263. BILLIONS creator Brian Koppelman on the music of the show, from Dylan to Sinatra to Isbell and beyond
Published November 7, 2018
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    Longtime friend of the show, filmmaker Brian Koppelman, joins me to delve into the music of his acclaimed hit Showtime drama series BILLIONS.

    We go behind the scenes on some of the most compelling musical moments from three seasons of a show that has always found unexpected and fascinating songs to shade and power dynamic scenes and surprising and compelling ways to use some classic tunes.

    Songs discussed include

    1. Metallica - Harvester of Sorrow
    2. Metallica - Master of Puppets
    3. Drive By Truckers - Goddamn Lonely Love
    4. Jason Isbell - Cover Me Up
    5. Bob Dylan - Gotta Serve Somebody
    6. Van Halen - And the Cradle Will Rock
    7. Mink DeVille - Spanish Stroll
    8. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Even the Losers
    9. Billions original score by Eskimo
    10. Queens of the Stone Age - The Evil has Landed
    11. The Traveling Wilburys - Handle with Care
    12. Bob Dylan - It’s Alright Ma, I’m Only Bleeding
    13. Josh Ritter - Homecoming
    14. Garret T Kaps - Born in San Antone
    15. Nelly - Hot In Here
    16. Frank Sinatra and the Count Basie Orchestra - Come Fly with Me
    17. Frank Sinatra - One for My Baby (and one more for the road)
    18. The Velvet Underground - We’re Gonna Have A Real Good Time Together

    Follow Brian @briankoppelman on Twitter and listen to his great podcast The Moment. Billions will return in 2019.

    My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them.

    Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins.

    If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

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