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Roy Budd Plays the Get Carter Theme

Written by Christopher • March 26th, 2010

Get Carter starring Sir Michael Caine was released in 1971 and is most likely one of the best and most well known British gangster movies ever made. Not only does it create an excellent gritty, eerie and gloomy 1970s gray industrial look – but also features a very tasty score by composer and jazz musician Roy Budd, a musical prodigy already having completed a vast musical repertoire at the young age of 8.

The above video documents Mr. Budd playing the main theme for the movie on the piano, an acoustic harpsichord and a red Wurlitzer EP-200 electric piano, accompanied by the opening scene.

Here below you can watch the original uncut trailer for the movie. If you are a fan of Get Carter you should definitely also look into The Long Good Friday starring Bob Hoskins also.


A Swedish expatriate and founder of Ultra Swank. Chris loves showcasing his passion for mid-century design, defunct airlines, Disneyland and modernist architecture. He's also renowned as a connoisseur of easy-listening music from the 60s and 70s.

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