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Every bit as good as the film
on 1 March 2004
Like Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez takes a lot of care when choosing the songs to go on his soundtracks. Unlike QT, Rodriguez gets involved to the point of writing and scoring some of his film music (especially the Mariachi films)
Maybe its all a sneaky plot to make me listen to country music, which normally I would walk a mile to avoid, but if it is I am glad it worked, because the country tracks here are very idiosycratic. The Texas Funeral track for example is one which could tempt me to search out a Jon Wayne album - were it not for the fact that I have already read in a magazine how hard it is to find.
The two Tito & Tarantula tracks are the highlights for me, and I defy anyone to listen to them and not see the relevant scenes from the film in their head - especially After Dark (but to be fair the image of Selma Hayek dancing with a snake often pops into my head even without the music.)
There are a few snippets of dialogue from the film inbetween the songs, but all done as seperate tracks so you can skip them if you want (unlike on the Desperado soundtrack where they are laid over the music).
Everybody I have ever played this to has loved it, whether they had seen the film or not, and I really can't blame them.