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TL;DR The Third Man's iconic zither theme was chosen by the film's director Carol Reed because it compliments the dialogue without overpowering it; the tune is exotic yet local and matches the movie's atmosphere because it evokes the mood in post-war Vienna and is elusive, charming and mysterious just like the city and the titular character himself. Long ...


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SlashFilm suggested the following connection: The title [of the episode] is a direct reference to the song “A Horse with No Name,” by the band America, and Walt is shown singing the lyrics at the ep’s beginning and end. On both occasions he’s blindly visited by two threats in the clashing forms of law and chaos. It’s a great use of music because, ...


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According to this comprehensive page about the show: The theme [...] was recorded by "The Wellingtons", a folk-singing group (who later went on to record "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" for Disney, and appeared on GI as "The Mosquitos", the rock group that came to the island to get away from civilization). The original lyrics, "... and the rest" [which] ...


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We don't normally ID songs here, so this question will probably be closed. However, the song you're after is Blue Oyster Cult's (Don't Fear) The Reaper from their 1976 album Agents of Fortune. It's apropos because the old, tired man whose roof Earl fixes welcomes death. Here's the song, cowbell and all: ...



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