A Girl And A Gun: WIAIWYA celebrate the music of 007
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Ged M - Mar 29, 2015
John Jervis’s great label, WIAIWYA, which is behind the genius of the 7x7 singles club (third year now, and even more insanely collectable), has announced another brilliant concept: A Girl And A Gun – James Bond’s Greatest Hits. Building up to an album, there will be a new interpretation of the music of 007 posted on the blog every Friday.
We’ve lived with Bond films all our lives (Dr No was released in 1962); like them or not, they’re deeply embedded in the culture. They also had brilliant soundtracks (nary a bad tune in 50 years) so it’s hard to understand why no-one has come up with a project as brilliant as this – ask various independent artists to cover Bond themes in their own way. There may have been great individual efforts before (Soft Cell’s ‘You Only Live Twice’ and My Bloody Valentine’s ‘We Have All The Time In the World’) but not this weekly production line of new takes on familiar songs by artists we know for other things.
The first week is Jack Hayter, offering a pedal steel version of ‘Die Another Day’ (originally by Madonna and Mirwais). Up to 30 artists have already signed up so there’s plenty to look forward to (I’m eagerly anticipating what someone can do with ‘All Time High’…). As Xenia Onatopp says in GoldenEye, “Enjoy it while it lasts.”