Monday, December 16, 2013

Unknown Tracks

Hey all. Since it's becoming harder to identify tracks used in this show, I've compiled a list of the remaining unknown tracks below. I did something like this back when I first started the blog, except this time I'm narrowing it down to just the tracks that I think are most likely to be stock music (I haven't included any tracks that I strongly suspect were composed for the show), plus I've used Audacity on several of these clips to make the music easier to hear.

I've searched the APM website for just about all of these tracks and have found none of them yet, so any help is appreciated. However, please be aware that fan-edited sites such as the SpongeBob Wiki should be taken with a grain of salt. If you happen to find any title/composer information about any of these tracks on the wiki, please verify it with a reputable source such as ASCAP or BMI before posting it here. Anyway, here's the list:
  1. Accidents Will Happen
  2. Ballad of Filthy Muck 1, The
  3. Ballad of Filthy Muck 2, The
  4. Bottle Burglars - I've discovered recently that this actually consists of two audio samples from Big Fish Audio's "Grindhouse" and "Son of Grindhouse" audio sets. According to this PDF manual, these samples were recorded from vintage public domain movie soundtracks. You can hear cleaner versions of these samples here and here. If anyone knows which movies these samples are originally from, please let me know.
  5. Bulletin Board - also plays in other episodes from season 9 onward. Possibly an original composition, but I feel like I've heard this tune before. Could it be a traditional sea shanty/folk tune arranged by Nick Carr and/or Mike Bolger?
  6. Bunny Hunt 1
  7. Bunny Hunt 2 - also plays in "ChefBob."
  8. Chum Caverns
  9. Clash of Triton, The
  10. Don't Look Now 1
  11. Don't Look Now 2 - also plays in "That Sinking Feeling" and "Goons on the Moon."
  12. Doodle Dimension 1
  13. Doodle Dimension 2 - this sounds very similar to the APM track "Art" by Cornelus Joh Bolten and appears to use some of the same instrumental stings. This track may be a mixture of original music and samples from an audio loop library such as Big Fish Audio.
  14. Dunces and Dragons 1
  15. Dunces and Dragons 2 - also plays in "Chimps Ahoy" and "Karate Island."
  16. Dunces and Dragons 3 - also plays in "Sand Castles in the Sand." The brass stabs/stings may be from a musical effects collection similar to "Peter Siedlaczek's Orchestral Colours," as I've heard some very similar sounding ones on CatDog.
  17. Enemy In-Law - also plays in "Cephalopod Lodge."
  18. FarmerBob 1 - most likely from an audio loop/sample set; this song contains the exact same backing guitar loop, as does this song.
  19. FarmerBob 2
  20. Fear of a Krabby Patty
  21. Fish Bowl, The
  22. Frozen Face-Off
  23. Funny Pants
  24. Gone
  25. Grandmum's the Word
  26. Grill is Gone 1, The
  27. Grill is Gone 2, The
  28. Grooming Gary
  29. Hot Shot, The
  30. Karen's Virus
  31. Krusty Kleaners
  32. Krusty Slammer, The
  33. Library Cards 1 - probably from an audio loop/sample library; the APM track "Crackers" by Marc Vickers, Jeremy Godfrey, Paul Plant and Ian Wish uses the same melody, as does this Westar Music track by Steve Sechi.
  34. Library Cards 2
  35. Life of Crime - also plays in "Krabby Land."
  36. Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy VI: The Motion Picture
  37. Mermaid Man vs. SpongeBob - also plays in "Grooming Gary."
  38. Moving Bubble Bass
  39. My Leg! - also plays in "Squirrel Jelly."
  40. Neptune's Spatula
  41. New Digs
  42. Night Patty, The
  43. Nitwitting, The
  44. Other Patty, The
  45. Pal for Gary, A - also plays in "SpongeBob's Last Stand," "Gary's New Toy," and "Bubbletown."
  46. Patnocchio 1
  47. Patnocchio 2 - also plays in "Appointment TV."
  48. Patnocchio 3
  49. Patnocchio 4
  50. Penny Foolish - also plays in "What Ever Happened to SpongeBob?" and "Slide Whistle Stooges."
  51. Pest of the West
  52. Plankton Paranoia 1
  53. Plankton Paranoia 2 - possibly a Gregor Narholz track.
  54. Sandy's Nutmare
  55. Sandy's Vacation in Ruins
  56. Sewers of Bikini Bottom 1, The - also plays in "The Fish Bowl," "Sandy's Nutmare," and "FarmerBob." Possibly a Nicolas Carr/Animation Music Inc. track, since Roman informed me that it also plays in "Stock Boys of the Apocalypse," a Cartoon Network short created by Derek Drymon and featuring music by Carr.
  57. Sewers of Bikini Bottom 2, The - also plays in "Super Evil Aquatic Villain Team Up is Go!" and "Feral Friends."
  58. Spin the Bottle
  59. SpongeBob's Last Stand 1
  60. SpongeBob's Last Stand 2 - possibly a Paul Lawler track, as it sounds similar to his "Against All Odds."
  61. SpongeBob's Last Stand 3 - also plays in "A Pal for Gary," "Shellback Shenanigans," "Two Thumbs Down," and "Bubbletown." Probably a different section of #45.
  62. SpongeBob's Last Stand 4 - also plays in "The Clash of Triton."
  63. Sponge-Cano!
  64. Squidward in Clarinetland - also plays in "Doodle Dimension." This may come from an audio loop or sample library (possibly Big Fish Audio), since it has been used in at least two other compositions.
  65. Stanley S. SquarePants - also plays in "SpongeBob SquarePants vs. the Big One."
  66. String, The - also plays in "Ink Lemonade."
  67. Stuck on the Roof
  68. Summer Job
  69. Surf n' Turf
  70. There's a Sponge in My Soup 1
  71. There's a Sponge in My Soup 2
  72. Way of the Sponge, The - this sounds very similar to "Quest for the Best 1" but does not seem to be among David Reilly's APM tracks.


