Thursday, January 3, 2013

Version of Rush's Working Man used in opening theme of Transporter: The Series
12:15AM EST | comments (27) |

UPDATE - 1/10@10:35AM: Here's the full minute-and-a-half opening sequence for the English version of the show which features a much longer version of the track (thanks Billy H). This arrangement of the track is also a different, more rock-oriented arrangement featuring guitar samples rather than the electronic bleeps as heard in the German version.

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UPDATE - 1/5@3:50PM: Here's a German trailer for the series that uses a longer version of the track as the backing music (thanks Chris from Calgary).

UPDATE - 1/3@11:42AM: According to cinema journalist Thierry Attard (thanks RushFanForever), the woman singing is Danielle Armstrong.

Transporter: The SeriesThis report from The Canadian Press from yesterday indicates that a version of Rush's Working Man is used as the opening theme to the new HBO TV series Transporter (based on The Transporter films). The show premiered in Germany on October 11th and will kick off on HBO Canada tomorrow night. It premieres in the US this summer. The version of Working Man used is a new, barely recognizable electronica arrangement from Jamie Forsyth with a woman singing as heard in this video.



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#27 - Posted 1/3/13 @10:29PM by kjbird [contact]

Fer bitchin! Bitchin camero, bitchin camero!!!
#26 - Posted 1/3/13 @2:47PM by CraigJ [contact]

#19 - Like Grody! Bag those toenails!
#25 - Posted 1/3/13 @2:39PM by CraigJ [contact]

#18 - I thing the disjointed / jumpy audio in the beginning is intentional.
#24 - Posted 1/3/13 @2:38PM by conniemack99 [contact]

It's clear that RS is trying to get in the good graces of RUSH fans everywhere. The guy who wrote the review (Sheffield) epitomozes the hipper-than-thou attitude of that rag. It's clear he hasn't a clue of what RUSH is really all about. p.s. have you seen him on VH1? he seriously needs some Crest White Strips.
#23 - Posted 1/3/13 @2:31PM by CraigJ [contact]

OT: That Rolling Stone article about 2112 is utter rubbish. I stopped reading after this: "... is their most extreme, grandiose and Rush-like record, and thus their greatest - the definitive 20 minutes and 34 seconds of the Rush worldview (plus five extra songs on Side Two, which nobody has ever played twice)..."

Rolling Stone is desperately trying to regain whatever relevance they might once have had by glomming on to Rush's continued success. They (Rush) are demonstrating how to release a successful album in 2012, and how to keep being awesome. Only a total douche nozzle would label "Passage to Bangkok" or "Something for Nothing" as "extras" that "no one ever played twice." This wanker hasn't a damn clue and is not qualified to label 2112 as their most "Rush-like record". I remember why I cancelled my Rolling Stone subscription in 1987...

On a happier note I ordered the blu-ray version. Yay!
#22 - Posted 1/3/13 @1:46PM by Tom [contact]

I like it when the version is quite different from the original e.g. that jazz version of Tom Sawyer, or when a well-known band puts their own stamp on the material so its sounds like their song e.g. Metallica and Garage Inc. Working Man is a bluesy song, with the notes contained within the lyrics it matches up somewhat with RnB which is what this sounds a bit like - although high pitched!
#21 - Posted 1/3/13 @1:42PM by CraigJ [contact]

I think it's pretty damn cool. Do I like it personally? No. Still awesome though.
#20 - Posted 1/3/13 @12:59PM by jaeger [contact]

No, this is God Awful: link
#19 - Posted 1/3/13 @12:56PM by kjbird [contact]

Moon Unit Zappa has entered the blog
#18 - Posted 1/3/13 @12:30PM by 1-2-bucklemyshoe [contact]

It does seem like there are some audio problems, like the track is speeded up (the credits roll by faster than I would expect for an HBO show).

So perhaps the actual track is not as awful as it sounds.

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