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Ogdred Weary

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I'll watch it but with James Bond being retired as the leading character?.... mind you, ACDC didn't suffer from having a new lead singer so never say never again. Can cars do donuts from stationary?.
He comes "out of retirement" in the plot.
 

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Here's the new Billie Eilish theme-song-

It definitely sounds like a Bond theme but it's a bit morose for me .. maybe that's the point because it matches the storyline? .. it's given me the good goose bumps anyway though, I especially like the orchestral backing although listening to the lyrics, I was thinking blimey, has Bond's just accidentally pulled an Emo?.
 

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I love it. She's got such a beautiful and distinctive voice.
Yeah, she's definitely got a great voice. I was reading today that she's only 18 and so the youngest person ever to sing a Bond theme, she also wrote this theme with her brother. :cool:
 

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She does have a good voice and clearly has talent - but this doesn't sound like a typical Bond theme to me. Perhaps marking a change in direction for the films?
Daniel Craig's fifth and last does seem an odd time to be changing direction with Bond, that said. Skyfall was a partial "reboot" within his timeline and Spectre was an (apparently very bad) return to some of Bond's kitschy elements, so who knows.

I should play the new Bond, my interpretation will be that of a fat bloke (I have been preparing for this my whole life) who is a member of Camra and only communicates though Elvish. He won't do too many action scenes as he likes a sit down, his car can probably do the fighting for him; I have been sending my CV to Hollywood along with a list of actresses I want to play Bond Girls. Not heard back as yet but I'm sure they will get back to me soon.
 

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The Post Office is bringing out a collection of Bond stamps

https://shop.royalmail.com/special-stamp-issues/james-bond
l can just hear the discussions:

Boss: “OK: Bond. Right, we can’t be perceived to be objectifying women, we can’t present firearms in a positive light, we can’t portray high-performance cars as desirable and we can’t suggest that violence can solve problems. So: Ideas?”

Team: :tumble:

Boss: “Ah, fuckit, we’ll do flowers again...”

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That's the first time I've heard the Billie Eilish song, and I quite like it - similar in mood to Adele's 'Skyfall", but then I have a taste for morose music.

I have to say that the best non-Bond Bond theme IMO has to be "Supremacy" by Muse. That. Song. Kicks. Ass.
 
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