SPILL music

BOX tv themes tribute

Released: 1996

cover of Box
cover of Box

This compilation was curated in 1995-6 by Richard Hagen in Brisbane, with organizational help at the Melbourne end from Spill. It features a selection of Australian indie musicians of the day, some of them incognito, covering their favourite TV show themes. This had the potential to be cheesy, but people were pleasantly surprised with the results. It was uncanny how bands seemed to pick the tv show that suited them.

from Richard: "The cover photo is from Bruce Robinson's film How to Get Ahead in Advertising, starring Richard E. Grant. Richard photographed it using a nice camera borrowed from Michael Lawley. David Metcalfe selected the best shot for the artwork, and did the printing at a knock down price. Richard's sister, Annette Hagen, contributed the title."

  1. The Pixels .. Benny Hill
  2. Nil By Mouth .. The Mary Tyler Moore Show
  3. New Waver .. Four Corners
  4. Flip Flop .. Spiderman
  5. Ninetynine .. Blake's 7
  6. The Sump .. Prisoner
  7. Julian Williams .. UFO
  8. Trabampoline .. The Flintstones / The Simpsons
  9. Pigshit .. Degrassi Junior High
  10. San Jose Cow Muzak .. Gilligan's Island
  11. The Worms .. Sesame Street
  12. Popemobile .. Silk Stalkings
  13. 'Barnsey' .. Laverne and Shirley
  14. Wank Engine .. Mr Squiggle
  15. Ruff Buff .. Minder
  16. The Gatekeepers .. Callan / Twin Peaks
  17. The Cheated .. X Files