fiedel graduated from The Barlow School in upstate New York.

After college, he became a popular and progressive composer, and in the 1980s, he worked on several successful movies, predominantly in the action and thriller genres, and pioneered the use of electronic instruments and synthesizers—almost disappearing from the mainstream at the end of the 1990s. He has also served as the keyboardist for Hall & Oates.

He began his career in film in the late 1970s, and wrote extensively for television films and minor cinema releases, until director James Cameron hired him to score the science fiction film The Terminator in 1984, setting the wheels in motion for a successful career. The metallic, pounding main theme has since become the defining work of his career.

Since then, Fiedel has scored many popular and successful movies, including Fright Night (1985) and its sequel Fright Night II (1988), The Big Easy (1987), The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988), The Accused (1988), Blue Steel (1990), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Blink (1994), and True Lies (1994), although in recent years, Fiedel has moved on to other creative areas, writing original musicals and designing and building a surf resort in Saladita Mexico. His last major theatrical score was in 1995, and although he enjoyed a brief period of renewed interest following the release of Terminator 3 in 2003, when Marco Beltrami wrote an orchestral arrangement of his theme, he shows no sign of returning to the movie music field.

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  • Jon-Lucas

    The Terminator OSTs are masterpieces.

    7 Jun 4:32am Reply
  • Hqtheworld

    Succumb! \\m/

    19 May 8:23pm Reply
  • crazytribe

    DUNDUN DUNDUN DUNDUN

    9 Apr 11:56pm Reply
  • ketamineface

    It baffles me beyond belief that people want to listen to T2 but "not Brad Fiedel" no wonder why Hitler wanted to commit genocide, Jesus fuckin' Christ.

    7 Apr 8:29pm Reply
  • ketamineface

    Under a million plays? WFT??? Most people have no taste in soundtracks. Such great music!

    30 Jan 12:33am Reply
  • legnadibrom

    mastersloth - one dumb motherfucker

    25 Jan 4:26am Reply
  • cst850series

    At this moment I'm not listening to but I wanna live, so I'll be back! Trust me.

    22 Jan 2:47pm Reply
  • Kill_all_pozers

    Listen with me, if you want to live. :D

    21 Jan 7:57pm Reply
  • MasterSloth

    JAZZTHIEVE WE WANT TO LISTEN TO SOMETHING ELSE BUT LAST.FM IS A GODDAMN CUNT AND CONSIDERS THE BAND TERMINATOR 2 TO BE THIS COCKSUCKER BRAD FIEDEL. LST.FM FIX YOUR SHIT SO THE T2 FANS CAN LISTEN TO THE BAND. FUCK.

    25 Dec 2013 Reply
  • jazzthieve

    NINlife, most hilarious stupid post I've seen in a while.Here's an idea...why do you listen to Brad Fiedel if you realy want to listen to something else...who's fault would that be huh? Stupid persons...you encounter them everywhere.

    13 Nov 2013 Reply
  • NINlife

    FUCK YOU I WANT TO FUCKING LISTEN TO TERMINATOR 2 THE DENTON BAND, NOT THIS DUDE. KTHNXBYE. [3]

    20 Sep 2013 Reply
  • cst850series

    Terminator 2 Theme is the best theme to a movie ever in the history of ever[14]

    18 Sep 2013 Reply
  • ploandplo

    Terminator 2 Theme is the best theme to a movie ever in the history of ever. [13]

    20 Aug 2013 Reply
  • wooomb

    FUCK YOU I WANT TO FUCKING LISTEN TO TERMINATOR 2 THE DENTON BAND, NOT THIS DUDE. KTHNXBYE. [2]

    13 Jul 2013 Reply
  • CapitanArsalan

    Terminator 2 Theme is the best theme to a movie ever in the history of ever. [12]

    16 Jun 2013 Reply
  • ace_the

    FUCK YOU I WANT TO FUCKING LISTEN TO TERMINATOR 2 THE DENTON BAND, NOT THIS DUDE. KTHNXBYE. [1]

    27 Mar 2013 Reply
  • aphoticapathy

    YES! :D

    10 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Jacob_Grimm

    It's a shame he stopped doing film score work. I guess if you're going to semi-retire then you could do worse than leaving behind one of the most memorable main title themes to ever grace a science fiction film.

    24 Feb 2013 Reply
  • stinger11

    Denton sludge not movie soundtracks wtf Terminator 2 shouldn't redirect here.

    24 Jan 2013 Reply
  • MasterSloth

    FUCK YOU I WANT TO FUCKING LISTEN TO TERMINATOR 2 THE DENTON BAND, NOT THIS DUDE. KTHNXBYE.

    19 Jan 2013 Reply
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