The next AudioCollective event will feature the soundtrack to Pulp Fiction on Saturday 30th December at The Swan.
No film score was composed for Pulp Fiction; Quentin Tarantino instead used an eclectic assortment of surf music, rock and roll, soul, and pop songs. Tarantino chose surf music as the basic musical style for the film, but not, he insists, because of its association with surfing culture: “To me it just sounds like rock and roll, even Morricone music. It sounds like rock and roll spaghetti Western music.”
The soundtrack album, Music from the Motion Picture Pulp Fiction, was released along with the film in 1994. The album peaked on the Billboard 200 chart at number 21. Estella Tincknell describes how the particular combination of well-known and obscure recordings helps establish the film as a “self-consciously ‘cool’ text; use of the mono-tracked, beat-heavy style of early 1960s U.S. ‘underground’ pop mixed with ‘classic’ ballads such as Dusty Springfield’s ‘Son of a Preacher Man’ is crucial to the film’s postmodern knowingness.” The soundtrack is central, she says, to the film’s engagement with the “younger, cinematically knowledgeable spectator” it solicits.
Its great party music too so lets abandon cool and have some festive fun!
We’ll also be finalising the selections for next season’s events so dont miss your chance to be part of the collective!
The album will be played on new equipment supplied by the AC crew and also include discussion (not too heavy!) video footage (of the performer) and a chance to bring along and play your own related vinyl. If you dont have any vinyl but do have ideas for related music we can play requests via our new high fidelity TIDAL streamer.
Each month we’ll be giving away a fresh copy of the vinyl in our free to enter raffle too – how foolish is that!
We will be revealing our new loyalty pricing scheme which from the New Year will allow loyal fans of the AC nights to attend 4 events for the price of three! You’ll still be able to use your membership tickets and discounted tickets offer until they expire.
£4 advance tickets are available online at Badlands.
The new door price will be £4 cash.