Mad Men‘s opening sequence, of a man falling (SYMBOLISM) from a New York Skyscraper, comes part and parcel with the urgent theme music brought to us by RJD2 and Aceyalone. However, it wasn’t always to be that way. Beck was presented the chance to take a stab at the song, but he passed.
“It’s about ad executives in the ’60s? They’re going to make a show about that? Really? Um, I don’t think so,” he said recently to Stereogum. While it’s not like he is hurting for gigs these days (he’s a headliner at Coachella in April), I’m sure both he and his fans are wondering what he could have done during that time.
Nonetheless, the theme song Mad Men stuck with is pretty damn apropos, so let’s not get all worked up over this, ok? Or do. Because it’s the Internet.