Last night saw the premiere of Radio 1's rescoring of Drive, a project that when it was announced caused huge amounts of furore online. Nevertheless, with a track list that included the likes of Bastille, Biffy Clyro and The 1975, some got behind it. Mark Kermode even stepped out on his blog to defend the decision and tell audiences to wait and see. Nicolas Winding Refn even got on board and said that he was behind the idea.
Nevertheless the reaction on Twitter, while not wholely negative was rather pessimistic. Views ranged from "car crash" to "brilliant", most however were not a fan of Zane Lowe's choice to rescore the film, bar a few exceptions from The 1975 and Bastille.
@MarkGlass1 It was an empty, horrible experiment. Shows how important the original score was. #DriveRescore— Ryan Reece (@RyanReeceUK) October 31, 2014
It wasn't as good as the original soundtrack but I quite enjoyed Radio ones rescore of Drive last night, such a good film.— Chris Rowe (@chrisrowe15) October 31, 2014
The #DriveRescore was worth it simply to hear something new from The 1975.— Sam Gill (@SamuelGill2) October 31, 2014
Listened to the Drive soundtrack at the gym to make up for last nights rescore car crash.— Leigh W. Medcraft (@LeighWMedcraft) October 31, 2014
@AnnieMac @BBCR1 thank you for ruining the ending to drive for me #Drive #DriveRescore #WhatsThePoint— sasha thomas (@snjthomas) October 31, 2014
Watching the #DriveRescore this is me one song in... pic.twitter.com/QE9p61n0ng— I Am Paul McNulty (@mcnultyp1996) October 31, 2014
#DriveRescore I will enjoy Ryan Gosling's silver jacket in silence from now on.— Jonathan Baines (@Jon_Jokon) October 31, 2014
Everyone has already given their 2 Cents worth on the Drive rescore. Mine is that it was an interesting idea with redundant results.— Matthew Rodgers (@MainstreamMatt) October 31, 2014
So disappointed with the Radio 1 Drive rescore, almost ruined an amazing film— Joseph Star (@JoeAStar) October 31, 2014
@zanelowe what an amazing job you did with curating the rescore of #Drive. They don't make 'em like you anymore man! 👌— Mike Cairns (@Cairnsmc83) October 31, 2014
The general response to the unbelievable cock foolery of #DriveRescore is only magnified by its pretentiousness. Didn't even vaguely work.— The Arsonists Choir (@ArsonistsChoir) October 31, 2014
Couldn't continue watching @zanelowe @bbc Rescore of #drive. Couldn't see the point, for better or worse?— | HAN | (@DavidLolPerry) October 31, 2014
I don't get what the hell this drive rescore is about, but the movie is awful and the music doesn't go with it— fka tømmy (@T0MMYC_) October 31, 2014