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Ash vs. Evil Dead

Purple music is prominently featured in the new installment of the Evil Dead horror comedy franchise — TV series Ash vs. Evil Dead. The first episode theme was Space Truckin’, with Highway Star featured in the second.

For all the wrong reasons. Creator Sam Raimi explains:

When my brother Ivan and I were writing the character, and asking where he’d been for the last 30-35 years, we realized he had not grown. He stopped his development. My brother said the music should reflect the last time he was engaged in society, and living. My brother and editor chose those different pieces to reflect his lack of growth.

By that time frame they might as well use Perfect Strangers next…



4 Comments to “Ash vs. Evil Dead”:

  1. 1
    Sam Williams says:

    I drove a very similar car (Olds) cranking the same tunes back in the day!! I wasn’t fighting the “deadites” or evil dead.

  2. 2
    Bennie says:

    So 70s Purple represents lack of growth? That doesn’t seem like a positive thing to say about the band and their music. I’m sure it’s about 70s rock in general and they chose these tracks at random. There are worse ways of getting attention for your music. Machinehead was already getting some serious attention on television this way, since SOTW featured in the season’s finale of the Better Call Saul tv show.

  3. 3
    Fledermaus says:

    Just watched the second episode: Highway Star was featured as the soundtrack of the car scene at the start of the episode !

  4. 4
    Milan says:

    So, episode featured Here I Go Again (during an acid trip inspired 80s Flashback Montage no less! Featuring Playboy covers, Monster Truck Show et al.!).

    Best Lines:

    “Shoot first, think never!”
    “I got two hands…I need two beers!”

    This is getting good! 🙂

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