Beastie Boys Sabotage the Star Trek Soundtrack In a Very Good Way
I was expecting Star Trek to be nothing but score, but instead got a surprise gift – Sabotage by the Beastie Boys plays when young Kirk steals a car and goes for a joy ride. (The movie itself was also ridiculously good, but more on that later)
There are only four songs in the movie. Unfortunately, my wits ganked on me and I was not able to write down all four. (maybe I was overwhelmed by the Imax screen). If anyone could fill in the blanks, I would be very, very grateful. I am sure I will see it again soon, but still…
Update: Thank you to Michelle for writing down the complete list of songs from Star Trek. There are five songs in the movie, plus the original scoreMichael Giacchino. The soundtrack album that the studio released only has the score on it, but you can find the videos and downloads for all the songs from the movie at Reelsoundtrack.com – or below.
Here are the five scenes with songs that appeared in them:
- Joy ride – Sabotage by Beastie Boys
- (unknown scene) – Josh Greenstein by Cyrano Jones (see note below)
- At the bar -Awadoruk Jam by Cyrano Jones
- After the bar fight, sitting with the captain – Future Blues by Doyle Bramhall II
- Establishment shot of the Enterprise – Theme from Star Trek TV Series by Alexander Courage and Gene Roddenberry
I also think there was a song playing very faded in the background when Kirk was in the bedroom with the green girl, but maybe it was just score.
The score to Star Trek was crafted by Michael Giacchino. It is an interesting piece, with shades of Indian violin and sitar at times, particularly when the Vulcan storyline plays out.
Note on Cyrano Jones: The name of the band for two of the songs is Cyrano Jones, a reference to a character in the TV series, who according to Memory Alpha was “was an intergalactic trader and, to Captain Kirk, a general nuisance who lived during the mid-23rd century. Among his wares, Jones pawned articles such as Spican flame gems, Antarean glow water and tribbles.”
The movie itself is brilliant. I think it is my favorite of the franchise. It was able to work in the classic lines that everyone was hoping to hear, but did it in such a way that it did not seem forced. The casting was perfect. And it was actually pretty damn funny. Not to mention, the visuals were incredible. Definitely worth making the trek to see it in Imax.