Seeing as Six- String Samurai is hinged around the musical prowess of the King hopefuls, I figured the soundtrack would provide an interesting listen.
The score is by Brian Tyler with music by the Red Elvises, who make an appearance in the movie as a Russian band out to stop Buddy from reaching Lost Vegas. Tyler is best in the dramatic moments– his “Finale” theme is absolutely gorgeous and emotional in just the right way. The songs provided by the Red Elvises are infectious, just what I would want from this soundtrack.
I was wondering about one track while listening to it. It’s called “Surfing in Siberia” and I couldn’t figure out why they would call it that… then I realized they were playing balalaikas to that “Wipe Out” theme. They mix Russian aspects into a typical rockabilly retro style, and their songs are catchy. My favorites were “My Darlining Lorraine,” “Siberia,” and “My Love is Killing Me.”
Throughout the soundtrack, there are bites of dialogue from the movie– usually the witty one-liners espoused by Buddy and his enemies. “If you were me, you’d be good looking” and “Nice Tuxedo. Nice Tuxedo to die in!” made it in, which leaves me with a big smile on my face.
If you’re a fan of the film, the soundtrack is a great companion. If you’ve never seen it, I think you’d still get a kick out of listening to the soundtrack. It’s a really fun album, and outside of the awesome fight scenes, the music of Six-String Samurai are the film’s best moments.