Death Proof: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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Death Proof is a rather gratuitous (and by that I mean fucking great) 1970's movie paying homage to a genre called "Grindhouse", known for their low-budgets, splatter and exploitational topics. The exploit here is "muscle cars" and "splatter".

I had actually never heard of the Grindhouse genre before I saw this film So to me, so to me it was just a miraculously mindless "70's throwback" movie but with Tarantino's signature dialogue and cinematic flair. But what makes this film special is the sexy teenaged cock-teasing and a weird brand of cinematic automotive violence I don't think will ever be one-upped.

As this is clearly intended to be a "entertaining summer popcorn movie" ... the soundtrack should follow suit. And it does. You can tell Mr. Tarantino had a lot of fun with this one.

The tracks are another QT collection of hidden gems entwined with enough movie quotes to keep things flowing. Yes, I had this one on repeat for like two weeks after I saw the movie.

It's a great companion to an underrated movie. The iTunes version I bought cost $13.95 and includes 16 tracks for a total of 38 minutes. It could have been a little longer. Even a vinyl record holds 44 minutes of music. Still worth having for the true fan.

Track Listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Performer(s)Length
1."The Last Race" (From the motion picture
Village of the Giants, 1965)
NitzscheJack Nitzsche2:39
2."Baby It's You" (1969)Burt Bacharach, Mack David, Barney WilliamsSmith3:23
3."Paranoia Prima" (From the motion picture
The Cat o' Nine Tails, 1971)
MorriconeEnnio Morricone3:19
4."Planning & Scheming" (dialogue)TarantinoEli Roth as Dov &
Michael Bacall as Omar
1:00
5."Jeepster" (1971)Marc BolanT. Rex4:09
6."Stuntman Mike" (dialogue)TarantinoRose McGowan as Pam &
Kurt Russell as Stuntman Mike
0:19
7."Staggolee" (1970)John Michael Hill, Charlie AllenPacific Gas & Electric3:50
8."The Love You Save (May Be Your Own)" (1966)TexJoe Tex2:56
9."Good Love, Bad Love" (1966)Alvertis Isbell, FloydEddie Floyd2:11
10."Down in Mexico" (1956)Jerry Leiber, Mike StollerThe Coasters3:22
11."Hold Tight!" (1966)Ken Howard, Alan BlaikleyDave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich2:47
12."Sally and Jack" (From the motion picture
Blow Out, 1981)
DonaggioPino Donaggio1:25
13."It's So Easy" (From the motion picture
Cruising, 1980)
Willy DeVilleMink DeVille2:10
14."Whatever-However" (dialogue)TarantinoTracie Thoms as Kim &
Zoë Bell as herself
0:36
15."Riot in Thunder Alley" (From the motion picture Thunder Alley, 1967)Richard PodolorEddie Beram2:04
16."Chick Habit" (1995)Serge Gainsbourg, April MarchApril March2:07
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