Various Artists - Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof OST [LP]


A1 –Jack Nitzsche The Last Race A2 –Smith (3) Baby It's You A3 –Ennio Morricone Paranoia Prima A4 –Eli Roth & Michael Bacall Planning & Scheming A5 –T Rex* Jeepster A6 –Rose McGowan & Kurt Russell...


A1 –Jack Nitzsche The Last Race 
A2 –Smith (3) Baby It's You 
A3 –Ennio Morricone Paranoia Prima 
A4 –Eli Roth & Michael Bacall Planning & Scheming 
A5 –T Rex* Jeepster 
A6 –Rose McGowan & Kurt Russell Stuntman Mike 
A7 –Pacific Gas & Electric Staggolee 
A8 –Joe Tex The Love You Save (May Be Your Own) 
B1 –Eddie Floyd Good Love, Bad Love 
B2 –The Coasters Down In Mexico 
B3 –Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich Hold Tight 
B4 –Pino Donaggio Sally And Jack 
B5 –Willy DeVille It's So Easy 
B6 –Tracie Thoms & Zoë Bell Whatever-However 
B7 –Eddie Beram Riot In Thunder Alley 
B8 –April March Chick Habit

Directors Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez spent $53 million to pay loving tribute to the vintage hundred-thousand-dollar exploitation fare that inspired Grindhouse's two-movies-for-the-price-of-one thrill ride. Tarantino's half of the exercise (which also includes Robert Rodriguez's self-scored Planet Terror) features another effusive slice of the director's eclectic musical sensibility to underscore its manic tale of stuntman/psycho-killer Kurt Russell and his muscle-car-fueled exploits.

Tarantino works from a familiar formula that variously mixes evocative, semi-obscure Italian film cues from Morricone and Dinaggio, contrasting slices of '60s catalog from the great Jack Nitzsche and Brit Invasion also-rans DDDBM&T and some '70s fodder from both ends of the Top 40 via Smith and T. Rex, also stirring in a savory mid-disc run of R&B that stretches from PG&E's upbeat read of "Stagger Lee" through more familiar fare from Joe Tex, Eddie Floyd, and the Coasters. The director also serves up a couple of those deliciously off-kilter obscurities that have come to be his musical trademark as a coda: Eddie Beram's thumping "Riot in Thunder Alley" and April March's infectious ditz-pop take on Serge Gainsbourg's loopy "Chick Habit."