Rather unusually for a comedy series, the soundtrack to series two of Channel 4's Trigger Happy TV
isn't packed with upbeat pop numbers or novelty tunes. Instead, the songs on offer tend towards the more morose and thoughtful end of the modern musical spectrum. Bands such as Grandaddy
, PJ Harvey
have seldom produced music that could be described as "zany", "madcap" or "wacky". And though those three words could aptly describe the most famous output of Slade
, their out-of-character contribution ("Everyday") does nothing to lift the tone. Not that it should, mind; because in the main these are all excellent songs. Trigger Happy TV
updates the Candid Camera
formula, but focuses on the absurd non-reaction (and often, embarrassment) of its "victims". Maybe it's for the victims that this soundtrack was produced? --Ted Kord
As with the Soundtrack to Series One, this Highly Personal and Eclectic Selection features Big Names Such as David Gray, Suede, Pj Harvey and Super Furry Animals, Alongside More Leftfield, but Fantastic Artists Such as Grandaddy, Shack, Mercury Rev,the Crocketts, Day One, Grant Lee Buffalo, David J and Laid Back. The Soundtrack to Series One was a Huge Success, Selling Over 40,000 Copies. This Album is as Strong as the First One and Promises to Be Even More Successful.