The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (soundtrack)
|The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou|
|Soundtrack album by |
|Released||December 14, 2004|
Robert Casale Wes Anderson
|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
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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-disc Criterion Collection release of the movie also features his performances as a special feature.
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".
In addition to the use of both original David Bowie recordings and Bowie covers by Seu Jorge, the soundtrack includes two songs - "Search and Destroy" by The Stooges, and "Gut Feeling" by Devo, that had been produced or co-produced by Bowie.
Although Anderson worked with Devo cofounder Mark Mothersbaugh for the soundtrack for this and all of his prior movies, this soundtrack marks the first time one of Devo's songs, "Gut Feeling," was used in a Wes Anderson film. Mothersbaugh's Devo bandmate Bob Casale (aka "Bob 2") co-produced the soundtrack with Mothersbaugh.