True Blood Adds Music To The Plot This Week

07/01/2013
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(Radio.com) Over the course of its five seasons, "True Blood" has consistently been one of the best shows on television not only for fans of vampires but for music fans as well. Each episode is named after a song title, and a number of artists have contributed new recordings to the show. Every week during season six, Radio.com will check in with "True Blood" Music Supervisor Gary Calamar, who has been nominated for GRAMMYs twice for his work on the show.

After the first two episodes of season six of True Blood didn't feature music until the end credits, episode three "You're No Good" added a bit to the show itself.

A new storyline this season is that of the Vampire Unity Society, an organization of humans trying to open a dialog in order to prevent a human/non-human war. Previously, co-founder Nicole Wright tried to get Sam to "come out" of the closet as a shape-shifter. No big spoilers here, but the organization who seem a bit conflicted about their goals drove up to Alcide and the wolf pack's compound (where the frequently shirtless pack leader has had tensions with his self-described "No. 1 B*tch," Rikki). The VUS were listening to industrial-sounding music on their car stereo. "The song they were playing in the car was '7 Discos Of The World' from a great Bay Area band called L'Avventura," Calamar told Radio.com.

The San Francisco group has been around since the mid-2000s, and previously contributed a cover of the Zombies' "She's Not There" to an episode in season four.

"They write amazing songs and have a super cool sound," Calamar said. But, more importantly, "We wanted something that these hipsters would be listening to on their quest for werewolves."

The episode's title track ended up being the classic song written by Clint Ballard Jr., as well as a hit for Betty Everett in 1963, a No. 1 for Linda Ronstadt in 1975, and eventually covered by Van Halen. Another option Calamar looked at was a more recent song of the same name, by Major Lazer. more on this story

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