Thursday, December 9, 2010

Derezzer's edge: Daft Punk's Tron: Legacy score is now part of "Assorted Fistful" on A Fistful of Soundtracks

Woops, wrong Tron: Legacy.
I'm a fan of Daft Punk, but I was never really into the Tron franchise. So the French duo's original score for Tron: Legacy, which Walt Disney Records released earlier this week, is the only element of the sequel I've been looking forward to, and it's as dope as I expected it to be.

Another thing I expected was negative reactions to the Tron: Legacy score from both film score music fans who are too conservative to get into Daft Punk and Daft Punk fans who find film score music--including even the kind of score music Daft Punk wrote for Tron--to be too conservative-sounding and old-fogey for their tastes. I don't belong to (or care for) either camp, of course, which is why I've added the duo's score to daily "Assorted Fistful" rotation (also new to "Assorted Fistful" are selections from the recently released two-CD score album for another franchise that's known for its futuristic motorcycle chases, 30 Rock).

Olivia Wilde is still bangable even when she's sporting Lego person hair.
Daft Punk's sound also graces another Disney property, the Iron Man movie franchise, but for only a few seconds (the late DJ AM mashed up their 2005 track "Robot Rock" with Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust" and Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock's "It Takes Two" during Tony's drunken brawl with Rhodey in Iron Man 2, the last of the Paramount-distributed Iron Man installments now that Disney is assuming distribution). In some alternate universe that's more musically imaginative and less clichéd than ours, the Iron Man movies were scored by Daft Punk, and the duo's catchy 2001 track "Superheroes" is either a needle drop in some other superhero flick or the main title theme for a superhero cartoon series, which is where that track always belonged (see Interstella 5555--"Superheroes" goes well with animation).


  1. Daft Punk: Tron epilogue of triumph, emotion, a dynasty of skill and a masterclass of humility in a sound track.....nice. Just do it. You will not be disappointed.

  2. "an epilogue of triumph, emotion, a dynasty of skill and a masterclass of humility in a sound track.....nice. Just do it. You will not be disappointed."

    As a fan of gibberish, all I can say is wow. The three above sentences sound like if a spambot copied and pasted excerpts from a bunch of James Lipton's Inside the Actors Studio cue cards that were found in a trash can and merged them to form a review of the Tron: Legacy soundtrack.

  3. What's the best singular word for "massive thumbs up"? Daft Punk and Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross proved how interesting original scores can still be this century.

    Perhaps there's a reason Anonymous stayed anonymous.