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Grindhouse
     

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The soundtrack to Death Proof, Quentin Tarantino's half of the campy double feature Grindhouse, is the kind of offbeat mix we've come to expect from the quirky director, combining vintage soul, audio snippets from the film, and spaghetti-western-inspired music.

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The soundtrack to Death Proof, Quentin Tarantino's half of the campy double feature Grindhouse, is the kind of offbeat mix we've come to expect from the quirky director, combining vintage soul, audio snippets from the film, and spaghetti-western-inspired music.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Quentin Tarantino soundtracks are often as deliriously exciting as the films themselves and Death Proof is no exception to the rule. His half of the exploitation double-bill Grindhouse concerns a serial killer called Stuntman Mike who offs girls with his indestructible car -- a blend of no less than three B-movie staples that provides a perfect vehicle for a perfect soundtrack, which Death Proof comes pretty close to being. Given the inspirations behind this stylized exploitation flick, it should come as no surprise that this soundtrack also borrows heavily from the '60s and '70s, digging up a bunch of forgotten soul, pop, rock, surf, and soundtrack songs that aren't commonly heard. There are some familiar names here -- whether it's composers Jack Nitzsche and Ennio Morricone or soul singers Joe Tex and Eddie Floyd -- but the closest this comes to familiar territory is T. Rex's glam staple "Jeepster" and maybe Smith's one-shot wonder "Baby It's You." But the pleasure of this soundtrack is precisely how all these little-known songs create their own fantastical spin on the late '60s and '70s, just like how Tarantino does it within the film itself. According to this, it was a time when the Coasters turned "Down in Mexico" into spacey, funky doo wop, when Dave Dee, Dozy, Bich & Tich turned out fizzy pop pleasures like "Hold Tight" and when Pacific Gas & Electric turned "Staggolee" into a psychedelic pimp. Thow in a down-n-dirty Willy DeVille number and the girl power of April March's "Chick Habit," and this is turns into an addictive record -- one that's perfect for long, dark drives or just about any other kind of good time you could name.
Rolling Stone - Brian Hiatt
1/2 Captures the spooky, exhilarating vibe of speeding on an empty highway after midnight -- deadly crash possibly included.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/03/2007
Label:
Maverick
UPC:
0093624998860
catalogNumber:
106172
Rank:
26263

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Eddie Floyd   Composer
Joe Tex   Composer
Willy DeVille   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Jack Nitzsche   Composer
Serge Gainsbourg   Composer
Marc Bolan   Composer
Pino Donaggio   Composer
Buddy Killen   Producer
Ennio Morricone   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Alan Blaikley   Composer
Mack David   Composer
Quentin Tarantino   Composer,Executive Producer
Elinor Blake   Composer
Alvertis Isbell   Composer
Kurt Volk   Logo Design
Navarro "Severe" Ristagno   Art Direction
Susan Rose   Producer
Brigette Boyle   Producer
Kathy Malloy   Producer
Barney Williams   Composer

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