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Desperado soundtrack

From The Quentin Tarantino Archives

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Overview

  • Year Released: 1995
  • Conducted by Chingon / Robert Rodriguez
  • Performed by The Hollywood Studio Symphony
  • Album Format: CD

The soundtrack to Desperado (sequel to El Mariachi — artist/musician hero in black sports guitar case full of weapons) desperately sought to capture the style of Pulp Fiction, with its Latin-flavored, Tarantino-meets-Morricone mood. It partially succeeded, integrating movie dialogue with choice contributions from Los Lobos and uncentered offshoot band Latin Playboys and vintage instrumental kickers courtesy of Link Wray's "Jack the Ripper" and the obscure "Pass the Hatchet" by Roger & the Gypsies. Salma Hayek's steaming "Quedate Aqui" and Dire Straits' "Six Blade Knife" stay in character, but the mood is lost to bombastic blues rockers by Tito (Larriva of The Cruzados) and Tarantula, Carlos Santana, and one uncharacteristic Los Lobos miscue (the dire "Let Love Reign").

Track Listing

  • 1. Cancion Del Mariachi (Morena De Mi Corazon) - Los Lobos
  • 2. Six Blade Knife - Dire Straits
  • 3. Jack The Ripper - Link Wray & His Ray Men
  • 4. Manifold De Amour - Latin Playboys
  • 5. Forever Night Shade Mary - Latin Playboys
  • 6. Pass The Hatchet - Roger & The Gypsies
  • 7. Bar Fight - Los Lobos
  • 8. Strange Face Of Love - Tito & Tarantula n
  • 9. Bucho's Gracias/Navajas Attacks - Los Lobos
  • 10. Bulletproof - Los Lobos
  • 11. Bella - Carlos Santana
  • 12. Quedate Aqui - Salma Hayek
  • 13. Rooftop Action - Los Lobos
  • 14. Phone Call - Los Lobos
  • 15. White Train (Showdown) - Tito & Tarantula
  • 16. Back To The House That Love Built - Tito & Tarantula
  • 17. Let Love Reign - Los Lobos
  • 18. Mariachi Suite - Los Lobos

Related

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  • 1. Malaguena Salerosa - Chingon (also featured in Kill Bill)
  • 2. Alacran Y Pistolero - Tito Larriva (also featured in Hell Ride)
  • 3. Severina - Patricia Vonne
  • 4. Flor De Mal - Cruzados
  • 5. Theme From El Mariachi - Robert Rodriguez (from El Mariachi)
  • 6. Back To The House That Love Built (Acoustic) - Tito Larriva (from Desperado)
  • 7. Cancion Del Mariachi - Los Lobos (from Desperado)
  • 8. Volver, Volver - Los Lobos
  • 9. Por Mi Camino - The Iguanas
  • 10. Just Like Roses - Cruzados
  • 11. Spanish Castle Tango - Del Castillo
  • 12. La Pistola Y El Corazon - Los Lobos
  • 13. Torquay - The Leftovers
  • 14. Once Upon A Time In Mexico (Main Titles) - Robert Rodriguez (from Once Upon a Time in Mexico)