Like his films, Quentin Tarantino’s soundtracks are a compelling blend of pop-culture oddities, fist-pumping action, and arch, ironic kitsch. Less accessible and more melancholy than his previous soundtracks, the Kill Bill – Vol. 1 collection mixes up expected Tarantino picks (surf rock, Isaac Hayes, rockabilly) with some new tricks (Japanese schmaltz, big-band jazz), including an epic flamenco-disco cover of the Animals’ ”Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood.” Contributions from the RZA are a disappointment, but Tarantino gets points for making Zamfir (yes, the master of the pan flute) sound cool.
Kill Bill -- Vol. 1Like his films, Quentin Tarantino's soundtracks are a compelling blend of pop-culture oddities, fist-pumping action, and arch, ironic kitsch. Less...Kill Bill -- Vol. 1SoundtracksLike his films, Quentin Tarantino's soundtracks are a compelling blend of pop-culture oddities, fist-pumping action, and arch, ironic kitsch. Less...2003-10-31
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Genre: Soundtracks; Lead Performer: Various Artists; Producer (group): Maverick
Posted January 17 2015 — 4:48 AM EST
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