Only Bops In The Building

Theme tunes lately, by which I mean the last ten years, have been poor to nonexistent.

But I never skip the theme tune to Only Murders In The Building because it’s a bop. So I googled the composer…

… it’s Siddhartha Khosla who was also in Goldspot who made one of my fave ever albums, Tally Of The Yes Men.

Check out this loveliness:

This has made me soooo happy! I always thought he had a great melodic sense so no wonder I love the Only Murders theme so much.

RIP Martin Duffy


I only just found out today that Martin Duffy of Felt, Primal Scream and The Charlatans died on the 18th December.

Here’s the blurb I wrote for the debut White Town single:

If you’ve listened to anything I’ve done over the three decades, you know how many times I’ve ripped off Duffy. That fucker was a demon of a keyboard player I could only fake, never copy.

This has been a shit year for music.

Telex – Haven’t We Met Somewhere Before?

I only know about Telex cos my mate who worked at WH Smiths with me lent me their album ‘Birds And Bees’ (called ‘Sex’ everywhere else, apparently).

I knew nothing about the band, it was 1982, who knew anything about musicians back then? If they weren’t in Smash Hits or on the Oxford Road Show – nada.

I fell in love with the mystery of the band and of this album, which sounds like a synthpop soundtrack for a film noir. The production stands up now, forty years after it was made. It remains one of my favourite ever albums. I didn’t even know then it was a collaboration with the equally awesome Sparks.

I’m gonna rip off the Telex sound as much as is humanly possible.

Come and get me, coppers! NYAH!