Radiohead’s Rejected James Bond Theme! Censored 007 Music! “Oh, James!”

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Radiohead Does 007! And Gets Whacked!

As always, it began on social media – this announcement from Radiohead’s lead singer:

Thom Yorke ✔@thomyorke
“Last year we were asked to write a tune for Bond movie Spectre. Yes we were”

And with that tweet, another chapter in the “censored” James Bond theme songs is written!

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Radiohead fans got the greatest Christmas present ever – the band released their “Spectre” theme song on SoundCloud – yes, Radiohead recorded a James Bond theme!

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Lead singer Thom Yorke announced on Twitter that Radiohead did “write a tune” for the latest film in the James Bond series, but it didn’t end up “working out”, according to him.

Fans flooded the internet with their versions of the film’s opening titles – with the Radiohead song – take a look!

Sam Smith was ultimately chosen to record the movie’s theme song, “Writing on the Wall,” which in my opinion is an AWFUL Bond song – no sense of the history of the series at all – just a drab ballad that didn’t make a dent in the charts…

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Radiohead, Meet Alice Cooper!

This isn’t he first time a James Bond theme song was censored…yes, the series has a history of rejecting theme songs…

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Alice Cooper was one of the biggest bands of the mid-70’s, and the group also wrote a Bond theme, and it was rejected as well! Read all about Alice Cooper’s “Man With The Golden Gun” debacle by clicking on my story here:

https://johnrieber.com/2012/10/05/adele-skyfall-new-james-bond-theme-best-bond-themes-censored-bond-music/

It’s an honor to record a Bond theme song, but that doesn’t mean it gets used!

Leave a comment to let me know what you think of Radiohead’s effort!

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