Tuesday, 10 November 2020

the rembrandts

Previously we’ve looked at the expository nature of television theme songs and through the ballad of Gilligan’s Island but we were unfamiliar with some of these other tunes’ evolution and origin story until being referred by Miss Cellania’s Links.

Though one can detect the echo and cadence when one knows to listen for it, we didn’t realise that R.E.M.’s It’s the End of the World as We Know it (And I Feel Fine) was the placeholder opener for the pilot and the jangle pop rendition of I’ll Be There for You has the same librettist Michael Skloff who contributed to Earth, Wind & Fire’s September. More stories at the links above.