Who’s on the Reservation Dogs soundtrack? Trailer, episodes 1 and 2 music revealed

Bruno Cooke August 10, 2021
Who’s on the Reservation Dogs soundtrack? Trailer, episodes 1 and 2 music revealed
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Reservation Dogs, created by Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo, premiered yesterday on FX on Hulu, marking what The New York Times calls a “new era” for the native TV community. But who’s featured on the Reservation Dogs soundtrack so far? 

Who is on the Reservation Dogs soundtrack?

The first two episodes of Reservation Dogs aired yesterday, and already, more than a dozen tracks have played as part of the show’s soundtrack. 

Per MusicNewsRumor, episode one alone featured the likes of The Stooges (I Wanna Be Your Dog), Wu-Tang Clan (Protect Ya Neck (The Jump Off)), TLC (Waterfalls) and Samantha Crain (Joey).

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The Halluci Nation’s track R.E.D., featuring Yasiin Bey, Narcy and Black Bear also features in the first episode, along with Mato’s Stone Cold Lover Class Historian by Broncho.

Episode 2 includes Johnny Cash’s As Long As The Grass Shall Grow, Sten Joddi’s ReZdReamZ, JD McPherson’s Wolf Tooth and Flyby, by Klaatuninja.

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Reservation Dogs | Trailer | FX on Hulu

Reservation Dogs | Trailer | FX on Hulu

What songs play in the trailer for Reservation Dogs?

First, the most prominent song that plays during the trailer for Reservation Dogs is Santigold’s 2008 single Creator. 

Santigold – formerly Santogold – real name Santi White, released Creator along with L.E.S. Artistes as a limited edition 12-inch vinyl in late 2007 and January 2008. It later featured on the artist’s self-titled debut album Santogold.

30 seconds into the trailer, after the line “it is a small town”, what seems to be the song from which VINAI’s How I Like It is sampled plays.

Finally, Native rap duo Lil Mike and Funny Bone, who play Mose and Mekko respectively, feature towards the end of the trailer, rapping their own song Pop Pop

The song includes the line, “you better believe we shutting down shop when the clock go pop pop pop”.

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Where was it filmed?

Principal photography for season 1 took place in various sites in the state of Oklahoma

These included Okmulgee, Tulsa, Sand Springs, Beggs, Inola, and the town of Terlton in Pawnee County.

Production wrapped in July 2021. The first two episodes aired on 9 August, with three more to come in weekly instalments, from 16 August.

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Bruno is a novelist, amateur screenwriter and journalist with interests in digital media, storytelling, film and politics. He’s lived in France, China, Sri Lanka and the Philippines, but returned to the UK for a degree (and because of the pandemic) in 2020. His articles have appeared in Groundviews, Forge Press and The Friday Poem, and most are readable on Medium or onurbicycle.com.