Sunday, December 30, 2007

"You gotta keep the devil way down in the hole."

Season 1 of The Wire used The Blind Boys of Alabama's interpretation of "Way Down In The Hole" as its theme song. Season 2, in keeping with its grittier theme, the show used Tom Waits' original version of the song.

I just read that Steve Earle, who plays Waylon in the series, has recorded a version of it himself for the final season.

1 comment:

mf said...

a very great series! just finished the 5th(?) season and am patiently waiting-who needs cable...?-for the dvd release of the final season.

btw-good to see you mike this past holiday season if only for a short time.