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The QUANTUM OF SOLACE Theme Song Has A Music Video Now...

Merrick here...
Yahoo Music has posted the video for "Another Way To Die", the QUANTUM OF SOLACE theme song from Alicia Keys and Jack White.
When we fist heard this song a few weeks back (HERE), I was underwhelmed. I didn't hate it...but I like what it was trying to do more than how it actually did it. As a song, I don't think this is as successful as Chris Cornell's "You Know My Name" from CASINO ROYALE, although both lack a memorable hook. Even Gladys Knight's crappy LICENSE TO KILL song had a hook. Of course, it also had Michael Kamen.
What do you think?

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  • Oct. 1, 2008, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Great song,

    by cinemixtape.com

    The haters can suck it.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 9:40 a.m. CST

    It's a null.

    by eggart

    Blank sonic wallpaper, won't help or harm the movie. Too bad.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 9:44 a.m. CST

    maybe it'll grow on me like the last one

    by FleshMachine

    we'll see

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Beyonce Thighs

    by Karl Childers

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 9:46 a.m. CST

    You Know My Name really grew on me

    by FleshMachine

    that opening still gives me goosebumps.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 9:47 a.m. CST

    It's a grower...

    by Righteous Brother

    still think the vocals are a little weak though - and no clips from the film, damn.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 9:50 a.m. CST

    better than You Know My Name

    by Cedar_Room

    I swear I nearly walked out of the cinema when that came on during the opening credits I was THAT sickened by it. Truly awful. So next to that - this is obviously better. Having said that - I agree that I like what its trying to do more than how its done. The Jack White batshit craziness of it saves it from being a disaster - but think it was Goldeneye still which was the last great Bond theme song.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Hysterical vocals

    by capitan_trueno

    I like the instrumentation, but the vocals are a little uncontrolled and, at the end, simply hysterical! By the way, Jack White looks creepy: great contender for a role as a new Bond villain

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 9:54 a.m. CST

    looks like an xbox 360 commercial

    by ArcadianDS

    the Monday Night Football clips were better.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 9:55 a.m. CST

    License to Kill was awesome

    by MrInsidious

    Totally encompassed the 80's brilliantly.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Disagree about the hooks...

    by Mal Carne

    ...I hear pieces of this thing that will sneak into the movie all over the place and feel right at home - a real mark of a good Bond song. Jack White's fingerprints are all over this thing; the White Stripe are masters of using silence in their music, and this piece is Spartan and right to the point. It get me pumped. I like it.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 9:57 a.m. CST

    The parts where Alicia sings alone are good

    by ArcadianDS

    that rediculous guy (who is he again) has marginal talent and a terrible wig. He looks like the abandoned son of the Child Catcher from Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang.<p> and the vocals are NOT in proper sync - I've heard better from high school chorals.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 9:59 a.m. CST

    You've got to be shitting me

    by peter skellen

    Dissing the Licence To Kill song. That was the last Bond theme that sounded like a Bond theme. 'Another Way To Die' is shockingly, depressingly awful and blah to the point of being an insult.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 10 a.m. CST

    agree with capitan, good instrumentation

    by SmokeFilledTavern

    but I hated the vocalists.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 10:04 a.m. CST

    The singing sounds like Eddie Murphy as Buckwheat

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    "An' den-a, a denna-deiba, denna-onna-die, it jus'...mettie-deibbie-AI!

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Jack White & Alicia Keys don't compliment each other vocally

    by Thick McRunFast

    They're both on the same register/octave/whatever; I like the song, but it'd have probably been better if Alicia had sang by herself and Jack had stuck to the music.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 10:07 a.m. CST

    License to Kill...

    by herr_howard

    ...was one of the last really good Bond songs. I agree, it actually sounds like one with lines like "Don't you know I'm gonna make them pay til their dying day..." Sounds like it could be transposed directly into this movie. Once upon a time you could tell when a Bond flick was coming out because the title song would get airplay (For Your Eyes Only and Live and Let Die being the two most obvious). This new song left me wondering what they were trying to achieve. The only thing it proved is that if you turn over a project like this to two people in today's music scene that have different, clashing styles, they'll create a horrible mash-up. I mean, come on...Alicia Keys, master pianist, only gets to showcase a 5-note chord progression in her piano segments? Sheesh...

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 10:10 a.m. CST

    UNCE! TICE! FEE TIMES A MAYBE!

    by ArcadianDS

    thanks for that recalled memory, Nasty.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 10:13 a.m. CST

    If this song were in Karaoke Revolution

    by ArcadianDS

    the scoring bar would look like this:<p> ------ ---- ------ ------- -----<p> Seriously - this song is just one note - over and over and over. I can play this song on a one-string banjo.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Awful

    by thot

    Talk about trying WAY to hard! Just write something catchy and memorable along the lines of the classic Bond sound. Oh, wait, I forgot that there is no more classic Bond! We're now "reimagining" the franchise.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 10:18 a.m. CST

    License to Kill

    by cameron1975willi

    The song is cheesy but Gladys' voice is awesome!

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 10:19 a.m. CST

    I liked th GoldenEye theme alot.

    by eric haislar

    I thought that was the last really good bond song.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Michael Kamen wasn't involved with the Licence To Kill song.

    by Henry Jones Sr

    Another Way To Day has some great bits, but on the whole I don't think it works as a song. Too much stopping and too much shouting.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 10:22 a.m. CST

    at least it's far better than the one by Madonna

    by DarthBakpao

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 10:29 a.m. CST

    This Is The Worst Bond Song Ever Written!

    by PITCHPERFECT

    It sounds unfinished almost like a first take jamming session. It's discordant and lacks a strong melody. I'm sure the uneveness and unsettling nature of this song is intentional and ties in with the themes of the movie, but Jack White who I believe wrote this song has sacrifised classic music form for an experimental sound piece that isn't a bond theme at all. I have to agree with ArcadianDS this song is just one note repeated over and over again it's fucking awful. How could the Bond producers sign off on this piece of crap? By the way the music video doesn't do Alicia Keys any favours she looks like a right short stumpy fat ass in it.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 10:32 a.m. CST

    "Surrender" by Arnold& k.d.lang

    by capitan_trueno

    It was the last great Bond song... and it wasn't used! The producers preferred the silly tune by Sheryl Crowe instead. Al last, we could hear it on CD

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Surrender was used

    by cmsof

    It was the end credit theme for Tomorrow Never Dies. And I agree, classic Bond sound and WAAAY better than that Sheryl Crow crap. This new song is not good. Is it too late for them to go back to the drawing board? Amy Crackhouse sounds like a good idea at this point.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 10:50 a.m. CST

    What a crap song. Very boring.

    by Judge_Dredd

    You know my name was far better then this piece of shit.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 10:54 a.m. CST

    The song is not horrible

    by superfleish76

    It does sound too much like an early demo, though. Vocals need work. Jack White looks like Edward Scissorhands to me.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 10:57 a.m. CST

    It is horrible...

    by Judge_Dredd

    Go stab yourself in both of your ears.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 11 a.m. CST

    all Bond songs are terrible. who cares

    by BMacSmith

    Jack White rules though.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 11:01 a.m. CST

    meh

    by hulkbuster

    its got good instrumentation, but lousey lyrics and their voices dont work together at all

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 11:03 a.m. CST

    License to Kill was great.

    by Shermdawg

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 11:04 a.m. CST

    no

    by hulkbuster

    live and let die, he origonal theme, goldfinger, view to a kill and th world is not enough

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Also regarding Crow's Tomorrow Never Dies.

    by Shermdawg

    It had a great chorus. But yeah, the rest of the song was weeeeak.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 11:07 a.m. CST

    yes

    by Shermdawg

    I didn't say it was the best. Just great.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 11:08 a.m. CST

    If we're talking best...

    by Shermdawg

    ...Duran Duran wins that contest hands down.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Alicia Keys is a goddess

    by necgray

    The song is okay, I agree that it's not top Bond material, but Christ on a crutch is that woman gorgeous...

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Still no match to this...

    by Karl Childers

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMoJRLStD9c

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 11:12 a.m. CST

    I liked You Know My Name

    by BizarroJerry

    Just FYI

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Bond songs

    by kwisatzhaderach

    From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Live and Let Die, Nobody Does It Better, For Your Eyes Only, All Time High, View to a Kill and The Living Daylights are the best. Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is Not Enough, Die Another Day and this new one are the worst.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Oh this sucks

    by kdoc13

    And it really made me appreciate Meg White's drumming a lot more. There are a few great Bond songs. Live and let die, A view to a Kill, Living Daylights, Nobody Does it Better, all of these were big hits in their time. I can't imagine this one will be.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 11:22 a.m. CST

    The World is Not Enough - best Bond song ever.

    by Mr.Meanie

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  • Oct. 1, 2008, 11:22 a.m. CST

    No Sir, I don't like it...

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    Not as good as You Know My Name. Not as good as anything, except maybe better than the Madonna garbage. It's just too poppy. Not rocky, not epic, just garbage. This song will NOT stand the test of time. Alicia Keys does not compliment Jack White at all, nor does she have the gravitas to pull this song off. They can find someone between now and November to compose a new one right? Let's not ruin what looks like a great Bond film with a crappy theme.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 11:22 a.m. CST

    It's really not all that awful

    by phantom_of_teh_paradise

    You Know My Name was a piece of shit though, that's for damn sure.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Is that a guy?

    by stvnhthr

    What is wrong with him? Pretty uninspiring song.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 11:34 a.m. CST

    You Know My Name was great in the movie

    by GoDFaDDa42

    I was underwhelmed by the early-release version of You Know My Name, but when I saw Casino Royale in the theaters, I was very pleasantly surprised. Between the different arrangement, and the completely awesome credit graphics, I think it is the best Bond credit sequence yet. That said, I hate this new song with a f'in passion.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 11:40 a.m. CST

    It really just sounds sounds like the sound's off a bit...

    by loodabagel

    Turn up Alicia Keys-vocals and piano. Do something about those horns, and make the guitar crunchier. Really, it's a pretty good tune. Infinitely superior to any recent Bond themes-Chris Cornell, Madonna,Sheryl Crow, all bad. All very bland. The Madonna theme is extremely dated already. This has more of a classical feel. It just needs to be remixed. (By remix, I don't mean DJ Khalid shouts the word remix 20 times and T-Pain sings a verse. Sheesh, ya fuckin kids.) All of you haters can at least take solace in the fact that T-Pain didn't sing it. I appreciate Jack and Alica's manic whelping way more than that vocodor shit. Manic whelping is also better than Chris Cornell's (Poor man's Eddie Vedder) constipated growl. Not great, but certainly not bad. I can see this being improved in the coming month. When the edited, remixed version appears on theaters, you'll see what I'm saying.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Screw the haters

    by Zeegloo

    This song is exactly what a Bond theme should be. I admit the voices don't compliment each other perfectly, but just wait till you hear it with the opening credits. I have a feeling this one will grow on the lot of yer

