While watching Kick Ass, I was super delighted to hear a lot of music from John Murphy. He’s one of my favorite composers for movie OSTs. In fact, I about flipped out completely when I heard my favorite, “In the House - In a Heartbeat,” (28 Days Later) during the scene where Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) kills the crap out of everyone in the warehouse.
However, when I was looking for music by Henry Jackson on grooveshark, I found out that he composed the music for Kick Ass. A fact I should’ve known way earlier, but didn’t, so I was a little confused. Then, I found the song “Big Daddy Kills”. So when I clicked on that song, it’s just like a remake of “In the House - In a Heartbeat” - like it sounds damn near the same, just tweaked a little. Kind of like what John Murphy did to it for the 28 Weeks Later theme song.
I don’t know… It just seems like you can’t take a song, change some of the instruments used but make it sound exactly the same, and call it your own. I find this rather distressing.