Saturday, June 15, 2013

Great Soundtracks - Kill Bill Vol. 1

When Quentin Tarantino announced that RZA would be producing and supervising the music to his Kill Bill series, it just seemed to go together like cheese and wine, or in Tarantino's case swords and skin. His two part Kill Bill series was a critical and box office success and what drove the films creativity was the use of Wu-Tang Clan's leader, RZA. RZA took his love of kung-fu films, hip-hop, timeless musical classics and threw it all together for a soundtrack that is just as entertaining and intriguing as the film it is attached to. Featuring music from RZA himself, Isaac Hayes, Nancy Sinatra, Quincey Jones, Neu!, The 5,6,7,8's, and more, Kill Bill Vol. 1 is a soundtrack that not only enhances a story of vengeance but paints a picture in songs. This was a project that RZA was born to do and thanks to Tarantino for believing that the Wu leader could pull it off.