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June 24, 2010
Game: Bully Song: The Slingshot Composer: Shawn Lee
Above: A sample of “The Slingshot” from the Bully soundtrack
Angry parents and ill-informed educators were ready to preemptively dog pile on Rockstar Game’s Bully for glorifying school violence. It turned out that the protagonist, Jimmy Hopkins, wasn’t much of a Bully at all. In fact, he was much more of an anti-bully, a sympathetic Holden Caufield-esque character who found himself abandoned by his mother at a New England boarding school.
We loved Bully’s story, its world, and righting wrongs with our trusty slingshot and pocket full of stink bombs. But we also loved the game’s music, which is one of the most overlooked soundtracks we’ve come across. So turn up your volume and open your ears as we continue our audio adventures with today’s Game Music of the Day.
Have a listen to “The Slingshot.” Like so many great songs, it’s not afraid to use “more cowbell,” and it keeps getting better as the rubber bandy bass line and driving drum beats kick in. The snappy guitar licks and jazzy horns are the icing on the cake, making for a smoothed out sound that makes for great listening when you’re cruising for a bruising at Bullworth Academy.
Above: Best weapon. Ever.
Above: The Bully soundtrack was scored by Shawn Lee. If you liked “The Slingshot,” check out “Millionaire” by the Shawn Lee Ping Pong Orchestra
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