The Animals' "House of The Rising Sun" in Casino

Film Released: 1995

Sometimes, people have to get clipped. Recalling the famous "Layla" montage in Goodfellas, Scorsese queued up the Animals' "House of the Rising Sun" for an epic scene that saw the mob cleaning house after getting pinched for skimming a casino. The record has many interpretations because it's a traditional folk song, but rhe Animals' 1964 version is the most famous and has even been described as "the first folk-rock hit." As it turned out, Eric Burdon's enigmatic growl was the perfect backdrop to watching bodies drop while De Niro and Pesci take turns narrating.

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