The game Stubbs the Zombie is set in a fictional ³City of the Future² in 1959. To complement this theme, the tracks are new versions of songs made famous in this era, with the exception of the zombie inspired original track ³the Living Dead² by California¹s Phantom Planet. Stubbs the Zombie: The Soundtrack is one of the first game soundtracks to feature all original recordings, as opposed to the licensed music most games employ today. The songs are as unique as the game and can be found only on the Stubbs the Zombie soundtrack.
"Being a part of this soundtrack was a no-brainer. We're all huge video game geeks and even bigger zombie film fans,² said Alex Greenwald of Phantom Planet. ³So, it made sense to contribute a track about joining a legion of undead."
The track listing is as follows:
- Ben Kweller Lollipop
- The Raveonettes My Boyfriend¹s Back
- Death Cab for Cutie Earth Angel
- Rogue Wave Everyday
- Cake Strangers in the Night
- The Walkmen There Goes My Baby
- The Dandy Warhols All I Have to Do Is Dream
- Oranger Mr. Sandman
- The Flaming Lips If I Only Had a Brain
- Clem Snide Tears on My Pillow
- Rose Hill Drive Shakin¹ All Over
- Milton Mapes Lonesome Town
- Phantom Planet The Living Dead (original song)
In Stubbs the Zombie, players take on the role of the rebel himself Stubbs, a wisecracking zombie who takes on an ultra-modern city of the future using nothing but his own carcass and the weapons of his possessed enemies. The game¹s tongue-in-cheek humor, innovative combat and strong storyline keep Stubbs the Zombie¹s gameplay as bizarre and unpredictable as its namesake.
On his quest, Stubbs lurches his way through visually captivating indoor/outdoor environments in and around of Punchbowl, PA, a gleaming city built during the Eisenhower administration to show off the ultra-futuristic technology of the 21st century. Stubbs¹ brain-eating adventure brings him through bustling shopping districts and verdant farmlands to battle mad scientists, rural militiamen and the world's deadliest barbershop quartet. His enemies have shotguns, tanks, and all manner of futuristic weaponry. All Stubbs has is his own rotting corpse, a distinct lack of pain or conscience, and the ability to turn foes into zombie allies.