If you had to make the decision, would you have chosen a Radiohead Spectre theme song or a Sam Smith Spectre theme song?
Thom Yorke of Radiohead recently tweeted out that the rumors of Radiohead being asked to submit a theme song for the latest installment of the James Bond franchise, Spectre, were, in fact, true. The 007 producers opted to go with a dramatic ballad from whine-master extraordinaire Sam Smith instead of being honored with the brilliance of one of England’s (and the world’s) most influential music groups of this time.
When I first heard of this, I thought to myself that Radiohead must’ve submitted an Amnesiac-ey piece that was too abstract for the mainstream series. That was until I heard the “tune” Thom posted via Twitter appropriately titled “Spectre” on Christmas. The epic song was a beautiful and tasteful piece that would have served the Bond brand so well. But, as we’ve seen all too often, some jabberwocky persuaded them to go with the pop star big money alternative.
Due to this epic failure by the James Bond team, I’ve officially demoted 007 to 006 and I hope you do the same. Listen to both tracks below and decide for yourself.
. . . As for the person who made this call, I vote that the Karma Police arrest this man (or woman) and force them to listen to Sam Smith’s “Stay with me” on repeat until they understand how foolish this decision really was. – Dennis Marrero
Sam Smith Spectre