Rock, Pathos, Shivers: the Music of Supernatural

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An examination of the use of music across the 15 seasons of the TV show Supernatural, in particular looking at the use of rock music and a distinctive melodic theme for Dean, the musical 'absence' of Sam, and the importance of the recurring song "Carry on Wayward Son" as a form of theme tune for a series that uses the 'ident' form of title sequence and so has no conventional music theme at the start of each episode.

Bibliographic note

Invited contribution for a special issue to mark the end of the longest-ever running TV drama


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-70
Number of pages8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished or Performed - 1 Sept 2020