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Brit warbler and walking advert for the perils of tattooing, Amy Winehouse, is making a pitch for the theme song of forthcoming Bond movie Quantum Of Solace, the BBC reports. That's according to her producer Mark Ronson, who told BBC 6 Music that Winehouse was approached to knock something together for Bond 22, although he's not …

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God, I hope not...

Madonna already ruined the bond theme series with her god-awful 'Die Another Day' theme, don't make the same mistake again!

Amy Winehouse is a stupid bint who can't sing, is ugly as hell and can't sort her life out. Why on earth do people like her??

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Dr No, No, No.....

Good-o. Amy ugly minger crack face stupid whine-house getting even more publicity for little discernable talent. She can sing a bit, when she is sober, which is less and less often these days. Make me wish Wings would get back together again!

Not very IT based this story, which makes her publicity even more galling!

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better than.

cannot be worse than the last theme tune - anyone?

i vote for pussy's sister- whiskey galore!

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Paris Hilton

Mark Ronson may survive 12 Bond themes

But I wouldn't take any bets on Amy.

Paris, because her tats are more discreet.

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Re: God, I hope not...

I bet you're not a pretty picture either, Chris.

I'm going to need so many substances to get through this thread if none of you are going to acknowledge that she's one of the best artists of our generation, regardless of the tabloid mess that any intelligent bean with ears should be able to see past. In fact, I think a trip to the Hawley Arms at lunchtime, followed by a lost afternoon culminating in an alleged assault and a mislaid ballet pump.

You do know that she was the moderator here before she was famous, don't you? It explains EVERYthing.

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Odd Hair-Job

As soon as I read the title I thought Amy would make a great evil side kick.

And why not? Grace Jones has done it. Though Grace had the advantage of being a genuinely scary character in real life. Amy has scary looks but lacks any physical presence. Grace would snap her like a twig, but I guess that would release some kind of toxic gas, killing Grace and so the outcome would be a draw… Hhmmmm…

God I'm bored...

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Amy Winehouse is a manky tattooed crackhead waste of space

But her singing voice is awesome and totally suited to a Bond tune. Partly because she rips off Shirley Bassey TBH. Have a listen to "Love is a losing game" from Back to Black. It's already a Bond tune, almost.

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Good Singer...

Sarah,

She has a great voice - that's something I wouldn't deny but I would hesitate and think long and hard before I went anywhere near the phrase "one of the best artists of our generation". That's a matter for taste or the application of a suitable metric at some point in the future.

As for her doing the Bond theme. I think she would be a good choice - she has the right sort of vocal chords.

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Why...

does everyone still pander to this overrated, semi-talented junkie.

OK, she can sing, a bit.

Mind you, if she WAS a moderator at El Reg prior to fame, it DOES INDEED explain a lot!!

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@Sarah Bee

Best artist of our generation? Which generation is that? I'm 24, i've no doubt there are a significant number of 40 year olds here, and probably some retirees who check in on the odd occasion. I'd say Oasis were more of an influence than Amy Winehouse, or is that too far back?

Either way, I don't like Amy Winehouse. Her voice irritates me. If anyone asks me for a decent current musical artist, I tell them to look up Maynard James Keenan. Tool are possibly one of the most varied, vivid, and thought-provoking bands i've ever listened to. You might also consider The Mars Volta, althought they're pretty obscure and difficult to listen to.

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No Mr Bond, we expect your ears to bleed....hahahaha

Amy Stonedhouse, sorry - Winehouse, would be great at doing a bond theme - I find her warblings as intolerable as most of the other Bond Theme Artists - i.e. Madge, Garbage, Sheryl Crow, Shirley Bassey, Tina Turner etc. Looking at the list of title tunes, there's only there's only the original theme (Dr No) and "We Have All The Time In The World" (OHMSS) that I would count as greats/classics the rest are towards the dire end of hte scale. Perhaps we should run a TV competetion to find the next singer, the money from the phone-ins could then be used instead of all those terrible product placements splattered all over the recent films.

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RE: Sarah Bee

"she's one of the best artists of our generation"

Care to take a vote on that?

Ah, the poor troubled artist whose experiences give them a unique insight into the human condition...

As Paul Simon once wrote "Every generation throws a hero up the pop chart"

I think the marketing machine has pwned you.

Anyway I think Amy would make a great Bond Heroin....er ..Heroine.

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We Love Amy

Awful to look at, typical rock-star life, but isn't that missing the point? It's all about the music and that, is great.

