Music from the motion picture
Reviewed by Penny K
“With no power comes no responsibility”
What’s to be expected of a soundtrack of a film titled Kick-Ass? Adrenaline-pumpers heavy on electronic sounds and rock? Check. Music that conveys a sense of adventure and danger? Check. Tracks that simply kick ass? Check.
But this soundtrack is a little different: it uses sound clips from pivotal moments of the film to chronicle the adventure so listening to the soundtrack is like watching the movie all over again. For those crazy about the film, this feature will totally tickle your fancy.
The Kick-Ass soundtrack is filled with the kind of music that’s all about action, taking charge and being gutsy. So if it’s Monday and you feel like crap, spin Kick-Ass. If you’re at the gym burning some calories, blast Kick-Ass and you might feel more motivated. If it’s a house party you’re throwing and want to rouse your crowd, let Kick-Ass fill every corner of your room.
Mika’s “Kick Ass” which runs true to the style of his music in general, makes you want to sing along and maybe wail the chorus to the sky just as he does in the music video. The song produced by RedOne, the man who shoved Lady Gaga down our throats, deserves a worthy mention.
Other noteworthy tracks are “Make Me Wanna Die” by The Pretty Reckless fronted by Gossip Girl’s Little J Humphrey, Taylor Momsen. Turns out, Momsen isn’t all kohl and no knack for music because girl’s post-grunge rock band, albeit a smidge try hard, isn’t all bad. The opening theme, “Stand Up” by The Prodigy is one big instrumental electronic orgy and it’s just peachy. The inclusion of Ennio Morricone’s “For A Few Dollars More” serves to enhance the element of anti-realism and fantasy that the film stands for.
In short, the official soundtrack of Kick-Ass is one that should be making sound waves on your earphones if not yet, NOW.
1. “Stand Up” – The Prodigy
2. “Kick Ass” – Mika vs RedOne
3. “Can’t Go Back” – Primal Scream
4. “There’s a Pot Brewin'” – The Little Ones
5. “Omen” – The Prodigy
6. “Make Me Wanna Die” – The Pretty Reckless
7. “Banana Splits” – The Dickies
8. “Starry Eyed” – Ellie Goulding
9. “This Town Ain’t Big Enough For Both Of Us” – Sparks
10. “We’re All In Love” – New York Dolls
11. “Bongo Song” – Zongamin
12. “For A Few Dollars More” – Ennio Morricone
13. “Bad Reputation” – The Hit Girls
14. “An American Trilogy” – Elvis Presley
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