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Posts tagged Western

Sep 7

Bob Dylan - Final Theme

From the soundtrack album Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid. One of my favorite late-night driving albums.

Cheers,
RttlesnkeWhiskey


Jul 20

David Allan Coe - You Never Even Called Me By My Name

This is the perfect Country & Western song: it has Mamma, trains, trucks, prison, and gettin drunk. What else do you need?

Cheers,
RttlesnkeWhiskey


Feb 23

Ennio Morricone - The Ecstasy Of Gold / The Trio

So this past weekend was one of the best in ages: party at the brewery Friday with one of the guys spinnin records all night, Sunday pouring beer and eating fantastic food at the Lamb Jam in Cambridge and then hangin out at the Cape Ann brewery’s new pub with the brewers. But Saturday may have been best of all, when I spent all night watching Sergio Leone’s “The Man With No Name Trilogy” on AMC. These were the films that made westerns good again and, more importantly, gave Clint Eastwood his start in films. I had seen “A Fistful of Dollars” before and was blown away by both the film itself but particularly Ennio Morricone’s soundtrack. Same with “For A Few Dollars More” and especially “The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly.” I don’t know how to explain just how good the music is and how well it works into the films, but they would not be at all close to the same without it. These two tracks really exemplify this; from the end of “The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly,” “The Ecstasy Of Gold” builds up to the finale, the three-way Mexican standoff scene dominated by the legendary sound of “The Trio.”
Enjoy loud.

Cheers,
RttlesnkeWhiskey