  1. The unknown "Other Patty" track seems to me like a soundalike of "Dramatic Cue (g)" by Ronald Hanmer by one of the show's in-house composers.

  2. Penny Foolish unknown sounds similar to tracks like Woe is Me!, Lonely Violin, and The Gypsy Violinist, however since these tracks are by either Richard Myhill or Dick Walter, it's tough to pin down which is the composer, if it even is either of them.

    Last Stand unknown 2 is probably Paul Lawler. Which one, though, is another story.

    More than certain the Funny Pants unknown is APM, but I can't find it amongst all the other tracks with "wah-wah" horns in them. God forbid it's a CPM track. (Which I feel the Neptune track could be. The way it sounds to me just screams Carlin.)

    Unrelated, but are you going to add Shock (g) to Dying for Pie's list soon, since it plays there?

    1. Personally, I think the Penny Foolish track is by David Minton. The beginning sounds similar to his "Violin Phrase 12". If it isn't, guessing it and the Stanley S. SquarePants track are CPM.

  3. The first Last Stand track, I feel, could be original music by Pat Irwin. The way it sounds just screams Irwin.

    1. Irwin came onboard only in the first half of season 8. Maybe it's Wasserman.

    2. True, but a track co-composed by Irwin showed up in "Back to the Past", which is Season 7. Last Stand is one episode before "BTTP". Maybe...

  4. My thoughts on a few of the other unknowns:
    New Digs sounds to me like it could be Nicolas Carr. Reminds me a bit of the track he did from the beginning of "Pranks a Lot" (in particular the jaw harp)
    Enemy in Law track COULD be a Gregor Narholz composition, or something from another Sonoton composer, just not sure.
    Chum Caverns might also be Sonoton.
    Grooming Gary sounds to me like a soundalike of "Witty Fellow" by someone in SpongeBob's in-house music team.
    Sportz is definitely an archive track, not sure where it's from, though.
    The harp music in "Life of Crime", I feel, might be just a sound effect, or composed for the show. Possibly same source as the harp music in "As Seen on TV" when SpongeBob says, "Wow, he recognized me!"
    The two sad violin tracks from "Stanley S. SquarePants" and "Penny Foolish" may very well be composed for the show.
    Same with the Summer Job track. Most likely composed for the show.
    Pest of the West violin sting might just be a sound effect, since it was apparently used on Courage the Cowardly Dog, a show that doesn't generally use stock music.
    Out of the Picture, the first two Mooncation tracks (I've got a gut feeling the third one's original), Gone, MM&BB VI, Walking the Plankton, Clash of Triton, the two Sandy's Nutmare tracks, Frozen Face-Off- no idea on those ones, they could be from anywhere.

  5. The bongo music in "Sponge in My Soup" sounds REALLY familiar, but I can't place it.

  6. The unknown "Sportz?" track is "Hey Look At Me" by Sam Spence:

    Thanks to Dave Volsky/"cesser000" on Library Music Themes for ID'ing it.

    1. Thanks, that one's had me puzzled for a while. Doesn't seem to be on APM's website either; no wonder I couldn't find it.

    2. Found out via APM's Excel document on removed tracks that Hey Look at Me was actually removed from their site circa January 2017.

  7. If it helps you find the unknown "Call the Cops!" track, outside of Warner-Chappell, Sechi has tracks listed in ASCAP as being in the Atomica and Abaco libraries (the latter is on 5 Alarm/Imagem's website), and other tracks which appear to be self-published (not sure if those belong to any libraries or not).

    1. There are also some NFL tracks that could lead there?

    2. It certainly DOESN'T sound like an NFL track, more like something composed in recent years.

    3. I very much doubt that it's an NFL Films track. Stylistically it sounds much closer to Steve Sechi's work than Sam Spence, and the fact that it was sampled in a composition by someone else makes me think it's probably from a set of royalty-free audio loops or samples.

