Longtime friend of the show, filmmaker Brian Koppelman, joins me to delve into the music of his acclaimed hit Showtime drama series BILLIONS.
We go behind the scenes on some of the most compelling musical moments from three seasons of a show that has always found unexpected and fascinating songs to shade and power dynamic scenes and surprising and compelling ways to use some classic tunes.
Songs discussed include
Metallica - Harvester of Sorrow
Metallica - Master of Puppets
Drive By Truckers - Goddamn Lonely Love
Jason Isbell - Cover Me Up
Bob Dylan - Gotta Serve Somebody
Van Halen - And the Cradle Will Rock
Mink DeVille - Spanish Stroll
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Even the Losers
Billions original score by Eskimo
Queens of the Stone Age - The Evil has Landed
The Traveling Wilburys - Handle with Care
Bob Dylan - It’s Alright Ma, I’m Only Bleeding
Josh Ritter - Homecoming
Garret T Kaps - Born in San Antone
Nelly - Hot In Here
Frank Sinatra and the Count Basie Orchestra - Come Fly with Me
Frank Sinatra - One for My Baby (and one more for the road)
The Velvet Underground - We’re Gonna Have A Real Good Time Together
BILLIONS returns to Showtime with season four in 2019.
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My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them.
Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentaries Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts and Tommy Emmanuel: The Endless Road (coming soon).
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