Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Scott Pilgrim Contest!

The fifth installment of the beloved Scott Pilgrim series is released today. I haven't read it yet because I don't get advance copies like some bloggers, but I do have a pretty nifty prize to give out! 

I have a fairly rare, not-available-in-stores Oni Press collection of miscellaneous Scott Pilgrim stories (see photo). These stories showed up in Free Comic Book Day comics and such and have now been collected in one handy comic book! And it's in FULL COLOUR! 

To get your hands on one of these babies, post your ultimate Scott Pilgrim soundtrack playlist in the comment thread. I'll draw a winner randomly from everyone who enters!

17 comments:

j dot domingo said...

"It's a Fact (Painted Stain)" by Matt & Kim

Matt & Kim is music at the speed of Scott Pilgrim.

"Knives Chau Luvs LCD" by Blackball False, Truth!

Kind of a cop out, but it's actually a great song.

"Sore" by Annuals

A slow one, for Kim Pine.

"I Will Posses Your Heart" by Death Cab For Cutie

Scott would probably think this was a clever song on a mix tape for Ramona.

"The Ghost of You Lingers" by Spoon

Envy Adams' song.

"We Are Your Friends" by JUSTICE

Great for right before the fight scene at the end of volume one.

"Nothing to Worry About" by Peter Bjorn and John

Scott would probably like this tune.

"The Big Fight" by Stars

Canadian super-group would describe this band or the characters of Scott Pilgrim.

"Poster of a Girl" by Metric

Winifred Hailey's theme song.

"Umbrella (Cover)" by Tegan and Sara

Scott would think this is really clever and funny and Canadian.

J. Hopkins @ alexdog2000@hotmail.com said...

Scott Pilgrim Soundtrack Tracklist:

1. Metric - Combat Baby
2. Eric's Trip - Stove
3. Hayden - All in One Move
4. Sloan - I am the Cancer
5. Charlotte Hatherley - I Want You to Know
6. Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
7. Sonic Youth - 100%
8. Broken Social Scene - Anthems For A 17 Year Old Girl
9. Teenage Fanclub - The Concept
10. Superchunk - On the Mouth
11. Neil Young - Over and Over
12. Weezer - Only in Dreams

Vol. 5 is sitting in my car waiting until I get out of work. Arghhhhhh!!!!

Evil Dead Junkie said...

Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) by Arcade Fire: For the beautiful opening which perfectly captures the desolate winter feeling of the first book.

Oliver's Army by Elvis Costello: Cause I would rather be anywhere else but here today. Captures the rootless 20's vibe really well.

Momentum by Aimee Mann: See above.

Deathly by Aimee Mann: While we're here let's add this one for Ramona. "Don't work your stuff/ Because I've got troubles enough"

You Wouldn't Like Me If You Met Me/ Call It Off, by Tegan & Sara: Lisa/Scott, "Maybe I would have been something you'd be good at."

The Ties That Bind by Springsteen: Call it a general theme for Scott and "friends". The characters would probably never listen to Springsteen, but well, I do.

Career Oppurtunity by The Clash: Because this song is the closest I've come to hearing Crash and The Boys. (Music Geek Note: NOT the Sandista kid's choir version)

Say Yes by Eliot Smith: This one speaks for itself.

Fire It Up: Modest Mouse: For some reason this is what I think Sex bobomb's music sound's like (Modest Mouse in general more then this song in specific.) Strangely I also use Modest Mouse as the soundtrack when I'm reading Achewood.

Out On A Weekend: Neil Young: Because every Scott Pilgrim Soundtrack I've ever seen has Neil Young somewhere, and this one fits.

La La Love You: The Pixies: Reason: Goddamn Pixies that's why.

Cap'n Perkins said...

SO should I read these Scott Pilgrim books?

Can someone give me a "If you like x or y you will like Pilgrim" sort of comparison?

-Stephen

Shawn Reynolds said...

