Feb 242011

The opening words to the latest Sucker Punch trailer, punctuated like they’re spoken: I lost everyone I’ve ever loved. Then they locked me away. With nowhere to hide. From the pain. Just when you think all hope for this film is lost, though, Led Zeppelin’s “When the Levee Breaks” kicks in. Sure, they keep blathering about escaping from some asylum that apparently only holds gorgeous teens (and they want to escape why?), but at least music supervisor Tyler Bates seems set to deliver.

True, he lost a point by replacing that Allison Crowe “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” cover we premiered with one by star Emily Browning, but otherwise the cover-happy soundtrack looks solid. Alison Mosshart covers the Beatles, Yoav covers the Pixies, and Skunk Anansie covers the Stooges. This last gives us our first listen of the soundtrack and we like what we hear. That long organ-driven intro builds and builds until – wham – the punk drops hard. Stream it below, then scroll further for the full soundtrack.

Skunk Anansie – Search and Destroy (The Stooges cover)

Sucker Punch: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Tracklist:
1. Emily Browning – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (Eurythmics cover)
2. Björk ft, Skunk Anansie – Army Of Me (Sucker Punch Remix)
3. Emiliana Torrini – White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane cover)
4. Queen w/ Armageddon Aka Geddy – I Want It All/We Will Rock You
5. Skunk Anansie – Search And Destroy (The Stooges cover)
6. Alison Mosshart and Carla Azar – Tomorrow Never Knows (The Beatles cover)
7. Yoav featuring Emily Browning – Where Is My Mind? (Pixies cover)
8. Emily Browning – Asleep (The Smiths cover)
9. Carla Gugino and Oscar Isaac – Love Is The Drug (Roxy Music cover)

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  1. Thanks for your kind mention of Allison Crowe. Much as we’d love to hear Allison performing “Sweet Dreams” in the “Sucker Punch” movie, it’ll be very interesting to hear the recording with Emily Browning. Music Director Marius de Vries and Tyler Bates will, no doubt, have that opening sequence song ramped up to match the visceral impact of Director Zack Snyder’s vision.

    The version by Allison, premiered on “Cover Me” last year, was purposefully stripped bare to give room for the movie-makers’ aural and visual ideas. Come March 22, we’ll hear the fully-dressed sound of the silver screen.

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