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Q: TV Theme Music ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: TV Theme Music
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Television
Asked by: wrightboy-ga
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Posted: 22 Jul 2006 12:41 PDT
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Question ID: 748584
I am looking for the name of the theme music and composer/artist used
during the Channel 4 (UK)Tour de France programme of 1986!?? I have
been told its Tour de France by Kraftwerk but I have listened to many
versions and NONE are the correct theme music but that is not to say
it may be another Kraftwerk song or something completely different!
Please help!
Subject: Re: TV Theme Music
Answered By: pinkfreud-ga on 22 Jul 2006 13:29 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Numerous online sources say that the Tour de France musical theme used
by Channel 4 was by Pete Shelley, of The Buzzcocks. Although the theme
appears to have been composed specifically for the Tour de France
soundtrack, the tune has been described as resembling other Shelley
songs, notably "Give It to Me."

"The current theme music's not that bad but not a patch on the music
that Channel 4 used when they covered the tour in the late 80's which
was by Pete Shelley (of... The Buzzcocks)."

Cycling Plus Forum

 Tour de France [SOUNDTRACK]
 Stephen K Mulrine notes: 'Pete Shelley also composed the theme music
for 'Tour de France' on Channel 4 in the UK. The duty officer's letter
states that it is 'not commercially available' and credits it to 'PETE

Marshal Peters reports in the Secret Public newsletter #11, May 1996,
that the music is from the song 'give it to me'. The music is changed
for 1997 and Pete Shelley's theme is no longer being used."

Buzzcocks Discography

It's basically the instrumental riff from Zip's 'Your Love', very
short, and played whilst you see a cyclist riding. The whole thing
amounts to around 50 seconds. The Tour de France music is definitely
one and the same as 'give it to me' although I agree there are some
similarities to 'I Surrender'."

Pete Shelley Discography: Tour de France

"Does anyone remember what the title music was called when Channel 4
covered the Tour De France? I'd like to get hold of a copy

Yes it most certainly was the Buzzcocks." 

Cycling Plus Forum

My Google search strategy: 

Google Web Search: "tour de france" "channel 4" theme OR music OR soundtrack

Google Web Search: "tour de france" "pete shelley" OR buzzcocks 1986

I hope this helps! If anything is unclear or incomplete, please
request clarification; I'll gladly offer further assistance before you
rate my answer.

Best regards,
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