I love the Carpenter / Howarth collaborations. I’ve argued that musically, John Carpenter was at his best when working alongside Alan Howarth. On his own, Carpenter’s style has always been awesome. Halloween, John Carpenter’s Vampires and his work with his son Cody on the modern Halloween films are great examples of that. Howarth and Carpenter worked together on The Fog, Halloween II, Escape From New York, Big Trouble in LIttle China, Prince of Darkness and They Live.
Team Assembly, from the Prince of Darkness score is one of my favorite tracks. I loved it so much that when I first heard it, I used a microphone and my mom’s Karaoke Machine/Disc Player to record the entire scene from the movie on a cassette to listen to on the go. I eventually acquired the full score. The piece would later be echoed in The Siege of Justiceville from They Live (at least to me, there’s a bit of similarity). I love the bass in this, it just booms.