Garbage Truck
By: Beck Hansen

Written by: Beck Hansen

  1. Garbage Truck (1:48)
    Available on Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
    Brian Lebarton: Bass, Drums
    Beck Hansen: Guitar (Electric), Vocals
  2. Garbage Truck (Sex Bob-Omb version) (1:44)
    Brian Lebarton: Bass, Drums
    Beck Hansen: Guitar (Electric)
    Mark Webber: Vocals
Garbage Truck [Version (a)]:

Woo oh oh oh
I'll take you for a ride
On my garbage truck
Oh no!
I'll take you to the dump
'Cause you're my queen
Take you uptown
I'll show you the sights
You know you want to ride
On my garbage truck
Truck truck truck
We'll pass our engines by
Drive right through the needle's eye
My garbage truck
Oh my my my my
I got a stereo
You just got to turn the knob
And baby we'll go
As far as we can
I'll be your garbage man
And I'll take out your junk
And I'll crush it down
Jesus in the rearview
And the highway patrol is up ahead
In my garbage truck truck
I'll never throw you away
When you're old and grey
Just roll it away
The Song:

In the movie Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, there are a number of bands. One band is called Sex Bob-Omb, and Beck wrote the music that it plays in the film.

Most of Beck's songs for the movie were originally recorded by him and Brian LeBarton, as demos. Then some of the songs were re-recorded by the two of them for Sex Bob-Omb, but with one of the actors singing. This one is sung by Mark Webber, who plays the leader of the band, Stephen Stills.

Beck explained his thoughts on this track to the LA Times and that he totally intended the song to be completely unintelligible: "The vocals were more prominent than I intended. I intended that song to be complete noise, with a little song in there. I don’t know if that would have played in the film. I don’t know how all that works. There are a few versions of the songs in the original form, and those are noisier – obnoxiously so, if you’re in the right mood." He also noted that "the lyrics to this were improvised on the microphone." Because of that, Beck thought this was a "throwaway song" and was surprised it was chosen to be one of the centerpiece Sex Bob-Omb songs.

The original version as sung by Beck is available, however, as a bonus track on the iTunes version of the soundtrack.