True Blood Adds Music To The Plot This Week
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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