A look at the music and artists from rock n’ roll’s 2nd decade (1964 – 1973) and those who are still carrying on that sound today
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Thursday, April 6, 2017
Modern Artists Make Haunting Early 60s Covers Album
Danger Mouse and Brooklyn singer-producer Sam Cohen didn't set out to make a political album when Amazon asked them last November to create a pseudo-soundtrack for dystopian political drama The Man in the High Castle.
"It was just a couple of dudes that wanted to make some cool music and that's what we tried to do," Danger Mouse, whose real name is Brian Burton, tells Rolling Stone. "But everything turned into that. Every conversation that has to do with anything of the time or artistically winds up going in that direction."
It's been nearly five months – 148 days since November 8th, 2016, to be exact – since The Man in the High Castle went, for some, from niche alternative-history show to a prescient totalitarian reality series. Loosely based on Philip K. Dick's 1962 novel, it envisions a world in which the Allies lose WWII and the United States is divided into the Greater Nazi Reich and Japanese Pacific States, forcing its inhabitants into total government control with a massive curtailment of human rights.