Death Proof is a tender movie about a guy, his car and the supple hotties who learn their hotness isn’t much of an asset when it’s being bounced around a pokey, disintegrating hotrod at 200 miles an hour.
Maverick Records, the label for the soundtrack, has given the heads up as to the music you’re going to find when you see the movie and dig the soundtrack. I’ve got a million cheesy lines similar to "Music may be the soundtrack of our lives, but it will be the soundtrack of their deaths!" racing through my head, but I’ll spare you because they’re all terrible. Needless to say, cars and music go together like women and peanut butter, as Cal Naughton accurately put it.
The soundtrack will feature what you’d expect from a Tarantino movie, lots of "way too cool for you but you’ll like it" tunes from the 60s and 70s, and a few bits of dialogue (in italic) to break things up. I’m definitely not cool enough to know Many of these classics because I was too busy listening to sissy music in High School, but I bet a lot of you are. Feast your eyes on the list and search your collection (or itunes) to get the vibe.
The Last Race — Jack Nitzsche
Baby, It’s You — Smith
Paranoia Prima — Ennio Morricone
Planning & Scheming — Eli Roth & Michael Bacall
Jeepster — T Rex
Stuntman Mike — Rose McGowan & Kurt Russell
Staggolee — Pacific Gas & Electric
The Love You Save (May Be Your Own) — Joe Tex
Good Love, Bad Love — Eddie Floyd
Down In Mexico — The Coasters
Hold Tight – Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
Sally and Jack (From the Motion Picture Blow Out) — Pino Donaggio
It’s So Easy — Willy DeVille
Whatever-However — Tracie Thoms & Zoe Bell
Riot In Thunder Alley — Eddie Beram
Chick Habit — April March
Grindhouse opens April 6, but you can nab the soundtrack on April 3.