From Russia With Love opening remixed with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. At first I was convinced that an old No Doubt track would fit the tempo of female body part gyrations. After almost fitting “Ex-Girlfriend,” I got the bass line from “Soul to Squeeze” stuck in my head. I tried that. It was juuuust a bit too slow. After discarding a few more Chili Pepper songs I tried “Suck My Kiss” on a lark, thinking it would be far too bombastic. Well, as it turns out, Flea’s bassline here complements belly dancing quite well and the juxtaposition of a more aggressive Peppers’ song with old school Bond was too tempting to pass up.
I didn’t mind the Alicia Keys/Jack White combo on the QoS intro, but I’ve always wanted to use a Reverend song for a Bond intro and I think I finally found my opportunity. And by “don’t mind” I mean that I’m not compelled to riot and overturn cars every time I hear Alicia Keys croon “shoot ’em up bang bang.” Minor, manageable rage only. Instead of that nonsense, let’s get our Rockabilly on.
Quantum of Solace Opening Remixed w/ the Reverend Horton Heat
Let’s just go ahead and pretend that Madonna never turned the title credits for Die Another Day into a dancehall and admit that this song is much preferable and a better fit. Mitch Miller would have been a better fit than half-assed Madonna house music. But this… this is my George Lucas Director’s Edit had I been the director of Die Another Day instead of Lee Tamahori, except awesome.
Die Another Day Opening Remixed w/ Talking Heads
This one seemed obvious, I suppose. Nonetheless I plucked the low hanging fruit.
The Living Daylights Title Credits Remixed w/ Corey Hart
After trying just about every Grace Jones song I could find, I wound up watching the “Weapon of Choice” video just because I was sharing clips of random Christopher Walken appearances and wondered how well the song would fit over the A VIEW TO A KILL titles. I had to do a little video manipulation for syncing cues and overall timing, but I’m pretty happy with the results… even if I am a little embarrassed about the obvious connection. Sometimes, however, the low-hanging fruit are the juiciest. I don’t know though. Maybe that’s actually true. I’m not horticulturalist. Are you? Maybe Christopher Walken is. Ask him if you ever bump into him in the halls.
A View to a Kill Opening Remixed with Fatboy Slim
Have you ever thought that Paul McCartney needed more guitar in his title track for Live and Let Die? Did you think that maybe the Guns ‘n f’n Roses’ version of “Live and Let Die” might have been superfluous? (No? Me either.) If you’re generally discontented, how about sampling this title track switcheroo courtesy of Keith Bodayla (@theactualkeith) featuring the one and only Jimi Hendrix.
Live and Let Die Opening Remixed with Jimi Hendrix