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    SundayVM

    [1]Dec 4, 2006
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        Who sings each season's "Down in the Hole" and where can you purchase them?  Anyone know?
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    peekone

    [2]Mar 15, 2007
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    if you still happen to be looking for that info, go to each first episode of each season. i've made a note fo them all.
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    mroctober71

    [3]Mar 20, 2007
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    "Way Down in the Hole" originally a Tom Waits original song
    Season One performed by The Blind Boys of Alabama
    Season Two performed by Tom Waits himself
    Season Three performed by The Neville Brothers
    Season Four performed by young hip hop group "DoMaJe"
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    Kaiser_Souzey

    [4]Mar 21, 2007
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    the first one was the only good one,

    RIP stringer bell
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    peekone

    [5]Mar 22, 2007
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    Kaiser_Souzey wrote:

    the first one was the only good one,

    RIP stringer bell

    no way, the season 4 theme was great.
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    RoxieVelma

    [6]Mar 23, 2007
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    My favorite was the third season one.
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    escpla

    [7]Mar 24, 2007
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    Absolutely loved the fourth season version.
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    MyNameIsYogourt

    [8]May 25, 2007
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    Tom Waits' version ... no doubt.
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    speedy-Y-jive-O

    [9]May 30, 2007
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    Season one and two were the best versions. You've got to love how clever the show is when every version of the theme song reflects the message of the series itself, so subtle so cool.
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    vstherevolution

    [10]Jan 1, 2008
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    The Season 3 & 4 intros are my favorites. Love the editing style + the sax and guitar solos in the music.

    ***SPOILER***


    Edited on 01/01/2008 8:22pm
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    Pi

    [11]Jan 25, 2008
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    I haven't started watching season 5 yet, but does anyone know what the theme is this season? I'd like to check it out.....thanks all......
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    peekone

    [12]Jan 25, 2008
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    Pi wrote:
    I haven't started watching season 5 yet, but does anyone know what the theme is this season? I'd like to check it out.....thanks all......

    Click on the spoiler above you, it's a link for the season 5 theme.
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    lawgotham

    [13]Jan 31, 2008
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    Season 5 opening theme is sung by none other than Steve Earle. He plays "Walon" the leader of the AA group Bubbles attends.

    He's probably most famous for some mid-80's minor hit songs, "Guitar Town" and "Copperhead Road". Most recently (I think around 2004) he did an album full of politically charged songs called "The Revolution Starts Now".

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    sifuhotman34

    [14]Feb 13, 2008
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    I really like the Season 5 theme. Steve Earle has a pretty good voice.
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    CaptainYes

    [15]Feb 13, 2008
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    Season 1 was my favorite by far. Really, I've liked them all though, I'm always impressed by how fitting the choices are to the people the story is concentrating on.
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    rockin01

    [16]Feb 18, 2008
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    Season 1 has got to be my favorite- you just can't beat the Five Blind Boys. Season 4 is my next favorite...sounded so appropriate for the storyline that season. I didn't like Steve Earle's version (Season 5) much on first listen, but it has grown on me.
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    nicmar19422

    [17]Feb 28, 2008
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    here is somthing intresting did you know that Bubbles sponser Walon sings this years version
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    Goodlivn20

    [18]Feb 29, 2008
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    nicmar19422 wrote:
    here is somthing intresting did you know that Bubbles sponser Walon sings this years version

    yepp...its mentioned in an earlier post above

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    kareeb

    [19]Feb 29, 2008
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    rockin01 wrote:
    I didn't like Steve Earle's version (Season 5) much on first listen, but it has grown on me.
    i agree
    Edited on 02/29/2008 6:59pm
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    lolpitt

    [20]Mar 29, 2008
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsSp7tbDGOk what is this song??? please help!!
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