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tony draper
27th Aug 2008, 20:50
You know you appear in a doorway of a crowded room, all the talking stops and all the heads swivel and look toward you,what music do you want to break out,
Me? it would have to be the Harry Lime Theme.

27th Aug 2008, 20:55
The Minute You Walked Through the Door, Shirley Bassey.

Mainly because it's so inappropriate to me.

27th Aug 2008, 20:57
wouldn't mind the Harry lime theme myself but I have a sneaking suspicion that it would most likely be Duelling banjos:}

27th Aug 2008, 21:00
God Save the King

27th Aug 2008, 21:01
In_These_Shoes_-_Kirsty_MacColl (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjvaqVAFuLI) :E :ok: :}

....although I suspect some might also choose Duelling Banjos (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyKvD-4IxOY) fo me as well!



27th Aug 2008, 21:02
Opening riff from 'Smoke On The Water'

27th Aug 2008, 21:02
hmm.... I would LIKE it to be the Dambuster's Theme.

However, I fear that the reality would be something more akin to 'how do we solve a problem like Maria?' :rolleyes:

27th Aug 2008, 21:22
I'd like it to be the theme from the John Wayne movie, "Big Jake,"

the reality more "The Cantina Bar" music from "Star Wars."

tony draper
27th Aug 2008, 21:24
Don't you know Mr G that every guitarist hates the opening riff from smoke on the water?,every time one enters a guitar shop some spotty faced oink is demonstrating his newly won fretboard skill by playing that riff very badly.

27th Aug 2008, 21:27
The theme to 'The Prisoner' for me.

Little Blue
27th Aug 2008, 21:27
'Steptoe and son' theme would just about sum me up !

27th Aug 2008, 21:33
every guitarist hates the opening riff from smoke on the water

I know what you mean Mr D. but I bet they wish they'd written it.

Jimmy Macintosh
27th Aug 2008, 21:54
Don't know now, but for a while it was

Jungle, by ELO

27th Aug 2008, 22:03
I think tht's untrue Mr. D. It is a well known fact that any vestige of talent evaporates the second one walks over the threshold of a music shop. It coincides with the withering looks received from spotty hairy tupes guarding the strats therein.

Anyhoo, Terry & June for me.

27th Aug 2008, 22:09
Quite a few to choose from but decided to settle for:-

The Great Pretender by Freddie Mercury

Here it is - enjoy! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evJIQQstDt8&feature=related)

Lon More
27th Aug 2008, 22:09
Muffin the Mule (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cX07V4iwBM)

27th Aug 2008, 22:21
YouTube - Pixies Dead, I bleed, Snub TV BBC session 1989 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0bxPbWicgc)

Dead by the Pixies.
Get a wake of to a good start.

27th Aug 2008, 22:31
See the Conquering Hero Comes.

Or maybe Send in the Clowns.

Or The Ying Tong Song.

27th Aug 2008, 22:37
Something by Spike Jones would be appropriate.

Or perhaps 'Mouldy Old Dough' by Lieutenant Pigeon.

CarltonBrowne the FO
27th Aug 2008, 22:58
For some time, it was Meatloaf's track, Razor's Edge... now I think I prefer the Dickies' version of the Banana Splits Theme.
YouTube - Dickies Banana Splits theme song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fs1NoBwsurI)

henry crun
27th Aug 2008, 23:17
The opening bars of Also Sprach Zarathustra would be a suitable accompaniment to my appearance in the doorway.

27th Aug 2008, 23:22
It would have to be the theme to The Magnificent Seven, my all time favourite film.

27th Aug 2008, 23:30
The theme tune from Z Cars. :E

27th Aug 2008, 23:42
The opening music from "The Bridge at Remagen".

Ralph the Bong
28th Aug 2008, 00:17
A female friend of long standing once said that the song "Cherry Pie" by Sade reminded her of me. Not sure of how much of a compliment that is but the notion has stuck.

Drapes, A Guitar shop that I once had cause to frequent had the following signage displayed:

The playing of "Smoke on the Water" is permitted subject to the following:

1. A member of staff will be informed prior to playing "Smoke on the water".

2. The staff member will lock the front door and issue the player with an American built Fender Stratocaster for the playing of said riff.

3. A PA will be made throughout the establishment that each staff member and customer is to present themselves to hear you play.

