The Ramones’ hit, “Pet Sematary” was part of what inspired the Frankenweenie soundtrack! The American pop punk band, Plain White T’s, did a cover of “Pet Sematary” for the soundtrack and I watched the video with a pretty open mind, but I still say the Ramones’ version of “Pet Sematary” is so much better. I guess it’s because it has that rugged, punk-rock tone; unlike the Plain White T‘s that are known to have a mesh of more pop/rock sound that is suitable for this soundtrack since it’s for the kids.
Frankenweenie is a story about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog, Sparky, young Victor uses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life. The entire film is in black and white and even made in 3D, which enhances the black & white style making it a whole new experience.
So was this collaboration a coincidence? I think not! But check out Frankenweenie in theaters now and listen to their soundtrack. It’s really cool that the Ramones are still very much alive through today’s soundtracks!