If the film Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters isn't for everyone, then that could easily be said about the soundtrack. Some understanding of the hilariously cruel and bizarre world of the Adult Swim series is probably necessary to appreciate a milkshake singing a rock ballad called "Nude Love." But then again, how can you ever really truly understand a plot where the aforementioned milkshake (Master Shake), a ball of hamburger (Meatwad) and a pack of fries (Frylock) attempt to save the world from a giant exercise machine (Insane-o-flex) built 70,000 years ago by aliens. You're either in or out ... and you can count me as in. Same goes for the soundtrack (Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters Colon the Soundtrack), which was released this week in advance of the film hitting theaters today. It features an eclectic mix of hip-hop, new metal and indie rock that are (once again) not for everyone.
The artists here have in common a similar cult following: (Drake fave) The Hold Steady, Schooly D, Mastodon, Killer Mike, Early Man and Andrew W.K. contributing to the film, it's obvious the show has a strong tie to music. Schooly D wrote the theme song to the series, and his theme is remixed here for the movie, upping the metal quotient. Meanwhile, both MC Chris (as MC Pee Pants) and Andrew W.K. have appeared on the series, and songs that appeared in the series ("I Want Candy" and "Party Party Party," respectively) make contributions to the soundtrack here as well. Meanwhile, co-creator/writer Matt Maiellaro is an accomplished guitar shredder himself, and his guitar work is often featured on the program. Other musicians who've appeared on the show include Ted Nugent, Glen Danzig, Zakk Wylde and Geddy Lee of Rush.
Be sure and listen all the way through "Nude Love (Reprise)," otherwise you'll miss the hidden tracks featuring Meatwad singing with Superchunk ("Misfits and Mistakes," aka "Putting all the Right Pieces Together") and Master Shake fronting Nashville Pussy ("Face Omlete" as featured in this video).