Favourite guitar based theme tunes to TV shows/films.

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  • Philly_QPhilly_Q Frets: 10190
    MikeS said:
    @Philly_Q ; the Guitar version is cool



    @MikeS Thanks, well done finding that!  :) 

    I think the vocal version is unbeatable - it's sort of cheesy in a way, but I love it so much it gives me chills and almost makes me want to cry every time I hear it!  Must be some strange subconscious thing, maybe I first saw the film at an impressionable age...

    But that guitar version's cool too.  I really should learn to play it, for my own entertainment.
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  • PerdixPerdix Frets: 90
    I believe Ralph Mctell's Alphabet Zoo is an original composition for a TV programme along with Tickle on the Tum. 
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  • BellycasterBellycaster Frets: 4619





    But Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man, that he didn't already have!
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  • TonyRTonyR Frets: 906
    Joe 90
    We are all Chameleons...
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  • Philly_QPhilly_Q Frets: 10190
    I was thinking of Joe 90, but I could only find a clip about 6 minutes long....

    I used to identify with Joe 90 - nerdy little blond kid with glasses.  He and the Milky Bar Kid were my role models.
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  • phil_bphil_b Frets: 1892









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  • dchwhitedchwhite Frets: 150
    Red Dwarf, surely. 
    Stonevibe: 'The best things in life aren't things'.

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  • RedlesterRedlester Frets: 571
    Some good calls here but the best ones are from the 70s: 

    Roobarb and Custard has the nastiest fuzz tone ever and is a great tune. 

    Jamie and the Magic Torch has the lovely quiet intro which kicks into life with that fabulous crashing electric guitar chord. 



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  • Slash'N'burnSlash'N'burn Frets: 134
    Better call Saul theme tune by Little Barrie - they made it into a full length song and put it on their album
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YGmVjgh1bS0

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  • blobbblobb Frets: 1634
    Yeah, Bergerac. The incidental music was great.
    Feelin' Reelin' & Squeelin'
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  • NeillNeill Frets: 858
    Better call Saul theme tune by Little Barrie - they made it into a full length song and put it on their album
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YGmVjgh1bS0

    That's terrific - never heard it before.
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  • NeillNeill Frets: 858



    Noooooooooooooo..........

    I'm sure you know Dick Dale didn't write/perform Misirlou for Tarentino's film.  


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  • Slash'N'burnSlash'N'burn Frets: 134
    Catie’s Amazing Machines (kids TV)  theme tune is by The Darkness, and they throw in riffs and licks all the way through the program.
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  • prowlaprowla Frets: 3674

    My mule things you're laughing at him...

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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 11689
    Neill said:



    Noooooooooooooo..........

    I'm sure you know Dick Dale didn't write/perform Misirlou for Tarentino's film.  


    And for the sake of completeness that Nantucket Sleighride wasn’t written for Weekend World either. 
    Sleighride itself partly based on the 18th century Scottish folk song The Parting Glass. 

    https://youtu.be/FcSqI1KZiLI


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  • LitterickLitterick Frets: 167
    Howard Roberts




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  • LastMantraLastMantra Frets: 1674
    What about the guitar part for blackadder or ren and stimpy?
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  • westwest Frets: 626
    Mike post / larry carltons hill st blues ... starts around 156 .....





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  • HaychHaych Frets: 2255
    Already mentioned but needs rementioning.



    I'll be glad when the winter comes and it starts to warm up a bit.

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  • HaychHaych Frets: 2255
    And I'm showing my age now (physical and mental) but there was some very good music in this show:


    I'll be glad when the winter comes and it starts to warm up a bit.

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  • NeillNeill Frets: 858
    This is another of my favourites - from the TV show "Angels".



    There's a few versions of the tune on YT but this is the version I remember.
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  • CMW335CMW335 Frets: 1339
    edited April 15
    The Bond riff

    edit: Thought it was a glaring ommission but now see it is already mentioned in the op  s
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  • Better call Saul theme tune by Little Barrie - they made it into a full length song and put it on their album
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YGmVjgh1bS0


    This
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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 11689
    Neill said:
    This is another of my favourites - from the TV show "Angels".



