Seething since 2000*
Davey Dreamnation has stunned the music industry by releasing an EP’s worth of theme songs entitled, appropriately enough, Themes.
The opening track is ‘A Salute to “A Salute to Themes”‘, a barely-disguised tribute (in mono) to Johnny Hawksworth’s original ‘A Salute To Thames’, which used to play on Thames TV in the UK.
Next up, a real rarity and a treat for D/DN fans: an unreleased version of Davey’s theme song, originally recorded during the harrowing Islands In the Stream of Consciousness sessions in 2002.
Bearing all the hallmarks of a traditional “outtake”, the song is nevertheless highly collectable due to its massive wordplay and false innocence.
The third track is another unreleased gem, Davey’s first foray into the mind-boggling worlds of rap and hip-hop.
‘Dubbo Boy’ is an unacknowledged masterpiece, with some terrific production work by Davey’s some-time co-conspirator and Kevin Bacon lookalike DJ Admiral Tuna.
Next, something of a novelty: ‘Scaramouche’s Theme’ is, obviously, the signature tune of Davey’s friend and troublemaking llama, Scaramouche.
We’re not quite sure how this track ended up on the EP but sources close to Davey suggest it may well be because ‘Stung’s Theme’ had already been released on the Tribesco EP.
Not that that stopped Davey from including it again here.
Breaking with tradition, and with the terms of UNSC DDN1, Davey also refused to delete this EP on release, prompting further speculation that he had, at last, completely lost his marbles.