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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.

Blacksheep
  • Blacksheep
  • The Clash at Demonhead
  • Underwater Motor Scooter
Play

Hello again, friend of a friend, I knew you when
Our common goal was waiting for the world to end
Now that the truth is just a rule that you can bend
You crack the whip, shape-shift ‘n trick the past again

Send you my love on a wire
Lift you up, every time everyone, ooh, pulls away, ooh
From you

Got balls of steel, got an automobile for a minimum wage
Ya got real estate, I’m buying it all up in outer-space
And now that the truth is just a rule that you can bend
You crack the whip, shape-shift 'n trick, the past again

Send you my love on a wire
Lift you up, every time everyone, ooh, pulls a way, ooh
It’s a Mechanical bull 'n number one
Who’ll take a ride from anyone
everyone wants a ride, it pulls away, ooh from you 

WARNING: This contains a lot of footage from a film that has yet to come out.

Can I legally post this? anyway,

here’s the video for Black Sheep by "The Clash at Demonhead" from Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. It came with the deluxe pre-order of the soundtrack. And what fun would this be If I couldn’t share it with you? 

P.S. I love Brie Larson with all my heart, and she has a much better voice than expected. Envy Adams may be kind of a bitch, but she’s a supa-cutie y'all.