Spongebob Squarepants Movie

The Spongebob Squarepants Movie

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Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Spongebob Squarepants! Who compiles the best hipster soundtrack CD? Spongebob Squarepants! Thanks to creator-writer-director Stephen Hillenberg and Karyn Rachman (Pulp Fiction), the audio accompaniment to Spongebob's silver-screen debut assembles zippy original songs featured in and inspired by the film and delivered by

Overview

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Spongebob Squarepants! Who compiles the best hipster soundtrack CD? Spongebob Squarepants! Thanks to creator-writer-director Stephen Hillenberg and Karyn Rachman (Pulp Fiction), the audio accompaniment to Spongebob's silver-screen debut assembles zippy original songs featured in and inspired by the film and delivered by alt-rock mainstays, alongside the singing sponge and his goofy pals. Avril Lavigne gets the party started with her punk-pop version of the theme song (sure to become a new tween fave) before psych-rockers the Flaming Lips take over with the spacey "Spongebob and Patrick Confront the Psychic Wall of Energy." Indie-rock darlings the Shins shine on the melodic and bouncy "They'll Soon Discover," Wilco unleash a rant about wanting to be "Just a Kid," and Ween's quirky "Ocean Man" honors the seafaring life with a jangling tune and slowed-down, warped sounding vocals. From there, the Sponge's offerings get more diverse, most intriguingly Motörhead's grinding metal anthem "You Better Swim," and rap demi-royalty Prince Paul's "Prince Paul's Bubble Party," which suggests the twang and tang of a luau. Boasting both style and substance, this is more than a kiddie album. Parents, take the plunge and soak up the fun - this clever soundtrack is worth it.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie: Music From the Movie and More does a great job of emphasizing everything that made the Nickelodeon series' spirit and music so distinctive. Featuring new songs featuring SpongeBob and his starfish sidekick Patrick, and tracks by artists like Ween and the Flaming Lips, the album appeals to SpongeBob fans of all ages, and just as importantly, lets the movie's sense of fun and camaraderie shine through. Some of the best of the songs by guest artists comment on the film's goings-on: the Lips' bubbly-yet-philosophical "SpongeBob & Patrick Confront the Psychic Wall of Energy" and the Shins' winding, jangly "They'll Soon Discover" -- which is nearly as good as anything on Chutes Too Narrow -- both touch on the theme of growing up that runs through the movie. Wilco's "Just a Kid" does the same, and while its backing chorus of kids might be too literal, the song's Who-like charging guitars and harmonies are appropriately cute and energetic. Other songs lend plenty of atmosphere by incorporating elements of surf, Hawaiian music, and sea shanties, like the slack-key guitar-meets-hip-hop fusion of "Prince Paul's Bubble Party"; the chugging blues-metal of Motörhead's "You Better Swim"; Electrocute's cheeky synth pop description of "Bikini Bottom" and Ween's "Ocean Man" (a vintage track from 1997's The Mollusk, but it's still a perfect fit with the rest of the soundtrack's quirky aquatic pop). The minds behind SpongeBob SquarePants' original music should get their due as well, particularly for "The Best Day Ever," an idealistic number featuring SpongeBob and Beach Boys-like symphonic pop. Patrick's ode to his house, "Under My Rock," and irresistibly silly songs like "The Goofy Goober Song" and "Now That We're Men" keep the soundtrack fun from start to finish. Like the other SpongeBob SquarePants albums, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie: Music From the Movie and More is both a witty soundtrack and a hip children's album with wide-ranging appeal.
Rolling Stone - Barry Walters
Seriously subversive.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/09/2004
Label:
Sire / London/Rhino
UPC:
0093624888826
catalogNumber:
48888

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Corky Hale   Harp
Nick Jameson   Group Member
Michael Andreas   Flute
Craig Copeland   Group Member
Randy Crenshaw   Group Member
Warren DeMartini   Musician
Kevin Dorsey   Group Member
Tom Kenny   Background Vocals
Andy Paley   Background Vocals
Gary Stockdale   Group Member
Bob Joyce   Group Member
Dwayne Condon   Group Member
Mike Geiger   Group Member
Carlos Alazraqui   Vocals
Mike Tarantino   Musician
Steve Hillenburg   Ukulele
Norman Large   Group Member
Dee Bradley Baker   Vocals
Jillinda Palmer   Background Vocals
Mike Miller   Flute

Technical Credits

Flaming Lips   Producer,Engineer
Craig Aaronson   Executive Producer
Dave Fridmann   Producer,Engineer
Mark Harrison   Composer
Tom Kenny   Composer,Instrumentation
Lemmy   Composer
Andy Paley   Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
John Paterno   Engineer
Tom Rothrock   Producer
Dee Snider   Composer
Jeff Tweedy   Composer
Andrew Weiss   Producer
Wilco   Producer
Karyn Rachtman   Producer,Audio Production
Seymour Stein   Executive Producer
Tom Whalley   Executive Producer
Blaise Smith   Composer
Scott Booker   Producer
Andrew Scheps   Engineer
Danny Bernini   Engineer
Michael Ivins   Composer
Wayne Coyne   Composer
Eban Schletter   Composer
Steven Drozd   Composer
Aaron Freeman   Composer
Mickey Petralia   Producer,Engineer
James Mercer   Composer,Producer
Nicole Morier   Composer,Producer
Mike Tarantino   Engineer
Michael Melchiondo   Composer
Steve Hillenburg   Composer,Producer
Tim Hill   Composer
Jillinda Palmer   Instrumentation
Tomonori Hayashibe   Composer
Stephen Hillenburg   Audio Production

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The Spongebob Squarepants Movie 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
VERY GOOD! It was really really funny and I love every song! Especially 'Best Day Ever!' The movie was awsome too! This could very well be one of the best movies of all time...ah, good ol Spongebob...
Guest More than 1 year ago
This soundtrack is great to any spongebob lover... it has all the songs from the movie, making you feel like your in it! You hear songs from other artist like: Avril Lavigine, Flaming Lips, and more!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Spongebob movie soundtrack is the best CD I own! My favorite songs are Goofy Goober and SpongeBob theme by Avril Lavigne.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVE SPONGEBOB!!! Dude...Patrick is HOT!! He has an awesome VOICE!!! UNDER MY ROCK!!! I love this soundtrack. You should all buy it right this instant if you know what's good for ya!!
Rockmaven More than 1 year ago
Even if you're not a fan of Spongebob and the gang, this CD is packed with lots of great songs by Ween, Motorhead, Wilco and others. If you do watch the show and saw the movie you will be doubly-rewarded, as the disc is loaded with great music and hilarious show and movie bits for fans. More electic and original than any of the other Spongebob CD titles.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago