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Josh7797445 wrote:

Entirely unexpected and mostly out-of-the-blue Sam Smith’s main title song for SPECTRE, The Writing’s on the Wall, earned itself a Golden Globe yesterday evening. Smith himself said at the occasion he “genuinely didn’t think” he’d get this – and he certainly wasn’t alone in this
http://s22.postimg.cc/kx0o1yw8t/sam_smith_spectre_theme_song.jpg

The Golden Globes were two months ago.  ajb007/crap

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Josh7797445 wrote:

Entirely unexpected and mostly out-of-the-blue Sam Smith’s main title song for SPECTRE, The Writing’s on the Wall, earned itself a Golden Globe yesterday evening. Smith himself said at the occasion he “genuinely didn’t think” he’d get this – and he certainly wasn’t alone in this
http://s22.postimg.cc/kx0o1yw8t/sam_smith_spectre_theme_song.jpg

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...... Luckily,  Skynet isn't in control yet.  ajb007/wink

"Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one."

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I am pleased for Sam Smith, and since I saw Spectre feel the song in retrospect, is a better match to the film than Skyfall is. Still a bit weak on the orchestration, but that's me.

My concern is that the Academy will just palm off token gongs like this to Bond, as they already only throw second tier technical gongs to Sci Fi and Fantasy films.

This is Thunderbird 2, how can I be of assistance?

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Matt S wrote:

The Radiohead song is so much better! The song really goes somewhere and doesn't hit a dead end like Smith's song. The song has the power that Smith's song lacks, and that power is necessary in a Bond film, especially considering the film that Spectre is. This song fits much better with the film.

Being named "Spectre" certainly helps too. There's no reason why the film's song shouldn't have been called that. It's not like trying to write a song called "Octopussy". I can't really understand what the lyrics are, but it wouldn't be hard to do better than Smith's lyrics. Having "Spectre" in the lyrics almost automatically makes the lyrics better.

But Radiohead lacks the mainstream power that Sam Smith has. Radiohead is not as popular as they once were. This song itself is also not as mainstream, with an unusual drum beat and some unorthodox harmonies, which I love!

Whilst the Sam Smith had to grow on me to accept it, the Radiohead song spoke to me from the first listen.

I didn't like "Spectre" at first, but its one of those songs that grow on you after repeated listens. It's haunting.

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Blood_Stone wrote:
Matt S wrote:

The Radiohead song is so much better! The song really goes somewhere and doesn't hit a dead end like Smith's song. The song has the power that Smith's song lacks, and that power is necessary in a Bond film, especially considering the film that Spectre is. This song fits much better with the film.

Being named "Spectre" certainly helps too. There's no reason why the film's song shouldn't have been called that. It's not like trying to write a song called "Octopussy". I can't really understand what the lyrics are, but it wouldn't be hard to do better than Smith's lyrics. Having "Spectre" in the lyrics almost automatically makes the lyrics better.

But Radiohead lacks the mainstream power that Sam Smith has. Radiohead is not as popular as they once were. This song itself is also not as mainstream, with an unusual drum beat and some unorthodox harmonies, which I love!

Whilst the Sam Smith had to grow on me to accept it, the Radiohead song spoke to me from the first listen.

I didn't like "Spectre" at first, but its one of those songs that grow on you after repeated listens. It's haunting.

I know what you mean, it's the stuff of nightmares allright. ajb007/wink

Of that of which we cannot speak we must pass over in silence- Ludwig Wittgenstein.

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zaphod99 wrote:
Blood_Stone wrote:
Matt S wrote:

The Radiohead song is so much better! The song really goes somewhere and doesn't hit a dead end like Smith's song. The song has the power that Smith's song lacks, and that power is necessary in a Bond film, especially considering the film that Spectre is. This song fits much better with the film.

Being named "Spectre" certainly helps too. There's no reason why the film's song shouldn't have been called that. It's not like trying to write a song called "Octopussy". I can't really understand what the lyrics are, but it wouldn't be hard to do better than Smith's lyrics. Having "Spectre" in the lyrics almost automatically makes the lyrics better.

But Radiohead lacks the mainstream power that Sam Smith has. Radiohead is not as popular as they once were. This song itself is also not as mainstream, with an unusual drum beat and some unorthodox harmonies, which I love!

Whilst the Sam Smith had to grow on me to accept it, the Radiohead song spoke to me from the first listen.

I didn't like "Spectre" at first, but its one of those songs that grow on you after repeated listens. It's haunting.

I know what you mean, it's the stuff of nightmares allright. ajb007/wink

No, it's the stuff of dreams. Sam Smith's song is the nightmare!  ajb007/mad

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My mate and I (both huge Radiohead fans) were talking about this cover last night

Thom Yorke told the crowd at a 1995 gig it was the "sexiest song ever written."

https://youtu.be/mfmQe_eBvrc

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