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Fuckin A

    by mr.brownstone

    Hadn't heard it before. That is a sweet song. The guitar sound is imply awesome. This is the best Bond song since Live And Let Die.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 11:43 a.m. CST

    The recent bond songs are good with the credit sequence

    by theycallmemrglass

    Even the much hated Madonna song was actually quite appropriate for the radical and gritty opening credit sequence of Die Another Day. Same thing with You know My Name. The song was ordinary but it was an awesome complement with the opening credit sequence. i like this song anyway. But its how it fits with the mood of the opening of Quantum of Solace is what matters. We'll soon see wont we.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 11:43 a.m. CST

    More Thoughts On This Song!

    by PITCHPERFECT

    After listening to it several times it sounds to me like a mockery of a Bond song, there are elements there that just don't follow through in the right direction. As much as I dislike Amy Winehouse I have to admit if she got her shit together she probably could have done a really good job of singing the opening track for this new film and I'm pretty certain she could have produced something much better than the crap we have here.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 11:44 a.m. CST

    I like the instrumental...

    by PirateEmery

    ...but I do admit that the vocals suck.<p> Why does it feel like they are in a windows visualizer?

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 11:46 a.m. CST

    you know my name was a great bond theme song and

    by kamar

    gets my blood pumping like a good theme should. I liked it the moment I first heard it. This one will have to grow on me, I don't entirely dislike it, although I do like the little nostalgic touches from "the man with the golden gun."

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Amy Winehouse is boring!

    by loodabagel

    I'm sorry, but I'm glad the song is being taken in this neo-classical direction with the rock guitars and classical piano. I'm glad they're trying something fresh and new. Amy Wniehouse would've just added another boring crooner to the list.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 11:53 a.m. CST

    How long before a rap song?

    by loodabagel

    Will there ever be one? I hope so. If so, I predict Nas will perform.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 11:56 a.m. CST

    This one grew on me

    by jamestewart007

    I've listened to it a few times now, and it gets better each time. I wish the video had some shots from the film, because its pretty boring and Jack looks like a girl I know... But it will be interesting to see how much of this is used in the film, and if the lyrics can match up with the dialogue/theams. Whats that line "You think you found another man to trust. Its just another way to die!" I think thats damn catchy.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 11:57 a.m. CST

    loodabagel

    by jamestewart007

    Have you heard kanye's version of diamonds are forever? Pretty decent song!

  • Oct. 1, 2008, noon CST

    Okay, maybe that's better

    by GoDFaDDa42

    I like this a bit better than the version that was released a few weeks ago. Still not a big fan, but I'm open to the big-screen experience. I'm really not sure, though, how they're going to compete with the awesome opening graphics for Casino Royale. It was dynamic, exciting, representative of modern CG but still with a retro feel.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 12:02 p.m. CST

    I like you know may name..

    by emeraldboy

    Jack white is getting lazy. He tossed this song together and practically sidelines Alicia Keys. Alicia or Beyonce. Alicia has natural talent and is hot as hell. I dont like thin beyonce. Chunky beyonce, yum, yum!.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 12:04 p.m. CST

    To loodabagel

    by PITCHPERFECT

    I agree I think Amy Winehouse can be boring and she is vastly overated by the media, but she does have a unique voice and considering the history of divas singing for Bond I think it's a wasted opportunity. Yes I do think the Bond franchise has to be re-invented to keep it fresh and vital and yes the same goes for the music too. I certainly appreciate the neo classical approach they took with this song, but like all experiments some fail and some succeed. I happen to think this song falls short of it's potential and is badly structured.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 12:05 p.m. CST

    I do agree with the sentiments on You Know My Name

    by PirateEmery

    It is a damn good theme that sounds rather badass...

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 12:05 p.m. CST

    I like it better than You Know My Name

    by O_Goncho

    ...which I don't not like. It's a bit tame though, you can really feel Jack White holding back which is a shame.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 12:05 p.m. CST

    and about jack white...

    by emeraldboy

    He said he would never sell out. then alienated his white stripe fan base by doing a deal with Coke Cola.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 12:06 p.m. CST

    I switch off at the "Whoah-oh-oh-oh-oh!" bit

    by BenBraddock

    Unlistenable at that point. WTF were they thinking?

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Painfully Bad.

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Period. The instrumentals are acceptable and rather catchy initially though the "gritty" refrain gets old quickly.<BR><BR>The vocals are astonishingly annoying and poorly rendered. I know the dissonance and "live" sound is intentional, but I often find it literally painful to my ear. White and Keyes pretty much sound like shit singing together anyway.<BR><BR>And, honestly, I *have* given this one a chance--have listened to it probably a total of five times. I know it's only my opinion, but I think it is one of the three worst bond songs ever produced. Welcome to Madonna's world, Jack.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Only difference...

    by loodabagel

    In his day job, Jack White is a talented musician, not a washed-up has been who hangs out who relies on Timbaland's robots to do the work.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 12:25 p.m. CST

    you people...

    by tattooray

    simply have no taste. Great song. And it sounds like Jack was really into it. The xylophone and horns make it. I don't know what you guys are hearing.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Also reminds me of

    by mr.brownstone

    my other favorite Bond theme, You Only Live Twice by Nancy Sinatra. Kind of like the more guitar heavy B-side version of that song which you should also check out if you haven't heard it.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 12:30 p.m. CST

    To tattooray

    by PITCHPERFECT

    Those of us who don't like this song simply don't have "your" taste in music and we don't have to put others down for liking it either.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Don't forget the other LICENSE TO KILL song...

    by NivekJ

    "if You Asked Me To" by Patti LaBelle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5qjk1smSo0 which was the only decent Bond song from that film, and the only thing to tide Bond fans over in between a-ha's "The Living Daylights" and Tina Turner's "GoldenEye" (written by Bono and the Edge). Man, I haven't dug a Bond song since "GoldenEye". "Another Way to Die" is the only thing to come close. "You Know My Name"? Are you kidding? "Die Another Day" is just "Music, pt. 3" by Madonna and Mirwais. And don't even get me started on the other Brosnan era songs. They might as well have gotten Will Smith to do them, and give away the plot of the movie. Then again, the secret-agent-man guitar in "Tomorrow Never Dies" is kinda kick-ass.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 12:38 p.m. CST

    I'm trying real hard to like this song

    by Liberty Valance

    But it's just not sticking. Ultimately I don't give a shit--in the theater it'll be over in four minutes then I can sit back and savor two hours of Bond asskickery. This is such a trivial part of the overall experience and its quality (or lack thereof) gets blown way out of proportion.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 12:39 p.m. CST

    You Only Live Twice

    by peter skellen

    Is a class song. Amazing. 'Another Way To Die' is just not very good. At all. Eon don't care what the song sounds like anyway. It's all about demographics.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 12:42 p.m. CST

    final verdict:

    by frankenfickle

    "you know my name" kicks ass from sunday around the horn to saturday. "another way to die" measures in at el-suko force 11. you can all go discuss something else now.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 12:43 p.m. CST

    and if you like this song

    by frankenfickle

    you are gay. which is fine. that is all.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Horrible!

    by spooky2k

    YOu know..this is the third time I've tried to listen to this song all the way through, and I've failed. But not as much as this song fails. It's a slap-dash piece of music, with awful lyrics and vocals thrown together when the producers' first choices couldn't do the song. Fans of white stripes will like this song...but then, they'd obviously adore anything that Jack White shits out (which he certainly did with this).

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Chris Cornell

    by technotranceporter

    Jesus Merrik. That was a horrible fucking song. I actually hatee that movie until it came out on dvd because that song sucked so bad. And Chris Cornell?! Isn't he in prison for raping babies?

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Wait until you hear and see this in context...

    by web

    It's interesting to compare & contrast Bond title tracks on their own vs. with credit sequences. I wish we could have seen an official title sequence utilizing K.D. Lang's "Surrender" from Tomorrow Never Dies (instead of just over closing titles). Ditto for Patti LaBelle's "If You Asked Me To" from License To Kill.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 12:50 p.m. CST

    It sounds like a bad remix. . .

    by jimmay

    . . like two decent songs thrown together that just don't quite fit right. Jack White or Alicia Keys alone performing the song would've been much better. As it stands, its a bad muddle of White's bluesy roots, Key's R & B stylings, and some whimsical, brassy references to the Bond theme song style. <p> I agree with BenBraddock; the "whoa-oa-oa-oa" part just feels like they ran out of ideas for a bridge and just started badly improving. The exchange between White's guitar and Key's solo vocals is similarly unaffecting. <p> And, yes, let's end the debate now, "Die Another Day" is by far the worst Bond song ever made; no contest.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 12:51 p.m. CST

    to pitchperfect:

    by tattooray

    Its not like it was a real put down. At least you weren't called a homosexual for your musical preference. :)

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 12:53 p.m. CST

    to spooky2k:

    by tattooray

    guilty as charged.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 12:53 p.m. CST

    underwhelming is right

    by newc0253

    i like Jack White and Alicia Keys but this is a dull song. They shoulda gone with Amy Funhouse.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 12:57 p.m. CST

    This songs sucks ass

    by Knightsong

    I personally thought 'You Know My Name' was one of, if not the strongest, Bonds songs ever. This song just sounds like noise and garbage. I couldn't even get through it all it was that bad. I really hope the movie doesn't suck as bad as this song. Most Bond songs suck, the only thing that makes them tolerable are the trippy title sequences. The very few that I can think of that didn't totally suck are 'For Your Eyes Only' and maybe 'The Living Daylights'. I was never a huge bond fan until the last movie, I hope they don't blow it.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 12:58 p.m. CST

    I love License to Kill

    by Geekgasm

    A shame they didn't just get Shirley Bassey to sing it.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 12:59 p.m. CST

    bored

    by name818

    id rather listen someone farting into a microphone

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Late on this "cool news"

    by TooWhippy

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 1:05 p.m. CST

    What an atonal mess. Keys and White must think their farts don't

    by Psalmolive

    This them is unbelievably horrendously awful beyond anything that can be conceived by man. The masterful License to Kill theme makes this theme sound like somebody threw Alicia Keys and Jack White down a flight of concrete stairs with all their instruments and recorded the result and stuck on the film.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 1:07 p.m. CST

    ..stink

    by Psalmolive

    nt

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 1:13 p.m. CST

    David Arnold?

    by PITCHPERFECT

    David Arnold knows how to compose Bond music really well did he have any input on this track like he did with Casino Royale's "You Know My Name" It doesn't sound like he did this time around. Alicia needs to work on her lower body it's starting to look out of proportion with the rest of her. I'm all for big junk in the trunk but she looks abnormal in this video.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 1:15 p.m. CST

    THAT IS HORRIBLE !!!

    by Darth Valinorean

    WHAT THE HECK IS THAT ????? THAT IS JUNK!!!

