MASTODON bassist Troy Sanders reveals more details about scoring Jonah Hex
- Posted on October 26, 2009
Last month, details emerged about MASTODON scoring the upcoming movie of the Jonah Hex comic book. In a new interview with Paste Magazine, Troy reveals that the writer/director of the film, Jimmy Hayward listened to the band's classic record Blood Mountain a lot during the writing of the film for inspiration. So much so, says Troy, that he called the band and wanted them to score the movie.
The band recorded five new songs, as well as other small musical interludes totaling an hour of new music, described by Troy as "spacey, Melvins B-sides, Pink Floyd-like, surreal outer space, like Neil Young’s Dead Man. Swirling, nausea music." Also, if you think the band is getting rich off of this callabo, think again:
“I guarantee an incredibly popular misconception will be, ‘Oh my god, they’re selling out doing a fucking comic-book movie. They probably got a huge paycheck and don’t give a shit about integrity,’” Sanders continued. “The fact is the exact opposite. We sacrificed another two weeks away from home to give away an album’s worth of material for nothing in return but satisfaction in being a part of something incredible.”
An hour of MASTODON music in a movie? Sign me up! One has to wonder though if their dreams of making a full length Crack The Skye movie have been abandoned.