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Pulp Fiction: Music From the Motion Picture

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All-Reviews.com Music Review: Pulp Fiction: Music From the Motion Picture

Artist: Various
Genre: Soundtrack
Release Date: September 1994


Review by Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck
4 stars out of 4

The cult classic film "Pulp Fiction" had a soundtrack that was as big as the movie itself. As Quinton Tarantino suggest in his interview on disc two, "The opening track "Miserlou" (which isn't the original by Dick Dale) says right up front that you are watching a big picture, something that will get your attention." That is putting it mildly to say least. With all of the graphic blood and guts, incessant foul language, and overall provocative sexiness, this is surely not a movie or a soundtrack for people under the age of 18. There are excerpts from the movie included sandwiched in between the songs. Its wonderful music, but you must beware that there is explicit language used, so if you have children consider yourself forewarned. Tarantino hardly comes up for air in the interview, he talks very quickly but he keeps it interesting, when it is all over though you have had your fill, even though music is the topic of conversation. I found it interesting how he explained his creative process. He puts on some music before he creates a film to inspire himself and think of characters.

The way the soundtrack plays out, it uses surf-instrumental and pop in a very clever way to fit each scene. Even if you have not seen the movie, I know you will love this soundtrack. Personally, I thought that the movie was horrible. I do remember the scene at "Jack Rabbit Slim's," I thought that it was cool with the Ed Sullivan look alike as the MC. Regardless of my opinion on the film, John Travolta and Samuel Jackson were brilliant badass scum's.

The music won me over, no contest. Being a big surf music fan helped for this to fall into my good graces. This is all classic rock 'n' roll that will bring you for a walk down memory lane. An additional four tracks added to this set brings it back in all its glory to the original uncut form.

1. Pumpkin and Hunny Bunny/Misirlou performed by Tim Roth / Amanda Plummer - 2:27
2. Royale With Cheese performed by Jackson, Samuel L. / John Travolta - 1:42
3. Jungle Boogie performed by Kool & The Gang - 3:05
4. Let's Stay Together performed by Al Green - 3:15
5. Bustin' Surfboards performed by Tornadoes - 2:26
6. Lonesome Town performed by Ricky Nelson - 2:25
7. Son of a Preacher Man performed by Dusty Springfield - 2:25
8. Zed's Dead, Baby/Bullwinkle Part II performed by de Medeiros, Maria / Bruce Willis / Centurians - 2:39
9. Jack Rabbit Slims Twist Contest/You Never Can Tell. performed by Hoban, Jerome Patrick / Chuck Berry - 3:12
10. Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon performed by Urge Overkill - 3:09
11. If Love Is a Red Dress (Hang Me in Rags) performed by Maria McKee - 4:55
12. Bring Out the Gimp/Comanche performed by Peter Green / Duane Whitaker / Revels - 2:10
13. Flowers on the Wall performed by Statler Brothers - 2:23
14. Personality Goes a Long Way performed by John Travolta / Jackson, Samuel L. - 1:00
15. Surf Rider performed by Lively Ones - 3:18
16. Ezekiel 27:17 performed by Jackson, Samuel L. - 0:51
17. Since I First Met You performed by Robins - 2:20
18. Rumble performed by Link Wray And His Ray Men - 2:25
19. Strawberry Letter #23 performed by Brothers Johnson - 4:57
20. Out of Limits performed by Marketts - 2:05
21. Interview With Quentin Tarantino - 16:09

Credits:

Bruce Willis - Spoken Word
John Travolta - Spoken Word
Amanda Plummer - Spoken Word
Duane Whitaker - Spoken Word
Jerome Patrick Hoban - Spoken Word
Samuel L. Jackson - Spoken Word
Tim Roth - Spoken Word

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