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Worst Bond Song Ever?

    by Geekgasm

    All Time High from Octopussy

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Where's Marvin Hamlish when you need him?

    by jackson healy

    This is atrocious. Hook-less. Discordant. I love Jack Black and Alicia Keyes. But not in this off the cuff Friday night Midnight musician's jam session. Give me those Bond themes with obvious hooks and hummable tunes from the glory days. 'Diamonds Are Forever'. 'Nobody Does It Better'. 'All Time High'. That was the golden age of the James Bond theme song.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Mr.Meanie. Best Bond song ever? Agreed sir. Agreed.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    You Know my Name a close second.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 1:32 p.m. CST

    The best Bond song....

    by otm shank

    was the opening to "On Her Majestys Secret Service". This one's ok.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Terrible...

    by hypnotron

    Terrible song...Terrible video...The worst Bond theme thus far...they seem to get worse and worse...

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 1:36 p.m. CST

    TIME FOR ANOTHER MORIARTY APPEAL LETTER

    by ArcadianDS

    SIRS,<P> ITS NOT TOO LATE TO SAVE THE BOND MUSAK! WHAT WHAT IN THE BUTT IS PERFECT FOR THE THEME YOU ARE GOING FOR HERE. YOU MUST LISTEN AND HEED THE WORDS OF MORIARTY<p> SIGNED,<p> MORI

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 1:42 p.m. CST

    screw you and your "hooks"!

    by abigblueball

    The "it needs a hook" mindset is what kills pop music. I find it refreshing when my ears aren't manipulated with a contrived 'hook' to loop around in my skull before being disposed of in MMMBop land. This is a cool song Bond or no with two interesting artists. Their voices sound great together.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 1:56 p.m. CST

    What an egotistical little Prick.

    by NoDiggity

    Talk all you want about how this will be fixed by the time of release, but what you are seeing is White being an egotistical experimental prick, and it's exactly the way he wanted it to sound. He's shouting down Alicia Keys, trying to drown her out. It's all about him and "his" sound. Fucking little shit. And fuck all you "hipster" morons and your worship of this self-absorbed asshole.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Aw, I liked both Chris's and Gladys' tunes

    by Yotz Von Frelnik

    I likes Chris's a lot more than Gladys Knight's, but they're both very good, I always felt. Can't understand what's lacking for some in "You Know My Name".

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 2 p.m. CST

    White Stripes

    by Saltoner

    I love The White Stripes and think Jack White is one of the greatest musicians ever! But this song is neither here nor there. An odd pairing with Keys, would have been cooler with someone more dynamic. I don't really care, there hasn't been a good Bond film since Connery.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Awful, just awful.

    by fatpaulie

    So awful I had to write something saying that it was awful, repeating the word awful enough times that it just loses its meaning. Awful.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 2:14 p.m. CST

    A Hook Is Important!

    by PITCHPERFECT

    To abigblueball...I agree that "it needs a hook" mindset has hurt pop music, but this is a movie theme tune we're talking about here. It's supposed to represent the franchise and everything Bond is supposed to epitomize. A musical hook is an important ingredient in the composition of a movie theme tune. I'm sure those movies with the strongest hooks...Star Wars, Superman, etc can be hummed and enjoyed by most people. The more intricate the musical arrangement the less likely people will hum it, sing it or remember it. Try catching many people who can hum the Spider-Man movie theme properly. It's great to have experimental sounds in the incidental music in the movie score, but I truly believe you need a good melody for the main title theme. Maybe for those of you who prefer less melody and more complexity I suggest that next time around Eon should gather a group of musicians together and have them tune their instruments simultaneously and have the sound engineer record them. This could then be used as the next Bond song would that be avant garde enough for you?

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 2:25 p.m. CST

    It's official...

    by Kid Z

    ...Jack White has sold out. ('Course I knew that a coupla years back when Icky Thump came out and sucked ass!)

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Hrm

    by MartinX

    I like the song, but I don't necessarily think it's a good "Bond" song. I think it's a better fit than the last one, It does a reasonable job of fitting the movies sensibilities, i.e being mostly modern, but still having some of the classic Bond cues. Although having said that the brass bits didn't really "fit". At the very least I guess it's sort of trending upwards again, this one and "What's my name" are definitely better than the previous two in my opinion. Maybe it's all part of the plan, New Bond is still evolving and so is his theme music, maybe in the next one it'll be even more "Bondlike". Sort of like how the music in the Starwars prequels got closer to the "proper" starwars themes as they went along.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Will Smith Bond song...

    by Kid Z

    ..."I'm livin' in th MI5 days, gettin jiggy wit my MI5 ways!"

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 2:37 p.m. CST

    They Should Have Hired Trent Reznor!!!

    by Media Messiah

    Alica Keys can't sing, mistake number one. Mistake number two, is that this song has no real hook, no real melody??? Number three, it is too slow and has too many musical breaks and bridges. Finally, the song fails to really build to a rousing crescendo although it attempts to. The entire song just sits there waiting to happen, but nothing of consequence, nothing of substance, or excitement, ever occurs???<BR><BR>Really, anything that Trent Reznor does is better than this musical travesty, by light years!!! Reznor would have delivered something of great interest and musical integrity, something that at least, we could respect and admire as a legitimate effort, and perhaps he would have even delivered a hit song upon us!!!<BR><BR>Mark my words, the Alicia Keys/Jack White song will be a major, major, bomb!!!

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Just total guff!!

    by wowsah156

    Bond is irrelevant. The songs are wubbish. When is the next Bourne movie out already?!

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Wow, seriously...

    by kayleefan

    ...that is friggin' awful.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 2:41 p.m. CST

    A few bands I would like..

    by Harold-Sherbort

    ..to hear do a Bond theme: My Morning Jacket(not a big fan, but I think they could make something pretty cool) Radiohead( I know, I know "More Radiohead?" I'd like to hear what they would do) Tool(wait, that would never work) Portishead(Oh yeah!)

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 2:41 p.m. CST

    A View To A Kill is still the best Bond song and video

    by BackRiverCatfish

    Maybe I just think that because it was the first Bond song I remember hearing.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Great Bond Songs: Live & Let Die/The Spy Who Loved Me!!!

    by Media Messiah

    Someone said that all James Bond theme songs are bad, well, that's not true. Live & Let Die and The Spy Who Loved Me...are some of the greatest songs ever written or performed!!!

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 2:44 p.m. CST

    You're kidding me

    by SuperflyTNT

    License to Kill? That was easily one of the worst themes, attached to one of weakest entries. The last marginally proper sounding Bond theme was The World is Not Enough. This new one though? It reaches Madonna-levels of failure.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 2:45 p.m. CST

    I'M SO TIRED OF BLACK...

    by the book

    I'm so tired of black women's attitudes. I KNOOOW I'm not the only one who thinks this. When Obama becomes President I want all the black people to know that YOU NO LONGER HAVE ANY MORE FUCKING EXCUSES. Lose the attitudes, lose your racism and be a Goddamn civil human being. Neither myself nor my friends think black or white until black people rub it in our face. You've had plenty of time to get it right. White people just want to move on and let's all be people. FUCK'S SAKE!!

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 2:47 p.m. CST

    When I FIST read this review...

    by taxman2001

    My fist impressions were that Merrick may have lost his concentration when typing because he was afraid of being firsted by another AICN member to break this story. But I'm sure this is not the case. Anyway, damn good song which appears to compliment the direction the series is going in (as did Cornell's "You Know My Name" for Casino Royale). Damn good video that doesn't rely on having lots of clips from the film being cut into it.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 2:49 p.m. CST

    It's growing on me...

    by SpyGuy

    Final judgment is being reserved until I hear it with the opening credits sequence, though. <p>Oh, and the last really good Bond song was "The World is Not Enough" by Garbage. I will have words with any man who says otherwise.</p>

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Jack White's best when the songs are his own property

    by DOGSOUP

    Apperantly.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 2:59 p.m. CST

    This song is pants...

    by eXcommunicated

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Fucking Shitty - Shirley Bassy is alive you know

    by picardsucks

    She still performs and still has the pipes. How fucking retro cool would a new Shirley Bassy theme be?? Hip Hop Bond fucking sucks on chili shit. And though Keys has the right pipes and tits for that matter to do it this one sucks harder than Bree Olson. Keep the hip hop fucking shit away from Bond please

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 3:04 p.m. CST

    I was raised that

    by Diagnostic

    it is improper to make fun of someone like Jack White.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Not yet

    by Screwbini

    Not digging the song yet, but maybe it will grow on me. It took me a while to like You Know My Name, and though it's not great, I grew to like it better after hearing several times. I disagree with those who panned License to Kill - I thought it worked well as the theme for that particular movie, and Gladys Knight absolutely nailed the vocals. My favorite classic Bond theme has got to be You Only Live Twice. It really set the mood for the film, and I especially liked the little Japanese touches. Man, I sure miss John Barry!!!

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Jack White...

    by the book

    Looks like a Tim Burton character. Although TB's characters don't suck and Jack White does. Oh and Alecia keys is also a talentless hack as most of the new artists these days.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Jack's White & Alecia's Black

    by the book

    Obama's pretending to be black & and McCain is deifnately cracker white.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 3:16 p.m. CST

    One More Thing

    by Screwbini

    I forgot to mention that I love Alicia Keys' "Beyonce thighs"!

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Alicia's voice sounds terrible in this

    by Olsen Twins_Fan

    I like the horns tho. And Alicia Keys is HOT!

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Napalm Death should do the next one.

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Gorrillaz should do the next one...

    by Kid Z

    ...Damon Albarn is a sadly overlooked musical genius!

