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Offline Qube

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Monty on the Run... From 1946?
« on: June 08, 2019, 05:21:02 AM »
Monty on the Run, a classic theme tune on the C64 from the 80's. I've mentioned it before but came across this recording tonight on YouTube. This masterpiece is actually the theme tune from a 1946 radio show called Dick Barton - Special Agent ( Devils Gallop by Charles Williams ).

Makes you wonder what others are remakes of tunes from yonder time :o

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Re: Monty on the Run... From 1946?
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2019, 10:05:59 AM »
The first Hubbard music I ever heard was when I went to a friends house and played Thing on a Spring on his C64. The following week he bought Monty on the Run so I heard that as well. I've been a huge fan of SID chip music ever since - especially Rob Hubbards stuff. God I miss those years in the Eighties.

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Re: Monty on the Run... From 1946?
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2019, 07:56:39 PM »
That tune is actually used a lot...

I recognized it from the final scene in monty pythons spanish inquisition skit when theyre racing the credits to get to the courthouse.

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Re: Monty on the Run... From 1946?
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2019, 08:10:27 PM »
Jeroen tel is a great fan of Madonna. I think it was one of his cybernoid tracks that was actually a madonna cover. Ghosts and goblins from someone else was a cover from a song by donna summer
I believe.

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Re: Monty on the Run... From 1946?
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2019, 02:05:58 AM »
Ah you mean:
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Re: Monty on the Run... From 1946?
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2019, 07:26:21 AM »
Here is what I found :

Cybernoid 2 :

Madonna :


Donna Summer :

Ghost and Goblins :


It is mostly parts that are similar though, but most likely inspired (accidently) by.

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Re: Monty on the Run... From 1946?
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2019, 08:04:20 AM »
I actually am less certain now that the songs are more similair than I always believed. Maybe I am getting tone deaf :)

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Re: Monty on the Run... From 1946?
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2019, 08:21:19 AM »
You know that 'could it be magic' was actually written by Chopin? He referred to it as Prelude No. 20 in C Minor!

Could it be magic:


and the original


or is it the other way around - hmmm. music geek me can't work this one out...