Episode 19: James Bond - Part 2

In Episode 19 we continue our ambitious attempt to analyse every James Bond score ever. Having covered the Connery classics in Episode 18, we’re now onto the 1970s, 1980s, and even the early 1990s, covering Moore, Dalton, and a little bit of Brosnan as James Bond goes from funk to disco to acid jazz and even a little early hip-hop. Join us as we look at some of the kitschiest Bond music out there – and, some of the all-time greats.


Episode notes:

3:38 – Roger Moore’s more George (Aston) Martin Bond music
9:11 – The 1970s funk boat chase
12:45 – Nick has a problem with The Man With the Golden Gun’s parallel motion
16:43 – The Spy Who Wrote A Fantastic Opening Song
18:10 – James ‘Disco Stu’ Bond
24:30 – The singing pyramids
28:33 – The Space Who Loved Me
32:45 – Bossa, James Bossa
35:38 – Bill Conti’s For Your Funk Only
43:40 – John Barry’s finale: Octopussy, A View To A Kill, and The Living Daylights
49:12 – Dalton’s daylight drum machine
54:50 – Michael Kamen’s License to Trill
1:01:04 – Bond’s power ballad romance
1:04:50 – Serra’s synth sound for Goldeneye and the sonic reinvention of James Bond
1:13:34 – Acid James
1:17:40 – Escaping the Archives
1:19:04 – Goldeneye’s Tank Chase and John Altman’s replacement music

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