Most of what you hear on the album is used in the film. So, that was a big purpose. I’ve got a lot more material, but I didn’t want to release stuff that wasn’t going to be used in the film. There are a couple pieces that aren’t used that are in there, but I really thought they needed to be there.
It is a very fragmented kind of film score. I didn’t really go into it certain of what we were going to come out with and I kind of felt that, to some degree everyone, was kind of feeling around in the dark trying to find what was out there and these were the things that the picture required. There’s quite a distinction between some of the pieces, there’s a lot of the very drony pieces that never exist in the film in their entire.
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Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr. lead an ensemble cast in “Tropic Thunder,” an action comedy about a group of self-absorbed actors who set out to make the most expensive war film. After ballooning costs force the studio to cancel the movie, the frustrated director refuses to stop shooting, leading his cast into the jungles of Southeast Asia, where they enoucter real bad guys.
Stereophonics: “Maybe Tomorrow” – 4:33 Lifehouse: “Everybody Is Someone” – 4:22 Death Cab for Cutie: “A Movie Script Ending (Acoustic)” – 4:28 Snow Patrol: “How to Be Dead” – 3:23 Broken Social Scene: “Lover’s Spit” – 6:06
The Stills: “Retour a Vega” – 2:56 Mazzy Star: “Flowers in December” – 5:05
The Legends: “When the Day Is Done” – 2:27
The Shins: “When I Goosestep” – 2:25
Jaime Wyatt: “Light Switch” – 3:58 Mates of State: “These Days” – 3:32
+/-: “All I Do” – 2:35
múm: “We Have a Map of the Piano” – 5:20
The Postal Service: “Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)” – 4:21
Aqualung: “Strange and Beautiful” – 3:50
Mogwai: “I Know You Are But What Am I?” – 5:17
Johnette Napolitano & Danny Lohner: “The Scientist” – 5:07
Stereophonics: “I Miss You Now?” – 4:55