Crystal Blue Persuasion - Tommy James & The Shondells
Originally recorded in 1969. Recently synched on a perfect making-money montage sequence in the latest ep of ‘Breaking Bad’.
Can’t help but wonder if Thomas Golubic (music supervisor) had been holding on to this song, just waiting for the right moment, or did he recently stumble across this in a goldmine?
But according to Golubic, this is how it went down - ”’Crystal Blue Persuasion’ was picked by showrunner Vince Gilligan and writer Moira Walley Beckett and the sequence was directed by Michelle MacLaren and edited by Kelley Dixon with that song always in mind. We’ve had it on ice for a couple seasons now, and finally found a home for it”
I’m sure not a coincidence, when this song was released, people linked it with ‘crystal meth’. And according to James, the words/title came from the Bible.