    There's a few versions of the tune on YT but this is the version I remember.

    If we talk about old TV shows in the Weary household that was very much a favourite of MrsTheWeary. She's a Brummy nurse ( probably a trainee at the time)and that was about nurses in Birmingham so she could relate. I used to watch it a bit and once saw a bunch of the cast walking around the Mander shopping centre in Wolverhampton which seemed quite exciting at the time. 

    One of the cast was Pauline Quirke who had hosted her own show ( bear with) Pauline's Quirkes which had a resident band Flintlock. As well as featuring comedian Sarah Pascoe's future dad on vocals they used to do a little play on song at the start of the show which just about fits the category here... ( FF to 33 seconds)….    

       

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  • bloodandtearsbloodandtears Frets: 1106
    a lot of these suggestion have vocals in them ..   is that "allowed" ??  ;-)
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    is it crazy how saying sentences backwards creates backwards sentences saying how crazy it is?

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  • scrumhalfscrumhalf Frets: 8050
    This popped into my head from the darkest recesses of my memory:



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  • Philly_QPhilly_Q Frets: 10190

    One of the cast was Pauline Quirke who had hosted her own show ( bear with) Pauline's Quirkes which had a resident band Flintlock. As well as featuring comedian Sarah Pascoe's future dad on vocals they used to do a little play on song at the start of the show which just about fits the category here... ( FF to 33 seconds)….    

       

    I do remember that show, but it's amazing to think they gave Pauline Quirke her own series when she was only 16 or 17.

    Just saw the sketch at the end there featuring Mike Read, a slimline Steve Wright (nice haircuts...), Linda Robson and Nula Conwell who used to play Viv Martella on the bill.  What an all star cast!
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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 11689
    Philly_Q said:

    One of the cast was Pauline Quirke who had hosted her own show ( bear with) Pauline's Quirkes which had a resident band Flintlock. As well as featuring comedian Sarah Pascoe's future dad on vocals they used to do a little play on song at the start of the show which just about fits the category here... ( FF to 33 seconds)….    

       

    I do remember that show, but it's amazing to think they gave Pauline Quirke her own series when she was only 16 or 17.

    Just saw the sketch at the end there featuring Mike Read, a slimline Steve Wright (nice haircuts...), Linda Robson and Nula Conwell who used to play Viv Martella on the bill.  What an all star cast!

    I didn't watch the whole thing but Pauline has had quite an interesting career, why she was picked up for that I don't know. I think it was quite anarchic for it's day and apparently had a lot of complaints about sexual content ( references to snogging kind of thing I think).



    Anyway I don't think we've had this, the late great Tommy Tedesco on guitar I think and a guitar classic, who hasn't tried to play some version of this...

     

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  • NeillNeill Frets: 858
    I'EricTheWeary said:
    Neill said:
    This is another of my favourites - from the TV show "Angels".



    There's a few versions of the tune on YT but this is the version I remember.

    If we talk about old TV shows in the Weary household that was very much a favourite of MrsTheWeary. She's a Brummy nurse ( probably a trainee at the time)and that was about nurses in Birmingham so she could relate. I used to watch it a bit and once saw a bunch of the cast walking around the Mander shopping centre in Wolverhampton which seemed quite exciting at the time. 

    One of the cast was Pauline Quirke who had hosted her own show ( bear with) Pauline's Quirkes which had a resident band Flintlock. As well as featuring comedian Sarah Pascoe's future dad on vocals they used to do a little play on song at the start of the show which just about fits the category here... ( FF to 33 seconds)….    

       

    Derek Pascoe went on to become a well respected jazz saxophonist did he not?  No indication of that destiny in the TV clip, but you can see the resemblance to his more famous daughter.

    That show must have been a Thames TV only thing, I don't remember it at all.  There were definitely some advantages to living in the North back then..
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