Thanks to @alexshortandsweet for this guest post on Scott Pilgrim vs. the World band The Clash at Demonhead.
One of my favourites is The Clash at Demonhead from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. I only know the movie (never read the graphic novels, although I intend to do so soon), but this band is amazing. They only have the one song in the film–“Black Sheep,” recorded for the film by Metric but re-recorded with vocals by Brie Larson–and it’s fantastic. They provide such an interesting counterpoint to Scott’s own (pretty bad) band, Sex Bob-omb, which is noisy and fun. The Clash at Demonhead is the Real Thing, rock stardom that Scott can only dream of. To make matters worse, Envy Adams (Larson) is his ex, while the bassist Todd Ingram (Brandon Routh) is Ramona’s ex that Scott must fight. Just as Ramona’s unattainability represents all that Scott wants and cannot have, TCAD represents something similar, maybe what might have happened if Scott and Envy had stayed together and recorded some stuff. If things had worked out, maybe he’d be making it big. He hates the two big players in the band, but it’s a hell of a song and it works so well in the movie. Proof that you can loathe someone for hurting you but still feel things for their music.