Sons of Anarchy was as much a musical experience as it was a gritty drama about the members of the motorcycle club.
Bob Thiele Jr. was the musical director for Sons of Anarchy, and even put together a band – the Forest Rangers – to provide the musical soundtrack for the show.
But although Sons of Anarchy has finished after seven full seasons, the Forest Rangers are only just getting started. As Pitchfork reported, on July 10, 2015, the Sons of Anarchy band will be releasing their debut album, Land Ho!
But eager Sons of Anarchy fans who are missing their weekly fix of Jax, Chibs, Bobby, and the rest of their favourite Sons of Anarchy characters don’t need to wait until July 10 to hear more of the music they grew to love throughout the seven seasons of Sons of Anarchy.
Of particular interest to Sons of Anarchy fans will be the music video for one of the songs on the album, “Trying to Believe.” Sung by Alison Mosshart, better known for performing with The Dead Weather and The Kills, “Trying to Believe” as Exclaim puts it is a “slow simmering blues rock jam,” and the music video features some familiar faces that will be readily identifiable to true Sons of Anarchy fans.
Alison Mosshart headlines the music video, as does Bob Thiele Jr. himself. Sons of Anarchy fans will also recognise Mark Boone Jr., Niko Nicotera, Dayton Callie and Michael Ornstein in the music video, better known for their roles on Sons of Anarchy as Bobby Munson, Ratboy, Wayne Unser, and Chuckie respectively.
While Bobby Munson was a firm favourite for many Sons of Anarchy fans, other fans will be disappointed that Theo Rossi, who played Juan Carlos “Juice” Ortiz on Sons of Anarchy, didn’t make the final cut of the new music video.
Deadline interviewed Theo Rossi recently, and asked him his opinion on why Sons of Anarchy hasn’t received many official awards, despite the almost unprecedented popularity of the show. Theo Rossi opined that Sons of Anarchy simply didn’t get the attention that it deserved, and likened it to many of his favourite television shows.
“My favorite shows on television have been shows like The Wire and The Shield – shows that never really got the attention they deserved. Mainly The Wire. These are some of the greatest shows on television. Something happens along the line where… you’re either just picked or you’re kind of not…. I think if you take the best scenes from Sons, especially over the last couple of years, and you put them side by side against any other television show, I just don’t see how you don’t put it up there. But you know what, it’s okay because at the end of the day, what you want in a television show is you want people to watch it, and we had that in spades.”