Fav Five: Instrumental Tracks Featured on Q.T. Sound Tracks

Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino

Taratino always has a way of picking great songs for his sound tracks and has a great love of music. And while he has a knack for picking out some great pop songs, R&B and other such track which feature a variety of vocal styles, the instrumental pieces which he picks are perhaps that best of all. So here, in no particular order, my Fav Five instrumental tracks from QT movies.

5: A Battle Without Honour Or Humanity- Tomoyasu Hotei (from Kill Bill Vol. 1)

 

 

I have no words that can do this song justice, so you’ll just have to follow the link and listen to it yourself.

 

 

 

4: The Green Hornet Theme-Al Hirt (from Kill Bill Vol. 1)

 

 

This one is just so fast. It comes out like a rocket at the start and doesn’t give up for a second. More than a little on the short side, but the flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long.

 

 

 

3: Miserlou- Dick Dale And His Del Tones (from Pulp Fiction)

 

 

This was the first piece of instrumentation that I ever heard in a QT movie, because it is the first song that comes on in Pulp Fiction. I remember sitting in the audience and being utterly consumed by the sounds and the huge, bold, red and black lettering that stormed onto the screen. I would have paid a second admission just to watch that intro again, even if the movie was horrible.

 

 

2: Comanche- The Revels (from Pulp Fiction)

 

 

Bring out the gimp.

 

 

 

1: The Grand Duel- Parte Prima (from Kill Bill Vol. 2)

 

 

 

This song may not be a heart pounding and up-tempo as the other tracks on the list, but it has peaks and valleys, and seems to contain a narrative of sorts without words. The instruments at one moment seem to build on each other, and at the next seem to fight with each other, and the outcome is an amazing song that one can listen to a 100 times and find some new in it every time.

Honourable Mention

 

The Verdict (Dopo la Condanna) – Ennio Morricone (from Inglorious Basterds)

 

 

 

 

Twisted Nerve- Bernard Herrmann (from Kill Bill Vol. 1)

 

 

Catchy tune, that lulls you into a sense of comfort and security, only to snap your neck at the song’s climax.

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Jason John Horn is a writer and critic who recently completed his Master's in English Literature at the University of Windsor. He has composed a play, a novella and a number of short stories and satirical essays.

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