Sunday, 13 January 2008

Three of a kind #28

'write the feem toon, sing the feem toon'
Three very different bands today, with one thing in common - they write their own theme tune and sing their own theme tune.

No waffling, let's get straight into it with The Monochrome Set's eponymous theme song, which was released as a single on Rough Trade back in 1979.

The Monochrome Set - The Monochrome Set mp3 (available for 7 days)

To find out more about The Monochrome Set, visit their official website or myspace page. Also have a listen to lead singer Bid's current band Scarlet's Well and bassist Andy's Would-Be-Goods.

Next we have a band whose name takes longer to say than their songs take to listen to. Well...almost! I present the All Girl Summer Fun Band's Theme Song:

All Girl Summer Fun Band - Theme Song mp3 (available for 7 days)

If you hear their songs and want to hear them again, visit the All Girl Summer Fun Band's website where you can buy both their albums (which are bloody brilliant!). They've lost a member to motherhood since I last checked in and apparently a new album is in the works. Exciting!

Finally here's previously blogged about The Hi-Life Companion's Hi-Life Theme.

The Hi-Life Companion - Hi-Life Theme mp3 (available for 7 days)

Hear more at their myspace page and find out when The Hi-Life Companion's album will be released (soon please, chaps!) from their website.


Are there any other notable theme tunes I should know about? (aside from The Monkees, obviously!)

12 comments:

Kippers said...

Good question! The one that immediately springs to mind is Madness, who recorded not one but two "Madness" songs (albeit one of them was a Prince Buster cover).

Great Three of a kind, BTW!

Crash Calloway said...

Madness is a great call. There's also The Dandy Warhols. And 'we are the Pipettes'. *sigh*

Mick said...

Off the top of my head Icehouse did a song called (guess what) Icehouse.

I'll leave another comment I think of any more...

Mick said...

Just remembered another one: Visage did a song called Visage.

Kippers said...

I've remembered another one too: The Rocksteady Crew's (Hey You) The Rocksteady Crew. B-boys, breakers, electric boogaloo! Oh yes!

Ed said...

Catatonia did 'Sweet Catatonia'; Adam and the Ants did 'Antmusic' 'A.N.T.S.' and 'Ant Rap'; and at a push I guess you could say that the Rolling Stones covered Bob Dylan's Like a Rolling Stone and the Stone Roses did 'Made of Stone'...

Ed, 17 Seconds

Kippers said...

Some good suggestions there, Ed.

Spike said...

There's some of those I'll have to hunt about for!
Can't believe I didn't think of The Pipettes and Catatonia, though.

JC said...

In A Big Country by Big Country; B.L.U.R.E.M.I by Blur; Clash City Rockers; We Are The Clash (both strangely enough by The Clash); Colourfield by Coilourfield; Baby Fratelli by The Fratellis;

I'll stop now in case folk call me a smart-ass or something worse (anorak springs to mind)

Anonymous said...

Acid House Kings-We 're the Acid House Kings, Marine Girls-Marine Girls
:)

nancy said...

I would add "We're From Barcelona" by I'm From Barcelona (fab video) and "Death to Los Campesinos!" by Los Campesinos!

Spike said...

Good ones! (But then I would say that as I own most of them!)