Soundtrack To A Film is a brand new feature for The 405. In a similar vein to the Silent Film Nights we held at the sadly departed Pure Groove last year, we asked bands/artists to pick a film they love and give us 10 songs that they would have soundtracked the film with, given the chance. The first in this series is brought to you by MOPP. Sit back, relax, and don't forget the popcorn!
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The film I’m going to pick is a comedy written by Will Forte and directed by Bob Odenkirk (Saturday Night Live) - it’s called The Brothers Solomon, it wasn’t that popular when it came out and I ended up going to see it at the cinema by pure chance about 2 or 3 years ago.... it's one of my favourite comedies for a lot of reasons, Will Arnett (Arrested Development, Semi -Pro) in it being one of them. I just think the guy is comedy genius and he totally nails his part in the film. I also just love the random subtle and unsubtle humour in it. The film is about 2 brothers who were home schooled at the south pole by their father, they eventually end up living in a city somewhere and all of a sudden their dad takes ill and ends up in a coma. They somehow come to the conclusion his dying wishes are that he sees his first born grandchild an then spend a whole movie trying to meet those wishes. Maybe sounds like a heartfelt story about 2 brothers who just love their dad, but when you watch the film and meet the characters it’s not really like that at all - give it a shot. Ten songs I would soundtrack with the film: Click here to listen to the playlist This is a tricky task because I already like the films soundtrack as it is. I think the film needs mostly happy, feel good, motivational tracks as the brothers are probably two of the most positive people you'll ever meet. I'll list a few tracks I like and I think would work in this type of film. ‘Yeah Yeah Yeah Song’ by Flaming Lips is already the title opener and I defo wouldn't change that. I think ‘A Girl Like You’ by Edwyn Collins would work well subtly in the supermarket scene at the beginning of the film. ‘You're The Voice’ by John Farnham would be perfect for the cheesy "Make a baby for dad on three" montage scenes in the film, but ‘St. Elmos Fire’ by John Parr which is already soundtracked is great. ‘Tie The Rope’ by The Format would maybe work at some point in the film and I think it’s a great song. ‘Too Young’ by Phoenix could maybe make a short appearance There’s always a place for ‘Wanna Be Starting Somethin’ by Michael Jackson in any upbeat film. And you could also chuck in ‘I Don't Want Control Of You’ by Teenage Fanclub somewhere. End scene: ‘Mornings Eleven’ by The Magic Numbers is the track on the actual soundtrack. I think that ‘Two Princes’ by Spin Doctors would work equally well here You can visit MOPP. by heading to http://www.myspace.com/mopp The latest single by MOPP., 'Dream About You', is out on the 18th of October