Monday, August 07, 2017

Song of the Day

(18) 1960 HITS ARCHIVE: Peter Gunn - Duane Eddy - YouTube:

5 comments:

FreeLiveFree said...

This is a case of a theme song being more famous than the show itself. I've seen old episodes and the show was decent, but not great. The theme is a classic. (It was also used in the arcade game Spy Hunter.)

Anonymous said...

Oh, come one Free Live, Peter Gunn was created, produced and directed by Blake Edwards. How could it not be great??!!

John M. Whalen

Mike Stamm said...

Blake Edwards did a lot of stuff that wasn't great, including most of his last few movies (SUNSET--which could have been much, much better--and SWITCH in particular). Anyone as prolific as he was is bound to come up with a number of clunkers. PETER GUNN is remembered as great because it was something pretty new--at least on TV--for its time; my parents liked it a lot, and I grew up with both soundtrack albums. The music has hardly aged at all, but the show hasn't aged very well.

Todd Mason said...

Some episodes are a lot better than others, and the music is usually good.

Todd Mason said...

An idiot I knew in school would refer to this as "the BATMAN theme"...I wasn't kind in pointing out his error. Mostly because I was surprised, and because he was a consistently annoying person.