White Denim – “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)” (Mickey Newbury Cover)
FX’s Fargo continues to be the best thing on TV by a ridiculous margin. Did you see this week’s episode? The Bear scenes! The Undertaker plotline! “You know, you’re a shit cop”! Fuck, man. It’s too good. And the people behind the show continue to work in Easter-egg references to various Coen brothers. A few weeks ago, they had Jeff Tweedy covering a José Feliciano song that appeared in the original Fargo. And last night, they had another one on the soundtrack: Texas rockers White Denim covering Mickey Newbury’s 1967 acid-rocker “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In),” which the Coens famously used in the Big Lebowski dream sequence. (They also had Shakey Graves covering the O Brother, Where Art Thou bluegrass standard “O Death,” but I haven’t found that one online anywhere.) Hear the White Denim version below.
Fargo airs Monday nights on FX, and it rules so hard.