Jarhead (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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||Welcome to the Suck||Thomas Newman||1:25||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Raining Oil||Thomas Newman||2:18||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Battery Run||Thomas Newman||1:14||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Mirage Bedouin||Thomas Newman||1:33||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Don't Worry Be Happy||Bobby McFerrin||4:50||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||No Standard Solution||Thomas Newman||1:03||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||8 Men 5 Camels||Thomas Newman||1:32||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Full Chemical Gear||Thomas Newman||2:00||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Unsick Most Ricky-Tick||Thomas Newman||1:26||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Morning Glory||Thomas Newman||1:32||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Bang a Gong (Get It On)||T. Rex||4:24||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Desert Storm||Thomas Newman||1:54||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Desert Sunrise||Thomas Newman||1:44||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Zoomies||Thomas Newman||2:17||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Horse||Thomas Newman||1:30||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Pink Mist||Thomas Newman||2:13||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Jarhead for Life||Thomas Newman||1:28||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||O.P.P.||Naughty By Nature||4:29||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Dickskinner||Thomas Newman||3:33||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Permission to Fire||Thomas Newman||4:54||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Dead Anyway||Thomas Newman||2:04||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Scuds||Thomas Newman||3:00||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Listen Up||Thomas Newman||1:38||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFight the Power||Public Enemy||3:44||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Soldier's Things||Tom Waits||3:18||Album Only||View in iTunes|
Composer Thomas Newman has carved out a niche for himself with atmospheric scores that blend the traditional with cutting-edge technology, so it comes as no surprise that his work on director Sam Mendes' Gulf War drama Jarhead radiates with the kinetic energy of battle while mirroring its emotional complexities with regional instrumentation and thoughtful cues that reflect the human side of war. That said, Newman has chosen to orchestrate Desert Storm with a baton that's been dipped in Mendes' signature black humor, referencing techno, worldbeat, and even hip-hop within the confines of a traditional action score. Mendes, who along with Kathy Nelson executive produced the soundtrack, works contemporary pieces in by everyone from Bobby McFerrin ("Don't Worry Be Happy") to Public Enemy ("Fight the Power") with both a wink and a jibe, resulting in one of the more visceral collections of film music since the Dust Brothers' work on David Fincher's Fight Club.
The song at the end credits
Kanye West's "Jesus Walks" the version in the film is instrumental. The song actually does have words and is an excellent track. Half the good songs aren't even on here.......so much for me getting it. Great film though.
Somewhat repetative, the music really only shines in the context of the movie. To be fair, that's what it was created for. Also, the song that most people assosciate with the movie is missing from this ST ("Jesus Walks") in addition to Nirvana's "Something in the Way", which is also absent. I give it a generous 3 stars.
In The Words of Jake Gyllenhaal . . .
. . . the soundtrack to Jarhead is "kick-@ss!" *Jake Gyllenhaal was the lead actor in Jarhead.* And he's right! My personal favorites: -Welcome to the Suck -Raining Oil -Battery Run -Full Chemical Gear -Desert Storm -Zoomies -Pink Mist -Listen Up I love the new techno take on soundtracks! Completely unexpected for a war movie, really. All songs are excellent, but the ones above ^ are EXCEPTIONAL, all rated 5-star by me. Even if you haven't seen the movie, the soundtrack is completely worthwhile.
Born: October 20, 1955 in Los Angeles, CA
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s
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