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 3:28 p.m. CST

    "Whoah-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh!"

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    "Whoah-OH-OH-OH-OH-OH!"<BR><BR>"Whoah-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh!"<BR><BR>"Whoah-OH-OH-OH-OH-OH!"<BR><BR>Fantastically awful.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Or better yet...

    by Kid Z

    ...He should get Blur back together for the next on!

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 3:30 p.m. CST

    And I have no idea how I made that text bold...

    by Le Vicious Fishus

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 3:31 p.m. CST

    History repeats itself.

    by Pompoulus

    Everybody hated the last song too and it rocked their socks off when the movie premiered. I dig this. More than anything though this video makes me wish Keys was IN the movie.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Also:

    by Pompoulus

    What really sold me on You Know My Name was that little bit of orchestration and horn work that wasn't in even the music video. It's hard to find that version of the song, but that bit was essential to me. They may screw with this one too a little for maximum intro goodness.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 3:34 p.m. CST

    I grant you, Keys in this video actually...

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    looks like she should be in a *Connery* Bond film. Very retro look which is quite becoming.<BR><BR>That stated, this song's vocals are simply dreadful. Ruins the whole thing, imo.<BR><BR>Not to mention, "Whoah-OH-OH-OH-OH-OH!"

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 3:51 p.m. CST

    I really liked the Cornell song..

    by Campion

    But I've been a Soundgarden fan for years. I thought it went well with the film and the new Bond. This one, <shrug>, like most of them I don't care.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 3:53 p.m. CST

    WTF was that

    by MattmanReturns

    That's the worst Bond song I've ever heard. I'm depressed I'll have to listen to it again when I see this movie.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 4:03 p.m. CST

    pants or mustard?

    by TooWhippy

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 4:16 p.m. CST

    NO HOOK=YOUR A NEW AGE HIPSTER!

    by uberman

    Jack Black. The White Strips. Every 'Important' rock critic raves about their daring. Look-the've got NO BASS PLAYER!!!!! Look-the chick plays like she just finished lessons in the 10th grade!!!! Look! Jack listens to the old Blues masters-the sign of a true musical sophisticate. The world over will remember their awesome contribution to rock music for ages. Who can forget...errr....Uhmmm....hang on, one will come to me.....Ahhhh....Icky Thump?

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Yes, bring back Shirley Bassey and JOHN BARRY!

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    I know Barry's retired and all, but one last classy 007 score from him would be sweet, espacially as the Craig films harken back to the "classic" 60's Connery Bond style than any of the Brosnan films did.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 4:31 p.m. CST

    It's fine...

    by UltimaRex

    Seriously, it's fine. It's not Live And Let Die by any means but it does the job...

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 4:36 p.m. CST

    ERRR....I MEANT JACK WHITE....

    by uberman

    What an incredibly gifted artist. He writes the soundtrack to a new generation. His songs will live on and on, oft repeated but never mastered. Move over Lennon, theres a new kid in town.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 4:36 p.m. CST

    AWFUL.. but now with video!

    by ScoobySnack

    The song still sucks. Completely unmemorable. Why hasn't EON even considered Bjork? She's an avant-garde choice who would work brilliantly. Don't believe me? Check out "Isobel" from Post and then get back to me. That song practically her audition for the Bond series.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 4:36 p.m. CST

    The White Stripes...

    by loodabagel

    One of the only straightforward "rock" band that's worth anything these days. Notable, hook-filled, well played songs include but are not limited to You're Pretty Good Looking For a Girl, Hello Operator, Apple Blossom, Seven Nation Army, Black Math, I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself, Ball and Biscuit, The Hardest Button To Button, Hypnotize, Girl, You Have No Faith In Medicine, Blue Orchid, My Doorbell, The Denial Twist, Red Rain, Little Ghost, Take Take Take, I'm Lonely But I Aint That Lonely Yet, Icky Thump, You Don't Know What Love Is ou Just Do As You're Told, Little Cream Soda, Rag and Bone, I'm Slowly Turning Into You, Catch Hell Blues, Hotel Yorba, We're Going To BE Friends, Jimmy The Exploder, The Big Three Killed My Baby and more. And not every drummer has to sound like Tommy Lee or some pompous, over the top shit from the 80's. Meg White has a minimalist style which works great for the band she's in.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Lyrics...

    by hypnotron

    'Another blinger with a slick trigger finger'...These are the worst lyrics I have EVER heard...

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Uberman...

    by loodabagel

    Please tell me some bands that genuine rock bands that are better than the White Stripes. I'd love to hear them.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Maybe with the visuals it will work

    by bah

    But it's kind of bad. I was happy for the first 15 seconds, then it got too nuts. Alicia's okay, but Jack Black -- great as he is -- was wrong for Bond.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Er....Jack White

    by bah

    ahem

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 4:44 p.m. CST

    The song was better than the video

    by TheNorthlander

    But then, the same can be said for License to Kill.<br> <br> As for Cornell's song, that one DOES grow on you. Didn't like it much when it came out, but it's become a regular in my mp3 player (it's only got 2gigs so I gotta change content every so often).

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Works for me.

    by stardogg

    Theme song not all that important to me, I want to see the movie. Remember how Duran Duran rocked "A View To A kil"? Great song, crappy movie. So rock on Jack and Alicia.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 4:46 p.m. CST

    The Book: You Are A Racist!!!

    by Media Messiah

    Free Land grabs. Grandfathering Programs for colleges, meaning, you can get into Yale, or other colleges, just as long as Grandfather or other family members of yours attended the school, but if not, even with an A Grade average, you may not be allowed to attend that college, although you may best another student eligible under that program. George W. Bush got into Yale with a C Grade average and became President??? Now, that is racism, and classism in practice. And then there are all of the years that whites didn't have to pay taxes. Taxation in the U.S. only began just after the beginning of the 20th Century, giving whites over a hundred plus years of not having to pay any taxes, period!!! Now, you combine the grandfathering programs that were started during the time of segregation, with the monies built by white families during the time when the U.S. government was giving away free land, through land grabs to whites, who had no taxes to pay, and you'll see why there is such a wide economic difference between many blacks and whites in today's culture when it comes to earning potential and poverty. If you are starting any race 100 feet behind your closest competition, by design of those holding the race, and you are still in that race, that is a blessing from God, a miracle, that you are even given it a close go of things...but there have been no breaks given to blacks.<BR><BR>With the holes in the Affirmative Action Laws, employers were allowed to consider white women, minorities, as a result, the number one beneficiaries of Affrmative Action, bar none, have been white woman. Don't believe me, look around where you work??? How many white women do you see, versus minorities??? Then look at how many black men you see on staff. Because of how the law was written, racist employers tend to hire white women first to skirt around the law...then they various other women of color, with black women being the lower number chosen. Next, any other group of color is picked when it comes to men, and then maybe some black men are included, but not guaranteed, in the count. That is how the law has been abused and practiced.<BR><BR> Institutionalized and covert racism is real, further complicated by the practice of gerrymandering of tax collections in states, to the bounderies of state lines, when it comes to influencing the Electoral College. In terms of tax collection, rich people who benefited from those land grabs, no tax payments, and the grandfathering programs, have made it so that they don't have to share their local tax monies with other communities that are poor. As a result, neighborhood schools in rich areas have annual operating budgets bigger than, or equal to most Jr. Colleges...as well, they have the best teachers money can buy. And in California, the news media (KGO--ABC TV) has caught these very public school teachers, on order of the school administration, illegally fixing grades for rich kids so they can compete for college recruitment with kids who go to private schools. State Law Makers are aware of this, but don't care since their kids go to these very schools and thus benefit from the grade fixing. Most of the kids happen to be white, BTW. And finally, gerrymandering in national elections. There are middle U.S. States that are given higher levels of electoral college points than they deserve, based upon the number of the populace, even though their citizenship s very low, many having less citizens in their states, than in most major U.S. cities??? Why do they do this, the U.S. Government, that is??? To allow small populations of highly racist and uneducated people, to swing elections. The same type of people who believe that God hates Fags, that it is okay to Rape Your Daughter, that it is okay to Rape Farm Animals, that Black, And Other Non Whites...Aren't Human, and that the KKK is like the Boy Scouts...just a wonderful social group???<BR><BR>With the way people of color have been treated in this country, we are all lucky they haven't become terrorists to fight back against the injustice they are exposed to on a daily basis, and you call them ingrates, get off the drugs???!!!<BR><BR>These people have been good neighbors, despite how they have been horribly treated, something that continues to happen to this day. And although not all people of color are perfect, I must note, nor is every white person perfect, or a good neighbor either. Some of every group, including whites, are criminals, anti social, etc., but you don't blame an entire group for their worst examples, nor do you praise an entire group for their best examples. And yes, not every person from a small state is a racist or sleeps with animals, etc., but you get my point, there are a lot of small minded people who won't wake-up until they are forced to see that we are all Americans, not just those who are white, or look, or are accepted as white!!!<BR><BR> White men invented the plane. A Indian man invented the camera. A Black person invented traffic lights, and another heart surgery. We did that as the American Family, together, not separate and divided as the powers that be would like us to be, so they can continue to rip all of us off and confuse us, through manufactured crises...from wars, to the SNL crisis, the Dot Com Company Collapse, the Mortgage Crisis, the Fuel Crisis, and staged Terrorist Attacks, etc., while we continue to fight over racism, something they have sold to us to keep us at each other's throats...and you have bought into it, just like a good litlle programmable Stepford Wife!!!<BR><BR>BTW...Obama is a Euro/African American person, both Black and White...someone who was born or people who were born free. He is not the son (or daughter) of a slave, and a slave master, as most black Americans are. And until these people are given justice, starting with them being given their free land grab, their 40 acres and a mull, and their years of zero taxation...there will never be true equality and balanced financial equity therein...for them, they will never feel that they have been allowed to be average Americans with full and equal rights, nor should they. Hell, the right for blacks to even vote has to be ratified every so often by elected politicians, as it hasn't been made a perminent part of the U.S. Constitution, and until these things are done, there will never be ethnic balance in the United States of Absurdia...nor will the U.S. truly know God's Full Blessings!!!

