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  • #223770
    Jawscvmcdia
    Blocked

    This is a topic to discuss the various Red Dwarf theme cover versions circulating around.

    Neon Frontier – Red Dwarf Theme (Cover):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4u-oX3JubsE

    Red Dwarf Theme Guitar Solo

    Red Dwarf Theme Tune (Metal Version)

    Red Dwarf Theme on Laser Harp

    Ian Hu & Mark Lambert version:

    http://amzn.eu/9H5mi7L

    Docker’s Guild version:

    http://amzn.eu/dk1jduI

    Katie Campbell version:

    http://amzn.eu/8x2zqVz

    Jlk version:

    http://amzn.eu/dgPbi1G

    Dominik Hauser version:

    http://amzn.eu/3RPjjuU

    The London Theatre Orchestra version:

    http://amzn.eu/cFYYHsf

    Retro Crowd version:

    http://amzn.eu/3Qr9gBU

    #223771
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    Ok, you start.

    #223772
    Ridley
    Participant

    Why did you combine three separate people’s opinions into one though?

    #223787
    si
    Participant

    You’ve missed Danny’s version from the Tongue Tied single.

    #223867
    Guybrush Threepwood
    Participant

    A shame most of them seem to be covers of the Hu and Lambert cover.

    #223876
    Ben Saunders
    Participant

    There’s a horrible shitty version of the theme they keep playing at the cast’s convention appearances with the most unconvincing guitar solo you’ve ever heard. Breaks my heart. I’d refuse to appear unless they sorted it out.

    #223882
    bloodteller
    Blocked

    when will Jawscvmcdia actually DISCUSS any of the things in the topics he starts? he just does the OP and then fucks off

    #223887
    Ben Saunders
    Participant

    It’s the Hu and Lambert version I was talking about, hahaha. Shite.

    #223911
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    There’s a very simple test: if you play or cover the Red Dwarf theme and it includes the Hu/Lambert extra lyrics, you should not be allowed to play or cover the Red Dwarf theme.

    #223928
    Ben Saunders
    Participant

    I quite like the “you and me and the galaxy” line, that’s not in that version is it? It’s better than the shite extra verses Howard showed us on the VI DVD.

    #223929
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    >I quite like the “you and me and the galaxy” line, that’s not in that version is it?

    It is and it’s shite. The extra (fake) lyrics don’t make any sense within the context of the song. The song is about someone dreaming of being on holiday in Fiji, not a jolly romp about traversing the galaxy.

    Goodall’s extra lyrics may not have been great, but they continued the idea of the song, rather than completely contradicting the first part of it.

    #223930
    Ben Saunders
    Participant

    Well I didn’t care about any of that when I was 9 and downloaded the “extended theme” from Kazaa

    #223931
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    It is and it’s shite. The extra (fake) lyrics don’t make any sense within the context of the song. The song is about someone dreaming of being on holiday in Fiji, not a jolly romp about traversing the galaxy.

    Yes, this. To say nothing of the fact that Lister is three million years away from “the galaxy”.

    Basically, whoever wrote those lyrics thought they were writing Hitchhiker’s Guide.

    #223932
    Jawscvmcdia
    Blocked

    I also think that there are some similarities between the Red Dwarf theme and the Z-Cars theme from the 1960s. What do you think?

    #223933
    Ian Symes
    Keymaster

    Very much so. My first exposure to the Z Cars theme tune was watching an Everton game on TV (their players run out to the song, for some reason), and as a nipper I could have sworn it was the latter part of the Gunmen end theme.

    #223934
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    Oh, ditto.

    #223940
    Ben Saunders
    Participant

    It’s just a major arpeggio so it’s going to sound like anything else that uses a major arpeggio

    #224121
    Toxteth O-Grady
    Participant

    The Hu/Lambert version, that’s the one they played on University Challenge recently. Oh how I hate it!

    If the BBC can’t even manage to source their own original version of the theme, and use this piece of garbage instead, it’s not surprising that conventions don’t get it right either.

    It’s seemingly the most commonly stocked version of the tune, comprising about 99% of the world’s music titled ‘Red Dwarf theme’.

    They’ll be using it on the actual show next.

    #224142
    Hamish
    Participant

    > They’ll be using it on the actual show next.

    Timewave Remastered perhaps?

    #224162
    Taiwan Tony
    Participant

    Because of Eddie Izzard, I can only hear Kumbaya when I think of the music to Z Cars. And vice versa.

    #224178

    Just found the Hu/Lambert version on YouTube. So THIS is the shit I downloaded when I first got Napster 17 years ago.

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