The Centurians, 'Bullwinkle Part II'
As the surf-rock boom of the early Sixties began to take off, the Newport Beach, California–area group the Centurians (who later spelled their name properly) recorded "Bullwinkle Part II" – a song that would sound like any other surf song were it not for its soulful sax solo. Incidentally, the same year the group put out that single, 1962, they backed Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans for the Phil Spector-produced version of "Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah."
The track accompanies a stomach-knotting scene in Pulp Fiction, as the camera focuses on blood pouring into a syringe as John Travolta shoots up. In 1994, Tarantino emphasized that "Bullwinkle Part II" was score music, as opposed to something Travolta's character would be listening to on the radio. "The reason I did that was [because] I always really dug surf music a lot," he said. "But the thing was I never understood what the hell it had to do with surfing. I don't see the connection between this music and surfing – to me, it sounded like rock & roll spaghetti western music. What I don't want to do is, and I see it happen in a lot of movies, [is] just turn up the soundtrack to create a false energy."