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The Day Today music
« on: April 15, 2017, 09:41:59 PM »
Who did the music for TDT?

I always assumed Morris himself wrote and performed it all, but now I just thought maybe not. I now assume he wrote the parodies and got collaborators in to do the music. I have had and still have no basis for these assumptions whatsoever.

So who did what?

I've had Uzi Lover in my head all day. Never gets old.

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Re: The Day Today music
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2017, 11:43:05 PM »
Morris, in collaboration with Jonathan Whitehead, who also seems to have worked on music for most British comedy post 1994 according to wiki:


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Whitehead

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Re: The Day Today music
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2017, 11:53:02 PM »
Ah, cheers!

Once a month
You become a slave
To a tidal wave
Body's little clock
Could mess up your frock

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Re: The Day Today music
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2017, 11:00:01 PM »
Some stock music seems to have been used for stings and montages.

Someone mentioned finding the backing to USA 94 (gooooooaaaaaaal) on a dance compilation.

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Re: The Day Today music
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2017, 07:01:44 PM »
I would genuinely love to get my hands on a collection of Whitehead's collected works. Some of his shit is utterly mental, like the stuff Jones is always playing in Nathan Barley, or the music people hear when they take Cake on the BrassEye "Drugs" episode. He also did the "This is Outrageous" tune from Peep Show.

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Re: The Day Today music
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2017, 01:43:32 AM »
I would genuinely love to get my hands on a collection of Whitehead's collected works. Some of his shit is utterly mental, like the stuff Jones is always playing in Nathan Barley, or the music people hear when they take Cake on the BrassEye "Drugs" episode. He also did the "This is Outrageous" tune from Peep Show.

Oh yeah definitely, just checked out his wiki page, that's quite a cv. So apparently he's also the guy that did the black books theme tune, which is possibly my favourite sitcom theme ever

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Re: The Day Today music
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2017, 12:21:21 PM »
the black books theme tune, which is possibly my favourite sitcom theme ever

That theme always reminds me of Tom Wait's Rain Dogs album. Just the overall vibe is very similar.

Re: The Day Today music
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2017, 09:33:07 PM »
That theme always reminds me of Tom Wait's Rain Dogs album. Just the overall vibe is very similar.

I always thought the Black Books Theme was a spikier rip-off of the melody/solo from The Beatles' And I Love Her.

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Re: The Day Today music
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2017, 05:03:08 PM »
That theme always reminds me of Tom Wait's Rain Dogs album. Just the overall vibe is very similar.

If by vibe you mean the lot.

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Re: The Day Today music
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2017, 02:43:38 PM »
If by vibe you mean the lot.

That'll be the one.

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Re: The Day Today music
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2017, 08:08:33 PM »
My brother and I still rap Uzi Lover to each other all the time

"cunt bitch muthafucka"

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Re: The Day Today music
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2017, 01:07:28 PM »
My brother and I still rap Uzi Lover to each other all the time

"cunt bitch muthafucka"

People around here told me it was 'cop' not 'cunt' which has slightly ruined it for me.

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Re: The Day Today music
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2017, 04:40:02 PM »
People around here told me it was 'cop' not 'cunt' which has slightly ruined it for me.

It's cock, surely?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sxZ4tsp8gc

Re: The Day Today music
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2017, 07:05:54 PM »
It's cock, surely?

I'm sure it's 'cop' as Morris was most likely saritising the controversy surrounding NWA's Fuk Da Police.

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Re: The Day Today music
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2017, 02:20:25 AM »
I'm sure it's 'cop' as Morris was most likely saritising the controversy surrounding NWA's Fuk Da Police.

He is, yes, but he's also parodying the over-use/edgy use of swearing. I've always assumed that he says cock, as the entire line is just a string of profanities.

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Re: The Day Today music
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2017, 02:41:29 AM »
Didn't Morris have a few songs with (presumably) a pretty quick turnaround on his radio 1 music show? Iirc they were usually just him singing over some other song but I imagine these were generally a case that Morris figured out a general structure and sung it then whitehead was tasked with putting music to it that both fit and didn't overwhelm the lyrical content.


Did Whitehead do the Trashbat Rap? I quite like all the sampling going on in it