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  • Most episodes are bookended by some kickin' classic rock, which Raimi has referred to as symbolic of Ash being emotionally arrested.
    • "El Jefe" has "Space Truckin'" by Deep Purple playing over the introduction as Ash goes bar-hopping for the evening, and "Journey to the Center of the Mind" by The Amboy Dukes starts up when Ash finally answers the call, revs his chainsaw and vows to put the Deadites down for good.
    • "Bait" plays "Highway Star" over Ash and Pablo's battle with the Deadite Mr. Roper in the backseat of the Oldsmobile, and "Knife Edge" by ELP as they pull up to Books from Beyond.
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    • "Books from Beyond" begins with Ruby roaring down the asphalt to Verdi's "Dies Irae", and ends with the Ghost-Beaters driving out of town to "Loose" by The Stooges.
    • "Brujo" features "Here I Go Again" by Whitesnake over the montage of Ash's life up to this point, and the song "Free Your Mind and Your Ass will Follow" by Funkadelic is sampled continuously before being played over the credits.
    • "The Host" fittingly plays "Is It My Body" by Alice Cooper over a possessed Kelly's seduction of Pablo, and cranks Ted Nugent's "Stranglehold" as Ash receives his fancy new hand from Pablo.
    • "Killer of Killers" has three songs — Alice Cooper's "Be My Lover" over Amanda's attempt to arrest Ash, "Freakin' Out" by Death as the gang cleans house at the diner, and finally "Renegade" by Styx when Amanda joins the crew.
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    • "Fire in the Hole" plays an original Bootsy Collins cover of "The Time Has Come Today" by The Chamber Brothers, done specially for the show, under the credits.
    • "Ashes to Ashes" plays the winsome Don Gibson & Sue Thompson country ballad "The Two of Us, Together" over the credits, shortly after Ash and his murderous severed-hand twin begin throttling each other to a stalemate.
    • At the end of "The Dark One" Ash is listening to "No More Mister Nice Guy" by Alice Cooper on his car radio. When it's interrupted by a news broadcast, Ash pops in a cassette tape and starts blasting "Back in Black" by AC/DC.
    • "Home" features "The Old Man's Back Again" by Scott Walker in the scene where Ash returns to his home town for the first time in years.
    • In "The Morgue" Ash is listening to "Scorpio" by Dennis Coffey on his car radio.
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    • In "Last Call" the Mechanical Bull scene is accompanied by "Go To Hell" by Alice Cooper.
    • When Ash is confronted by the possessed Delta in "DUI" its radio is blasting "Cum on Feel the Noize" by Slade, while "Take Off" by Bob & Doug McKenzie plays whenever Ash is driving. (That's Geddy Lee singing the chorus.)
    • When Ash time travels back to the Eighties in "Home Again" the resulting "Mister Sandman" Sequence is set to "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey.
    • The Classic blasting through the ghost asphalt to the dulcet tones of "KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHERFUCKERS!"
  • Due to original composer Joseph LoDuca returning, musical cues from the films have, naturally, turned up in the show as well (such as the sad theme that played when Ash attempted to cut up Linda's body in the first film playing over a scene in "El Jefe").

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