Name of the Game (4:15)

Cover of Tweekend Advance

From Tweekend Advance and 13 other releases

“Name of the Game” is the first single to come from Tweekend, The Crystal Method’s second studio album. Despite the massive popularity of the song, The Crystal Method almost never play it live. The track features guitars by Tom Morello, vocals by Ryu Maginn, and scratching by DJ Swamp; it also contains samples from S&M by 2 Live Crew. The song received mainstream success as well as remixes by popular artists.

Cultural references:

To date, the song has been featured in numerous different forms of media, including:

*Used in the 2001 ‘’Malcolm in the Middle’’ episode ‘’Charity’‘.
*Used in the soundtrack for ‘’Resident Evil’‘.
*The 2002 film ‘’Blade II’‘.
*The 2002 film ‘’Half Past Dead’‘.
*The 2002 film ‘’Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever’‘.
*The 2003 video game ‘’Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell’‘.
*Played in the trailer for the 2007 film ‘’Live Free or Die Hard’‘.
*Intro music used by The Amazing Johnathan for some live performances.
*In 2006 Hummer ads.
*The 2008 film ‘’Drillbit Taylor’‘.
*The 2008 film ‘’Tropic Thunder’‘, with sound clips from the movie added to it (called “The Crystal Method’s Big A** T.T. Mix”).
*The trailer of the 2009 film ‘’Crank 2: High Voltage’‘.
*Used in the Cinema mod for Max Payne 2

The Crystal Method’s Big A** Tropic Thunder Mix

The Crystal Method remixed “Name of the Game” and used it in the film, “Tropic Thunder”.


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