Featuring a truly eclectic mixture of music, the Pulp Fiction soundtrack album eschews a more conventional score for rock ‘n’ roll, bubblegum pop, surf sounds and soul, all interspersed with snippets of dialogue from the movie, an approach Tarantino had utilised on his previous movie OST, Reservoir Dogs.

The choice of material goes some way to reveal Quentin Tarantino’s obsession with pop culture, and according to Rolling Stone, “it’s fitting that his films deploy pop music expertly”. Reaching 21 on the US chart, the soundtrack managed to resurrect many long-forgotten gems, from Dick Dale’s opening salvo of ‘Misirlou’ through to ‘Surf Rider’ by The Lively Ones. It also launched Urge Overkill into the mainstream with their faithful cover of Neil Diamond’s ‘Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon’, which peaked at 59 in the pop chart.
A1a No Artist– Pumpkin And Honey Bunny 0:11
A1b Dick Dale & His Del-Tones– Misirlou 2:16
A2 No Artist– Royale With Cheese 1:43
A3 Kool & The Gang– Jungle Boogie 3:05
A4 Al Green– Let’s Stay Together 3:15
A5 The Tornadoes– Bustin’ Surfboards 2:27
A6 Ricky Nelson (2)– Lonesome Town 2:13
A7 Dusty Springfield– Son Of A Preacher Man 2:26
A8a No Artist– Zed’s Dead, Baby 0:12
A8b The Centurians*– Bullwinkle Part II 2:18
B1a No Artist– Jack Rabbit Slims Twist Contest 0:32
B1b Chuck Berry– You Never Can Tell 2:40
B2 Urge Overkill– Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon 3:10
B3 Maria McKee– If Love Is A Red Dress (Hang Me In Rags) 4:55
B4a No Artist– Bring Out The Gimp 0:08
B4b The Revels– Comanche 2:04
B5 The Statler Brothers– Flowers On The Wall 2:23
B6 No Artist– Personality Goes A Long Way 1:01
B7 The Lively Ones– Surf Rider 3:19
B8 No Artist– Ezekiel 25:17 0:52
(MCA Records, Barcode 0008811110314)