Episode 007: Bond Themes

Episode 007: Bond Themes
Solid, Rock Solid. This week Pat and Gary discuss the 46 year history of James Bond theme songs!

From August 25, 2011
00:00:00 Gary sign on: "They're not booing they're saying 'Bruuuuuuuuuce!'"
00:00:30 First appearance of Pat's Springsteen (though he doesn't count it off).
00:01:00 On Gary's recommendation on last week's show, Pat picked up The Muffs Blonder and Blonder. Loves it!
00:02:14 Gary talks about his collection of Army Man magazine, "the Rosetta Stone of modern comedy" edited by George Meyer
00:03:10 Pat plays a clip from Paul Stanley talking about the evil in the world.
(with an awesome game-themed song)
Rock Solid $25,000 Pyramid: Movies Named After Songs
•  C. Thomas Howe in blackface:  Show answer

•  Will Wheaton finds a body:  Show answer

•  Julia Roberts plays a dirty whore:  Show answer

•  Patric Dempsey pays a girl to be his girlfriend:  Show answer

•  Nick Cameron in a remake of the above (Pat can't pull it):  Show answer

•  Reese Witherspoon goes back home:  Show answer

•  It's Molly Ringwald birthday:  Show answer

•  Jason Biggs makes sweet love to a pastry:  Show answer

•  Whoopie Goldberg is a thief:  Show answer

•  Julia Roberts and Justine Bateman ina band together:  Show answer

•  Matthew Brodrick is cheating on Meg Ryan:  Show answer

00:08:35 A visit from
who gives us movie title that Pat couldn't pull: "Love Don't Cost A Thing."
"Unless it has 'Tyler Perry' in the title, I don't know the movie"

- Pat
00:09:25 As of this recording, there have been 22 James Bond themes
00:09:45 Gary doesn't like James Bond, because he likes "the rule of law, the sovereignty of nations and my right not to be killed at the whim of the British government."
00:11:40 Gary: "The older I get, the more Nancy Sinatra makes sense." Nancy Sinatra, "You Only Live Twice." This is Pat's choice for worst Bond theme. The track was put together from 21 different takes.
00:14:00 Pat: From 2008, Jack White and Alicia Keys, "Another Way To Die"
00:16:45 Gary: the theme from Thunderball. Originally it was going to be a song called "Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" by Dionne Warwick, but instead they went with "Thunderball" by Tom Jones. Tom is so manly that he reportedly fainted after singing the last note of the song.
00:21:20 Gary: The theme from "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" was originally sung by Louis Armstrong, but it was so good, that even the Fun Lovin' Criminals could make it sound good: "We Have All The Time In The World."
00:24:00 Pat: Carly Simon's "No Body Does It Better" from "The Spy Who Loved Me." Works well as a standalone song, according to Pat.
00:28:30 Pat: This is the opposite of what Carly Simon does. Sheryl Crow sells out with the "Tomorrow Never Dies." The Pretenders and Garbage also fell victim to the "we have to make this sound like a Bond theme" mistake.
00:30:00 Gary: Dean Martin and James Coburn did James Bond takeoffs, but where was the blaxploitation James Bond? There never was one, but at least there was a theme: "Agent Double O'Soul" by Edwin Starr.
00:31:45 Another bad theme from Pat: Madonna's "Die Another Day." The spoof song she did for Austin Powers ("Beautiful Stranger") is way better. Pat, regrettably, does an Austin Powers impression.
00:35:05 Pat's vote for best Bond theme is Sir Paul McCartney's "Live and Let Die."
00:37:55 Gary's favorite is Herb Alpert's theme from the original Casino Royal.
00:39:15 The rest of Pat's worst Bond themes:
  • Licensed to Kill by Gladis Knight
  • The Living Daylights by A-Ha
00:40:20 One more Bond-related oddity: The Toy Dolls' "James Bond Lives Down Our Street."
00:41:55 Pat's top Bond themes:
  • "Live and Let Die" by Paul McCartney
  • "No Body Does It Better" by Carly Simon
  • "Another Way To Die" by Jack White and Alicia Keys
  • "A View To A Kill" by Duran Duran
  • "Goldfinder" by Shirley Bassie
Sizzling Link from Gary:
Time Song Album Artist Who
00:11:40 You Only Live Twice You Only Live Twice nancy sinatra Gary
00:14:00 Another way to die Quantum of solace Jack white & Alicia keys pat
00:16:45 thunderball Thunderball tom jones gary
00:21:20 We have all the time in the world on her majesty's secret service fun lovin' criminals Gary
00:24:00 Nobody does it better The spy who loved me Carly simon Pat
00:28:30 Tomorrow never dies tomorrow never dies Sheryl crow Pat
00:30:00 Agent Double O'Soul soul master Edwin Starr Gary
00:31:45 die another day die another day Madonna Pat
00:35:05 live and let die live and let die Paul McCartney Pat
00:37:55 The theme from casino royale The theme from casino royale Herb alpert Gary
00:39:15 Licensed to kill Licensed to kill Gladys Knight Pat
00:39:15 The living daylight the living daylights A-Ha Pat
00:40:20 James bond lives down our street James bond lives down our street The toy dolls Gary
00:41:55 A view to a kill a view to a kill duran Duran pat
00:41:55 Goldfinger Goldfinger Shirley bassie pat