Various Artists with Original Motion Picture Score by Cliff Martinez. A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong.
The soundtrack features original music by Cliff Martinez (The Lincoln Lawyer, Traffic) with Eurosynth-styled songs by Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx (''Nightcall''), The Chromatics (''Tick of the Clock''), Desire (''Under Your Spell''), College featuring Electric Youth (''A Real Hero''), and Riziero Ortolani featuring Katyna Ranieri (''Oh My Love''). Rolling Stone Magazine named Drive the No. 1 movie of 2011.
The Drive soundtrack raced to the top of the iTunes album charts, hitting No. 4 within a week of its digital release and peaking at No. 35 on the Billboard Top 200. The soundtrack re-entered the charts in February 2012 when the film was released on DVD.
''One thing that was unique for me about this project was having songs exert such a strong influence on the score,'' said Martinez. ''That helped to create a unified, one-size-fits-all, style of soundtrack... the 80s electronic pop style made a lot of sense to me. I knew that Nicolas [Refn, director] was in love with that sound and I saw a way to acknowledge it with vintage synth sounds and cover most of the dramatic food groups while referencing that style.''
This blending of score and song is the perfect vehicle for Cliff Martinez. Martinez moved to California in 1976, just in time for the punk movement. He had stints as drummer for the Weirdos, Lydia Lunch and Foetus frontman Jim Thirlwell, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Dickies. He was also the drummer in the final incarnation of legendary iconoclasts Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band.
Martinez has since received compositional credit on many of Steven Soderbergh's projects including Kafka, The Limey, Solaris, Gray's Anatomy, Schizopolis, Traffic (which earned four Oscars and earned Martinez a Grammy nomination), and the upcoming film Contagion. He also composed the music for Espion(s) and A L'Origine, two French films released in 2009 - the latter earned a Cesar Award nomination for best original score. His other credits include Pump Up The Volume, Wicker Park, Wonderland, and The Lincoln Lawyer.
A1. –Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx Nightcall 4:20
A2. –Desire (16) Under Your Spell 3:53
A3. –College Feat. Electric Youth A Real Hero 4:28
A4. –Riz Ortolani Feat. Katyna Ranieri Oh My Love 2:50
A5. –The Chromatics* Tick Of The Clock 4:48
A6. –Cliff Martinez Rubber Head 3:09
A7. –Cliff Martinez I Drive 2:04
A8. –Cliff Martinez He Had A Good Time 1:37
A9. –Cliff Martinez They Broke His Pelvis 1:58
A10. –Cliff Martinez Kick Your Teeth 2:40
A11. –Cliff Martinez Where's The Deluxe Version? 5:33
B1. –Cliff Martinez See You In Four 2:38
B2. –Cliff Martinez After The Chase 5:26
B3. –Cliff Martinez Hammer 4:44
B4. –Cliff Martinez Wrong Floor 1:31
B5. –Cliff Martinez Skull Crushing 5:58
B6. –Cliff Martinez My Name On A Car 2:19
B7. –Cliff Martinez On The Beach 6:35
B8. –Cliff Martinez Bride Of Deluxe