The history of the song "Six Days" (1970, 1971, 2002, 2006)
"Six Days" is a famous song from 2002-2006, which became famous thanks to the film "Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift". Initially, the composition "Six Days War" was written back in 1971 by the British group "Colonel Bagshot", whose leader is Brian Farrell. They took the tune from the 1970 composition "I Cry In the Morning" by Dennis Olivieri. Both artists (both Brian Farrell and Dennis Olivieri) are the legitimate authors of this composition. Later in 2002, American producer and artist DJ Shadow recorded his own version of the song called "Six Days". After 4 years, Mos Def made a fit with DJ Shadow: the new composition became the main soundtrack for the film "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift" ("The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift"), after which she became famous.
I Cry In the Morning (1970) – Dennis Olivieri
The song "I Cry In the Morning" was recorded by Brian Farrell and Dennis Olivieri. It appeared on Dennis Olivieri's 1970 album Come to the Party. Here's how it sounds:
Six Day War (1971) - Colonel Bagshot
The founder of the Colonel Bagshot group is Brian Farrell (author). "Six Days War" is dedicated to the "Six Day War", also known as the "June War", "Third Arab-Israeli War" or "Naxah". The war lasted from June 5 to June 10, 1967 in the Middle East. Israel's decisive victory over the Arab coalition (Egypt, Syria, Algeria, Iraq and Jordan) included the capture of the Sinai Peninsula, Gaza, the West Bank, the Old City of Jerusalem (East Jerusalem) and the Golan Heights. The status of these territories subsequently became a major point of contention in the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Six Days (2002) – DJ Shadow
With the onset of the 2000s, Dj Shadow, an American producer and musician, released a new track, for which he borrowed a sample from Six Days War (1971) by Colonel Bagshot! The video for the song was filmed by Wong Kar-wai, a well-known director in his homeland in Hong Kong ... By the way: actor Chang Chen and model Daniel Graham took part in the filming.
Shadow turned to Wong Kar-wai not by pure chance... He was one of his favorite directors, and the DJ was sure that with his help he could create a truly new video that would be different from all his previous work. Yes, and Wong was a fan of Shadow, and therefore instantly agreed! A short film based on the storyline of the song was taken as the main idea of the video: "Tomorrow never comes until it's too late..."
The main figure was a man (aka Chang), who found out about the betrayal of his beloved (that is, Graham) ... He intends to destroy any traces of their relationship, but in the end he understands: all this is useless ... What has already happened cannot be canceled.
The clip was shot by the famous cinematographer Christopher Doyle (he also worked on a number of Wong's films, as well as directors Gus Van Sant, Barry Levinson and Philip Noyce). Not surprisingly, the video contained references to the upcoming 2046 movie.
Six Days (2006) - DJ Shadow ft. Mos Def (OST Tokyo Drift)
American actor and rap musician Mos Def composed the lyrics and rapped. The track became the main soundtrack to the film "Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift" - the famous American action movie of 2006 directed by Justin Lin, who directed 4 parts of the Fast and the Furious franchise: "Tokyo Drift", "Fast and Furious 4", "Fast and Furious 5", "Fast and Furious 6".
Tokyo Drift is the third installment in the Fast & Furious franchise, starring Lucas Black, Sung Kang, Bow Wow and Brian Tee. The film tells the story of racing and car enthusiast Sean Boswell (Black). He comes to Tokyo to get on the "true path". He lives with his father and tries to study. However, the adventures themselves find the protagonist… Black is forced to learn drifting, a new technique in racing…
The film made the composition famous and linked the Six-Day War motif to the cool car competition in Tokyo forever.