Emily Kane - Art Brut
Tight Tee Shirt - Benji Hughes
Head Over Heels - Tears For Fears
I Would Be Sad - The Avett Brothers
Don't Worry Baby - Beach Boys
Crazy Love - Daniel Johnston
Save Ginny Weasley From Dean Thomas - Harry and the Potters
Copenhagen China Box - James Kochalka
Another Sunny Day - Belle & Sebastian
Any Time At All - The Beatles
Top Drawer - Man Man
Everlong - Foo Fighters
These Eyes - The Guess Who
21st Century Fox - The Dirtbombs
The Power of Love - Huey Lewis and the News
She's Got You - Patsy Cline
Goodnight Goodnight - Hot Hot Heat

rachelle said...

If you like awesome things, then you will like Scott Pilgrim.

Will said...

"This Year" by The Mountain Goats - Captures that feeling of extended adolescence that pervades the earlier parts of the series, along with a sustained optimism that also resonates.

"I Found Love" by The Free Design - Inescapably poppy without being sappy - just like Scott Pilgrim.

"Night Terrors" by Big Crouton - This is one from the Songfight archives. It basically sounds like epic videogame boss fight music, which makes it perfect for Scott's battles.

"Love Love Love" by The Mountain Goats - Love + Consequences. Also, I'm kind of obsessed with The Mountain Goats right now.

"A View of The City From an Airplane" by Oranger - This has a lot of energy while also being low-key, and in my head it goes with scenes where the gang is just hanging out.

"Ending Theme from The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai" by Michael Boddicker - High energy walking tune.

"Rule of Thump" by Abjure - Another Songfight song, about kicking a dude's ass when he totally deserves it.

"The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts" by Sufjan Stevens - Starts quiet, builds to pumping chorus about how "only a real man can be a lover" before quieting back down again.

"Stake Out" by Freezepop - This is what I imagine Ramona listening to while she skates around, along with:

"Circus he Youkoso" by Hirasawa Susumu - This is from the soundtrack of the film Paprika, and has that same kind of pumping, life-affirming energy.

"Steven's Last Night in Town" by Ben Folds Five - Evokes those late nights sitting around a table at some all-night place.

"Queen Bitch" by David Bowie - Man, I just like this song. And the title describes Julie!

"Rocking the Suburbs" by Ben Folds - Gotta finish out with the big, over-produced rocking finale.

Thanks for the awesome contest idea, Rachelle!

Jeffrey said...

Absolutely Nothing -I'm a Boy
Bontempi - I Can Hear You
Tim Robbins Experience - Countdown to the Grammies
Butterglory - You Are The Drum
Gord Downie - Lofty Pines
Sonic Youth - Little Trouble Girl
54-40 - Fight for Love
Rick of the Skins - You Are Made of Paper
Sharp Like Knives - No Skills
Hayden - Holster
REM - Pilgramage

desirefortiger said...

These songs are in an alphabetical order, and are not entirely included for special attention. I 100% think that each of these songs are Scott Pilgrim-y in their own right:

Young Leaves--Attack in Black
Super Soaked--Be Your Own Pet
Little Garcon, Little Fille--Born Ruffians
Hot Tips--The D'urbervilles
Burn 2 Ash-- Chad VanGaalen
Sugar Laced Soul--The Diableros
She Don't Use Jelly--The Flaming Lips
I Know a Place--Jay Reatard
Lay Your Head Down--Keren Ann
Secrets Aren't So Bad--Magneta Land
I'm Easy--The Meligrove Band
Shake It Off--Ninja High School
Bring It--The Stolen Minks
I Want To Be The Boy To Warm Your Mother's Heart--The White Stripes

Thanks! I'm off to eat now. NOM NOM NOM!

rachelle said...

j dot - Wow! You really thought this out! And so quickly! I like the heavy amounts of can-con. Well done.

j. hopkins - also very Canadian. I totally agree with I Am the Cancer. I'll always love that song, no matter how ridiculous Sloan gets.

evil dead - Any list with Springsteen is a list that is ok by me!

shawn - Nice start with Art Brut! And I can't tell you how much I love Head Over Heels. I like your combo of indie tracks with mega-hits of the 70s and 80s.

