Cronenberging Up the Whole Place

Savoring the therapeutic sounds of the Rick and Morty soundtrack

Cover art for the Rick and Morty soundtrack, out now on Sub Pop Records, Compact Discs and Cassette Tapes 

Aside from being a complete music geek, I also happen to be a pop culture fanatic. One of the many shows that I binge watch (religiously) is the beloved cult series Rick and Morty.

Rick and Morty is an American adult animated science fiction sitcom created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon for Cartoon Network‘s late-night programming block Adult Swim. The series follows the misadventures of cynical mad scientist Rick Sanchez and his good-hearted but fretful grandson Morty Smith, who split their time between domestic life and interdimensional adventures. Or in other words, imagine watching “Back to the Future” on acid. That’s the prime description of Rick and Morty.

The soundtrack in its entirety is one of the most epic albums I’ve listened to (and I have Bob’s Burgers on vinyl). From the instrumentals to all of your sing-alongs, Rick and Morty soundtrack has all of your favorites from the entire series. My personal favorites are “Jerry’s Rick” and “Help Me I’m Gonna Die” (it’s been my ringtone for months). “Help me I’m Gonna Die” (season 2, episode 7) is the song when Rick Sanchez turned into a younger clone of himself (AKA Tiny Rick) while his original self is slowly dying.

“Jerry’s Rick” is one of those instrumentals that are what I like to call “motivational music” (like the kind of motivation to give you this stellar review). I happen to be the type of person that likes to work with a little music – whether it be editing, homework, blogging, meditating, etc. I need a little background noise to keep the wheels turning so to speak. An instrumental like this to me is therapeutic, something I would have on repeat at my desk.

One of the songs on the album, “Stab Him in the Throat” by clipping. (I know, so forward!) is definitely a bop. Using samples of the show to make a beat, already got my attention,along with using one-liners, got me banging my head to this! Now, for the record, I’ve never heard of clipping. before, but you’ve definitely got points with me for this one.

Most of the songs will completely get in your head, like the Flu hatin’ rap. It’s a song so cut and dry about flu awareness that you’ll want to take a shot…….of Airborne. For the flu. To boost up your immune system – you get the idea. Even if you’re not a fan of Rick and Morty, the original music off this album alone is quite exceptional. Instantly, you’ll be singing all of the songs word for word and it’ll be only a matter of time you’ll be asking Mr. Meeksees to read you a dictionary so you can actually form a proper sentence (or at least pick up your dry cleaning or do your day shift).

So shake your booty and “Show me what you’ve got” cause this album will make you “get schwifty”!

Rick and Morty soundtrack is available on all music streaming platforms.

 

 

 

Caroleen Stewart

Harlem native Caroleen Stewart is the singer for the band In The Next Life and a correspondent for the New York public access show WTF TV.

One thought on “Cronenberging Up the Whole Place

  • October 8, 2018 at 2:47 pm
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    Great review. Imma give the album a try on my Apple Music

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