Morning Mixtape: ‘Tom Baker’ By The Human League

Daniel P. Finney:

morning mixtape logoToday’s Morning Mixtape is a rerun from Sept. 26. 2013.

Originally posted on General Tso's Revenge:

I discovered this terrific track several years ago when reading about Tom Baker, the actor best known for playing the fourth incarnation of the Doctor in the classic sci-fi adventure series “Doctor Who.” “Tom Baker” is an homage to the wonderful work of Ron Grainer and the BBC Radiophonics Workshop, which created the signature theme for “Doctor Who” nearly 50 years ago. The instrumental, off the group’s 1980 album “Travelogue,” incorporates the driving base notes similar to the “Doctor Who” theme and also stirs in the creepy noises that often felt like a theremin run amok and usually signaled a creepy monster or nefarious act onscreen. The song is probably best enjoyed by “Doctor Who” fans, but I’ve gotten good response sneaking it onto mix CDs for non-Whovian pals who appreciate the occasional unusual sound.

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