Tony Hawk's Proving Ground soundtrack revealed

Tony Hawk's Proving Ground songlist to include brand-new Foo Fighters tune in 50-song soundtrack; Beastie Boys' MCA to feature as a playable character.

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Activision today announced the 50-song soundtrack for Tony Hawk's Proving Ground, which includes a new Foo Fighters track from their upcoming album.

The Tony Hawk series has always included a lengthy and diverse list of artists in its game audio, with a focus on fully capturing every aspect of the skate lifestyle. Tony Hawk's Proving Ground--the ninth game in the series--looks to be no exception, and will merge the two subcultures even further with the news that Beastie Boys founding member MCA (Adam Nathaniel Yauch) will feature as an unlockable, playable character in the game.

The full soundtrack lineup features plenty of big-name artists, including Australian band Airbourne, as well as the Beastie Boys, Bloc Party, Jurassic 5, Smashing Pumpkins, The Clash, and Nirvana. The soundtrack contains over 50 songs in total, among them a brand-new Foo Fighters track called "The Pretender" from their soon-to-be-released album Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace.

The full tracklisting can be found below:
!!! - "All My Heroes are Weirdos"
Airbourne - "Girls in Black"
Angels & Airwaves - "Secret Crowds"
Anglo Jackson - "Motorbike"
At the Gates - "Slaughter of the Soul"
Bad Brains - "Banned in DC"
Beastie Boys - "Electric Worm"
Blackalicious - "Your Move"
Bloc Party - "Version 2.0"
Cursed - "The Hands will Abide"
Cymande - "Fug"
Dag Nasty - "Circles"
Darkest Hour - "Sanctuary"
DJ JS-1 featuring L.I.F.E. Long & Immortal Technique - "Audio Technician"
El-P - "Up All Night"
Folk Implosion - "Natural One"
Foo Fighters - "The Pretender"
Fu Manchu - "We Must Obey"
Funky 4+1 - "Rappin and Rockin the House"
Future Pigeon - "Gift Tax"
Gallows - "Come Friendly Bombs"
Gorilla Biscuits - "Hold Your Ground"
Jimmy Castor Bunch - "It's Just Begun"
Jurassic 5 - "Radio"
Kittens - "Carpenter"
Los Abandoned - "Panic-Oh!"
Lyrics Born featuring KRS-One and Evidence - "Pack Up Remix"
Maylene and the Sons of Disaster - "Memories of the Grove"
Motorcity Daredevils - "Bear in the Air"
Nation of Ulysses - "You're My Miss Washington D.C."
Nirvana - "Breed"
Oh No feat. J. Dilla and Roc C. - "Move Part 2"
Paint it Black - "The New Brutality"
Paris - "The Devil Made Me Do It (Poach a Pig Mix)"
Percee P - "Throwback Rap Attack (Madlib remix)"
Pierce the Veil - "I'd Rather Die than Be Famous"
Pig Destroyer - "Loathsome"
Reverend Horton Heat - "Baddest of the Bad"
Revolution Mother - "Come On"
Roots Manuva - "Chin High"
Sayvinyl - "That's Entertainment"
Silversun Pickups - "Well Thought Out Twinkles"
Slick Rick - "Children's Story"
Smashing Pumpkins - "Tarantula"
Snapcase - "Energy Dome"
The Bled - "Starving Artiste"
The Clash - "Clash City Rockers"
The Cramps - "Garbage Man"
The Icarus Line - "Gets Paid"
The Kooks - "See the World"
The Octopus Project - "Music is Happiness"
The Rolling Stones - "Sympathy for the Devil"
The Sex Pistols - "Holidays in the Sun"
Twilight 22 - "Electric Kingdom"

Discussion

97 comments
THE-TUPAC
THE-TUPAC

yea your right well thought out twinkles is a great song

THE-TUPAC
THE-TUPAC

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the_greenzero
the_greenzero

Yes The Kooks, Rolling Stones, Silversun Pickups, and Foo Fighters are on here, great soundtrack. Personal Favorite is Well Thought Out Twinkles I love that song.

punkdsk8erdude
punkdsk8erdude

Cool soundtrack. The latest video said though that a demo is coming in september - does anyone know when? I love the SKATE demo its so much different then tony hawk, which is why i am stil getting both games lol. Personally, im having more fun with the skate demo than i ever have had with a tony hawk game, and thats saying a lot because i am a huge hawk fan and i have all the games. So, yeah. I just hope proving ground is good. Project 8 was just, bleh. Sure the graphics and physics were a step up of course but it doesnt make the game. Nail the trick was fun, but lack of create-a modes pissed me off and the worldwasnt that big. Not to mention lagging problems. And there was no story. Eitehr go all out with a crazy story, or dont incorporate one at all. The orinigal pro skaters were perfect without storys, just skating. that was fun. and underground was incredible because of its crazy story. they said project 8 was trying to go back to the just pick up and skate of the proskater games, but, they incorporated a little story and it just, was bleh. But if in that one video of proving grounds is right, where the neversoft guy says its THUG on roids, i really hope hes right. THUG was the best.

thunderground2
thunderground2

This soundtrack is good... Its got AVA and Silversun pickups thats good

bicigo
bicigo

where is the country and oldies

morrow4
morrow4

I thought thps4 was pretty decent but this? idk i guess a few are fine. I like rap when im skatin though.

