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Laika's Theme. Yay, or Nay?
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Gin Soaked Michael



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm starting to like the track more and more, and knowing who laika is makes it all the more moving.

Does sound VERY Jean-Michel Jarre like though, which isn't something I had expected.
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cjmacs



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2004 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brian Shelf wrote:

'cause in my head and can see the doggy staring out all lost away from it's owner (hear how the begining few notes echo Leaving Today) and a bit cold and very scared.

But then it sort of lifts and you can see all the stars and you get all heady because of the oxygen and you're spinning so far away from everyone but so at peace with the universe.

It's quite nice really in a strange sort of way.

But with Laika's transcendence as humans we have to face up to the fact we jsut killed a dog and so the music electonically, discordantly hums away as the tune ends - making us confront our demon-like use of technology.

Or am I reading a bit too much into it?


now i'm gonna cry when i finally hear it!!!
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Geordie



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2004 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like.
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The Boatman



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2004 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's an instrumental because Laika's a dog, and dogs can't sing. And barking on an instrumental would be a bit silly.
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Gilderoy Lockheart



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2004 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A dog barks in Ian Dury and The Blockheads' 'Profoundly in Love with Pandora' (the theme from the TV version of the early Adrian Mole books). Maybe Neil did not want to look as thouigh he was stealing.

You know what I learned this weekend? That Dexy's Midnight Runners did the theme from Brushstrokes. I didn't know that before. I had a pissed bloke singing it at me about four times on Saturday. He didn't know about Ian Dury, though. Or that Monkhouse sang the theme from You Rang, M'Lord?. One to me, I think. Smile
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Geordie



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2004 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MMMMMMMMmmmmbeeeeeeeeecozofffffffffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu! Laughing

Yep definitely Kevin Rowland.

Coincidentally, and rather sadly, I got a Brushstrokes question right in a quiz the other day (it was written by Esmond and Larby (Brushstrokes that is, not the quiz question)).

Oh and good point Mr Boatman!
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Gilderoy Lockheart



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2004 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All I remember of Brushstrokes was Karl thingy from the Flash adverts, and the title sequence of him painting something and nicking a crisp form a girl's packet. I don't need to know anything else, do I?
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Geordie



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2004 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No they are the essential facts, along with the Kevin Rowland thing. Other than that you just need to know it was bland 80's pap.
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Gilderoy Lockheart



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2004 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fair enough.

Next week - a lecture on A Perfect State.
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Geordie



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2004 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think 'Three Up Two Down' would be a better comparison for the same genre. Don't know who did the theme to that though!?

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Dagada Dagada



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2004 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neil could always re-record it in the style of those Wonderdog records from the 80's. They were amazing.
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Gilderoy Lockheart



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2004 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geordie wrote:
I think 'Three Up Two Down' would be a better comparison for the same genre. Don't know who did the theme to that though!?


I can remember how the theme went*, but have no idea who composed it.


*duuuum da-duuuum, daaaa da-duuuum, dum-de-dum-dum, de dum-dum da-dummm, or something
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Geordie



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2004 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/guide/articles/b/brushstrokes_1299000451.shtml
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Mr Nude



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2004 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gilderoy Lockheart wrote:
All I remember of Brushstrokes was Karl thingy from the Flash adverts, and the title sequence of him painting something


That's all I remember too. The viewing figures must have slumped when the opening titles finished!
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