Journal: Listen to the Triumph TR7’s Epic Crime Movie-Inspired Soundtrack

Listen to the Triumph TR7’s Epic Crime Movie-Inspired Soundtrack

By Geoffrey Cole
May 11, 2015
15 Comments

You may think it strange, but I enjoy listening to the type of soundtrack music you might find on a film like Get Carter, Bullitt or The Ipcress File. Much crime drama TV produced during the ’70s used these films as their model, and a huge number were produced all requiring incidental music.

During this period, a number of companies such as De Wolfe, KPM and Peer International Library Limited produced a huge amount of library music often using musicians who were usually session or backing artists for folk such as David Bowie, Elton John, and others. They are quality recordings, and still often used in contemporary dance and rap remix tracks.

We’ve all heard them without knowing it. To put it another way, these are the type of tracks the director Quentin Tarantino will chuck on one of his soundtracks.

Over the years, I’ve collected a lot of these recordings. I also have a strange fondness for the Triumph TR7, a car that I know many loathe. When I was little, they were everywhere—and they were cool.

Before I bought my own TR7, I would often watch the old ads on the internet, taking in the visuals, the period detail, the music, and one day I suddenly understood that a track I loved—and had been listening to for some time—was coincidently the very track some advertising director 30 years previous had chosen to accompany the American TR7 promotional material.

This was a delightful thing to discover: had I tried deliberately to find the library music on a 30 year old commercial, I would have ended up tearing my hair out. Therefore, the music and the TR7 images on my website are there for anyone curious enough to discover them. I like the thought of those sounds & that imagery—and am delighted to share them with Petrolicious readers.

You can look at Geoffrey’s artwork here and follow him on Twitter as well!

View the full track list for Peter Dennis Orchestra ?– Zenith here

Image Sources: curbsideclassic.com, imcdb.orgforum-auto.com

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Arthur Bryant
Arthur Bryant
8 months ago

great soundtrack

Kristyhunt
Kristyhunt
8 months ago

thanks for sharing, great soundtrack

music Kayhin
music Kayhin
1 year ago

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Antoinette Lewis
Antoinette Lewis
1 year ago

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LindaDixon
LindaDixon
2 years ago

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Albina Konovalova
Albina Konovalova
2 years ago

Thanks for the article you have shared

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Adriano
2 years ago

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2 years ago

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2 years ago

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Richard Rose
Richard Rose
2 years ago

Thank you for sharing, you can download Spotify to listen to a lot of great songs in your own car

Richard Rose
Richard Rose
2 years ago
Reply to  Richard Rose

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silverbogan
silverbogan
4 years ago
Nick
Nick
9 years ago

That gorgeous looking girl in the ad looks like she’s hiding….and who can blame her after all. I could think a hundred other cars I’d prefer to go for a drive in other than a TR7…..yuk, sorry.

Lorenzo Gironzini
Lorenzo Gironzini
9 years ago

hey guys the link “look at Geoffrey’s artwork here ” at the end of the article is broken 😉

Chris Gonzalez
Chris Gonzalez
9 years ago

Link has been updated. 🙂

Thanks!

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