'The Americans' Music Box : Season 6, Ep 1 - NO SPOILERS

Thursday, 29 March 2018 03:10 AM Written by 

 

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"Dead Hand," Episode 1 of the final season of The Americans, was a veritable musical cornucopia as the show revealed threads pointing to the conclusion. And given the show's three-year fast forward to the fall of 1987, it's no wonder the musical interludes were largely period-specific.

1981: Mel McDaniel:  "Louisiana Saturday Night"  # 7 Country hit that year.

1986: Crowded House: "Don't Dream It's Over"

Chilo Escobedo: "Quince Años" Quintessential and authentic Mexican Mariachi. It's worth noting the series Orphan Black has also used his "Dame Amore." (Note: this may be an earlier version of the song, but it's the only video sample available).

1986: Peter Gabriel: "We Do What We're Told (Milgram's 37)"

1980: Talking Heads: "Listening Wind" It's worth noting Peter Gabriel later covered this tune.

1977: Fleetwood Mac: "Gold Dust Woman" from Rumours.

 

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