Picture by way of Prime Video
“Some unusual music attracts me in. Makes me come on like some heroine.”
Amazon’s epic rock ‘n roll miniseries Daisy Jones & The Six has entered the world ultimately, and whereas viewers are becoming a member of in all of the hype of the fictional superband’s personal “unique” music, many have observed the opening theme tune will not be one you’d discover on the group’s setlist. Should you acknowledged the opening strains of the title sequence as belonging to “Dancing Barefoot,” congratulations! You have got earned your “rock scholar” backstage go. Right here’s extra concerning the tune for individuals who might have offered off all their mother and father’ copies of Creem journal.
“Dancing Barefoot” was not a bit of unique music meant for the present. The rock tune was written by Patti Smith and Ivan Král in 1979 and was the second single off the Patti Smith Group’s second album Wave. “We talked about eager to kick off the collection with one thing that represents the present however is exterior the present,” showrunner Scott Neustadter instructed Leisure Weekly. “That was the tune that I believed would work the most effective. I got here up with it actually early after which spent the following six or seven months attempting to beat it. I might by no means beat it. It’s too good.”
“Dancing Barefoot” was ranked 331 on Rolling Stone‘s checklist of the five hundred Best Songs of All Time. The tune has been coated over 20 occasions by acts corresponding to U2, Pearl Jam, Easy Minds, and Allison Moorer. “It’s so spot on and it’s telling the story by not telling the story,” Neustadter mentioned. “It has a number of drama to it. It’s an ideal TV theme tune. We saved the Six songs to not be spoilers. As a result of they sound very totally different within the first episode than they do within the tenth. They must go on that journey earlier than you hear that sound, in order that was the explanation why.”
Does Riley Keough sing the title model of ‘Dancing Barefoot’?
Though Keough performs all her personal vocals within the collection and on the full-length album, Aurora, launched by Atlantic Data final week, the unique 1979 model of “Dancing Barefoot” sung by Patti Smith with the Patti Smith Group is the model used within the present’s title sequence.
New episodes of Daisy Jones & The Six premiere every Friday on Prime Video.