The music is great in The Thing but it was Ennio Morricone doing the score, though I think Carpenter collaborated some. It's a pretty subtle score though and not the most memorable in Morricone or Carpenter's career but it worked great for the movie. I haven't watched this video yet, when I see John Carpenter and Music Video together I have weird flashbacks to that odd Big Trouble In Little China music video.I've never listened to Carpenter's music just by itself but might get album. He's had some good soundtracks like Halloween , Escape from New York. I can't remember what the music was like in The Thing.