4. The guitar will be plugged into a Marshall 100W DSL amplifier with the volume setting positioned not below '9'.

5. You will then play said riff whilst all assembled listen to your Blackmore-esq prowess of the guitar.

6. Should the assembled audience be unimpressed by your rendition, your photo will be taken.

7. The photo will then be added to our "FCUKSTICK HALL OF FAME" board that is displayed with prominance near the front counter.

8. On each occassion that you subsequently enter our shop, a PA will be made "Hey, Fcukstick's back"

So go ahead, be our guest and play this classic of Hard Rock. Just ask. There is an employee of Guitar Factory right behind you.

He/She will be glad to help.

The Management

PS The same goes for anyone who wants to play "Stairway to Heaven".

keel beam
28th Aug 2008, 05:03
Perhaps for Barak Obama - Alice Cooper's "I want to be elected"

For me - Queen's "I'm going slightly mad"

28th Aug 2008, 06:34
Corny as this is....I am in love with a day that has sunshine...therefore

YouTube - Oliver - Good Morning Starshine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKeGzNa6Xzw)

I've also asked that it be played at my memorial service...

28th Aug 2008, 07:32
Probably have to be the last bit of vocal and instrumental of Achillies Last Stand-Zeppelin

Cant wait for their world tour!!!!!!!! :ok:

Windy Militant
28th Aug 2008, 08:55
I would like to think it would be something imposing and orchestral
but I think it would be more likely to be the Flash Harry theme from the original St Trinians films played on an old badly tuned Pianola.:}

tony draper
28th Aug 2008, 09:02
Of course the words you utter when the music stops might be a bit of a let down.
"Who ordered a Pizza" :E

Rather be Gardening
28th Aug 2008, 09:23
"I Can See Clearly Now The Rain Has Gone" by Johnny Nash, which would give me an excuse to leave the room and go out into the garden.

YouTube - Johnny Nash - I Can See Clearly Now (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=HagzTRmUBIE)

28th Aug 2008, 10:36
Oh, I think the music has to be "Fanfare for the Common Man" by Aaron Copland - they don't come much commoner than yours truly!

Takan Inchovit
28th Aug 2008, 12:29
The Pink Panther theme would suit moi.:8

28th Aug 2008, 13:11
Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear the Reaper

or Frankie Davidson's - Ball Bearing Bird

blue monday
28th Aug 2008, 13:16
YouTube - Top Gun - Highway to the Dangerzone (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=V8rZWw9HE7o)

pma 32dd
28th Aug 2008, 13:28
YouTube - Arctic Monkeys-Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (clear) (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=JGCre4HgPLU)

28th Aug 2008, 14:17
ABBA-Winner Takes It All

YouTube - ABBA - Winner Takes It All (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=QsZxWDrFAxw&feature=related)

28th Aug 2008, 15:10
There you go Mr Crun, along with a manic conductor.:uhoh:

YouTube - Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30 - Strauss 1/2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpT61Swwfts&NR=1)

28th Aug 2008, 18:19
Also Sprach Zarathustra Ah, so that's wot it's called:}

Think it'd have to be Toccata and Fugue in B-minor by Bach.

...and at my funeral, it'd have to be 'To the Unkown Man' by Vangelis* or possibly 'Albatross' from Fleetwood Mac...

* Or as it was always known to me, 'the 10 squadron music' - those of you who've seen the RAF recruiting film will know what I mean;)

Beatriz Fontana
28th Aug 2008, 18:54
After a good long think, it really has to be "Bachelorette" by Bjor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5nNfbTS6N4)k. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5nNfbTS6N4)

Close second would be "Come Back" by the Foo Fighters (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KlbLcvqG9Q). I always thought the instrumental section would make a rather cool soundtrack to a Royal Navy recruitment video...

tony draper
28th Aug 2008, 19:07
The solo harmonica from Once Upon a Time in the West, would be good as one cast one's steely gaze over the silent crowd.

28th Aug 2008, 20:32
"The Highwayman" by Nelson, Jennings, Kristoffersen and Cash. See YouTube - The Highwaymen - Highwayman (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uw1bHaUk1CM&feature=related) although YouTube has a better, sound-track-only, recording if you can find it.

Sums up my philosophy of life !


