Rick and Morty fans are in a fucking frenzy today as the soundtrack to their most beloved show, which also happens to be both Kanye West and Elon Musk’s favorite show, is finally available for streaming. Composer Ryan Elder’s brilliant and heartfelt score is the main staple of the album, which also includes music from Blonde Redhead, Mazzy Star, Belly, Chaos Chaos, plus new songs inspired by the show from Sub Pop recording artists Chad VanGaalen and hip-hop trio, clipping. My personal favorite, “Goodbye Moonmen,” is a flagrant David Bowie tribute made with the help of Jermaine Clement from Flight of the Conchords. The clipping track “Stab Him in the Throat” is a savage and profoundly satisfying gangster rap flip of show’s theme song, which takes place solely in the Rick and Morty’s home dimension, C-137 – and these are just a couple of the highlights this meaty, 21-track soundtrack has to offer.
The soundtrack is also available on CD and vinyl, but the deluxe vinyl edition dropping on November 23rd sounds like what you want to go for if you’re a true Rick and Morty ride-or-die like myself. The special edition LP will come in what sounds like a rather intricate plexiglass window blinged out with LED lights and included bonus features, such as an extended mix of the sun screaming at you from the second season’s finale. Next weekend, a 37-piece orchestra will bring the soundtrack to life at the Adult Swim festival in downtown LA in what’s been referred to as a “musical Ricksperience,” so if you’re in town, don’t miss it!
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