The CLUAS Archive: 1998 - 2011


Tarantino soundtrack = quirky, eclectic and interesting vintage pop. Listen and enjoy it now before it all gets played to death.

CLUAS Verdict: 8.5 out of 10

Quentin Tarantino soundtracks are as much an event as the movies themselves, and for 'Death Proof' he's once again found some lost/ignored crackers.

The overall sound is late '60s/early '70s boogie rock from the likes of Willy deVille, Pacific Gas & Electric and T-Rex (who are unknown in the States, shockingly enough).

There's also some evocative soundtrack pieces from the likes of Jack Nitzsche and Ennio Morricone. There's a soulful cut from the wonderful voice of Joe Tex. And the dialogue excerpts are mercifully few and short.

Pick of the bunch is US Francophile chanteuse April March's 'Chick Habit', her hip-swinging version of 'Laisse Tomber Les Filles' by Serge Gainsbourg - one man who's in no need of Tarantino's king-making patronage.

But Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich? There are some things that even Quentin can't make cool.

 Aidan Curran

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