First it was the indie clusterfuck that was the recently revealed New Moon soundtrack, and now television has proven itself to be the new frontier for fantastic musical collaborations: Ian Brown of Stone Roses fame is joining up with Johnny Marr of the Cribs to work on the soundtrack to a TV series being developed by their mutual friend. Brown, in an interview with BBC News, also indicated that he would like to involve former Stone Roses bandmate Mani and Happy Mondays’ Paul Ryder in the project as well.
Discussing the project itself, Brown said, “The idea is that Johnny writes the music and I write the words and the melodies. We’ve got a mutual friend who’s writing a drama series. One of them’s about ticket touts, another one’s about grafters – kids who sell T-shirts and things like that – and another one’s about pickpockets. We’re going to get together and do the soundtrack for these dramas. We’d have to bring a drummer or a bass player in.”
A TV show about enterprising children using the black market to fatten their wallets, featuring a sure-to-be-solid soundtrack? Count me in.