Bad Company Soundtrack
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The film Bad Company has all the thrills, chills and spills that audiences have come to expect from preeminent producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Joel Schumacher. Bruckheimer, an almost obscenely successful producer, is also widely known for launching the career of another comic-cum-action star Eddie Murphy in the blockbuster Beverly Hills Cop. Like the latter, a film that was almost as widely known for the singles that its soundtrack spawned, this current film has also turned out another soundtrack that is full of almost as many exciting twists and turns as film itself.
The Bad Company soundtrack is a patchwork of some of the more widely recognizable acts in urban music/hip-hop today. As the premise of the film hinges upon the "odd couple" nature of the relationship between the refined Sir Anthony Hopkin's character and the streetwise Chris Rock, many of the songs featured on the soundtrack include some fairly odd and colorful pairings in their own right. In the most eclectic track on the collection, electronic musical collective Gorillaz, Eminem proteges D12 as well as Terry Hall, former vocalist from the late, great ska band The Specials, all team up on "911."
In another great duet, Tricky, who is no stranger to odd pairings (his duet with Alanis Morissette, "Excess" is also included) shows up on Ko-La's totally irresistible "Don't Touch." Most of the soundtrack, however, is a slick montage of the best of contemporary hip-hop and R&B. Hardcore fans of hardcore rap will appreciate the inclusion of the likes of Blind Gotti and Ali. Club music fans will enjoy the title track of the Dub Pistol's second album, 6 Million Ways to Live. Outkast, the recent darlings of the rap world, turn in a particularly energized, politicized track with "B.O.B. (Bombs over Baghdad)."
The R&B trio (Minnesotan natives and friends of Naughty by Nature) Next contributes "Tonite," which, despite its formulaic "Boyz II Men" sound, could be called the perfect party song. Extraordinary chanteuse Blu Cantrell, one of the pop and R&B chart darlings of 2001-2002, contributes the smooth, refined ballad, "It's Killing Me (In My Mind)." Guitarist and film composer Trevor Rabin performs the sole "film score" song on the project, the moody and smoldering "BMBBO." Soundtracks are a fun way to take home a little bit more of a film. Music supervisors Kathy Nelson and Bob Badami have done their work well, and produced a soundtrack that may indeed contain just as much action as the film for which it was created.
By Rachel Parker