Space Ducks (Soundtrack from the Game)
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||Space Ducks Theme Song||Daniel Johnston||2:33||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||American Dream||Daniel Johnston||2:25||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Sense of Humor||Daniel Johnston||4:33||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Come Down||Eleanor Friedberger||3:24||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Evil Magic||Fruit Bats||3:55||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Mean Girls Give Pleasure||Daniel Johnston||3:15||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Moment of Laughter||Lavender Diamond||3:31||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Satanic Planet||Unknown Mortal Orchestra||4:25||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Wanting You||Daniel Johnston||4:12||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Mask||Daniel Johnston||3:20||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Mountain||Daniel Johnston||3:26||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Space Ducks||Deer Tick||3:13||$0.99||View in iTunes|
A most unusual and rewarding "soundtrack"
I guess it makes sense that the first person to do a "soundtrack" to a comic book would be the one and only Daniel Johnston.
The album starts with the trippy Space Ducks Theme Song performed by Daniel Johnston and a rocking band. From there, we hear American Dream and Sense of Humor - the later has been a part of his infrequent live performances over the past few years. The songs are recorded professionally and not-so-lo-fi, but they still retain the raw, honest quality that makes Johnston so special. Mean Girls Give Pleasure - just on the title alone! - possesses all of the lyrical genius on which the Johnston legend has been built.
Hearing Eleanor Friedberger's Come Down join the parade is where the journey takes a cool and welcome turn. Her beautiful female voice in the same track listing as Daniel's now-ragged singing brings the great variety of this project to life. Like the classic good vs. evil storyline of the comic book (spoiler alert: the ducks win!) the album takes the listener through a journey of artists, styles, and themes. From the minimalist melodies of the Fruit Bats, to the gorgeous Lavender Diamond, psychedelic Unknown Mortal Orchestra and rocking Deer Tick - this album is an adventure worthy of the title and of praise.
Born: January 22, 1961 in Sacramento, CA
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s