Ah, music. Who doesn't love music. The beauty of music is that it often allows us to escape daily life, if only for a brief period of time. Our favorite songs can transcend any mood or any environment.
So it's perhaps no surprise then that The Walking Dead protagonist, Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), is partial to the odd outburst of buoyant country music, or a couple of minutes of soft rock, to drown out the sound of death and destruction around him.
Occasionally, we see glimpses of The Walking Dead characters' musical choices. The tenth episode of Season 6 provided such an insight.
Warning: tiny little nuggets of spoilers lie ahead. Only small ones though. Honest.
'So Many People Have Come And Gone'
Rick's taste is eclectic, to say the least. In the opening scene of the latest episode, while the zombie slayer is getting ready, Boston's "More Than A Feeling" fills the room. The eagle eared amongst you may have noticed these poignant and fitting lyrics:
"So many people have come and gone
Their faces fade as the years go by
Yet I still recall as I wander on
As clear as the sun in the summer sky"
Then, later in the episode, Rick demonstrated his multidimensional interests by blaring out Ronnie Dawson's "Action Packed" in the van while munching away and driving back from the scavenge with Daryl.
Later on, Rick plays one more song in for the day, this time, he plays The Old 97's "If My Heart Was A Car."
A Whopping Soundtrack
Now, there's nothing against Rick here, but his taste is questionable. There, I said it. On the contrary, the show's producers have demonstrated a talent in the music department — the soundtrack to the show itself is immensely impressive. Here are three of the best choices:
1. 'Spick and Specks' - The Bee Gees (Season 5, Episode 13)
Right at the end of the episode, Rick takes a stroll through sunny Alexandria. He encounters a walker on the other side of the wall, and almost takes some solace in remembering the brutality gone by.
2. 'Space Junk' - Wang Chung (Season 1, Episode 1)
Feels like ages ago, right? But way back in the beginning, Rick is taking refuge in a fallen tank and starting to realize the magnitude of the situation. The song by Space Junk pumps out while walkers chew on blood and guts.
3. 'Warm Shadow' - Fink (Season 3, Episode 13)
I never, ever need any excuse to rave about Fink, but this excuse is perfect. During important showdown talks between the Governor and Rick in Season 3, the ambient genius of "Warm Shadows" overlays the situation perfectly.
Oh And, My Personal Recommendation For Upcoming Episodes...
Yup, that's Zombie Nation's "Kernkraft 400." It's funny, right?
What is your favorite song in the 'Walking Dead' soundtrack?
Source: Comic Book