If you’ve been to a movie theatre in the last few years you’ve probably seen, or at least heard about, one of the Marvel movies. You may have noticed something else as well. The soundtracks. Much to the excitement of rock fans everywhere, the Marvel franchise has used mostly classic rock in the majority of their movies. We first see this in Iron Man, whose soundtrack boasted both AC/DC and Black Sabbath. More recently, both of the Guardians of the Galaxy movies featured amazing soundtracks with artists like Fleetwood Mac; Redbone; Cheaptrick, and The Runaways to name a few.
The classic rock trend continues. At the beginning of November Thor: Ragnarok was released featuring a cover of The Immigrant Song. But it's not just Marvel that is in the habit of using classic rock. Just two weeks after Thor, DC Films released the first Justice League movie, which uses a covered version of Come together. The covers are great and the movies themselves are fantastic. More importantly, however, if you're anything like me, you know that a movie soundtrack can make or break the atmosphere and your overall feeling about a movie.
What is it about classic rock that makes it impervious to the passage of time? Is it the lyrics? Is it the musical composition? Is it simply the atmosphere in which they were created... and, continue to create now? Who knows? This music, the songs and the artists who created them, have proved time and time again over the years that the music lives on. Their songs are constantly used in soundtracks, covered by other artists, and inspires others to create. They will live on, much like the pharaohs, they are timeless.
The Immigrant Song – Karen O with Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – Thor Ragnarok (Led Zepplin)
Arielle is a 22 year old Professional Writing student who loves the arts. Her music taste is eclectic, but she spends most of her time frequenting local punk and metal shows. She often surfs through Youtube and Bandcamp hoping to stumble on a new addictive sound. Her favourite bands include; Breaking Benjamin, Dance Gavin Dance, In This Moment and Brand New, to name a few.