Arm out the window
29th Aug 2008, 01:14
"The good, the bad and the ugly" theme would be OK for a laugh - people looking up every time you entered the room like they do on cowboy movies when someone comes into the saloon and the piano player stops mid-song.

I remember seeing the comedian Bill Bailey on TV doing live soundtracks for himself with guitar and wah pedal, very funny. He'd say something and then hit a chord, wah wah wah dying away as he looked around with a mysterious look on his face. Then again, he's such a naturally funny looking bloke he hardly needs help to make you laugh.

Solid Rust Twotter
29th Aug 2008, 06:39
Circus March for parliament.

29th Aug 2008, 14:56
Oh Well Part 1, Fleetwood Mac

29th Aug 2008, 21:14
Following my sporting a pink shirt this evening, Mrs SLC suggested 'The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba'.....

(how many years do you get for justifiable homicide?....)

Standard Noise
29th Aug 2008, 21:26
'Welcome to the Cabaret' by Christy Moore, live version.

Or 'Gin soaked boy' by The Divine Comedy

29th Aug 2008, 23:40
One of the guys at work is a very noisy breather, his [unknown to him] nickname is Darth Vader, so The Emperors March from Star Wars would fit him to a "T". Someone else would have "Dancing Queen" by ABBA, he would like that, I'm sure....:E
For me, it would have to be either Pachelbels Kanone...[I've got umpteen versions, ranging from a Harp, to a Brass Band] or First, the "Gregorian Chant" from Heaven and Hell by Vangellis, Second "I'll Find My Way Home" by Jon Anderson on the same Album.
Played both at my Brothers funeral....couldn't listen to the Album for eons, but back on my "Listening List", with all the memories:ok:

29th Aug 2008, 23:48
The testosterone displayed on this thread is a severe mismatch as compared to the incontrovertible evidence provided on the photos thread.:=

The Real Slim Shady
29th Aug 2008, 23:48
If I was wearing my kilt.................."I'm too sexy for this skirt" - Right Said Fred.

If I wasn't - " Shake that ass at me" - Eminem

Justin Cyder-Belvoir
29th Aug 2008, 23:50
Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing

Beatriz Fontana
30th Aug 2008, 09:34
There are a lot of closet fans of musicals reaching out all of a sudden!!

Krystal n chips
30th Aug 2008, 11:16
Bit of dilemma here......the first has a long standing place in my life....and summates events and me over the years I have to say

YouTube - Burning Bridges - Kelly's Heroes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxYC350nqRM)

The second is the more apt as I have been known to...once or twice...but have no regrets about having done so.

YouTube - Take It To The Limit Lyrics (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew0ntWM858c)

One has now mellowed.......well, sometimes ;):E

30th Aug 2008, 14:50
I am stunned to see that so far nobody has cited George Thorougood and the Destroyers playing "Bad to the Bone".

This has been the "signature" tune played for a lot of folk from the "Terminator" to "Homer Simpson."

And it's great !

30th Aug 2008, 15:29
Early seventies I had a selection of rock albumms [long lost]
Seem to remember opening track by a British Band using this.
Played on a church organ with a massive build up and then went
into the rock track' But cant rember who or what.

30th Aug 2008, 15:46
I'm surprised no one mentioned a fella' called Ludacris or something like that. The "track" goes something along the lines of
"Move B!tch, get out the way" (repeated). Commonly used in traffic, directed to bad drivers slowing you down or at the Check Out point on a Saturday shopping trip in the "big" Tesco.

But i promise i never use that line :}


30th Aug 2008, 22:08
MAMMY - I think you might be thinking of Deep Purple; Jon Lord created a version of the Bach Toccata. I could be wrong though...

Arm out the window
30th Aug 2008, 22:29
Mammy, you might be thinking of Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor(??) arranged by Sky ('supergroup' including John Williams of multi-movie soundtrack fame) - has the big reverberant organ start and develops into a kind of pacy rockish thing.

31st Aug 2008, 08:17
YouTube - Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJMnES7WoT4)

31st Aug 2008, 08:33
A million years ago, 7 Second Officers were sent as a group on a 3 month detachment to Honolulu. The Magnificent Seven film had not long been released, the theme tune was played at all our partys - choice is obvious ! ( I think 3 of us are still around ! )