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.
|1.||"The Last Race" (From the motion picture |
Village of the Giants, 1965)
|2.||"Baby It's You" (1969)||Burt Bacharach, Mack David, Barney Williams||Smith||3:23|
|3.||"Paranoia Prima" (From the motion picture |
The Cat o' Nine Tails, 1971)
|4.||"Planning & Scheming" (dialogue)||Tarantino||Eli Roth as Dov &|
Michael Bacall as Omar
|5.||"Jeepster" (1971)||Marc Bolan||T. Rex||4:09|
|6.||"Stuntman Mike" (dialogue)||Tarantino||Rose McGowan as Pam &|
Kurt Russell as Stuntman Mike
|7.||"Staggolee" (1970)||John Michael Hill, Charlie Allen||Pacific Gas & Electric||3:50|
|8.||"The Love You Save (May Be Your Own)" (1966)||Tex||Joe Tex||2:56|
|9.||"Good Love, Bad Love" (1966)||Alvertis Isbell, Floyd||Eddie Floyd||2:11|
|10.||"Down in Mexico" (1956)||Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller||The Coasters||3:22|
|11.||"Hold Tight!" (1966)||Ken Howard, Alan Blaikley||Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich||2:47|
|12.||"Sally and Jack" (From the motion picture |
Blow Out, 1981)
|13.||"It's So Easy" (From the motion picture |
|Willy DeVille||Mink DeVille||2:10|
|14.||"Whatever-However" (dialogue)||Tarantino||Tracie Thoms as Kim &|
Zoë Bell as herself
|15.||"Riot in Thunder Alley" (From the motion picture Thunder Alley, 1967)||Richard Podolor||Eddie Beram||2:04|
|16.||"Chick Habit" (1995)||Serge Gainsbourg, April March||April March||2:07|