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Quantum of Solace "Another way to die"
Old 14th October 2008
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Quantum of Solace "Another way to die"

maybe I'm late with this thread but didn't find anything related.
hmmm just saw the video for the new Bond ong by A. Keys and Jack White.

while having problems how to settle this one in the series of Bond tracks the effect on A. Keys' vocals in the chorus and finally the horrible the "ooh ooh ooh" part (1:52 recommended...) in the middle complete killed it for me.

Jack White - Another Way To Die (Quantum Of Solace) - Truveo - Video Suche im Web

some cool guitar sounds in between though.

funny is the song neither fits to White and Keys nor to Bond really...
is the song an Arnold one man show again?

curious for your opinions...
Old 14th October 2008
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It seems this song is getting a lot of criticism. I think it's pretty friggin cool just because it's so out there.
Old 14th October 2008
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I like it.

I agree that it doesn´t have the same epic qualities that some of the classic bond songs but it´s cool in its own way.
Old 14th October 2008
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I ain't got a problem that its a bit experimental, that's a good thing actually as we wouldn't want a Bond song nowadays sounding like the classics.

but does it have to be so girlgroupish?

And I miss the dramatic impact that even Crow's and Garbage's tracks had.

at least it's not so smashed. actually, the solo guitar in the beginning is by far the loudest part ()
Old 14th October 2008
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heh i'm seriously digging it. Actually, that rocked. I haven't heard a Bond tune that sexy in a long time.

And loving the Korby KAT Blue in the video too.

And what a woman.
Old 14th October 2008
that kinda rocks.

lost me with the zeppelin wails in the middle.
Old 14th October 2008
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meh. I want to like it. i don't think it will be cool in a years time. Seems a little too now for a franchise that seems classic to me... but then again as good as Jack is, I'm just not a fan of his aesthetic. That said, the guitar riff is cool.
Old 14th October 2008
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I think it's a great song. Finally a good Bond song. A great trashy drum sound with out of tune horns inside the orchestra. A hip rhythmic melody with a nod to old Bond themes but on its own terms. Nice..

Old 14th October 2008
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I love it, it fits the new James Bond, very dirty, angry, and a total bad ass. Also, I didn't know that Jack White could drum like that!
Old 14th October 2008
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I'm surprised that Bjork or Thievery Corporation haven't done a Bond theme song yet.
Old 15th October 2008
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it's ok
Old 15th October 2008
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I love the dirtyness of the track. It fits pretty well with the new movies but it doesn't really flow as a song all that well for me.

You kind of get the "Jack White" bit, then the "Alicia Keys" bit.

I'd be interested in a poll for favourite Bond theme song.
+1 for "Live & Let Die".
Old 15th October 2008
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It's alright. Though the half rhyme of majesty/ fantasy in the first verse I personally find a bit ... iffy

lol ... two successive posters using the word "iffy"...

what a meeting of great minds

Last edited by badmark; 15th October 2008 at 09:56 PM.. Reason: word choice
Old 15th October 2008
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is that a korby mic? the glowing one that alicia uses sometimes...
Old 16th October 2008
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The guitar is nothing great, but I do like the song. Its definitely walking into Pink Floyd-Dark Side of The Moon territory though. It was the first band I thought of.
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