Beck has revealed that he turned down the opportunity to record the theme tune to hit US TV series Mad Men.
Beck, who releases new album Morning Phase next week (February 24), revealed in a new interview with Billboard that he was offered the chance to make music for the US TV series but that he did not think it sounded like a good show. The job was instead taken by RJD2, whose song “A Beautiful Mine” is synonymous with the animated opening credits.
Speaking about his missed opportunity, Beck said: “My instinct has definitely gone awry; I could give you many examples.” Explaining the Mad Men story, he explains why he was reticent to get involved. “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 remembers saying. “Yeah, just like the best show ever made!”