Dexter Theme Song Question
December 5, 2006 1:04 PM   Subscribe

The Dexter opening theme reminds me of a song but I can't figure out what, it's killing me (pun slightly intended), does it remind anybody else of anything so I can maybe connect the dots?
posted by bonesy to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I guess you mean Dexter's Lab? If so, then do you mean the title theme?

If so, this sounds to me a little like some of Danny Elfman's early work. Check out Music for a Darkened Theatre, Vol. 1.
posted by Monkey0nCrack at 1:39 PM on December 5, 2006

MonkeyOnCrack, I'm pretty sure Bonesy's asking about the theme to Dexter, on Showtime, but the Dexter theme reminds me a little of Danny Elfman, too.

The theme is here.
posted by amarynth at 1:56 PM on December 5, 2006

And here's what the guy that wrote it has to say about it, if that helps :

The theme music for the Showtime series DEXTER was composed and recorded in August 2006. An interesting task, as it was to be both sly and witty yet dark and with a hint of Miami about it. So it features guiro, latin percussion, and also Turkish saz and a vaguely reggae beat. It was all timed to match the opening title sequence.
posted by amarynth at 2:00 PM on December 5, 2006 [1 favorite]

It reminds me of a Tom Waits instrumental from either "Swordfishtrombones" or "Rain Dogs". Whichever of those two albums has a shortish instrumental which just fades out. Maybe that's what it's reminding you of?
posted by AmbroseChapel at 4:18 PM on December 5, 2006

It reminds me somewhat of the music from the Monkey Island series of computer games. Somewhat spooky/malevolent music over a reggae beat. I forget exactly which songs though.
posted by adamk at 6:26 PM on December 5, 2006

On that subject, does anyone know about the song they play over the credits? It sounds familiar but I can't place it.
posted by [insert clever name here] at 9:52 PM on December 5, 2006

Some wild guesses:

The Odd Couple?

The Third Man?

The Ipcress File?

Farewell to Cheyene?
posted by popcassady at 6:40 AM on December 6, 2006

Thanks for asking this -- it is slowly driving me mad, too!
posted by flibbertigibbet at 12:37 PM on December 7, 2006

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