Did you see Rapha’s CD of music for the Giro d’Italia? I’ve turned the tables around with my own suggestions for a Rapha CD, featuring artists such as Radiohead, Roxette and Serge Gainsbourg.
Inspired by the London cycle clothing brand, with its mix of quality clothing, ersatz imagery and its massive appropriation of French and Italian cycling iconography, this soundtrack travels through both time and Europe with an eclectic mix of music and sound to celebrate what risks becoming the most ironic clothing brand in the sport.
For the road-racing connoisseur, the playlist is the ideal accompaniment to any Sunday morning outing. This album combines 16 tracks of rock, funk, punk and more to reflect the varied culture and faux-heritage of the brand.
Accompanying the music are the semi-authentic sounds of cheeky-chappy London, la France profonde and bellissima Italia. Perfetto!
— interlude, Family Guy speaks Italian —
— interlude on the Paris Métro —
— interlude with a cockney sock puppet —