Monday, September 13, 2010

'True Blood' season finale: The story behind the episode's titular song 'Evil (Is Going On)'

Another spectacularly bloody, true-death-gooey season of fangs, flesh, and fairies came to an end last night, and—no spoiler alerts!—EW spoke with the show’s music supervisor, Gary Calamar, to get the backstory behind their rerecording of the classic blues song for which the finale episode was named.Calamar, who also handles all the music for Dexter, House, and Men of a Certain Age, as well as holding a long-running DJ spot on LA indie station KCRW, tells EW of covering Howlin’ Wolf’s iconic song “Evil (Is Going On)” with CC Adcock and “Bad Things” singer Jace Everett: “We were looking for a sort of signature song, and we wanted to have our own. We love Howlin’ Wolf, but we just wanted to have something a little fresher, something exclusive.”

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