Matt Berry, of Darkplace and IT Crowd fame, has produced a covers album of 70s- and 80s-era British TV themes. His rendition of "Are You Being Served?" signals delights to come on October 5.
"Self-consciously naff, but this actually results in it being kind of cool", says Robin Murray from Clash Magazine. Ffff! Here's nothing naff about it!
Naff? Naff? The Are You Being Served theme tune is a rap with shimmering Studio 54 strings and a musique concrète beat. Listen with your ears! https://t.co/I8ZD9vLVFp
— Matthew Sweet (@DrMatthewSweet) July 23, 2018
Are You Being Served? (1972-1985)
The Good Life (1975-1978)
LWT (1968 – 1972)
Blankety Blank (1979 – 1990)
Top Of The Pops (1963 – 2005)
Picture Box (1966-1990)
The Liver Birds (1969 – 1979)
Thames Television (1968 – 1992)
Doctor Who (1963- present)
World In Action (1963-1998)
Sorry (1981 – 1988)
I am alarmingly eager to hear Berry's cover of Rainbow. Here's the original, completele with the inappropriately melancholy bit in the middle they never used in the show.