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'Killing Bono' Soundtrack To Feature Song By Pre-U2 Group The Hype

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist February 23, 2011 at 4:52AM

No, it's not some twisted fantasy of a U2 hater, instead, "Killing Bono" is based on the true story of two brothers who form a band together but are consistently overshadowed by their classmates, who go on to form U2. That's gotta hurt. And with a release date around the corner, you won't be be surprised to find a U2 song on there but you might be surprised that a pre-U2 track by the shortlived The Hype has made its way onto the soundtrack.
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No, it's not some twisted fantasy of a U2 hater, instead, "Killing Bono" is based on the true story of two brothers who form a band together but are consistently overshadowed by their classmates, who go on to form U2. That's gotta hurt. And with a release date around the corner, you won't be be surprised to find a U2 song on there but you might be surprised that a pre-U2 track by the shortlived The Hype has made its way onto the soundtrack.

Featuring six members, The Hype was mostly a cover band that eventually dropped a couple of members and became the U2 we know today. But, diehard fans note: the song on the soundtrack is a bit of a good news/bad news situation. The good news is that the song is "Street Mission" written by the The Hype, but those hoping to hear the actual band play it will be disappointed as it is performed by members of the cast. U2 themselves recorded a demo of the song way back in the day, and it was released in The Complete U2 digital box set a few years ago. As for the rest of the soundtrack, it is mostly made of tunes sung by the cast and also features Ed Kowalczyk, formerly of Live, for some reason.

The film stars Ben Barnes, Robert Sheehan, Krysten Ritter, Pete Postlethwaite, Luke Treadaway, Ralph Brown, Peter Serafinowicz and Martin McCann and will hit theaters in the U.K. on April 1st. The soundtrack will be released on March 28th. No word yet on a stateside release for either the soundtrack or film. Full tracklisting below. [Killing Bono Blog]

"Killing Bono" Soundtrack Tracklist

1. Where We Want To Be - Ben Barnes & Robert Sheehan with Joe Echo
2. The Great Beyond - Ed Kowalczyk
3. The Beginning - Stephen Warbeck
4. Kicking Off Again - Ben Barnes & Robert Sheehan with Joe Echo
5. Love Never Dies - Joe Echo
6. Street Mission - written by The Hype, performed by Martin McCann & 'The Killing Bono Hype'
7. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2
8. Some Kind Of Loving - Ben Barnes, Robert Sheehan & Joe Echo
9. Do Anything You Wanna Do - Ben Barnes & Robert Sheehan with Joe Echo
10. Play Dead - Ben Barnes & Robert Sheehan with Joe Echo
11. Dublin - Stephen Warbeck
12. On My Own - Ben Barnes & Robert Sheehan with Joe Echo
13. The Great Beyond - Ben Barnes & Robert Sheehan with Joe Echo
14. Better Way - Ben Barnes & Robert Sheehan with Joe Echo
15. Sleepwalking - Ben Barnes & Robert Sheehan with Joe Echo
16. Where We Want To Be (Acoustic) - Ben Barnes & Robert Sheehan with Joe Echo
17. Stop The World - Shook Up
18. Some Kind Of Loving - Sally Singleton
19. Play Dead (Acoustic) - Joe Echo

This article is related to: Films, Musicians, Killing Bono, U2


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