    4. Yeah, to my ears it's definitely by Sechi. Not sure which set might have it, though.

  8. I wonder if that first "FarmerBob" track is actually an original track using that guitar loop...

    1. That could be possible. The string portion does sound similar to "Disco Feverish" from "Truth or Square."

  9. The "Bottle Burglars" and "Surf 'n' Turf" tracks sound like they're archival cues, but I'm not sure where they might be. Maybe they aren't from APM? That might explain why we can't find them yet.

  10. I really want to say that second "Sewers" sting is another "Drama Sting" by Marston.

  11. I emailed Big Fish Audio, and here's what they sent me:

    "This is the producer's reply:

    Here's a fairly comprehensive list of public domain movies that I plundered for dialogue, music, and SFX. There may have been others as well. :)

    Death Rides a Horse
    TNT Jackson
    The BlackGodfather
    The Guy From Harlem
    The Guy with the Secret Kung Fu
    Return of the Kung Fu Dragon
    Sister Streetfighter
    Black Fist
    The Real Bruce Lee
    Hollywood Man
    Bruce Lee Fights back from the Grave
    Cemetery Without Crosses
    Killers From Space
    Viva Django
    Attack of the Giant Leeches
    The Terror
    Gamera the Invincible
    Beast of Borneo
    Zontar the Thing From Venus
    Grave of the Vampire
    Carnival of Souls"

    Those are [most of?] the films used for those sets...

    1. Thanks. I'll check out some of those later.

    2. Sounds good - this'll hopefully shed light on Sechi's Grindhouse/etc tracks...

    3. Looking at the list, I'll bet that the "Burglars" track is in either "Attack of the Giant Leeches", "The Terror", "Zontar" or "Killers from Space".

      Out of curiosity, is that clip from "New Threat" in any of those sets as well?

    4. Yes, the same snippet of "New Threat" heard in the episode is also included in the "Grindhouse" set.

  12. Personally, I think that the "String" romantic music is from KPM 1000.

  13. If you go to the BMI Repertoire and type “SpongeBob” a bunch of songs will show up listing the composers as well. If you click on the composers’ names, which are either “Wakefield Jeremy L”, “Guyton David Sage”, “Nick Carr”, “Carow Brad”, “Schletter Eban Immanuel”, or “Bolger Michael”, you will be able to see a bunch of songs that they made for the show, which some are unknown/unlisted tracks. Some of them I found included, “Ad Lib Jig” by Nicolas Carr and Michael Bolger (Most likely a theme for the Krusty Krab), “Annoying One Man Band” by Nicolas Carr and Michael Bolger, “Another Best Day Ever” by Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, and Jeremy Wakefield, “Listen to the Mustard Flow” by Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield, and Kaz, “Marching Band Blast”, “Marching Band Scales”, “Bad Marching Band”, and “Taps” (All of these marching band songs I definitely know are the titles of the original songs that play in “Band Geeks”), “Musical Sting 2006” by Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, and Jeremy Wakefield, “Pirate’s Opus” by Nicolas Carr and Michael Bolger (Probably another Krusty Krab Theme), “Riverboat Rhumpus” by Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, and Jeremy Wakefield, “Salty Krab Jig” by Nicolas Carr and Michael Bolger, and “Self Surf” and “Self Surfing” by Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, and Jeremy Wakefield.

    Eban Schletter also has original compositions titled “Bad Clarinet 1-4” and the sting that plays in “Grooming Gary” when Gary’s shell glows is actually called “Gary Glows in the Dark” by Nicolas Carr. The title music for “New Digs” is actually not called “Laundry Song” (which is the title for the song that plays when SpongeBob sings it). It’s called “New Digs Title Music” which was composed by Nicolas Carr and (I think) Tom Kenny. Lastly the fanfares that are used in “Dunces and Dragons” are titled “Dunces and Dragons Fanfare 1 and 2” by Nicolas Carr.

    Note: Some of these I actually found out about were on SABAM’s catalogue and not BMI (Like “Gary Glows in the Dark” and “Dunces and Dragons Fanfare 1 and 2”) so some of them might not be the real titles.

    1. Whoops! I didn’t mean to list “Listen to the Mustard Flow”

  14. Just found the "Appointment TV" track on APM. It's called "The Old Pianoplayer", and it was composed by Hans Conzelmann and Delle Haensch.

    1. How were you able to find it?

    2. I found it on the Selected Sound album "Slapstick Salad" while searching for another track.

  15. I have a feeling that the fanfare in “The Ballad of Filthy Muck” was written by Dick Walter, as it sounds similar to some of his fanfares that are found in the “The Editor’s Companion” collection of KPM albums. Though, there is a possibility that it is an original track.

    1. Here's another thought I have on these tracks:

      I am almost 100% sure that the unknown Clash of Triton track is APM and not from anything else, as it sounds extremely similar to Richard Myhill's "Off with His Head".