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Bring back the old Channel 4 Tour de France Music

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by The Essex Spurs, 23 Jun 2017.

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  1. The Essex Spurs

    The Essex Spurs Well-Known Member

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    I know it's wrong to live in the past but this music still haunts me today.

    The great heydays of the mid 80's when Hinault Fignon Yates Kelly Millar Roche were all about

    Hard to believe it derived from a Buzzcock's song or should I say Pete Shelley?
     
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  2. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

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    Guaranteed to get the pulse racing at this time of year...


    View: https://youtu.be/WLSUsw04O6M
     
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  3. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

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    The Essex Spurs

    The Essex Spurs Well-Known Member

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    Oh God it's just makes memories flood back.Richard Keyes and Steve Sherwin. I remember going out one night to celebrate Sean Yates winning a stage and got plastered!!!!No wife then so mum is a bit more understanding God Bless 'er.
     
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  5. Bodhbh

    Bodhbh Veteran

    And the red triangle films while we're at it.
     
  6. lutonloony

    lutonloony Über Member

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    I have no recollection of that theme music at all. TBH I have very little recollection of that era.
     
  7. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

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    They didn't use the extended version very often. This was the classic title sequence, which just used the guitar riff and the Frère Jacques pastiche:


    View: https://youtu.be/1IMjb6sU5Mg


    I don't remember Richard Keys presenting, only Gary Imlach (who also presented C4's US football coverage in those days).
     
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    The Essex Spurs

    The Essex Spurs Well-Known Member

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    I've just checked and might be confused with the Kellogsg Tour of Britain
     
  9. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

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    Same tune, just a slightly different cut without the Frère Jacques bit.
     
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    The Essex Spurs

    The Essex Spurs Well-Known Member

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    I was referring to Richards Keys doing Kellogg's TOB but have checked further and Keyes did do the TDF as well!!!
     
  11. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

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    Yeah, I know he presented the Tour coverage in the early years, and I must have watched it with him, but I don't remember him.
     
  12. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    He was the presenter when Roche won in 1987, with Barry Hoban as studio expert on one occasion.
     
  13. DP

    DP Chasse patate

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    Superb mullet there from Gert-Jan Theunisse. I'd quite like one of those PDM Concorde bikes .
     
  14. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    A clubmate had one, one of the local shop's sold them. He was a hamfisted clot however, and by the time he'd fitted the full Record groupset to the frame there was a large chunk of paint missing from a fork leg, several areas round the bottom bracket were bare metal and every place he'd been near with a spanner or an Allen key was covered in scratches.
     
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