Playlist: Quentin Tarantino
Thu, 20 Aug 2009 22:51:36
Quentin Tarantino Videos
"I'm moving around a lot musically," laughs Quentin Tarantino as he shuffles through Amoeba Music—Hollywood's most famous record store.
Tarantino shifts and bends genres better than anyone—not just on screen either. His soundtracks perfectly bridge the gap between artists and styles that may seem a mile apart. For his chop-em-up action epic Kill Bill, he enlisted RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan for original compositions, while Pulp Fiction paired Dick Dale and Ricky Nelson on the same CD. Tarantino has created some seemingly strange but utterly memorable cinematic musical moments, and Inglourious Basterds is no exception at all.
Deploying David Bowie's "Cat People (Putting Out the Fire)" on the soundtrack for his WWII masterpiece Basterds is the perfect example of Tarantino's talent for always giving viewers and listeners something delightfully surprising and ultimately unforgettable.
So what does he listen to?
Of course, Tarantino's playlist is enigmatic to say the least.
While walking around Amoeba, Tarantino shared his current playlist with ARTISTdirect.com for this exclusive feature. Check it out below, pick up the Inglourious Basterds soundtrack now and catch the film in theaters Friday August 21!
Quentin Tarantino's Playlist:
1. Cat Stevens — Harold and Maude
Right now, I just got the Cat Stevens' Harold and Maude soundtrack which had never been made before. I just came out recently, and I find myself listening to that a lot.
2. Nas — "Hate Me Now"
In particularly, I like Nas's "Hate Me Now."
4. Soundtrack — Inglourious Basterds