TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Film and Broadway Score
180 Gram Vinyl! Original Soundtrack to Quentin
Tarantino's Oscar Award-Winning Film!
American Rock 'N' Roll, Surf Music, Pop, and Soul!
Includes Urge Overkill's Cover of Neil Diamond's "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon!"
One of the most defining cinematic moments of the mid 1990s was when the
‘counter-culture’ film Pulp Fiction was released! Pulp Fiction is the killer
soundtrack which includes several slabs of vinyl perfection like Kool & The
Gang’s dynamite Jungle Boogie, Al Green’s sensual Let’s Stay Together and Dusty
Springfield’s gospel-like classic Son Of A Preacher Man.
The film contains a mix of American rock and roll, surf music, pop and soul. The
soundtrack is equally untraditional, consisting of nine songs from the movie,
four tracks of dialogue snippets followed by a song, and three tracks of
dialogue alone. The album reached No. 21 on the Billboard 200 and the single,
Urge Overkill's cover of the Neil Diamond song "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon"
peaked at No. 59.
Tarantino used an eclectic assortment of songs by various artists. Notable songs
include Dick Dale's now-iconic rendition of "Misirlou", which is played during
the opening credits. Tarantino chose surf music for the basic score of the film
because, "it just seems like rock 'n' roll Ennio Morricone music, rock 'n' roll
spaghetti Western music." In addition to the surf-rock rendition of "Misirlou",
other notable songs include "Flowers on the Wall" by the Statler Brothers and "Bustin'
Surfboards" by The Tornadoes, from 1962, which had been one of the first
instrumental surf songs to hit the United States music charts after notables
such as "Walk--Don't Run" by the Ventures.
The Orange County Register described why the soundtrack of Pulp Fiction stood
out from all the others: "Unlike so many soundtracks, which just seem to be
repositories for stray songs by hit acts regardless of whether they fit the
film's mood, Tarantino's use of music in Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction
exploded with a brash, Technicolor, pop-culture intensity that mirrored the
stories he was telling."
"The soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino's darkly funny crime classic Pulp
Fiction manages to re-create the film's wildly careening sense of style,
violence, and humor by concentrating on the surf music that comprises the bulk
of the movie's incidental music and adding a few sexy oldies integral to the
film's story ('Let's Stay Together,' 'Son of a Preacher Man,' 'You Never Can
Tell'). Of course, the inclusion of dialogue and Urge Overkill's seductive cover
of Neil Diamond's 'Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon' doesn't hurt either." -
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, allmusic
• 180 Gram Vinyl
• Printed Sleeves
• All Original Packaging
• 2008 Release
1. Pumpkin and Honey Bunny (Dialogue) / Misirlou - Dick Dale, Amanda Plummer,
2. Royale With Cheese (Dialogue) - Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta
3. Jungle Boogie - Kool & the Gang
4. Let's Stay Together - Al Green
5. Bustin' Surfboards - The Tornadoes
6. Lonesome Town - Ricky Nelson
7. Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
8. Zed's Dead, Baby (Dialogue) / Bullwinkle Part II - The Centurians, Maria De
Medeiros, Bruce Willis
1. Jack Rabbit Slims Twist Contest (Dialogue) / You Never Can Tell - Chuck
Berry, Jerome Patrick Hoban
2. Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon - Urge Overkill
3. If Love Is a Red Dress (Hang Me in Rags) - Maria McKee
4. Bring Out the Gimp (Dialogue) / Comanche - Peter Green, Duane Whitaker, The
5. Flowers on the Wall - The Statler Brothers
6. Personality Goes a Long Way (Dialogue) - Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta
7. Surf Rider - The Lively Ones
8. Ezekiel 25:17 (Dialogue) - Samuel L. Jackson