Riff known even by those who never saw the movie, Axel F is the main theme of the soundtrack of the 1984 movie Beverly Hills Cop: an electronic instrumental theme performed by Harold Faltermeyer.
The title comes from the main character’s name, Axel Foley (played by Eddie Murphy), in the film. (It also happens to be in the key of F minor.) Faltermeyer recorded the song using five instruments: a Roland Jupiter-8 provided the distinctive “supersaw” lead sound, a Moog modular synthesizer 15 provided the bass, a Roland JX-3P provided chord stabs, a Yamaha DX7 was used for bell and marimba sounds and a LinnDrum was used for drum programming. In addition to the Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack, the song also appears on Faltermeyer’s 1988 album Harold F. as a bonus track. Reportedly, Faltermeyer was against including it, but MCA insisted as it was his most recognizable track.
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