Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (soundtrack)

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Tony Hawk's American Wasteland
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released October 18, 2005
Genre Punk rock, hardcore punk[1]
Length 34:37
Label Vagrant Records
Producer Tony Hawk
Various Artists chronology
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
(2001)
Tony Hawk's American Wasteland
(2005)

The Tony Hawk's American Wasteland soundtrack features a lineup of punk-based bands, each covering a song from a classic punk rock or hardcore punk group. The cover art is a homage to the cover of the 1979 album London Calling by The Clash[2] which, in turn, is a homage to the cover of Elvis Presley's first album. The back cover art is a homage to the back cover art of self-titled album of The Clash. The album features all previously unreleased covers that were recorded specifically for the game instead the entire soundtrack of the game, composed of 63 songs.[3]

Reception[edit]

IGN gave the soundtrack a 4.1/10, stating that the soundtrack is aimed towards emo-lovers instead of punk.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Performing artist Length
1. "Institutionalized" (originally performed by Suicidal Tendencies) Mike Muir, Louiche Mayorga Senses Fail 3:49
2. "Suburban Home/I Like Food" (originally performed by the Descendents) Tony Lombardo / Bill Stevenson Taking Back Sunday 1:56
3. "Astro Zombies" (originally performed by the Misfits) Glenn Danzig My Chemical Romance 2:13
4. "Search and Destroy" (originally performed by The Stooges) Iggy Pop, James Williamson Emanuel 3:22
5. "Sonic Reducer" (originally performed by The Dead Boys) David Thomas, Cheetah Chrome Saves the Day 3:03
6. "Who Is Who" (originally performed by the Adolescents) Frank Agnew, Tony Cadena, Steve Soto Dropkick Murphys 1:22
7. "Seeing Red/Screaming at a Wall" (originally performed by Minor Threat) Jeff Nelson, Ian MacKaye / MacKaye Thrice 2:33
8. "House of Suffering" (originally performed by Bad Brains) H.R., Dr. Know The Bled 2:24
9. "Time to Escape" (originally performed by Government Issue) John Stabb, Tom Lyle, Mike Fellows, Marc Alberstadt Hot Snakes 1:47
10. "Start Today" (originally performed by Gorilla Biscuits) Walter Schreifels Fall Out Boy 2:03
11. "Wash Away" (originally performed by T.S.O.L.) Jack Grisham, Ron Emory, Mike Roche, Todd Barnes, Greg Kuehn Alkaline Trio 3:28
12. "Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)" (originally performed by the Buzzcocks) Pete Shelley Thursday 2:52
13. "Let's Have a War" (originally performed by Fear) Lee Ving, Philo Cramer From Autumn to Ashes 2:50
14. "Fix Me" (originally performed by Black Flag) Greg Ginn Rise Against 0:55

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
The Billboard 200[1] 148
Top Independent Albums[1] 10
Top Soundtracks[1] 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Tony Hawk's American Wasteland - Various Artists : Awards". AllMusic. 2005-10-18. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  2. ^ a b "Tony Hawk's American Wasteland Soundtrack". IGN. 2005-10-20. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  3. ^ "Full Soundtrack for Tony Hawk's American Wasteland Announced". Xbox.about.com. 2012-04-10. Retrieved 2012-08-22.