Cocaine Bear was one of the more fun films of 2023 so far, and Waxwork Records must have jumped at the chance to release the soundtrack to the film. Available now for preorder, their vinyl set of the soundtrack from iconic musician Mark Mothersbaugh comes on a, you guessed it, 180-gram “cocaine clear” disc and features design and layouts from Matt Needle. The film was directed by Elizabeth Banks, and on the second watch, it was much funnier than the first time. It is available to stream on Peacock right now. Below you can find more info on the soundtrack release.
Cocaine Bear Did Have A Great Score
“Waxwork Records, in partnership with Back Lot Music, is thrilled to release COCAINE BEAR Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Music by Mark Mothersbaugh! Mothersbaugh is a Grammy, BAFTA, and Emmy-nominated composer, producer, designer, and visual artist whose work has become part of the pop culture consciousness. He started his career as co-creator and frontman for the seminal New Wave band DEVO. Their Brian Eno/David Bowie-produced debut album “Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo” was certified Gold before their hit album “Freedom of Choice” went Platinum.”
“For Cocaine Bear, Mothersbaugh wanted a score that reflected and captured the culture of the ’80s, with a personality that evolved as the decade’s music evolved. “At the beginning of the film, it starts out very pop,” Mothersbaugh says. “But as it goes through it, it gets heavier. The guitars change up from being acoustic and lighter to being distorted and more aggressive, and there are synths throughout that provide a pulse that keeps things moving.” To make it as authentic as possible, Mothersbaugh used the instruments that created some of the most distinctive and memorable sounds of the ’80s music scene. “Once we decided we were going to let it soak a bit in an ’80s sound, I went to the warehouse where I store equipment and my old Devo road cases full of synths,” Mothersbaugh says. “I pulled out old synths that we used on albums in the ’80s and used the same synths and a lot of the same amps and foot pedals.”