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 4:47 p.m. CST

    You Know My Name

    by bah

    Was a good song but not a good Bond theme. The animations, though, were top notch, one of the absolute best.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 4:48 p.m. CST

    I'm seeing Transporter 3

    by Spandau Belly

    fuck this movie, my November ticket will be the *real* new James Bond: Transporter! and where was Keys in that song? just getting screeched over by Black? You don't hire an R&B singer to do a fucking garage rock duet. Come on guys.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Kool Moe Dee!

    by stardogg

    Remember his "I go to work" rap that had the classic James Bond riffs? That would have been cool for a Bond flick. Just feeling nostalgic. :(

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 4:51 p.m. CST

    The shittiest Bond songs are...

    by DocManhattan

    Moonraker and Die Another Day. Moonraker nearly puts me to sleep, and Die Another Day makes me feel like I'm going into a seizure. Other than those two, I find all the other Bond themes to be enjoyable including this one.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Thank you Media Messiah...

    by loodabagel

    I didn't read all of your post because I don't hate black people, but I bet it's impressive. Unfortunately, I have a feeling that other guy has moved on now. You should roam from website to website with that post, silencing all comers with your righteousness.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 5 p.m. CST

    next time: Portishead

    by wash

    Scratch that, David Fucking Bowie.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Good, not Great.

    by Larry of Arabia

    i'm digging it as a bond theme, but not as it's own songs. I grabs the theme of movies perfectly, and it is ominous and dark. To be a great SONG it needed someone to belt it out. Sadly the young lady is not up to the task.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Amended: The Book: You Are A Racist!!!

    by Media Messiah

    Free Land grabs. Grandfathering Programs for colleges, meaning, you can get into Yale, or other colleges, just as long as Grandfather or other family members of yours attended the school, but if not, even with an A Grade average, you may not be allowed to attend that college, although you may best another student eligible under that program. George W. Bush got into Yale with a C Grade average and became President??? Now, that is racism, and classism in practice. And then there are all of the years that whites didn't have to pay taxes. Taxation in the U.S. only began just after the beginning of the 20th Century, giving whites over a hundred plus years of not having to pay any taxes, period!!! Now, you combine the grandfathering programs that were started during the time of segregation, with the monies built by white families during the time when the U.S. government was giving away free land, through land grabs to whites, who had no taxes to pay, and you'll see why there is such a wide economic difference between many blacks and whites in today's culture when it comes to earning potential and poverty. If you are starting any race 100 feet behind your closest competition, by design of those holding the race, and you are still in that race, that is a blessing from God, a miracle, that you are even giving it a close go of things...but there have been no breaks given to blacks.<BR><BR>With the holes in the Affirmative Action Laws, employers were allowed to consider white women, minorities, as a result, the number one beneficiaries of Affrmative Action, bar none, have been white woman. Don't believe me, look around where you work??? How many white women do you see, versus minorities??? Then look at how many black men you see on staff. Because of how the law was written, racist employers tend to hire white women first, literally and figuratively, to skirt around the law...then they hire various other women of color, with black women being the lower number chosen. Next, any other group of color is picked when it comes to men, and then maybe some black men are included, but not guaranteed, in the count. That is how the law has been abused and practiced.<BR><BR> Institutionalized and covert racism is real, further complicated by the practice of gerrymandering of tax collections in states, to the bounderies of state lines, when it comes to influencing the Electoral College. In terms of tax collection, rich people who benefited from those land grabs, no tax payments, and the grandfathering programs, have made it so that they don't have to share their local tax monies with other communities that are poor. As a result, neighborhood schools in rich areas have annual operating budgets bigger than, or equal to most Jr. Colleges...as well, they have the best teachers money can buy. And in California, the news media (KGO--ABC TV) has caught these very public school teachers, on order of the school administration, illegally fixing grades for rich kids so they can compete for college recruitment with kids who go to private schools. State Law Makers are aware of this, but don't care since their kids go to these very schools and thus benefit from the grade fixing. Most of the kids happen to be white, BTW. And finally, gerrymandering in national elections. There are middle U.S. States that are given higher levels of electoral college points than they deserve, based upon the number of their respective populaces, even though their citizenship is very low, many having less citizens in their states, than in most major U.S. cities??? Why do they do this, the U.S. Government, that is??? To allow small populations of highly racist and uneducated people, to swing elections. The same type of people who believe that God hates Fags, that it is okay to Rape Your Daughter, that it is okay to Rape Farm Animals, that Black, And Other Non Whites...Aren't Human, and that the KKK is like the Boy Scouts...just a wonderful social group???<BR><BR>With the way people of color have been treated in this country, we are all lucky they haven't become terrorists to fight back against the injustice they are exposed to on a daily basis, and you call them ingrates, get off the drugs???!!!<BR><BR>These people have been good neighbors, despite how they have been horribly treated, something that continues to happen to this day. And although not all people of color are perfect, I must note, nor is every white person perfect, or a good neighbor either. Some of every group, including whites, are criminals, anti social, etc., but you don't blame an entire group for their worst examples, nor do you praise an entire group for their best examples. And yes, not every person from a small state is a racist or sleeps with animals, etc., but you get my point, there are a lot of small minded people who won't wake-up until they are forced to see that we are all Americans, not just those who are white, or look, or are accepted as white!!!<BR><BR> White men invented the plane. An Indian man invented the camera. A Black person invented traffic lights, and another heart surgery. We did that as the American Family, together, not separate and divided as the powers that be would like us to be, so they can continue to rip all of us off and confuse us, through manufactured crises...from wars, to the SNL crisis, the Dot Com Company Collapse, the Mortgage Crisis, the Fuel Crisis, and staged Terrorist Attacks, etc., while we continue to fight over racism, something they have sold to us to keep us at each other's throats...and you have bought into it, just like a good little programmable Stepford Wife!!!<BR><BR>BTW...Obama is a Euro/African American person, both Black and White...someone who was born of people who were born free. He is not the son (or daughter) of a slave, and a slave master, as most Black Americans are. And until these people are given justice, starting with them being given their free land grab, their 40 acres and a mule, and their years of zero taxation...there will never be true equality and balanced financial equity therein...for them, they will never feel that they have been allowed to be average Americans with full and equal rights, nor should they. Hell, the right for blacks to even vote has to be ratified every so often by elected politicians, as it hasn't been made a perminent part of the U.S. Constitution, and until these things are done, there will never be ethnic balance in the United States of Absurdia...nor will the U.S. truly know God's Full Blessings...Amen!!!

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 5:08 p.m. CST

    No, don't scratch that

    by DOGSOUP

    Portishead is PERFECT

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Best post-Moore Bond songs...

    by Negative Man

    <p>Chris Cornell - You know my Name (Casino Royal)</p><p>K.D. Lang - Surrender (Tomorrow Never Dies)</p><p>The Casino Royal theme had to grow on me a little, but it's a solid theme. Gives a good lead in to the break neck chase we're about to witness. K.D. Lang's 'Surrender' was sadly only used for the end credits, but the melody is used through out the movie.</p>

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 5:16 p.m. CST

    i like it

    by chipps

    and i like the clip. i know this sounds a bit silly but i think these movie tie in songs often over use the movie itself in the clip, which is lazy and causes the song to date. plenty of songs outlive the movie 'city of angels' anyone and you get the feeling that they wish they were not as linked. i prefer this to 'you know my name' which does sound more like a bond. song. licence to kill was good. the last one i really liked was goldeneye. which is also one of the best bond films and certainly the best brosnan one. how can any bond music discussion not mention not mention live and let die. this song is good, particularly the jack white parts. the yelling bits waaaoooooohahhahaha! are the only let down

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Our music opinions suck worse than our film opinions.

    by tonagan

    Which also suck. Mine included.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Everyone hated YKMN at first, too.

    by cinemixtape.com

    When the next one comes out, everyone will be like "OMG, this is like soooo gross, why isn't it as good as the one with Jack and Alicia?!?! Waaaahwahhhhh." The vocals sound natural and lively, as opposed to being overly polished, thus fitting in perfectly with the tone of the new Bond films. I do agree that Alicia is out of place here. She wasn't needed, but she might bring in a crossover audience to the song/movie. The song is very Bond-ish and dark, and it's memorable after a few listens, not the first.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Ickt Thump is one of the best!

    by loodabagel

    It's got the hard rock and driving hooks of Elephant and the experimental sophistication of Get Behind Me Satan. "St. Andrew" sounds like Meg White channeling the Velvet Underground. I also think it could be their poppiest, catchiest album.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Still not the worst Bond song

    by Liberty Valance

    That dubious honor goes to "The man with the golden GU-HUH-HUN." That song is slice-your-own-ears-off-Reservoir-Dogs-style bad.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Why is Alicia Keys only credited in the video?

    by loodabagel

    Jack White seems to be doing the most work, or at least drowning her out. They should have just used this as the theme song- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8x4pwWd86lg&feature=related

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Thanks Loodabagel

    by Media Messiah

    I was born of mostly all racial groups, so I speak from all sides of this issue from an even plateau. I call my family the U.N. due to our rich ethnic make-up...but in my life, I have been treated good by whites and blacks, etc., in addition, to being treated very badly by members of both groups, but there are shinning people who know that the experience of life is one created of love, or should be...and when we allow hate to breached that sphere, it serves to lower the quality of life, not only for blacks, but for whites as well.<BR><BR> Extinguish racism fueled poverty, and you extinguish large amounts of crime. Extinguish hateful bigotry, and you allow all children to rise to the top of educational institutions and industry, thus allowing them to contribute to our country as well employed tax paying citizens, not welfare dependents and debters to this nation. When you do that, the economy goes up, poverty and drug addictions (and all addictions) go down, murder, rape, domestic violence, car jackings, bank robberies, home invasions, and drunk driving, virtually all ills of this society of ours, will all go down, drastically!!! When you have a fair culture, you have a healthier culture...mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually...and when that happens, your quality of life goes up and that of your family members and friends, not just that of the black or latino families up the street, no...we will all benefit greatly, including whites...and that is something, sadly, that most bigots refuse to understand!!! It isn't just about the preservation of others, it is about one's own personal preservation, and that of those whom they love. But the question for all bigots is this: Do they love their families more than they hate black people??? I hope for their sakes, and that of their loved ones, and all of us, for that matter...that their answer is the fore, and not the latter!!!

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Give me The Raconteurs

    by DocManhattan

    Over the White Stripes anyday.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Live and Let Die

    by Chriss

    I'll remind you all that L&LD was not at all popular at first. In fact the producers, when they first heard it are reported to have said incredulously "Is that it?" I didn't like this at first but I've found it a bit grown on me. I found myself mentally listening to it a few days later.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 5:42 p.m. CST

    MediaMessiah...

    by DocManhattan

    While I agree with all your points, I think a response of that magnitude to thebook's comments is a little unwarranted. Move on, get off the soapbox, and let's get back to the subject at hand.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 5:42 p.m. CST

    What is this fucking "Everyone Hated the Last Bond Theme..

