Marvel Studios has officially released The Sneepers' funky and retro song "Guardians Inferno," which is the only original track on the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 soundtrack and features '80s and '90s television icon David Hasselhoff (Knight Rider, Baywatch) spitting out some super-dope lyrics about Rocket, Groot, and Star-Lord. Additionally, director James Gunn sang the chorus.
"Getting down and dirty with a procyon lotor (scientific name for raccoon)/Got no people skills but he's good with motors," Hasselhoff smoothly raps. "That weird thing by his side is an infantilized sequoia/When the two of them walk by people say oh boy-yah!/They ask me why I'm bringing a baby into battle/That's really irresponsible and getting them rattled!/I say 'Give me a break, get off my back damn it!/I didn't learn parenting my daddy was a planet."
He ends the song by dramatically saying, "In these times of hardship, just remember, WE... ARE.. GROOT..."
It's a fun and quirky tune. But I gotta be honest, I'm a bit disappointed that The Hoff couldn't come up with some slick rhymes, too, for Gamora, Drax, Yondu, Mantis, or Nebula.
Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is written and directed by James Gunn (Slither). The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt (Jurassic World) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora; Dave Bautista (Spectre) as Drax; Vin Diesel (Furious 7) as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper (American Sniper) as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker (Jumper) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (The Big Short) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (Gilmore Girls) as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff (Oldboy), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby, Everest), Chris Sullivan (The Knick, The Drop) and Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, The Thing).
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on May 5, 2017.