Mondo Music Release ‘The Suicide Squad’ “Mixtape” On Coloured Vinyl
by Olly MacNamee
As with Guardians of the Galaxy, James Gunn has curated the music on his newest superhero – or rather supervillain – masterpiece, The Suicide Squad. And Mondo Music, in conjunction with Troll Court/WaterTower Music, are releasing it on both ‘Starfish” coloured and black 12″ vinyl to coincide with the film’s release in America.
“A movie to me is two things.Picture and sound. It’s how you put those two things together that help tell a story and hopefully move an audience. So, music is incredibly important!” – James Gunn
“THE SUICIDE SQUAD (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), which Gunn calls his ‘curated mix tape’ matches the energy of a story about a collection of the most degenerate delinquents in the DC lineup, featuring everything from 50’s swing (Louis Prima’s ‘Just A Gigolo / I Ain’t Got Nobody (And Nobody Cares For Me) – Medley’) to 80’s punk rock (Jim Carroll Band’s ‘People Who Died’) to modern Samba Pop and Brazillian Hip-Hop (Ceú’s ‘Samba Na Sola’ and Drik Barbosa’s ‘Quem Tem Joga’ respectively), alongside classics by Kansas, Pixies and Johnny Cash, and a handful of today’s rising stars like grandson and Jessie Reyez. In addition to their own songs, the latter two even perform the duet “Rain” which was written specifically for the film. Combined, you have the next best thing to a curated playlist from the master of mix-tapes.”
The LP is available to pre-order now here.