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Until the Movie Came Out" meme? Guess what? I don't like the fucking song, and I WILL not like it no matter what the fucking visual context of the song is. It's not my musical cup of fucking tea.<BR><BR>And, again--I've listened to this fucker five times now. I'm not going to like it even if I listen to it fifty fucking times more while watching the heavenly host gang bang jesus.<BR><BR>I think it's fine that some of you like this song, btw. Knock yourself out, Kid. But I DON'T like it, and that's fucking ok too. <BR><BR> One more time:<BR><BR>I do not, WILL not like this song.<BR>I do not LIKE it-- s'fucking WRONG.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 5:47 p.m. CST

    What rhymes with Quantum of Solace anyway?

    by Scathing

    Maybe they should call the film another way to die, or would that be too prophetic?

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Madonna's Die Another Day was better than this!

    by TheWaqman

    ....the video was too. This song is fucking weak. And fuck the last one too. I'm not liking this trend of not naming the themes after the bond movies anymore. The song should have been called Quantum of Solace, and it should have been done by Muse or Michael Buble or something.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Give it to Damon Albarn....

    by TheWaqman

    he's the REAL genius in the industry nowadays. Fuck off with this Jack White shit....the guy is overrated and he sounds like a hyena. Fuckin hipsters.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 6 p.m. CST

    Jack White without

    by Series7

    Gondry, is useless.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Oh god!

    by loodabagel

    A James Bond Theme done in lego cartoon form. That would be cute. Then everyone would really be crying HIPSTERS!!! But I'd like to see Nas do the next theme song. I think he's got what it takes. And the theme song isn't the actual movie, so who gives a shit anyway?

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 6:08 p.m. CST

    DocManhatten!!!

    by Media Messiah

    Comments like that of Book add-up over time, just like the daily hate filled mental programming (brainwashing) of millions of Americans who are informed by the false comments of the elk of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Michael Savage, etc. At some point you have to stand-up and say something...and sometimes a line or two just will not serve to reverse the mis-education of souls like these.<BR><BR>Your comments of frustration should not be aimed at me, rather, you should have addressed The Book, as I did...a more worthy and constructive use of your time, rather than casually dismissing much of my opinion on a lite and breezy whim.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Did he do the Denial Twist video?

    by loodabagel

    All I can think of is Fell in Love With a Girl and The Hardest Button TO Button. Neither are among my favorite White Stripes videos. Blue Orchid could've been a great one if they hadn't Michael Bayed the editing. WAY too fast.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 6:12 p.m. CST

    You Know My Name

    by Caerdwyn

    I liked it. It wasn't chill-inducing catawalling for a change, and the credits graphics were awesome.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 6:15 p.m. CST

    PITCH PERFECT

    by abigblueball

    A HOOK is an easy place to hang your hat on, to catch fish with, and to infect idiotic ears with a sonic virus. A HOOK is also the tool used to remove awful AMATEURS off the stage at the Apollo theater. This song is off the hook. I for one appreciate it.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 6:15 p.m. CST

    I know it's 2008, but is John Barry still alive

    by skimn

    ?? Somewhere?? God, his score for OHMSS was one of the best, period.<p>This left no impression whatsoever. And face it, beyond the title sequence, this is not gonna get a lot of radio airplay.<p>Jack White looks like he escaped from an institution. Egads.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Liberty Valance

    by Geekgasm

    "The Man with the Golden GUH-UUUN" is awful, but its so awful that it circles the awful sphere and becomes so-bad-its-good, in a delightfully campy way. I used to think it was the worst Bond theme, but I eventually decided it was at least interesting in how bad it was instead of just being boring, like "All Time High", "Tomorrow Never Dies", "The World Is Not Enough", and "The Living Daylights".

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 7 p.m. CST

    Cornell IS a god

    by Geekgasm

    But "You Know My Name" didn't quite get it. Its not awful by any means but it doesn't really soar either.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Everyone's complaining about Jack White's looks...

    by loodabagel

    Even though this is the sanest he's looked in the past 4 or 5 years. Personally, I wish he'd looked awful in the video, but oh well. I mean, this get-up would have been perfect- http://tinyurl.com/52vsad

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 7:02 p.m. CST

    The World is Not Enough is the best Bond song

    by I Dunno

    ...at least in the last 20 years or so. And the graphic montages of the Brosnan Bond films were the best. They took it beyond just silhouettes of girls and made them interesting. Except Die Another Day. Almost everything about that movie sucked.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 7:03 p.m. CST

    The Perfect Band for a Bond Theme ...

    by Geekgasm

    ... would have been Queen. Would have absolutely killed it. They should have done the theme for "The Living Daylights" and I'm sure whatever song they would have written with that title would have been a million times better than that a-ha snoozefest. Love 'em or hate 'em, Queen wrote big, memorable music.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 7:05 p.m. CST

    It's pretty horrible

    by quantize

    don't matter how you try to cut it, their voices just dont work together at all

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 7:07 p.m. CST

    i suggest Gabriella Cilmi

    by chipps

    she is fucking spot on and would be awesome for a bond song: http://tinyurl.com/5oc65g

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 7:08 p.m. CST

    I'm not British so I don't know who the fuck

    by I Dunno

    that guy is but someone needs to tell him that chubby and emo don't work together. He looks like some douchebag I'd see working at Hot Topic.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 7:16 p.m. CST

    um yeah,

    by chipps

    he's from Detroit.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Media Messiah: hooray for rant, boo for Keys

    by necgray

    Can't sing? CAN'T SING???? I want to simultaneously high-five you for smacking down that "the book" racist douche and toss intranets flame hate at you for suggesting Keys can't sing. Sigh. Well, you're entitled to your opinion, sir. I'll be enjoying my As I Am...

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Would any of you people have used the word "Hook"

    by Boxclocke

    ... if it hadn't been in the article? Be honest now. And I actually kind of dig the song. It's interesting how the stripped down, nasty, raw, jangly blues sound from Jack White mixes (or rather, doesn't) with Keyes' velvety vocal style. No, it isn't an obvious pairing, but it's striking.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Not a bad song, but not a Bond song.

    by dr sauch

    The vocals kill it.

  • Hook. great movie that. everyone loves it. I don't think a single regular here would say a word against it.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 8:53 p.m. CST

    They should have recorded Keys popping a hemorrhoid

    by Psalmolive

    And White choking on the fluid. That would have been toe-tappingly better than this.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Not bad, could be better.

    by Human Tornado

    Alicia Keys is ok, but why not Meg White? Plus, Madonna proved she can do a memorable Bond theme. It's called Beautiful Stranger. The problem is it was released with the wrong movie.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Great, now let me know when it gets a melody

    by TinkerTIW

    Admittedly, it took YOU KNOW MY NAME a while to grow on me, but that's Goldfinger compared to this.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 9:15 p.m. CST

    He's from Detroit?

    by I Dunno

    Wow. Detroit's such a hellhole, you'd think they'd produce a better class of emo than that chubby half a fag.

  • And the song ruined that. But really, I loved how they used it to imply a large part of the story.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Why, only 3 days too late!

    by ricarleite

    AICN... is getting late information... from Yahoo. Pathetic.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 9:36 p.m. CST

    Dragonball movie trailer leak

    by The Devlinizer

    no sound but.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GgIDFJHKLY

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 9:40 p.m. CST

    I like the song BUT...

    by Continentalop

    A good Bond theme it isn't. To me, a good James Bond theme represents James himself, hence why crooners and English female pop singers work so well, and why a rapper, a country singer, a punk rock band or (in this case) a garage rocker wouldn't work so well - because I couldn't imagine James himself listening to this. Even when they finally did have a pop star make a song for the film, it was a British icon (Paul McCartney) saluting another British icon as he was about to be portrayed by a new actor.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 9:45 p.m. CST

    skimm, re: John Barry

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Yes, he's still with us, but he's in his late 70's now, and considering how the great film composers have been dropping left and right over the past five years (Kamen, Goldsmith, Bernstein, Raksin, Poledouris, Walker), we may not have him around for much longer, which is why I so desperately would like to hear him do one last film, preferably a Bond film, before the inevitable.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 10:25 p.m. CST

    It's okay, nowhere near the worst

    by superunknown85

    The worst songs are License to Kill, All Time High (from Octopussy), Die Another Day, The Man With the Golden Gun and Thunderball, which is too cheesy. It could have been better though.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 10:46 p.m. CST

    The two worst Bong songs are...

    by Powers Boothe

    All Time High (from Octopussy) by Rita Coolidge and The World Is Not Enough by Garbage.<p>Merrick: Gladys Knight's License To Kill ISN'T "crappy." Sure the late 80s drum machines date it...but it's actually a solid song.<p>I dig the new tune. A far better decision than that weak song used for the last film.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Alicia Keys suffers from Michael Jackson syndrome

    by Xandar1977

    She looks like Posh Spice in this video. By herself, she would probably be ok, but having Jack White onboard just makes it sound like a White Stripes song. It just doesn't make me think James Bond at all.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Why it doesn't work.

    by Royston Lodge

    It's not the lyrics. It's not the melody. It's not the artists. It's the performance. There's just way too much staccato to it all (for those who don't know the word: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staccato). A Bond rock song can have hard-driving music, but the lyrics still should be sung more legato. IMHO.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 10:54 p.m. CST

    LeVicious

    by Pompoulus

    When multiple people think the same thing it's not nessecarily a 'meme'. Give me a break over here, I'm not talking about *you*, the vibe I got is the Casino Royale theme got a lot of flak, but people came around. That's all. Chill out buddy, you can hate the song. You have my permission, officially.

