WHO was the Pianist…..Nick Cave, the Black Keys ???
THIS MAN, THOM YORKE was the Pianist who haunted my dreams, who’s final chords and haunting voice woke me, stayed with me…..played within me ALL DAY, and like a small child trying to catch a bird in flight, the song taunted and eluded me.
So, I gave in, surrendered to the “not knowing of it”, and finally at the day’s end, as darkness fell, I remembered. Then played the Album RADIOHEAD, KING OF LIMBS…..and the song’s name, with those gorgeous haunting chords CODEX.
OPENING SCENE, Thomas Shelby walks a big black horse, down a filthy alley…
Washing droops on sagging clothes lines, people running everywhere, their fear palpable in the choking air. He sits the horse with calculated, casual ease, left hand on left thigh, right hand holding the reins loosely. The clip, clop, clip, clop of hoofbeats rings out from the cobbled street…..Warren Ellis’s Violin, moans and weeps, and then Nick Cave’s dark tones cover everything as he preaches “Red Right Hand”
Here it comes……. the transfixing, hypnotic, power of Peaky Blinders!!!