Homsar13
Homsar13

they have lots of cool bands in here (Maylene, Bad Brains, Beastie Boys, Bloc Party, A&A) but not the songs. except for Maylene's =]

FearNinja
FearNinja

Maylene and the Sons of Disaster...cool.

Timma1083
Timma1083

Cool, glad they got Tarantula in there

ChancreScolex
ChancreScolex

Haha I was just listening to that particular Blackalicious song when I looked at this. In any case this gets a win for the soundtrack alone., because any game with Bloc Party and the Pumpkins automatically rock.

alwayzplayin
alwayzplayin

they always have had the best soundtracks. they usually put stuff that isnt well known. cept a few that looks good

QUnit218
QUnit218

Iamprey263 has a good point!!

lamprey263
lamprey263

it never hurts to have a lot of tracks, but at least with the X360 we can play out custom soundtracks

foolwestcoast33
foolwestcoast33

I love it this is definetly something I would skate to in real life love love love angels and airwaves

playstation_wii
playstation_wii

Awwwwww! I was hoping the hidden character would be a superhero or something. You know, the usual. :(

RudeYeT1
RudeYeT1

The Clash XD The only band that matters. Its not an opinion, It is a fact! Look it up

deuceswld84
deuceswld84

360 owners can always make their own play lists.

Preston192
Preston192

Seems like a decent soundtrack in the context of an extreme sports game. It could definitely use some more metal, though.

mikesea
mikesea

GALLOWS!!!!!!!! remember where you came from boys!

jaggi1
jaggi1

The sound tracks for the first handful of tony hawk games were perfect but these newer games are a let down

Boggy_d
Boggy_d

Meh, the soundtracks for the earlier games were easily the best!

VicMackey
VicMackey

No Iron Maiden or Bad Religion? Kinda disappointing for TH.

matty_sen
matty_sen

is this a 360 only?????????WTF

smithy1185
smithy1185

At the Gates is good at least. Of course THPS1 had the best soundtrack imo.

TakerRulez
TakerRulez

[Q]GMcConville92 There is some rubbish there but holidays in the sun, sympathy for the devil and breed are absolutely brilliant!! But I don't understand why someone else is doing paint it black just use the dam rollin stones version[/Q] ... Paint it Black is the name of the band.

Winsauce
Winsauce

Nothing will ever top the THPS2 soundtrack.

JoeF
JoeF

I'm impressed with The Octopus Project, Dag Nasty, and Silversun Pickups being on there.

GuitarsOfWarr
GuitarsOfWarr

I agree with rukus5 but seeing Gallows and Foo Fighters in the game is great!

Raz_1970
Raz_1970

The Neversoft guys always hook us up with Great Soundtracks in their games. This is no exception. Thanks, Fellas! On that note, how 'bout mixin' it up with some alternative Christian artists like Disciple, Demon Hunter, Underoath, and Christian rapper Le Crae. Are you down with G.O.D.? Das wuz up!

rukus5
rukus5

really none of this matters if you have a 360, you could listen to this stuff if you want i guess, but you could anyway even if they weren't in the game. Not real sure why the go to all the trouble of licensing and paying to have these songs, when Custom soundtracks are the way to go.

TheWakeUpCall
TheWakeUpCall

I don't know any of these bands really, maybe the big ones like nirvana, but i dont listen to them. The only band I know and like out of this is Angels & Airwaves, who are very good, can't wait to hear the song they have on here though.

metalsonicgc2k4
metalsonicgc2k4

Damn, Breed was already featured Motorstorm and MLB 2K7, this will be the 3rd game this year.

CLeRKSfan4life
CLeRKSfan4life

Actually a decent soundtrack! Nirvana and Foo Fighters deserve to be in a game soundtrack.

Omnipresence
Omnipresence

Man, Pig Destroyer? That's so AWESOME!!!

GMcConville92
GMcConville92

There is some rubbish there but holidays in the sun, sympathy for the devil and breed are absolutely brilliant!! But I don't understand why someone else is doing paint it black just use the dam rollin stones version

MikeHumphreys
MikeHumphreys

There isn't any song there that appeals to me. I loved THPS 3's soundtrack, that game was really really addicting...

Dr_Corndog
Dr_Corndog

Tony Hawk isn't really known for its good soundtracks. There usually ends up being about ten good songs. Some of them are absolutely nerve-grating.