Hey there, cats n’ kittens….another week down, more music for ya:
Catching “Jackie Brown” last weekend, I was reminded of how much I love it. I’m a sucker for early-70s blaxploitation films, and since that was Tarantino’s main influence, it’s the reason why the film bounces back and forth with “Kill Bill” (taken as a whole) as my favorite of Quentin’s movies. Absolutely amazing soundtrack as well, with perhaps no song used to better effect than this one, which managed to convey both wistful romance and nostalgia at the same time: The Delphonics – “Didn’t I Blow Your Mind This Time.”
As per a request from
This is an absolutely killer piece by the band Devotchka, whom I’ve mentioned here before. This is best described as Gypsy-Voilin-James-Bond-Film music, and the title alone merits its inclusion in this post. Devotchka – “Death By Blonde.”
Sticking with Katamari momentarily, I also wanted to give another example — this time of the bright, bouncy J-pop variety: Yohihito Yano & Saki Kabata – “Lonely Rolling Star.” I love this one because it uses very retro-Nintendo synth sounds, which makes it sound like an old-school vidjo game, until they mix it a bit more and the vocals start. Very nice.
A question earlier in the week about the first vinyl album I ever bought reminded me of this song, from that album, and so I’m sharing it with you. It’s the lead single from the 1982 solo album of Donald Fagen of Steely Dan. The Nightfly is a brilliant album, heavily jazz-influenced, and my 13-year old brain went “YUM.” Donald Fagen – “New Frontier.”
I had previously posted a track from Rachid Taha (his cover of the Clash’s “Rock the Casbah”), and this is an excellent bit by him which appears on the soundtrack to the film “Black Hawk Down”: Rachid Taha – “Barra Barra.”
One of my favorite bits of downtempo/chillout electronica — I could listen to this all day long: Lamb – “Angelica.”
Lastly, as a “thankee-sai” to
There you have it. Enjoy.