Friday Music

Another weekly mix-tape for ya:

As I mentioned, I picked up the two Grindhouse soundtracks, and I’ve been enjoying them immensely. Rodriguez’ soundtrack for “Planet Terror” is a score album, featuring his occasionally John Carpenter-ish compositions for the film; and the soundtrack for “Death Proof” is pure Tarantino — a display of obscure music that he’s really into, which he shares with the public (kinda like Friday Music, in a way). Here is a sample from each:

Robert Rodriguez – “Grindhouse (Main Titles)” This is the track that has been used in all the trailers, commercials, etc. Nasty, nasty sound.

Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich – “Hold Tight.” Viewers of “Death Proof” will appreciate the significance of this particular track.

Bjork has a new album coming out, and the lead single has leaked. It’s far less experimental than her recent efforts, much more ‘traditional Bjork’, if there can be such a thing. Bjork – “Earth Intruders.”

A song from the album “Catholic Boy”, which caused quite a stir at the Catholic schools that I attended in the early 80s. We, rebellious during lunch — wearing our top buttons unbuttoned and our ties loose, fer godssake, would chant the lines “Teddy sniffing glue, he was 12 years old, Fell from the roof on East Two-nine, Cathy was 11 when she pulled the plug, 26 reds and a bottle of wine” The nuns were NOT pleased. Jim Carroll Band – “People Who Died.”

Frost is a swedish group that I discovered this week. I like their sound — a bit like the Postal Service, but with a female vocalist. Good stuff – Frost – “Modesty.”

…and, lastly, on days like today, sometimes you just need some Goblin King: David Bowie – “As The World Falls Down.”


6 Replies to “Friday Music”

  1. Thanks for the Goblin King goodness. Makes me with I had that soundtrack here at work.

    I particularly liked the Frost and Grindhouse selections. But if Bjork never produced another song, I’d be just fine. ;)

  2. Love the Bowie track, Labyrinth is actually one of my favorite movies of all time.

    FYI – Tarantino and Rodriguez were on the Tyra banks show yesterday for the movie. Lots of parody sketches and discussing why Tarantino watches her show …

  3. “…sometimes you just need some Goblin King”

    I don’t believe I’ve ever heard anyone express that sentiment before, but I won’t argue. I really appreciate the Goblin King.

    With a description of “Nasty, nasty sound,” I wasn’t expecting to enjoy the Grindhouse piece; I thought it would be all electronic sounds and not much music. It was a surprise when quite a bit of it seemed to be acoustic instead, and good acoustic at that, blended well with electronic music. I did enjoy it, and expect to listen to it again in the future.

    I look forward to Fridays – they bring the Order of the Stick -and- Friday Music!

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