Get Carter was one of the coolest movies of the early 70s. Hard to believe that lovable Hollywood gadabout Michael Caine was once commonly cast as a thuggish killer. Amazingly, it was remade in 2000 by Sylvester Stallone, of all people; and his version wasn’t entirely unappetizing.
But what I want to talk about today isn’t the movie, but it’s theme music. Written by jazz pianist Roy Budd, the short trippy theme has become adored by electronica afficionados, and recorded by many big name artists.
So, just for fun, here are a few of the different versions of the song.
Let’s start with the original Roy Budd version from 1971:
And here’s the more funky version produced for the 2000 remake:
Which is your favourite?