So: Something tangentially music-related happened on The Sopranos last night. However, we do not want to give it away, as we are not that dickardly. So please, if you didn’t see it, go and re-read that Pete Nice item again; and if you did catch it, meet us after the click-through…
…First, a question: Does anybody know what the sorta-new-wave instrumental music was playing during the sex scene between [REDACTED] and [REDACTED]?*
If so, drop us a line at email@example.com. * As for the show’s other musical highlight–in which Christopher and Tony pop the soundtrack to The Departed into the car stereo and cue up the Roger Waters-Van Morrison version of “Comfortably Numb”–all we can say is that Roger and Mo-Mo will be getting fatter royalty checks than usual this quarter: The Departed disc is now sitting at No. 31 on the Amazon.com sales charts, and it’s also at No. 41 on the iTunes album list. Expect it to climb even higher in the next week, as America mourns the loss of its favorite (fictional) smacked-out aspiring screenwriter.
* Thanks to the tipster who helped us out with this one: “Actually, it was a pretty neat trick of foreshadowing: The Pretenders ‘The Adultress’ is playing as [REDACTED] drives to the [REDACTED] condo to tell her [REDACTED]. No sex. Later scene: it’s the instrumental track from the first Pretenders album, ‘Space Invaders.’ “
Roger Waters and Van Morrison – Comfortably Numb [MP3, link expired]
The Pretenders – The Adultress [MP3, link expired]
The Pretenders – Space Invaders [MP3, link expired]