So as a kind of sequel to my other post about bizarre commercials with oddly good music, I thought it would be good to do a post about tv show theme songs, since I’ve been collecting some good ones.
One of my favorite sketches.
This isn’t the original version, it’s the one Cocker performed live at Woodstock, complete with androgynous backup vocals, which when I watched Woodstock the movie, I was shocked to find out was a DUDE.
And speaking of alternate versions, this is a live version that Waits did with the Kronos Quartet, to an audience that included Richard Gere and the Dalai Lama. And one of the best-used pieces of music in the history of theme songs. Hands down.
posted by Adam