Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Roy Budd & the Get Carter Theme

On the trail of great Brit-movie tunes, here's Roy Budd playing the iconic Carter theme - to give it its proper title Main Theme (Carter Takes A Train) - live along to the opening credits of Mike Hodges' 1971 Get Carter. Much covered - Human League, Stereolab to name but two, the theme slips into the movie at key moments; those haunting, ringing harpsichord notes do much to set the tone for what follows. And how many times has that bassline found its way into subsequent slices of ersatz funk?

'Say goodbye Eric...'

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