Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Origins of the Futurama Theme

I discovered this little gem a few weeks ago and I kept putting off posting it, but today seemed like as good a day as any to post it(as I am working on a longer post).

I love electronic music of almost every stripe, from the early pioneers to those working in the field today, and sitting astride that history is Pierre Henry, who in 1967 wrote a piece of music with Michel Colombier called Psyche Rock, which became the loving basis of the Futurama theme song.



It certainly makes me want to whip out my Futurama boxsets or build a larcenous, booze-swilling robot.

7 comments:

Megan said...

I think I saw the Sea of Holes a couple of times?

Thanks!

MC said...

Most welcome.

Jeremy Barker said...

Very cool - was that video created for the song or afterwards? It was quite appropriate.

Micgar said...

That vid is perfect for the series! and the music was originally created in '67? That is cool You can hear how today's electronic music has its roots from way back then!

MC said...

Jeremy: Part of me thinks it was one of those videos a record company threw together for the song for MTV airplay. I can't confirm that, as the video doesn't have an entry in the MVDB.

Micgar: I think the music director wanted the music to match the paleofuturist vision of the title.

Chris said...

Wow, that's cool. I hope the producers gave the guy credit/royalties.

MC said...

I don't know the answer to either part of that query.