George S. Clinton “Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay”

Album Reviews | Jun 15th, 2008

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Record Label: Lakeshore Records
Genre: Film Score
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Yes, even pothead movies have score tracks too. Even though there are a lot of music tracks in the movie, there still has to be some type of score to set the mood to scenes. George S. Clinton was tapped to compose tracks from the Harold and Kumar sequel and does a good job with it.

George S. Clinton is no stranger to pot films, because he did the scores to Cheech & Chong’s Still Smokin’ and The Corsican Brothers. The first track “Ron Fox/Interrogation/Gitmo” starts off with military motifs and continues throughout the score. It’s the theme to Rob Corddry’s character and the music fits his character well. One track that stands out from the others is Vanessa’s theme (“Vanessa/Vanessa Leaves/School Daze/All Wet”). It almost feels like it doesn’t belong on the rest of the CD because how vastly different it is. The rest of the tracks are these suspenseful chase tracks and out of nowhere is this lovey dovey type song. I guess the same can be said about the movie with Kumar falling in love. Just seems out of place, but then again Harold fell in love in the first movie.

Clinton doesn’t really offer anything new to the table with this score, but makes it an enjoyable score to listen to nonetheless. I think the score works well mostly in the film but if you liked the music & Clinton; be sure to get this score.

Bottom Line: Decent enough score but not something I’d listen to again.
Notable Tracks: Osama Ben Kumar, KKKP / Escape The KKK, Pardon/Harold & Kumar Arrive
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