The Rembrandts’ ‘I’ll Be There For You’ could also be one of many world’s most immediately acquainted TV theme tunes, however its success break up up the band, amid fears they’d misplaced every thing about them that was cool.
Danny Wilde, one half of the alt-rock duo, informed the UK’s Guardian newspaper that the band had been initially requested to document a 43-second model of the music for the pilot of Mates – one thing with the identical tempo as R.E.M.’s ‘Shiny Glad Individuals.’
Wilde defined why the band, comprising himself and Phil Solem, had been initially reluctant to have their title related to the sit-com:
“It didn’t have our title on the credit. We had been a fairly hip band, so stipulated that we didn’t need anybody to know we’d bought out.”
Then, when the present shortly discovered its mark, the forged and band joined collectively within the studio to document a video. Wilde remembered:
“Courteney Cox actually might play drums but it surely was principally improvised mayhem.”
And the present’s large success didn’t assist The Rembrandts’ model and even led to a brief break up.
“As soon as folks realised it was us, it killed our cool vibe,” stated Wilde. “We went from doing cool golf equipment to matinee exhibits the place dad and mom would deliver their youngsters. The music grew to become an albatross spherical our necks and broke up the band for a number of years.”
In higher information, the band reunited and are actually completely happy to play the music at anniversary exhibits, particular Mates occasions and wherever requested. Wilde mirrored, “If persons are prepared to pay you to do one thing you’re pleased with, why not?”
The music was used on all 236 episodes of Mates, which ran on NBC from 1994 to 2004. It was written by David Crane, Marta Kauffman, Michael Skloff and the late Allee Willis, after R.E.M. had been requested for a music, however rejected the provide.