Who cares or should care about an artist's appearance or life, it's all about the art. If they were "normal" like "us" there wouldn't be "decent" art. Generally the more fucked-up the artist, the better the art. There must be some kind of formula here? (If you like middle-of-the road drivel then this obviously doesn't apply.)

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Re: @Sarah Bee

I wouldn't deny the importance of Oasis (up to a point) nor the brilliance of Liam as an actual rock star nor their influence (on a lot of really unneccessary and mediocre bands, though), but are these things the only reliable measure of importance? If Oasis are important, does that mean Winehouse can't be? Of course she's important.

Nuts to the Mars Volta, give me Sparta any day. (See, I don't care THAT much about importance. It's all subjective and er, mostly decided by overgrown adolescent boys at the decreasingly influential NME, which no one over 16 has any excuse to read anymore.)

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Re: @Sarah Bee

Oh, and I know plenty of people who don't like her, but they can be objective and see that she has talent and worth beyond that talent. The critical consensus is almost total on this one.

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Paris Hilton

Can't say I've ever heard her stuff

As long as she can sing, and the arrangement is suitable for a Bond fillum (no reedy synth nonsense like `Die Another Day`), who cares? It's a film theme. It's entertainment. With governments criminalising you and your other half recording a fruity film of a night in the boudoir, there's better things to get animated about.

And as Bill Hicks said:

"you know the musicians who made all that great music that's enhanced your lives throughout the years.... rrrrrrrrreal f--kin' high on drugs"

Paris - cos if they'll approach Whine-arse, they'll approach anyone.

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re: Amy Winehouse is a manky tattooed crackhead waste of space

Well said.

If there were a god, he wouldn't have wasted a voice like that on such a waste of air.

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Even better

Winehouse as a 'Bond Girl'.

Much more fun than the usual simpering tits 'n' ass.

Mines the DJ with the PPK in the pocket.........

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@ Sarah

You saying our gentlemanly charms are driving down the same path? That's just an excuse, you mods just get power hungry and fly off the hook!

Paris, as she used to have root on our network, and now look what happened.

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Why is this IT related?

This story, why is it on a (largely) IT site?

As for bond themes, get someone with some talent to write it in conjunction with a band or artist that people like.

There's few artists in our charts who have a powerful enough style to pull it off. They're all doing R&B or wimpy pop music.

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Considering..

...the number of Martinis Bond downs, maybe Winehouse's "Rehab" should be the next Bond theme.

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Re: Why is this IT related?

Hello, Giles. Thank you for your question.

This particular story about a film theme is in Odds and Sods >> Entertainment.

That is, it has been filed in the section for odds and sods - specifically, the bit pertaining to entertainment.

There is no IT angle.

This is the part of this website where there is no requirement for an IT angle.

If you would like to read about IT then please repair to the home page where you will find all manner of stories with IT fairly coming out of their ears.

Now, would you like me to scratch your arse for you, or have you got that covered?

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Fair does...

she'd be fantastic.

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@Ash

I think you're mixing apples with oranges.

That Manynard is a guy and the Mars Volta are guys too. Could you put an example of a female artist comparable to Amy right now?

This would include a beatiful voice, interesting lyrics and equally original band members.

Before Amy it was Norah Jones I would have thought (she got a lotta grammys too, but then again she was critisized for not being Jazzy enough).

The bad propaganda shouldn't impair people from enjoying the music, and personally I couldn't care less if she snorts, pops or smokes whatever. I just hope she lasts enough to give us a lot more good music.

Or would you rather have Britney Spears? feckin Paris Hilton?

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I've always thought...

...Portishead would do a great Bond Theme.

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Amble Crackwhore...

...needs to hurry up and OD before she gets this gig.

If we must have some retro-voiced starlett doing the tune, then surely Duffy is a better option. Her voice is the equal (better IMO) to Whingehouse's and she's far easier on the eye than the faux smack-hound...

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Re: Amble Crackwhore...

Duffy has as about as much soul as you, Lickass.

And what difference does it make what she looks like?

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Shtirrred, notsh shhhaken

I for one welcome an Amy Winehouse Bond theme.

After all, she was brilliant on Never Mind the Buzzcocks:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihFzr8QPfOg

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Happy

Much hilarity

Nothing is funnier than geeks attempting to comment knowledgeably on the Arts.

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She Sings?

I thought she was tool of the gutter media used to give the Heat Magazine generation pictures to look at.

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Sarah Bee

...is my hero.

