Phil’s Vinyl Addiction rightfully draws attention to this ultra craptacular album cover by the otherwise talented Brothers Johnson–definitely not the WORST album cover in the world, but definitely one of the cheesiest.
The Brothers Johnson, in case you didn’t know, were the gents responsible for that fine-ass cover of Strawberry Letter 23 by the mighty Shuggie Otis.
The Brothers Johnson version is heard in Jackie Brown right before poor old Chris Tucker gets his face shot off by Samuel L. Jackson. Behold:
Death Proof is a grab-bag of musical styles, all of them great. From Chick Habit by An April March to Jack Nitzche’s Last Race, (with a little Morricone thrown in for good measure), the soundtrack album for Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof is a great time from start to finish. Hell, even Pino Donaggio gets a look in with Sally and Jack.
Regardess of whether you’re into the shorter Grindhouse version of Death Proof, or the extended feature-length release, if you’re a fan of the movie, you need to own this record on vinyl the way God intended it. Sure, you could just get the compact disc, or re-watch the flick (guilty of an excessive number of re-viewings on the Turntabling screen) but the vinyl experience for this particular slab of vinyl is outstanding. A true classic.
Yes, you’re reading the rant of a Death Proof fanboy–fully aware of the movie’s shortcomings and not caring one little bit. The album is fabulous and there’s no denying it.
UPDATE —SORRY, DEATH PROOF IS SOLD OUT! It is quite rare these days….
Quentin Tarantino made a hell of a fun movie here. Jackie Brown has everything a Tarantino fan wants—Samuel L. Jackson chewing the scenery, great retro-now locations and culture references, a bit of the old ultra-violence, plus one hell of a smokin’ soundtrack. You can’t go wrong with Bobby Womack, Johnny Cash, and the infamous Vampire Sound Corporation–who made Jesse Franco’s Vampyros Lesbos such a great thing to behold.
This soundtrack album never fails…and DJs will love the dialogue snippets from the movie. Throw in The Grass Roots, The Delfonics, and Elliot Easton’s Tiki Gods for good measure and you’ve got a slab of wax that’s almost perfect.
The Jackie Brown Original Soundtrack album is a sealed, new vinyl record. SOLD OUT
You can pre-order this fabulous Ennio Morricone soundtrack collection from three of Tarantino’s films to prominently feature the Maestro in the sonic landscape. We will have this available for sale here at Turntabling soon, but you can pre-order in the meantime by dropping us an e-mail to reserve your copy:
The Ennio Morricone Quentin Tarantino Movies compilation CD features a dozen thrilling tracks including Mystic and Severe, Un Amico, Il Tramonto, and A Silouette of Doom. This CD has Morricone sounds from Inglorious Basterds, Kill Bill Two, and Death Proof (yes, Paranoia Prima. LOVE IT!)
This is a brand new, sealed CD released on Kind of Blue Records, an Italian import selling here for a mere 15.00 plus shipping. Pre-order while you can! These will be going fast–especially at the upcoming Horror Society fest on the 15th here in Chicago.