Peter Gabriel Contributes to WALL-E Soundtrack
Pixar in the past has demonstrated their ability to score with parents and kids alike. However with Wall-E, their next release, it appears it may be their ticket with the aging prog nerd elusive demographic.
Cinemablend is reporting that Peter Gabriel, former vocalist for Genesis and multi platinum solo artist, is working on Wall-E’s soundtrack. The report from Cinemablend stated that Gabriel wasn’t very specific in regards to the exact extent of his involvement. He describe it as creating a couple new things and putting glue on some things that he had done before. He did reveal initially he was approached in 2005 for the gig and also shed some light on the movie.
Gabriel said, from the trailers we know the movie is centered around a robot left on Earth so it could clean the garbage up after man moved over to the stars. Gabriel, an environmentally conscious musician, said that Pixar did consult with NASA. On the basis that bone deteriorates in space, that the humans in the movie were being made to resemble flat blobs sitting in arm chairs.
Gabriel is very familiar with animation. His ground breaking videos from the 1980s for such hit singles as “Big Time” and “Sledgehammer” drew heavily on it. However it won’t make it easier trying to explain to the children why a guy wearing a t-shirt with “Lamb Lies Down on Broadway” on it is sitting beside you in the movie theater. Or the reason Wall-E doesn’t scamper to the pleasant strains from a Randy Newman score. But anything is better than “Life Is a Highway” being covered by Rascal Flatts.