4 songs hopefully to listen to in the ASO’s Music from the Mad Men Era
The show’s periodic performance figures-such as the earworm “Zou Bisou Bisou”-are carefully selected.
Photograph by Ron Jaffe/AMC
The thin ties. The sideburns. The Pepsi Sno Ball. Mad Men continues to be lauded because of its meticulous visual presentation from the 1960s. But possibly much more important may be the soundtrack the show’s creators select to mark the march with the decade. Once the ASO presents Music from the “Mad Men” Era, hopefully the set list includes these tunes in the show’s seven-season run.
1 “Band of Gold,” Don Cherry (Season 1, Episode 1)
Big band horns along with a doo-wop intro put us squarely in 1960, where we meet Don Draper in a bar trying to generate a method to keep smokers puffing on Lucky Strikes.
2 “Tomorrow Never Knows,” The Beatles (Season 5, Episode 8)
The Great Four create a rare TV appearance (which cost you a rumored $250,000) as Don attempts to grapple using the sounds around the globe in 1966-sitar, guitars, and drums recorded backwards. Unamused, Don abruptly lifts the needle around the psychedelic experience.
3 “You Really Got Me,” The Kinks (Season 5, Episode 11)
Breaking from the preference for obscure tracks, the show complements this famous rock guitar riff to experience Peggy Olson from the advertising office as well as on to her job. All of us wish we’re able to quit for this shredding soundtrack.
4 “I’m a guy,Inches Spencer Davis Group (Season 7, Episode 1)
This up-tempo, blues-organ jam announces the unhappy Don because he slides coolly onto an Poor moving walkway on his method to meet his youthful wife, who picks him in an Austin-Healey convertible.
Around the calendar: The 1960s survive only at that Atlanta Symphony Orchestra ode on May 22 and 23.
This short article initially made an appearance within our May 2015 issue underneath the headline “Beat Generation.”