Eat quietly, you motherf*****s! It’s time once more for a generous serving of “Peacemaker.” James Gunn, a celebrated director and master mixtape producer, releases brand-new songs every time there is an HBO Max episode. So, here are a few more songs to add to your playlist so you can rock out all day long. When you’re not attempting to perfect the movements from the show’s opening credits sequence, that is.
This week’s episode features the group Chris Smith refers to as the “original glam metal,” so if you enjoy Hanoi Rocks, you’re in for a treat. This week’s soundtrack features them frequently; they nearly seem like characters. Actually, it’s all very sweet. Similar to the friendship between the man and the monkey in Economos’ PowerPoint presentation. So read on to learn how the fifth episode of “Peacemaker” involves the top-charting Finnish rock band.
Episode 5: Monkey Dory
Track 1: Sister Sin’s “Fight Song”
The Glan Tai Bottling Company is the destination of the next field trip for the Peacemaker Posse (patent pending). Adebayo noticed that they had previously spotted the logo after discovering a business card at the Goff residence. That is due to Annie Sturphausen’s employment there. The crew is now moving there to conduct an investigation. Chris blasts this song at 11:52 on the van radio, but Harcourt, the driver, immediately overrides the selection.
Track 2: Hanoi Rocks’ “11th Street Kids”
Smith and Economos get to know one another over Hanoi Rocks after talking about their mission and deep states. Naturally, the following song on the playlist at 14:24 is “11th Street Kids.” They reach their destination 20 seconds later, and Harcourt enjoys himself a little by turning the radio off.
At 26:19, the track resumes with the winning team jamming out in the van as they struggle to escape the butterfly-filled bottling facility. Despite being covered in blood and bruises from their fight with the butterfly-controlled gorilla, everyone is singing along. Even Harcourt begins to appreciate the hair metal, and she captures the moment with a brief photo.
Around 31:49, the music snuck in one more time. Harcourt makes a “11th Street Kids” group chat and adds everyone to it before sending the earlier image. Teamwork is great!
Track 3: The Cruel Intentions’ “Sick Adrenaline”
When Detectives Song and Fitzgibbon discover that White Dragon was actually telling the truth about the fingerprints, this track begins playing at 15:52. To interrogate Evan and Amber on their testimony, they go back to the apartment complex. Evan is quick to reveal that Peacemaker was actually the one holding them captive, so it doesn’t take much persuasion to get him to say so.
Track 4: House of Lords’ “The Both of Us”
Team Peacemaker tells Agent Murn their terrifying story back at headquarters. He orders them to leave and take a break because he is pleased with the work they have done and the fresh information they have obtained. After putting in a lot of work, they may now play hard. As a result, at 30:26 in the song, they walk out the door. Additionally, on the walk out, Vigilante vents his resentment toward Peacemaker for not getting to use the chainsaw to kill the gorilla like Economos did.
The Dogs D’Amour’s “How Come It Never Rains” is track number five.
After the assignment, Adebayo offers Peacemaker a ride home and extends an invitation to join him for drinks. Around 33:52 of this song, she finally agrees to join him for a “Peace Train” after initially being hesitant. Gin, vermouth, vinegar, peppercorn, a little maple syrup, and yak butter are the ingredients in Chris’ invention. Actually, regular butter, as yak butter is scarce in Evergreen. Leota calls it a “faeces drink” after tasting it and tries to spit it out.
Track 6: Hanoi Rocks’ “Fallen Star”
They begin conversing openly and forming a friendship when they switch to beer and move to the living room. But at 37:48, as Chris is going potty, Leota betrays their friendship by completing Amanda Waller’s task, which entails putting the fake diary in Peacemaker’s trailer. She apologises in private in the car right away after leaving a message on Keeya’s voicemail.
The utilisation of Hanoi Rocks to unite the squad throughout this episode is what’s most intriguing about the song selection. They’re all beginning to put their trust in one another and work together as a real team. The soundtrack of their demise, notably the breakdown of Peacemaker and Adebayo’s romance, is Hanoi Rocks, nevertheless. Even though it didn’t appear like she would follow through on their trust from the start, she finished the task regardless of who it would ultimately affect. Daughter is just like her mum.
Track 7: Dynazty’s “The Human Paradox”
Adebayo returns to headquarters from the Peacemaker trailer because she can’t sleep. Agent Murn continues to work there. She puts on the x-ray vision helmet and scans the space at 39:33, when the song’s faint opening notes can be heard. Then, when the song starts to pick up speed at 40:00, Adebayo turns to look at Murn and notices that he is a butterfly. Before we learn what happens to Leota, he chases her out of the office, and the scene cuts to the titles. Cliffhanger!
All of these songs are currently accessible on Spotify, where you can find the official “Peacemaker” playlist. It will be updated every week with the songs from new episodes that debut Thursdays on HBO Max.