  • Oct. 1, 2008, 11:50 p.m. CST

    You Hapsburg Chimnps are INSANE. This ROCKS!

    by Behemoth

    Best Bond song ever, by FAR.... Absolutely kick ass, and awesome drumming from Jack White. Who woulda known he could play drums like that... Anyway, F youse all, you dumbass pieces of flotsam. Go suck a semen-spewing appendage attached to a yack.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 12:09 a.m. CST

    Powers Boothe

    by caruso_stalker217

    I like your movies, sir. Especially TOMBSTONE, but I have to disagree with you here. The World Is Not Enough... one of the WORST Bond songs? One of the TWO worst? This is madness, sir. This is disturbing madness.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 12:20 a.m. CST

    A Thom Yorke Bond theme is a great idea on paper.

    by cinemixtape.com

    But he'd never do it and it would probably come out way too low key and have no melody to speak of. Let alone actually trying to get Radiohead to do one, which would bring an entirely different set of problems. It's a crime we never got a Bowie-in-his-prime Bond theme.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 12:35 a.m. CST

    That was not what I would classify as good

    by Xiphos_2

    Also I wouldn't call it bad per se, its just a song by modern artist so its sort of just there, like all crap that passes as modern music.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 12:38 a.m. CST

    um..

    by redkamel

    um...license to kill is actually a pretty good song...I'd listen to it on my own. This new song is crap. I mean seriously. Just listen to it. Its sounds really bad. It sounds like a freaking emo kid made it up.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 1:29 a.m. CST

    Actually it's rather good

    by The Rabbit Of Carrot Shaped Doom

    I simply do not understand the backlash against this piece. The Bond movies are moving with the times and this is yet another example. It's a progression from the bombastic Bond tunes from the past and it works perfectly. I simply adore the way it incorporates some of the previous song into its opening. Very clever.<p>Kudos to everyone involved in this venture.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 1:32 a.m. CST

    "like all crap that passes as modern music"

    by The Rabbit Of Carrot Shaped Doom

    I'm afraid Mr Xiphos_2 that you are showing your age with this statement. That "Another Way To Die" doesn't work for you, may not be the fault of the song but rather the fact you haven't moved with the times musically. I would say this statement to be true of most who are now criticising the song.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 1:32 a.m. CST

    Is this a fucking joke?

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    If yes, then it's a bad one. If no, we're fucked.<p>The "Licence To Kill" theme song still fucking rocks!

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 1:50 a.m. CST

    Abd who the fuck is Jack White?

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Looks and sounds like a complete jerkoff to me.<p>In other news, I second the talkbacker who said that they should've hired Trent Reznor.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 1:52 a.m. CST

    As I previously stated...

    by SithScorp

    As someone with 2 music degrees and 25 years in music, this is a piece of GARBAGE. The WORST song I have heard in a LONG time. The fact that it is connected to the Bond franchise is an even more tragic travesty. The whole thing is a mess from the beginning to the end. Whoever greenlighted this thing needs to have their hearing and sanity tested. AWFUL!

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 2:34 a.m. CST

    song all over the place

    by Prossor

    nevermind the goofy video, the song was ilke they took apart every other bond song and stitched together a frankenstein monster.

  • "Pierce Brosnan..." (wah-wah-waaah) "He's the guy, the guy with the clocks that fly...." QoS theme is fucking shite.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 3:18 a.m. CST

    Thanks Necgray!!! Alicia Off Keys

    by Media Messiah

    Thanks for the support on my rant about The Book and his racist views. The more people speak-out against hate, in any form, the better the world will be for all.<BR><BR>About Alicia Keys: Although a wonder pianist, Alicia Keys seems like a background singer to me. Her voice on lead vocals, just seems overly piercing, strained, and almost off key. Don't get me wrong, even though I find her voice to be like scratching a chalkboard, if she demanded that I marry her, I wouldn't be fighting to escape, as she is very attractive and seems to be a very nice person!!!

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 3:42 a.m. CST

    Sounds fine to me...

    by rockstarfozzy

    ...but then again I'm a White Stripes fan. I see how if you don't like Jack White as a vocalist you could dislike the song, but to pass something off as garbage just because you don't like shows how immature you are about music. Music is completely subjective, and everyone has different tastes, kind of like food. Just because you don't like the taste of carrots doesn't mean they're shit. P.S.: I don't give a fuck how many music degrees or how many years you've spent in the music business. The fact that you actively attempt to shit all over music you don't like shows how fucking single minded you are. P.S.S.: Paul Haggis had better not have fucked this movie up for me with one of those ham-fest scripts of his.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 3:45 a.m. CST

    The Rabbit Of Carrot Shaped Doom

    by Xiphos_2

    So the central thesis of your post is that young kids have bad taste? I agree fully.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 3:49 a.m. CST

    Xiphos_2

    by rockstarfozzy

    Yes that is what I'm saying. Carrots are delicious.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 3:53 a.m. CST

    Xiphos_2

    by rockstarfozzy

    Woops. Got confused there. Sorry. But carrots are still delicious.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 4:41 a.m. CST

    Who is Jack White...

    by emeraldboy

    Jack White is the founder member of a now defunct band called the white stripes. The other member was his former wife Meg. When the band was dissolved(2 years ago), court papers were released to prove that meg and jack white were husband and wife and not bro and sister as white had claimed. Jack White is odd bod. Having said he would never sell out. he then signed a deal with Coke cola which was met with fury by white stripes fans. Also Jack white has a violent Temper, he attacked another musician, apparently without provocation. He has bit that heand that fed him. Lauded by the musical press, White(not his real name) railed against the music critics who supported the white stripes and on more than one occasion. After the white stripes, White went to form a supergroup called The Racounters. Whites music is of a thumping variety. Racountoures have released two albums. the now defunct white stripes were known for songs like hardest button to button and hotel yorba and seven nation army. As well as wearing red and white outfits. and working with Michel Gondry.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 4:59 a.m. CST

    Cool video though

    by Evil Hobbit

    Like how it ends with the Bond walking on the horizon shot. Like the gritty motif as well. The rest is quite boring. Can't see them use this song as a theme throughout the movie. I loved when they brought that back with Casino Royale.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 6:01 a.m. CST

    scriptgirl posted her weekly video comment on my myspace page

    by the podosphere

    where's the talkback for it here??? <p> I like the song.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 6:18 a.m. CST

    Bondish trappings, lacks good chorus, shit song

    by zapano

    Uninspiring video as well. Cornell song was crap too, much better than Madonna's though. There hasn't been a decent Bond song in ages, probably since Goldeneye, which was only a passable effort

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Well as long as I have *your* permission to hate it, Pompoulus

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    I'm satisfied.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 8:03 a.m. CST

    Alicia Keyes is hot...but...

    by Bill Brasky

    Is it true that she actually has fat INJECTED into her ass and thighs? You know, to get more of that 'sista' look? Damn though...from the waist up, she is fucking smoking.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 8:08 a.m. CST

    IDunno...

    by Kid Z

    ..."Detroit's such a hellhole, you'd think they'd produce a better class of emo than that chubby half a fag." Hil-fuckin'-larious, dude! Actually, he's not really emo, he's just another hipster/poser guitar wanker.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Amy Winehouse....

    by antmanx68

    Is somewhere laughing her bony, crack riddled ass off... This song is garbage.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 8:50 a.m. CST

    overwhelmingly unimpressive

    by Lost Jarv

    but better than Die another Day. <P>And the book is certainly a racist, just like media messiah is definately a prick. <P>Hands up- who would like to be stuck in a lift with either of those 2 and no way to commit suicide.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Nothing rhymes with Quantum or Solace?

    by aboriginal

    Hey . . . I don't think there is! Another way to die . . . shoutin' 'n screamin' goodness I'm warming up to ever soooooooo slowly.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Adam Buxton's parody has a better beat LOL

    by Spacesheik

    Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOH8_Vf_xIE Hilarious.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Brasky

    by Screwbini

    What do you have against that "sista" look? I love the fact that Alicia Keys is beautiful AND has a body with that curvy, sexy "sista" look. And it's real, not injected.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Never thought I'd see Edward Scissorhands belt a Bond tune

    by Spacesheik

    Alicia Keys is hot, yes, but the song is subpar to say the least, it has moments when you think it will soar, but alas its a jumbled mess. It's about as crap as the Sheryl Crow version. Chris Cornell's take grows on you, it had edge, noise, a kinetic vibe, this one alas is dead in the water.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Media Messiah and the rest...

    by the book

    While I appreciate all of the attention you have given me, I do have this to say. First off: How old are you? I think that you read waaaaay too much in to the little bit that I said. Second: You have absolutely NO IDEA what color I am or what my heritage is. Third: There are a lot ( I do mean a lot) of black people who feel the way I do. My comments are not racist. Fourth: You are like every other idiot who has absolutely NO CLUE as to what the definition of racism is and you throw the word about for your tailored uses as do the Christians with the Bible. I believe today you have demonstrated a deep lack of character and judgment. But if you feel like wasting your time by spilling the same old tired rhetoric that you've heard on TV that's fine. But I think until your white ass actually has the years of experience behind you (gained by living in my community) you should just keep your fucking mouth shut. You know nothing from experience. NOTHING! Fuck you very much.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Media Messiah and the book

    by Geekgasm

    Not that I care either way, but Media Messiah obviously stole that whole screed from some adjunct of MoveOn.org 2 years ago and just cut-and-pastes it into various message boards he frequents when there's a whiff of racism. And as for the book's "You have absolutely NO IDEA what color I am or what my heritage is" comment, I'm going to guess white. Or alternatively, is mixed race and who secretly harbors some internalized self-hatred that he can't pass completely as white or black or Latino or Innuit. Either way, it'll all be healed and made perfect once Obama is sworn in, hallowed be his name. He'll save with a mighty hand, every man, every woman, every child, he's a mighty flash! Aaaaahhhh-aaaahhhh!!!

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Media Messiah: AND ANOTHER THING

    by the book

    How racist is it of you to assume that I am WHITE and that what I said could only come from a white person? Sounds like you are about as mixed up as your heritage from what you've described. U.N. anyone? Your arguments are tired, what you had to say is weak and your points are slowly becoming moot. How about a little personal "responsibility?" If you had actually taken a little time to read my posts you would have picked that out. I used the black and white scenario to get a reaction which it did. The same way I just called out your diversity (that you claim) in the gene pool. ****PAY ATTENTION TO THIS NOW**** You only saw what you wanted to see; black and white and your bed wetting cry baby brain could not wait to pounce all over it from the height of your soap box. You are not a savior of the people and you sure aren't a "Messiah." WHAT YOU ARE THOUGH and what you do have right is, YOU ARE A PRODUCT OF THE MEDIA. It's obvious by your self given little TB title that you think very highly of your non original opinion. You are just a guilty of spewing shit as are the radio fags such as Rush and the gang that you called out. Here's something that you really need to take note of before you decide to be a cry baby fag on a non issue talk back; READ THE PERSON'S TB and understand it before you respond. Don't be as judgmental as you accuse the other person to be and get an idea of your own. And to the rest of you Messiah followers out there. Don't be blind yourselves and follow the bilnd.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Geekgasm

    by the book

    You tried. I'll give you that. But unfortunately you've fallen in to the trap yourself. C'Mon guys. Give me hope that there are more common sense people out there. *sighs and looks down at keyboard*

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Geekgasm

    by the book

    I'm not white. That might be obvious from all of my posts. READ PEOPLE before you speak. ahahaha

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 11:40 a.m. CST

    I have a name of some one who should do a bond theme...

    by emeraldboy

    Neil Hannon and the Divine comedy. or get duke special and him to do it. But I do think Neill Hannon would be a great choice to do a bond theme. He understands music. He has incomporated an orchestral style before with the Divine Comedy. He is writing a musical at present. Neill Hannon knows music. Inside out.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 1:32 p.m. CST

    HANSON>WHITE STRIPES

    by uberman

    They had a bigger hit, were really brothers and not husband and wife, the little one could really play the drums and most people can remember their hit, as opposed to White Stripes. Plus, they didnt need the gimmick of no bass player to launch a career nor did they have a silly association with some primary color. Case Closed. Next Case? Milli Vanilli>White Stripes.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Jack White = Child Catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

    by ArcadianDS

    He's got LOLIPOPS!