Will - I'll have to check out The Mountain Goats!

Jeffrey - Nice use of Canadian content again. Sharp Like Knives! That's clever! And I like that you have used Absolutely Nothing. Slick.

Desire - I love that Keren Ann song. And thanks for including some Stolen Minks!

Man, you guys are all so hip!

John B said...

Very hard...mostly this is a list of 11 bands who remind me of the book's general atmosphere, with a song to exemplify that feeling (even if some of the lyrics don't quite match up)... I did this at work, between stuffs...

1 - Apples in Stereo - Play Tough or 7 Stars

2 - Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Toby, take a Bow

3 - Crystal Castles - Black Panther or XXZXCUZX Me (for fight scenes in all their 8 bit goodness)

4 - The Magnetic Fields - Young and Insane or All the Umbrella's in London

5 - Animal Collective - Grass

6 - Elliot Smith - Waltz #2

7 - Grandaddy - Campershell Dreams

8 - Hefner - I took her love for granted

9 - The New Pornographers - Failsafe or pretty much any other song of their :)

10 - YACHT - It's coming to get you.

11 - Of Montreal - The Party's Crashing Me

nicholas reed said...

So, I've been rereading SP thus far, in preparation for the new book, and this has been my soundtrack for listening to it. So... yeah. It's titled THIS IS WHY EVENTS UNNERVE ME.

1. The Wombats - "Let's Dance to Joy Division (single version)"
2. The Promise Ring - "Stop Playing Guitar"
3. The Decemberists - "The Rake's Song"
4. Morrissey - "I'm OK By Myself"
5. Brand New - "Car (Built to Spill cover)"
6. New Order - "Ceremony (original 7 inch version)"
7. Hot Hot Heat - "Oh, Goddamnit"
8. Cloud Cult - "Transistor Radio"
9. Playradioplay! - "Some Crap About the Furniture/Invisible Suits and Ties"
10.. Stars - "He Lied About Death"
11. Ben Folds - "Time"
12. Los Campesinos! - "The International Tweexcore Underground"
13. The Pains of Being Pure At Heart - "Doing All the Things That Wouldn't Make Your Parents Proud"
14. Plumtree - "Scott Pilgrim"
15. Neutral Milk Hotel - "Engine"
16. Franz Ferdinand - "All My Friends (LCD Soundsystem cover)"
17. Jets to Brazil - "Sweet Avenue"

Owen said...

I tried to mix some music that fit thematically with some music that I feel like Scott would hear in his head. Since Scott is in love with 80s/90s culture as me I even put in a couple of songs from movies and tv that I think Scott would hear in some climactic moments.

"20th Century Boy" - The Big Six
"Waiting For Your Letter" - Cary Brothers
"Back To The Future theme" - Alan Silvestri
"Hello City" - Barenaked Ladies
"Heat Of The Moment" - Asia
"I Am The Walrus" - The Beatles
"Superman's Dead" - Our Lady Peace
"Galaxy Song" - Monty Python
"Eye Of The Tiger" - Survivor
"Where Do We Go From Here" - Buffy Cast
"Nobody Does It Better" - Carly Simon

Davide said...

Oh, this is really easy.

Go! by Plumtree
You just don't exist by Plumtree
Racing gloves by Plumtree
Effin' by Plumtree
Hang up baby by Plumtree
I love you when you're walking away by Plumtree
Fatherhood by Plumtree
The game's over by Plumtree
Scott Pilgim by Plumtree
Going so low by Plumtree
Why won't you stop by Plumtree
Your mouth shoots off by Plumtree

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