Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Thunderball--Johnny Cash (??)

I had never heard of this before to the best of my knowledge but apparently the great Johnny Cash was at one point enlisted to write and perform the theme song for the now-classic James Bond film. THUNDERBALL. Seems like a pointedly bizarre choice to me and while the resultant song isn't terrible, it is most definitely not the sophisticated, urban ad modern sounding theme one expects from 007. Someone has dubbed the song to the original opening of the film, however, so you can see for yourself. The eventual real theme, in case you've forgotten, was performed by Tom Jones.

1 comment:

  1. That's pretty cool. I hadn't heard that and don't think it would have fit James Bond, it's more western sounding.