Anyone see The Departed? It’s the first movie in which Nicholson sports a dildo, and the umpteenth (okay, third) time Martin Scorcese scores with “Gimme Shelter.” EW asks the director about it.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: You’ve used it before in GoodFellas and Casino. What is it with you and that song?
MARTIN SCORSESE: I guess I’m repeating myself. [Laughs] The riff at the beginning of ”Gimme Shelter” is dangerous. You know something’s going to happen. Also, there is no shelter in this film. Nobody has shelter. When I was thinking of the music for this film, I was sitting in a traffic jam on 57th Street. And I saw a beat-up car with a guy behind the wheel with long hair screaming along to ”Gimme Shelter,” slamming his fists on the steering wheel, and I went, ”That’s it!”
Fair enough. Here, from Paint It Black: The Compilation Of Rolling Stones Cover Tracks is Grand Funk Railroad’s take. To paraphrase Homer Simpson, we recommend if you like Mark Farner’s wild, shirtless vocals, the bong-rattling bass of Mel Schacher, and the competent drum work of Don Brewer.
- Grand Funk Railroad – “Gimme Shelter”Download
OK, let’s go get some cookies.