Sex, Drugs And Rock ‘N’ Roll: A Counter-Culture Recap Of The Season 6 Mad Men Premiere

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ROCK ‘N’ ROLL:

Considering we were about to enter ’68, one of the most kickass years in musical history, we were a little bummed out by the lack of great tunes. Instead of The Beatles, Steppenwolf, Jimi Hendrix, or Cream…we got these luau guys.

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Not exactly balls out rock. Maybe they blew their budget on the whole double episode thing and didn’t want to shell out any more for the copyrights. But this episode was equal parts Don Draper and Don Ho for a while there.

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Props to Roger Sterling for making that joke.

Sally Draper’s new friend Sandy graced the Francis family with a performance of¬†Tchaikovsky in the living room, bringing the rock ‘n’ roll index to an even deeper low. But by the end of the episode, a timely version of Elvis Presley’s “Hawaiian Wedding Song” played us out. Not exactly a great dance floor filler, but he is The King of Rock, after all.

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