The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (soundtrack)
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|The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou|
|Soundtrack album by various artists|
|Released||December 14, 2004|
|Wes Anderson film soundtrack chronology|
- "Shark Attack Theme" - Sven Libaek
- Loquasto International Film Festival - Mark Mothersbaugh
- "Life on Mars?" - David Bowie
- "Starman" - Seu Jorge
- Let Me Tell You About My Boat - Mark Mothersbaugh
- "Rebel Rebel" - Seu Jorge
- Zissou Society Blue Star Cadets / Ned's Theme Take 1 - Mark Mothersbaugh
- "Gut Feeling" - Devo
- "Open Sea Theme" - Sven Libaek
- "Rock & Roll Suicide" - Seu Jorge
- "Here's To You" - Ennio Morricone featuring Joan Baez
- We Call Them Pirates Out Here - Mark Mothersbaugh
- "Search and Destroy" - The Stooges
- "La Niña de Puerta Oscura" - Paco de Lucía
- "Life on Mars?" - Seu Jorge
- Ping Island / Lightning Strike Rescue Op - Mark Mothersbaugh
- "Five Years" - Seu Jorge
- "30 Century Man" - Scott Walker
- "The Way I Feel Inside" - The Zombies
- "Queen Bitch" - David Bowie
- Several songs are featured in the film but do not appear on the soundtrack, including "Starálfur" by Sigur Rós (from the climactic Jaguar shark scene), and some of Seu Jorge's performances of David Bowie songs. A more complete compilation of Seu Jorge's performances can be found on The Life Aquatic Studio Sessions Featuring Seu Jorge (released by Hollywood Records on November 22, 2005). The Two-discCriterion Collection release of the movie also features his performances as a special feature.
- The song "Let Me Tell You About My Boat" by Mark Mothersbaugh contains the melody of "Scrapping & Yelling" played backwards. "Scrapping & Yelling" is a song that Mothersbaugh created and was featured previously in Wes Anderson's film The Royal Tenenbaums. Mothersbaugh muses that this was for "good luck".
- Some songs were featured in The Lonely Island's failed Awesometown pilot. Mothersbaugh is one of Jorma Taccone's influences.
- Though Devo member Mark Mothersbaugh has scored all of Wes Anderson's films up to this point, this is the first to actually include a Devo song ("Gut Feeling").
- The song "Ceremony" by New Order appears in the trailer for the film, but not in the film itself nor on the soundtrack album.
- The soundtrack includes several instrumental pieces by Australian composer Sven Libaek -- originally written for the 1970s Australian TV documentary series Inner Space by Ron and Valerie Taylor -- which Anderson reportedly selected at the suggestion of actor Noah Taylor. "Shark Attack Theme" is a variation on the series' main title music; "Open Sea Theme"'s original title is "Thatcherie".
- The Loquasto International Film Festival cue is based on the 1st Movement of J.S. Bach's Cantata Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140.