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    Not working yet, but still: bless you for that.

    EDIT: Yes it is!
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeSep 19th 2008
    Blinger? BLINGER?!
    • CommentAuthorScrymgeour
    • CommentTimeSep 20th 2008
    seems better than that guff that was attached to the last one. shittiest bond song ever.

    actually the lyrics just happened and i changed my mind.
    awful awful awful vocals
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    Hey, I thought it was alright. I also liked "You Know My Name," but I'm more for the spirit of the songs than anything else. Personally, though, I don't think you can really know whether you like it or hate it until you hear it in the theater.
    • CommentAuthorScrymgeour
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2008
    true enough
    out of context you know my name was a bit dire in my opinion,
    worked in the beginning credits though
      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2008
    Not too bad a song. Love me some Alicia Keys--curious to see how it'll work with the movie.
    • CommentAuthorENGINE
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2008
    You know, I actually think the Stereophonics' Lady Luck would've been great for Casino Royale.
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    I think it's a step backward for Bond music. Sounds kind of retro, lacks a center, and it's too funky to bring to mind anything I've heard about the film. They had some of their best in recent years (and also Madonna's entry, which is the absolute worst ). Hell, I'm listening to "You Know My Name" right now.

    Nothing beats "The World Is Not Enough" for sheer villainy.
    • CommentAuthorhereebee
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2008
    At least it is not as bad as Die Another Day! Still terrible though. I thought You Know My Name was quite a good song. I wonder what the Amy Winehouse track would have sounded like...
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    I think she still plans to release it.
    • CommentAuthorhereebee
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2008
    Hope so. Not a huge Winehouse fan but she has a voice that is suited to a Bond theme if you know what I mean.
    • CommentAuthorThe Brad
    • CommentTimeOct 19th 2008

    Yeah, she definitely has a Shirley Bassey lilt to her.

    I heard the new song. Meh. Kind of all over the place, if you ask me. The only opening Bond song that I really enjoy on its own is the theme from On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Gotta love that Moog doubling the bassline. Very cool.
    • CommentTimeOct 21st 2008
    i liked the previous one..but there was no trick..i'm a cornell fan (well more like a soundgarden fan!). this song doesn't sounds really great. I hope the movie will deliver the goods as casino royale did.
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    I liked "You Know My Name", and I like this one. I mean, the music video has no logic whatsoever, just style and not much at that. But the song itself is engaging and definitely would look good on a James Bond opening vignette. Keys and White's voices go well together.

    My favorite Bond songs are "You Only Live Twice", by Nancy Sinatra, "Goldfinger", by Shirley Bassey and "From Russia With Love", by Matt Monroe. But there's quite a few Bond movies for me to watch yet. I remember watching one with Roger Moore - Moonraker - and noticing my eyes were bleeding.
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    Roger Moore smiles and struts through the Bond roles like a proud first-time granddad. It's harmless fun.

    Warren wrote a Bad Signal years ago about the kind of Bond that ought to be on-screen, the licensed sociopath from the books who was lucky enough to find a job that indulged his terrifying vices. I think that's what Daniel Craig is, and if "Quantum of Solace" is anything like "Casino Royale" Connery is going to be a nice runner-up.

    I do look forward to some evil, worldwide conspiracy next month.
    • CommentAuthordot_xom
    • CommentTimeOct 21st 2008
    I never cared for any of the Bond movies, pre-Casino Royale. I'd seen some Brosnan and some Connery stuff, but none of them really grabbed me. I had to review Casino Royale for the mag I was working for at the time and went in complete neutral--and then I was absolutely floored.

    I mean, that whole bit where him and Vesper were sitting in the garden and flirting with each other? Such shitty dialogue, but the rest of the movie was such fun. I hear Quantum of Solace is pretty similar, so looking forward to it.

    As for the tune, I like this one quite a bit. I think the last good Bond track (though not theme music) was Moby's remix of the theme song. Wasn't terribly impressed by Cornell's track, but then again, I still think that after Soundgarden, he should've further explored what he did in his comparatively mellow solo stuff.
    • CommentTimeOct 21st 2008
    I think this one captures the theme better.

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    @thom wong - I laughed out loud. Most awesome.

    And by all reports, Quantum of Solace is going to hit the ground running and not let up. I pretty much messed my pants when I got to see the first (and then second) full trailer, and it's been a long, hard wait since then. November isn't coming fast enough.
    • CommentTimeOct 21st 2008 edited
    This song sounds to me like they asked Jack White to record his guitar parts, so he sat in his garage with his retro 60s equipment and recorded it to make it sound 'vintage' and dirty and all that, then gave the tracks to a completely different producer who put all the other stuff like the brass on it, all recorded in big-budget pristine quality. And as a result it just doesn't mix together well at all. The same with the singing. Jack White sings in a rough, shouty, rock n roll voice, while Alicia Keys is more of an R&B/Soul kind of singer, with a smooth and controlled style, and so when they sing together it sounds horrible. Plus the lyrics are retarded, especially the rhyming scheme in the verse.

    @thom - I loved the Adam & Joe songs, they played them to Roger Moore on their show last week. This is Joe's one, some random guy somewhere edited some clips to it: