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Reservoir Dogs: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Soundtracks
While not as much of a commercial success as Quentin Tarantino's later film Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs is today regarded as a classic, although happily one that doesn't take itself too seriously. With its out-of-sequence... more »
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While not as much of a commercial success as Quentin Tarantino's later film Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs is today regarded as a classic, although happily one that doesn't take itself too seriously. With its out-of-sequence narrative involving a diamond heist, its desperate characters expressing opinions on music and cinema, and the constant radio play (all the film's music is from source cues), Dogs remains shocking and exhilarating. Even stronger on the CD is the implication that the story is somehow being told by Steven Wright's deadpan '70s disc jockey. Tracks include "Little Green Bag" by the George Baker Selection, "Hooked on a Feeling" by Blue Swede, "I Gotcha" by Joe Tex, "Coconut" by Harry Nilsson, and the one that will always remind viewers of the movie's grisliest scene, "Stuck in the Middle with You" by Stealers Wheel. --Stanley Booth
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Maggie C. (skywaywaver) from CHESTNUT RDG, NY
Reviewed on 8/12/2006...
great retro soundtrack w/sound clips from the movie
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Henry Platte | Boston, MA | 01/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I did feel a bit gypped when I paid the regular price for this half-hour CD, but for anyone who saw the movie and even moderately enjoyed it, it's a must-buy. With the dialogue included, it can even function as a kind of poor man's DVD.
One star for Little Green Bag. I never realized how good this song was until I heard it in full.
One star for Blue Swede's Hooked on a Feeling, which, although it only plays for a second in the movie, is a great song.
One star for the way Steve Wright pronounces 'Bohemiath.' It's worth buying it just for this. I'm serious.
One star for the Madonna Speech, and Lawrence Tierney muttering: "Chu...Toby Chu?"
One star for the way Steve Wright says: "...and Edison Lighthouse's...Love Grows...Where My Rosemary Goes."
The Coconut song and Stuck in the Middle With You are also great. The only thing I missed was any part of the dialogue which begins with Steve Buscemi saying: "How come _I_ gotta be Mister Pink?""
A funky, good mix
Emily McMahon | Des Moines, IA | 10/04/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Same goes for Reservoir Dogs as with Pulp Fiction--if you liked the movie, chances are, you'll enjoy the soundtrack. There are a few dialogue choices I would have added from the movie (such as why Mr. Pink doesn't tip, and why he has to be Mr. Pink anyway) that would have made it even better, but the Madonna speech and "Let's Get a Taco" added some sick humor to the mix. I, for one, will never be able to listen to "Like a Virgin" without thinking of Mr. Brown's interpretation of its meaning... It's an eclectic mix on this soundtrack, but that seems to be the norm for a Tarantino film. From honky-tonk country ("Fool for Love"), to funk ("I Gotcha"), to just some fun-loving '70s ("Stuck in the Middle With You"), the songs on here wouldn't normally be ones you'd find together on an album, but seem to work well here, as they did in the movie. Most songs on the album were in pivotal parts of the movie as well. It might not be a soundtrack I'd buy if I hadn't seen the movie, but this one compliments its film very well. Steven Wright's monotone DJ excerpts make a good lead in to some of the songs, but more film dialogue would have been preferable. A recommended buy for those who enjoyed the film."