Superbad's music is super all right
Information about Superbad's soundtrack has been released in anticipation of the movie's premier (August 17). As the film’s title suggests, this is not just another collection of mopey indie rock troubadours telling you how much they like to feel. Instead it’s a collection of mostly original funk pieces—and it’s surprising how funky it really is. Then again, with Bootsy Collins on bass it would have a hard time not sounding fresh. Other band members include Phelps “Catfish” Collins, John Starks, Clyde Stubblefield and Bernie Worrell. Along with original compositions played by this band, it also includes tracks by the Roots, Rick James, the Bar-kays and more. For the most part it sounds far better, and far more like an actual album, than the average soundtrack release.
Superbad is being produced by Judd Apatow and is the first film written by Seth Rogen and his writing partner Evan Goldberg. It stars Jonah Hill and Michael Cera as two high school students attempting to, as kids these days like to put it, get laid. The album’s press release says that the producer and director, “Loved the juxtaposition of these two white high school kids and this funky music; it just worked on a myriad of levels,” though what levels these might be besides that it’s a juxtaposition of white high school kids and funky music we're still unsure about.
Samples of the film’s soundtrack and its tracklist can be found here at its myspace page.
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