Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Hold Tight

If you haven't yet seen GRINDHOUSE, here's a taste of what you're missing. And if you have seen GRINDHOUSE, you might get a real kick out of this.

Quentin Tarantino dug out an oldie but goodie for his soundtrack, 1965's "Hold Tight" by a British Invasion band called Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich. They never amounted to anything in the United States, but were enormously popular in Great Britain, reportedly rivaling even the Beatles in record sales. You can be forgiven for never having heard of this band, but I'm glad QT knows of them. This song is featured very prominently in GRINDHOUSE, and it sounds awesome blasting from theater speakers.

I'm not certain where the clip is from, but it's probably from TOP OF THE POPS or READY, STEADY, GO. The video is kinda silly, but the song kicks ass with a wicked guitar lick and pounding drums (Dave Clark-style).

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