Manchester Rocks’ Alternative Bond Theme Bands

Manchester Rocks’ Alternative Bond Theme Bands

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Muse  

With news that pop crooner Sam Smith has been tasked with writing the title track for the forthcoming Bond film, Spectre, hitting MR HQ, we’ve decided to compile a list of alternative options for artists to tackle the responsibility.

It’s not that we’re disappointed with Eon Production’s decision to cast Smith as the film’s theme songwriter. He’s a true artist (in the sense that he actually writes his own songs, which is nice), British and surrounded by a lot of love and hype right now, just as Adele was when she was given the same duty for this film’s predecessor, Skyfall. But, you know, we think these ones would be better.

Muse

Muse proved at Download that they are one of the best rock bands in the world, they can do heavy and commercial in a twisted hybrid; so the British trio are perfect to add to the James Bond legacy. Just like Paul Mcartney, Chris Cornell, Jack White more before them, the Bond Franchise hasn’t been afraid to go for bit of rock n’ roll swagger in the past, so why not again?

The band were actually heavily rumoured to be writing the theme for Skyfall alongside Kings of Leon. 2nd Law, like Skyfall, was also released in October 2012. The opening track, Supremacy certainly has whiffs of the James Bond aesthetic with its brass lines, rolling snare beats and lyrics about triumph, power and determination. It certainly sounds like the band toying around with the idea of writing a Bond theme.

 

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Faith No More
. By now you should have heard the band’s stunning new album, Sol Invictus. And so you’ll know the band are on fine form. Patton has already penned a film’s title track – 2008’s Body of Lies, a collaboration with Serj Tankian – and the band’s music is capable of shapeshifting to reference any of the musical styles that Bond themes have been executed with over the years. From Shirley Bassey’s grandiose operatics to the out and out rock numbers and beyond, Faith No More can do it all and I know they’d kill it.

Pist

Because, why fucking not? I mean, James Bond likes a drink as much as the next person and Andrew Hunt’s skin-whacking drum work is perfect for fighting to.

Evil Scarecrow

They’re dramatic and theatric, just like a Hollywood Blockbuster. And if they can write songs about space battles and killer crabs, I’m pretty sure a song about a be-suited spy would be a doddle for them.

 

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Dave Grohl & Mike Portnoy Collaboration

Jack White teamed up with Alicia Keys for 2008’s Quantum Of Solace theme – love it or hate it – so the idea of another collaboration isn’t too farfetched. And if you’re going to have another collaboration why not get two musicians who practically guest on every album ever these days to whip something up together?

Mr Blobby

Fuck it, he got a number 1 once. Kind of looks like a Bond villain too.

Other alternatives include Steppenwolf – imagine that! – Elton John, Black Sabbath and Dying Fetus. Oh, and our lass Shirey…again.

Words: Phil Weller

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