To some extent, the Bond music has reflected the state of Bond and this has reflected our wider self image as a country. Remember Roger Moore in TSWLM?, literally waving the Union flag on his parachute. Nobody did do it better. No questions, no doubts. "Keeping the British end up"
And we move forward to the DC Bond who seems to have lost all of the swagger and self esteem that Connery and Moore had. Wrecked by personal loss, inner turmoil and personal deamons. Perhaps a reflection of a country, more interested in "self help", "mental well being", political correctness and inward reflection than bonking girls, drinking Martinis and killing the bad guys with a single shot and a single one liner.
And so we have SS and now BE. The lack of energy, the whining, "poor me", its so needy
"How do I live? How do I breathe? When you're not here I'm suffocating, I want to feel love, run through my blood" Get a grip man! this is James Bond!
where is the power of Bassey, the balls of Tom Jones, the confidence of Sir Paul, even the catchy sharpness of Duran Duran?
CR had the last truely great Bond theme IMHO. "The coldest blood runs through my veins".
End of rant https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnzgdBAKyJo
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