Essential viewing: Roy Budd – “Get Carter” Theme

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  1. "Still one of the finest and beyond a doubt the coolest soundtrack to one of the best British films of all time
  2. Roy Budd's theme from Get Carter is truly kick ass...from the bad ass bass riff to the tablas to the keyboards.
  3. The three keyboard instruments are a grand piano (with lots of reverb and very little direct sound), an acoustic harpsichord with reverb added and a red Wurlitzer EP-200 electric piano. I remember reading that the film's budget only extended to three musicians; Budd, a percussionist and a bass player. I thought I could hear an analogue drum machine at one point (Ace Tone?) but perhaps not."

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