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.”