American electronica musician Moby’s ‘Extreme Ways‘ was featured on the latest episode of The Simpsons this week — Season 30, Episode 18, “Bart vs. Itchy & Scratchy” (March 24th, 2019).
The song was played as Lisa rides off with Bossy Riot, and as Bart spray paints the wall that references patriarchy.
I first heard Moby’s ‘Extreme Ways‘ in the Bourne films where, interestingly, it was used at the end of all five films in the series.
Moby recorded new versions of the track for the third, fourth and fifth films. It always seemed to have the same vibe to me as the opening music of classic 1970s TV series like ‘Police Woman‘ starring Angie Dickson.
The song is originally from Moby’s sixth studio album 18, which was released on May 14th, 2002.
The original version of the song hit charts in seven countries at the time, including the U.S., the UK and Scotland. It also made it to the number 7 spot on the UK Dance chart.
‘Extreme Ways‘ has a number of remix versions. The most notable the DJ Tiesto’s Vocal Remix, and Junior Jack’s Club Mix.
Listen to Moby’s ‘Extreme Ways‘ in the official music video below. The updated version created for the fifth Bourne film, Jason Bourne, is in the video below that.
If you love the sound like I do, his sixth studio album 18 is also available in its entirety in the Spotify widget below.