The next album this afternoon, is more on the cheese-funk side of the scale, the ‘Hells Belles‘ soundtrack by Les Baxter.
Les Baxter, composer of many an odd album (in fact, Baxter is more noted as being the epitome of big, Wagnerian lounge music going back to the 1950’s – total cheese), scored big in 1970 with this extraordinary biker chick Blacksploitation flick from the American International stable.
The original soundtrack is very rare and will invariably be very expensive so, hey, thanks YouTube (click HERE)!
Almost every track here is backed by a hip and engaging mad percussion, a huge clanking 60’s bassline and a whirling organ synonymous with the cheesy 70’s soundtracks. ‘Hot Wind‘, ‘Hogin Machine‘ and ‘Chain Fight‘ are definitely the best of the bunch in exemplifying this cheesy-funky-soul sound and the track ‘Scoobee Doo‘ is also note-worthy, if not for just the name alone.
The album totally makes you want to saddle up on a vintage motorbike and just…cruise.
Or, in my case, focus on my presentations.