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@Sarah Bee

I am not a fan of Amy Winehouse. I do not like her style of music, and although I will concede that her sound is "unique" it is one that I find more irritating than inspiring.

One of the best artists of our generation? I think that statement requires some serious backing up, lest you lose any credibility you might have left*

If you had said she was one of your favourite artists of our generation, or even one of the most distinctive that would be fine.

Oh, and in today's music / entertainment industry what you look like is at least as important as what you sound like, surely you are cynical enough to recognise that.

*I am aware of the irony of linking "credibility" to an El Reg Journo**

** I am also aware of the irony of an El Reg reader casting aspersions on the credibility of an El Reg Journo.

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Re: @Sarah Bee

Oh Lee, I was all set to justify my perfectly reasonable statements on the basis of my experience in entertainment journalism, cite any number of swiftly-Googleable respected sources who go a lot further in their endorsement, etc. But then I realised you were merely allowing me to have an opinion

>>If you had said she was one of your favourite artists of our generation, or even one of the most distinctive that would be fine.

You are too kind! I wouldn't want to push it beyond that, you might get cross.

And then you said

>>Oh, and in today's music / entertainment industry what you look like is at least as important as what you sound like, surely you are cynical enough to recognise that.

Regardless of the fact that we are talking specifically about a film theme, to be run over an opening sequence and most unlikely to feature the singer's image.

And then there was all that credibility stuff. The last bit, I was totally with you. And I couldn't hope to add anything.

Mwah.

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Paris Hilton

Wine-not- do a duet

with that other genius docherty. she can sing, and she lives the lifestyle, perhaps pete when he gets out the pokey can go round hers for a bit of the brown stuff and they can slabber out a good one.

Sarah's gettin a bit touchy on this one :)

Wheres the IT angle, has some B*****D stole my coat, Paris for F**ks sake

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Make your bloody minds up... go on!

One minute everyone is complaining that artists today are bland and have no character and are all mass-produceds. wah wah...

So along comes a proper good voiced artist with serious life and drug problems and lets face it she's bloody interesting and what happens.

wah wah.. she's no good etc.

All the best musical artists and singers than anyone remembers were drug addled or killed themselves. The rest aren't worth bothering with.

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Mind = blown

What a lot of original opinions about Amy Winehouse.

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Re: Sarah Bee Re: @Sarah Bee

I'm enjoying this thread, but well shirked on the "give me a reason" question ;-) Very well shirked...

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suggestions

This thread has helped relieve my boredom.

I notice that Sarah Bee doesn’t give up without a fight so perhaps she'd like to apply for the job of evil side kick. Or perhaps sing the theme tune.

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Why?

Why is it that when it comes in seeking role models that our kids will no doubt want to emulate at some point in their impressionable lives, we always seem to celebrate those who do drugs, alcohol, unsafe sex and selfishness, branding those who try and keep a clean nose as wimpish, pathetic, weak and lacking in value?

We always seem to be negative about positive things and positive about negative things. Hrumph!

Maybe it's the same mentality that makes the Empire's action toys cooler than the Rebels'

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@ Sarah Bee

You'll be saying that Lily Allen is good next!

If you don't like what people are saying about your beloved Amy, don't mix your professional work with personal interests.

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Re: @ Sarah Bee

It's called 'debate', you oaf.

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At least it wont be Geri Haliwell

Nuff said,

Don't like Winewarehouse's voice, but then Madonna's Die Another day (and the entire Hard Candy album after hearing it yesterday) sucked too. Casino Royale's theme was so so but at least it wasn't as inaccessable as Madonna's.

Why not just go back to the Monty Norman theme, It's fantastic, fits the movie will, and timeless and probably a lot cheaper to re-do that paying a fortune to some big anme but about to self explode artist to do it.

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That Manynard is a guy and the Mars Volta are guys too. Could you put an example of a female artist comparable to Amy right now?

This would include a beatiful voice, interesting lyrics and equally original band members.

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Emilie Autumn is the one that immediately jumps to mind.

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Heart

Painters?

Sarah Bee seems quite agitated today, perhaps she would like some chocolate?

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Sarah is Amy

...AICM5UKP.

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HAHA

"I'm going to need so many substances to get through this thread if none of you are going to acknowledge that she's one of the best artists of our generation"

You've got to be JOKING!

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time will tell, by the way

Hendrix, Joplin, Jones, Morrison , Cobain and many more, so all you critics give it another what, 3 years, then we'll see how good she is

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@ Painters?

ha ha, no use posting anon when slagging the moderator.

she knows where you live mate

IT angle, coat and Paris

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