I kept meaning to post a mention of this ages ago because it was funny, well done and I couldn’t get the damn thing out of my head once I’d heard it. And now, after FirstShowing.net have reported on the actual theme song that will be used in the upcoming James Bond film, Quantum Of Solace, I thought now would be a perfect time to exorcise this catchy little ditty once and for all (oh, who am I kidding).
The ‘official’ version? Not a fan. I’m a bit old school when it comes to Bond tunes. They need to be big, brassy and if possible, mention the name of the film at least every other sentence. I don’t care how difficult it is to crowbar that mother in there, you do it! This Alicia Keys and Jack White track (“Another Way To Die”) is just a bit too vacant and generic for my tastes and suggests less a big Bond event and more a Saturday afternoon chart run-down on the radio. Sure, it’ll go over great guns as a mere pop song but it’s not a Bond theme song.
Which brings us to Joe Cornish’s masterful offering. Joe, one half of the classic ‘Adam and Joe Show‘, a writer, presenter, director, radio personality, oh heck, he does everything and he’s a damn sight funnier than any one person deserves to be… has created what surely is the definitive Quantum Of Solace theme song. It’ll probably be what I’m humming to myself, fingers in ears, when I sit down to the opening credits of QoS.
Update : Oh booo! Seems like the video has been taken down. Still, if you want to at least hear the track, someone else has replaced the official song in the opening credit sequence with Joe’s version and you can find that here. Also, there’s a nice snippet from Adam & Joe’s radio show where they talk about the popularity (and some of the nutters that crawled out of the woodwork too), because of the Youtube video. That can be found here.
Update Update : While going through the site, replacing images I noticed that someone else had put another copy of Joe’s song on Youtube so I’ve fixed the original link in the article. Tsch, eh?