OH! I got it! Finally!
Ian Brown - One Way Ticket To Paradise
Doh, I hate american music stores, I was looking for the perfect soundtrack for something i am working on and this song would be perfect (minus vocals of course) but the american stores (tried rhapsody, napster, buymusic.com and itunes) don't even mention the CD this is on. I found it on itunes UK, but apple's restriction by location sucks. :-\
Well you could buy
it, if you're into that sort of thing, on Amazon
But I had no problem finding it on the usual p2p music stealing networks =) Didn't find the instrumental version tho.
Hey guys, I'm a lurker and a fan of 5th/Top Gear. I've been trying to solve this song mystery ever since I saw the TG 10/24 997 review.
What I can conclude with absolute certainty now (after downloading the above) is that there is no seperate instrumental version - in fact, the "mystery song" is actually TWO
seperate songs spliced together.
Go back to the Top Gear October 24th review of the 997. (Sorry, I don't have the full episode, no timestamps.) From the moment JC says "except... the gearlever comes off" to the moment he says "...absolute animal!" it is one song. THAT'S the one that was repeated a bunch of times on 5th gear and the one that I suspect most people are still scratching their heads about.
Right after that point on TG, it goes into an instrumental part of "One Way Ticket to Paradise" that's much more intense than the 1st song. For anyone wanting to crack this song, go back to the 997 review and listen to that segment carefully. You'll be able to hear it transition into an entirely different song.
I'm still irked at the fact that no one has been able to find the answer to this. How can it be so obscure? :
ounds head against wall::