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The music of FLCL was written and performed by The Pillows, which has generated mass success and appreciation since the series' release abroad. The ending theme is The Pillows' "on Shooting Star Ride on Shooting Star". The remaining music was written by Shinkichi Mitsumune. Two soundtrack CDs — Addict and King of Pirates — and a one-CD "best-of" compilation (FLCL No. 3) were released in Japan and later in America.

Another interesting note is that the action sequences were choreographed around the individual tracks used, and not the other way around. The song Little Busters plays when Canti taps into Atomsk's power. There are also many references to guitars, which are used symbolically and physically (though rarely musically) throughout the series.

AddictEdit

FLCL Original Soundtrack, Vol. 1: Addict

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Released
October 4, 2000 (Japan); January 20, 2004 (USA)
Artists
The Pillows, Shinkichi Mitsumune


Addict is the first soundtrack from the anime series FLCL. Most of the music is by Japanese rock group The Pillows. The rest is by Shinkichi Mitsumune, a composer. This first album includes music which can be found in the FLCL anime series. Compared to the 3rd album these songs are, for the most part, instrumentals.

Track listing

  1. "Last Dinosaur"
  2. "Ride on Shooting Star"
  3. "Sad Sad Kiddie"
  4. "Carnival"
  5. "Runners High [FLCL Version]"
  6. "Instant Music"
  7. "Stalker"
  8. "Rever’s Edge"
  9. "Stalker Goes to Babylon"
  10. "One Life"
  11. "Pain"
  12. "Comedian's Gallop" (from The Comedians by Kabalevsky)
  13. "Hybrid Rainbow"
  14. "Selfish-b"
  15. "Pink"
  16. "Beautiful Morning With You"
  17. "Sleepy Head"
  18. "Bran-New Lovesong"
  19. "Come Down"
  20. "Advice [FLCL Arrange Version]"
  21. "Little Busters"
Credits

1-7, 9 10, 13, 16-21: Original Songs by The Pillows.
Words and music by Sawao Yamanaka.
3, 5-7, 10, 13, 18, 21 arranged by The Pillows & Tatsuya Kashima.
1, 2, 4, 16, 17, 19, 20 arranged by The Pillows & Zin Yoshida, Jun Suzuki.
8, 11, 14, 15 music and arranged by Shinkichi Mitsumune.
20 Arranged by Shinkichi Mitsumune.
12 Composed by Dmitri Borisovich Kabalevsky (Uncredited)

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King of PiratesEdit

King of Pirates is the second soundtrack from the anime series FLCL. Most of the music is by Japanese rock group The Pillows, the rest by Shinkichi Mitsumune. This volume features several audio dramas, with the cast of FLCL playing the various parts. Due to the dramas included, this album acts as a sequel of sorts to the anime.

Track listing

  1. "Crazy Sunshine"
  2. "White Ash"
  3. Taxi (Drama)
  4. "Nightmare"
  5. "PATRICIA"
  6. "Memory of Summer"
  7. "Blues Drive Monster"
  8. "Funny Bunny"
  9. Mamiko (Drama)
  10. Ohgiri (Drama)
  11. Harumi (Drama)
  12. "High Risk"
  13. "WEEKEND"
  14. Being Bitten (Drama)
  15. "Another Morning"
  16. "LAST DINOSAUR"
  17. "I think I can"
  18. "ONE LIFE" (hidden track)

song located at the end of track 17, after an approximately 30 second long pause. This appears to be a "wetter", rougher version than the one featured in Addict.

Credits

1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 15-17: Original songs by the pillows
Words and music by Sawao Yamanaka.
8, 17 arranged by the pillows & Zin Yoshida, Jun Suzuki, Tatsuya Kashima.
1, 6 arranged by the pillows & Zin Yoshida, Jun Suzuki.
4, 5, 15 arranged by the pillows & Zin Yoshida, Tatsuya Kashima.
6, 12, 13 music and arranged by Shinkichi Mitsumune.


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FLCL: Original Sound Track №. 3 is the third soundtrack from the anime series FLCL. The album is a compilation of the first two soundtracks, Addict and King of Pirates, featuring only music by the Japanese rock group The Pillows. Unlike the previous two soundtracks, the songs are the original vocal versions from the band's LPs.

Track listing

  1. Sad Sad Kiddie
  2. Sleepy Head
  3. I Think I Can
  4. Blues Drive Monster
  5. CARNIVAL
  6. Come Down
  7. Crazy Sunshine
  8. STALKER
  9. Nightmare
  10. Funny Bunny
  11. Beautiful Morning With You
  12. Advice
  13. RUNNERS HIGH
  14. HYBRID RAINBOW
  15. LITTLE BUSTERS
  16. LAST DINOSAUR
  17. Ride On Shooting Star

denotes tracks featured on King of Pirates, all others are featured on Addict

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