I don't normally go in for instrumentals all that much. They can, however, be ideal as opening or closing tracks on mix CDs. Not to mention as the perfect backing music for movie or TV show credit sequences. Apparently, Quentin Tarantino agrees, what with his use of DICK DALE's "Miserlou" to kick open the door on PULP FICTION. And some of you in Canada and the U.S. (and perhaps elsewhere) may be familiar with a Canadian sketch comedy show called KIDS IN THE HALL. The opening titles to that show are accompanied by a song called "Having an Average Weekend," by the group SHADOWY MEN ON A SHADOWY PLANET (also Canadian).
So... here are a couple of mini-samplers for you to... um... sample. Short. Sweet. Fun.
DICK DALE >>>
[MP3] "Tidal Wave"
[MP3] "Hava Nagila"
SHADOWY MEN ON A SHADOWY PLANET >>>
[MP3] "Having an Average Weekend"
[MP3] "Bennett Cerf"
[MP3] "Harlem By the Sea"
[MP3] "Shake Some Evil"