Heavy Metal Drummer

This 2001 song by alternative rock band Wilco plays through the scene when Lane is in the music store. Written by Jeff Tweedy and Jay Bennett, It’s a track from their most recent album from this episode’s perspective, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. The album was acclaimed by critics, and voted among the best albums of the year, going #13 in the US.

The lyrics talk about a girl falling in love with the drummer in a heavy metal band, but Lane subverts that by falling in love with the idea of being a drummer in a band. These scenes where Lane tries out the drums and phones Rory to tell her about them are played like a girl who’s fallen in love at first sight.

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