Know Your Car
Know Your Car (1963) is Delia's 58-second version of the 1930s hit Get Out And Get Under by Maurice Abrahms, recreated using car sounds as the theme for a car maintenance programme. In the brochure notes for BBC Radiophonic Workshop - 21, Brian Hodgson writes that it was never used.
I always immensely enjoyed doing funny programmes. There was one called Family Car, a do-it-yourself maintenance programme, for which they wanted lighthearted cartoon-type music. I worked out the four-stroke cycle of an engine and made suitable push … suck … bang … blow … noises. I used the tune Get Out and Get Under, but I made it on simulated car horns and cut it together very carefully. The music worked all right, but it was turned down because one particular car had been used for the series and the manufacturers didn't really want my efforts to be associated with their product.
The Performing Right Society's list of works by Delia Ann Derbyshire has:
Title: Family Car Writer(s): Derbyshire Delia Ann Publisher: BBC Worldwide Music Creation date: 11 August 1999
- Released on BBC Radiophonic Workshop - 21 in 1979.
- Released on The BBC Radiophonic Workshop - A Retrospective in 2008.
- Gnutella reports a 1.34MB MP3 file
- BBC Radiophonic Workshop - surviving work lists: