The Archive

Hand picked records important to the history of Soul Strut. This is updated (almost) daily.

 - Hell's Belles

  • Les Baxter

    Hell's Belles LP (1969)

    Sidewalk

Ranked #161 in the Soul Strut 200

Brilliant groovy rock score to the 1969 biker flick by the "king of easy listening" Les Baxter.  Except this is hardly easy listening/exotica he is known for.  It adopts acid rock elements like fuzz guitar and adds back breaking funk rock rhythms and horns. There's lots of head nodding hard drums on here that have made its way into the sampling producer's vocabulary.  With tracks like "Hot Wind" and "Hogin' Machine", Hell's Belles is a tried and true wall of fame, crate classic.  For more Baxter goodness from the same era, check his Dunwich Horror soundtrack as well.


Related Threads

YOUR TOP 5 RECORDS YOU GOT IN 2005

CHEAPEST EBAY 'HOLY GRAIL' BRAGS?

TOP 5 RECORDS THAT ARE NOW TWICE AS EXPENSIVE



Suggested Music