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Brothers? Spouses? Why does this matter?

    by loodabagel

    This has nothing at all to do with their music. The lacking bass player is not a gimmick, it's just their musical style. The White Stripes don't need a bass player. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs have no bass player. British soul singer Jamie Lidell tours with a saxaphonist, a bassist and a drummer. His shows are incredible, but they must just be gimmicks since he doesn't have a guitarist. Hanson had one radio hit and I can't remember how it went. Soon after, they dissapeared completely, people stopped caring about them and they are now generally considered a joke. The White Stripes have been making memorable music since 1999, long before the term "hipster" even existed. As far as color association goes, I guess we should also disregard the music of the Cure since Robert Smith has had the same haircut since 1985, as well as early Beatles since they always wore those suits. In 2003, Seven Nation army was on every radio station in America. I love their music and I got sick of it. Two years later, it was impossible to not hear "My Doorbell" four times a week. Have you just had your dial stuck on Radio Disney? White Stripes>Hanson. I can't believe I actually just had that argument.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 2:34 p.m. CST

    X didn't have the best guitar work...

    by loodabagel

    I like them as a punk band, but for any White Stripes naysayers, you have to listen to "The Big 3 Killed My Baby," "Red Rain," and "Ball and Biscuit." Then we'll talk.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 2:55 p.m. CST

    If it's not your cup of tea, that's cool...

    by loodabagel

    I just think people should know a few things-Jack White is not emo. He has black hair and skin a little on the paler side. He doesn't look that weird at all. He's wearing an f-ing tuxedo in the video. He is a talented guitar player. The White Stripes are not a "gimmick." and I guess also that Hanson sucks. I don't know what that guy's trying to pull.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Curve , with Toni Halliday

    by JAGUART

    This song is way more Bond than this JW/AK crap... Alligators Getting Up http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeeUEBaa1c4

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Nice work, Edward Scissorsvoice

    by JAGUART

    Vincent Price still has some work left on you. Here's a good JW song... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRDi67G0Siw

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 6:29 p.m. CST

    I thought Alicia Keys could sing

    by MrTrilby

    and I thought Jack White could play the guitar. I guess I was wrong. Everything about this is just a mess - riffs, vocals, concept, instrumentation, video, lyrics. This is not just the worst Bond song so far, but one of the worst songs I have ever heard.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 7 p.m. CST

    The Book: Thank You For Exposing The Truth About Yourself!!!

    by Media Messiah

    You condemned yourself...by way of your own words...not mine. When you speak, be careful with what you say, as you will be judged by your own views, positive, negative or indifferent--such is the case here. So attempting to paint yourself as a victim of a simple or willful misunderstanding is a day too late, and a comment too short.<BR><BR>In respect to your ethnicity, whether you are a bigoted white person, a self hating black person, or of another group, hate is hate...and hate is born of evil.<BR><BR>Unlike you Book, I have the courage of my convictions and I stand by my arguments, while you retreat in shame??? Where is the integrity of a Klansman when unmasked and exposed to the world for what you are??? I can tell you this, although I do not respect racists, I do at least feel that when a racist openly stands-up and states their case, without hiding behind a fallback position or a white hood, I can honestly say that they have some integrity, if only in daring to hold to their position, whatever that be, no matter the consequence. However, you have no integrity, whether as a racist, or as your revisionist history created self...the misunderstood martyr which you have now conveniently cast yourself as, like the instant coffee political spin of John McCain and Sara Palin. So be it, you can try to fool me or others Book, but God knows who, and what you are...and God doesn't like ugly...nor does Christ, thus, you will be punished by your own hand when you are forced to meet your own true reflection at the end of your days, that will be your Hell...and you are welcomed to it, if you wish, or you can change for the better and abandon your hate.<BR><BR>I will not lower myself to spouting obscenities as you have chosen to do, further lowering and disrespecting yourself in the process. I am beyond the fray, thus I am unmoved by your tasteless tactics. You will not get a rise out of me.<BR><BR>Someone else accused me of cutting and pasting text. I can assure you that I did not. I invite you to run my writings through one of those anti plagiarism computer programs used by so many teachers and school administrators these days, and you will find that I am quite original...as my first uncorrected writing proves (see above), forcing the amendment that I wrote. You see, I am a writer, one who has a progressive and very rare eye disease. As well, I am a dyslexic. Writing at this level, for me, is a Blessing from God!!!<BR><BR> In terms of my screen name, Media Messiah, it is my cute take on Howard Stern's King of All Media tag. Neither is meant to be taken seriously, something only a wise and well defined mind would readily understand and recognize without question. But if my writings help to save others from being assailed by the likes of you, I can only hope that, in such a case, I am truly speaking with Divine Providence...from the midst of my heart and soul, because if it has helped to undermine your agenda and expose you Book, then I have done something that is not only honorable and worthy, but something that God Himself must be smiling upon!!! Peace to you all, and Good Night!!!!

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Media Messiah is Dyslexic Bible Thumping Fag

    by the book

    Here is why Media Messiah is a Bible thumping Dyslexic JUDGEMENTAL faggot......He uses words like: Divine Providence,Messiah,condemned, as you will be judged, indifferent,bigoted,convictions,**And says things like:"but God knows who, and what you are...and God doesn't like ugly...nor does Christ, thus, you will be punished by your own hand when you are forced to meet your own true reflection at the end of your days, that will be your Hell...and you are welcomed to it, if you wish, or you can change for the better and abandon your hate." I know you are really trying hard to serve your Holy Spirit and do right by the Lord, But Goddamn it you are setting a bad example. And then you go and play off of Howard Stern and then ask for credibility? Damn man....You need to get out more and stop soaking in your own shit baths that you like to call speech. You're a gay hack. Go make a YouTube video like you buddy "VenomFangX." Oh yea...fag. hahah

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Media Messiah = Judgemental Bible Idiot

    by the book

    I just thought I would drive this point home to you. Hey, could you tell me which street corner you preach on brother? Let me know so that I may buy thou some eggs and bless thee face as I drivest by thee. Then I may laugheth to mine self. Yea, Yea I know. I'm going to burn in hell. Got a cigarette?

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Media Messiah Quotes part 1

    by the book

    Oh this is going to be fun....Here's the first quote from Media Messiah, our savior and our key to salvation. Let's read shall we? **Quote 1:"But if my writings help to save others from being assailed by the likes of you, I can only hope that, in such a case, I am truly speaking with Divine Providence...from the midst of my heart and soul, because if it has helped to undermine your agenda and expose you Book, then I have done something that is not only honorable and worthy, but something that God Himself must be smiling upon!!!"***My retort? = hahahaahhaah....wow

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 8:50 p.m. CST

    by the book

    Here's the second quote from Media Messiah, our savior and our key to salvation. Let's read shall we?***"You see, I am a writer, one who has a progressive and very rare eye disease. As well, I am a dyslexic. Writing at this level, for me, is a Blessing from God!!!"***My retort? = You forgot to mention that you also have "Asperger's Disorder" and that you may also need a facial by Ron Jeremy?

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Media Messiah Quotes part 3

    by the book

    Here's the second quote from Media Messiah, our savior and our key to salvation. Let's read shall we?***"Unlike you Book, I have the courage of my convictions and I stand by my arguments, while you retreat in shame??? Where is the integrity of a Klansman when unmasked and exposed to the world for what you are???***my retort? = Did you get that? ahahah This is coming from a guy who is sitting at home with Father Justin from the local Catholic Church beating off to boy porn whilst writing his letters about me. SOMEONE HE DOESN'T EVEN KNOW...ahahahahahhah Oh hell, what has the world come to? I'm being judged by a child lover! You guys need to get your priorities straight.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 9 p.m. CST

    Media Messiah

    by the book

    Why don't you and Father Justin (when you're done with the boy porn of course) nestle up together and watch "The Lion, Witch and The Wardrobe" tonight and just chill out? It's all going to be ok. I promise.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Where is Media Messiah?!! My Savior!!!

    by the book

    Carry us all up in rapture with your divine spirit as our guide. Lead us to the Holy Lands of indifference and non suffering. Show me the way oh Lord Media Messiah son of Howard Stern. Be thy not judgmental but fair with your words. Please do not striketh me down with your mighty hewn blade and sever the heads of my children. Lead me oh blessed one.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 9:09 p.m. CST

    HEY Mediah Messiah!!!!

    by the book

    I WIN!!!!

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 11:41 p.m. CST

    Help! Help! I'm bein' repressed!

    by Geekgasm

    That's all. I'm a fag. Everybody discriminates against me.

  • Oct. 3, 2008, 2:04 a.m. CST

    The Book: Mentally Unhinged

    by Media Messiah

    I haven't bothered to read your further posts, nor will I. Obviously you are emotionally, and mentally disturbed...and I will not beat-up on someone who is apparently mentally ill. You need serious psychiatric help, and I hope you get all the help that you need.<BR><BR>I am glad that I am the first step in bringing this to your attention so you may finally be motivated to seek such assistance.

  • Oct. 3, 2008, 8:17 a.m. CST

    Mediah Messiah: Religeous Zealot

    by the book

    Isn't it funny that when anyone disagrees with someone of religious faith (especially Christian Baptists), that you are automatically considered mentally ill? I wonder why that is? **shakes head and sighs**

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