The songs are in the guise of Scott Pilgrim’s fictional punk band, Sex Bob-Omb, who are either “genius” or “complete shit,” says music supervisor Nigel Godrich, the soundtrack’s producer. Beck wrote and recorded all the tunes in two days. “It needed to be underthought,” Beck says. “They had to be funny, but I also wanted them to sound raw. like demos.”
This story is from the August 19th, 2010 issue of Rolling Stone.