Various - For A Few Guitars - A Tribute to Morricone's Spaghetti Western Themes

Year of Release: 2002
Label: Dancing Bear
Catalog Number: 3858882195829
Format: CD
Total Time: 00:00:00

Ennio Morricone is one of the most identifiable names in the film industry. He has created countless scores for films. Even though a small portion of his work is specifically for the famous Spaghetti Western films, it remains some of the most popular music in the chronicles of recorded music. Nowhere has it been more treasured and emulated than in the surf-instrumental community. The twangy piercing guitar lines found in this music are what the ancestor's of the genre used to separate their music from the pack.

This outstanding tribute titled For A Few Guitars More - A Tribute to Morricone's Spaghetti Western Themes is a testament to the love and admiration each artist that contributes to this compilation holds for Morricone's accomplishments. Croatia, home of the The Bambi Molesters, (they cover "A Gun For Ringo") and also the Dancing Bear label, which now serves as a distributor for established labels here in the states, provides access to music that was once elusive to the formerly oppressed country. Distributing a compilation such as this is huge for the country and indie music as a whole.

To start things off with bang this CD kicks off with The Penetrators injecting powerful surges of surf and reverb into "Guns Don't Argue." I have to be perfectly honest, every one of the 17 tracks on this compilation rocks with reverb and western twang. The images of cowboys riding their horses in a dusty hot burning dessert sun with Morricone's music blaring in the background, setting the stage for the next climatic scene, is the purpose and essence of this tribute. Each band does a fine job in projecting that imagery through their music.

How could you possibly miss the mark with bands that call themselves The Hellbenders, Three Balls Of Fire and The Irreversible Slacks? Then there is Davie Allan's rave up to the "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly," a real smoker called "The Loud, The Loose, And The Savage." It is a sonic blast into a future western world and a special tribute to the man of the hour. The track is a fistful of venom permeated with the old and the new, making for a deadly rattlesnake's bite. Allan and his Arrows close the curtain on this sunrise admirably, and along the way kick up plenty of dust with a real classic rockin' instrumental that will have them talking from shore to shore for quite some time.

No duds allowed on this awesome tribute to one of the world's most prolific masters of film scores. Believe me, you will not find one dinger on this CD. These guitars do not argue.

Guns Don't Argue (The Penetrators) / Titoli (A Fistful of Dollars) (Bradipos V) / For A Fistful Of Dollars (Dave Wronski) / For A Few Dollars More (Cosmonauti?) / Sixty Seconds To What? (Brent J. Cooper) / The Vice Of Killing (The Langhorns) / The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly (The Atlantics) / The Ecstasy Of Gold (3 Balls Of Fire) / A Gun For Ringo (The Bambi Molesters / The Big Gundown (The Irreversible Slacks) / Navajo Joe (Pollo Del Mar / The Hellbenders (The Hellbenders) / The Great Silence (Kim Humphreys) / Once Upon A Time In The West (In The West) / As A Judgment (Bernard Yin and David Arnson) / Farewell To Cheyenne (Di Dollari) / The Loud, The Loose, And The Savage (inspired by Ennio Morricone and performed by Davie Allan And The Arrows)



Genre: Various Genres

Origin VA

Added: March 9th 2003
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck
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