Beck And Other Artists Provided Real Songs For Scott Pilgrim’s Fake Bands
Part of the plot for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is Scott’s band, Sex Bob-omb, competing in a Battle of the Band tournament – which often divulges into actual battles. With music an integral part of the story, real musical artists actually wrote songs for the fake bands to perform.
Nigel Godrich served as Scott Pilgrim’s composer, but he is also the producer for the band Radiohead and singer Beck, and he recommended Wright asking Beck to write the songs for Sex-Bob-omb.
Wright told Rotten Tomatoes:
I thought maybe Beck wouldn’t wanna do it, because maybe he’s Beck and it’s too small for him. But he loved it. Over one weekend, he basically did this demo of, like, 27 songs or something crazy.
It wasn’t just Beck though, Broken Social Science provided the music for Crash and the Boys and Metric did Envy Adam’s band, Clash at Demonhead, per The Guardian.
Some of Scott Pilgrim’s most memorable sequences are the bands performing their songs, and having them professionally crafted clearly elevated them and the film overall.