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I dig this stuff. Post your favorite CD's and bands in this sub-genre.

Trode, I am looking in your direction to help contribute here! Very Happy

I have only a modest collection myself. I have The Hellbenders CD, the very cool "For a Few Guitars More" tribute to Morricone that Moon Dawg and Dalibor put together, a couple of Morricone soundtracks, and a few other random things.

Ennio Morricone at Wikipedia

I understand there were several good Spaghetti Western comps in the 90's. What were they again?

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I recently downloaded some demo MP3's from Los Pataconas
(They are on Surf Guitar 101's weblink module.) Nice stuff. I am anxiously awaiting an album from them. Spaghetti Western soundtracks remind me of Spain, Italy and Latin America. Los Pataconas are a new band from Valencia, Spain.
A band from Italy "I Fantomatici" has some authentic sounding Spaghetti Western songs. Moe Greene Specials debut album (from Holland) is about half Spaghettesque soundtrack music. Both of these albums are on Green Cookie Records and have MP3 samples.
(Green Cookie is the home of Insect Surfers "Satellite Beach)
Sandgroper Surfspot (CDR's reviewed on Reverb Central)
has some Spaghetti comps that are downloadable.
An older recording by the Tarantulas is one of my favorite "sleeper" Spaghetti albums,"Monster wave 1000 feet high". There are samples of this album on CD Baby.
For some reason this stuff never gets old.

Trode

Who we need here is Larry "Moon Dawg" White. Back in the cowabunga days he wrote some essays about Spaghetti Western music, old and new.

Ran

I just saw Moon Dawg last week while he was visiting S.F. He was here for a symposium examining American frontier justice as portrayed in the films of John Ford- how wild is that? I told him about the new SG101, he said he would check it out...
The Spaghetti series came out on One Million Dollar Records, http://www.onemilliondollarrecords.de/ out of Germany. I have two volumes, but I saw on someone's website recently that they were on a third one., I don't think the label's website is up to date. They compilations are consistently good. The label also had a few deadicated spaghetti sounding bands.
And don't forget the great Austin band Death Valley!
Also, check the Penetrators MySpace page to hear their High Planes Surfer Trilogy. This is the original version, but I had heard they were working on a more completely realized take, with full orchestration, at the time of Rip's death. I'm curious to know how far along they had got with that.
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I'm collecting spaghetti westerns on DVD and there is so much great music from the original spaghetti movie era (1964-1976). During that time, about 600 (!) spaghetti westerns were made, each with its own soundtrack and many available on CD. The problem is (as with many soundtrack albums) that they often contain too much "suspense" music which is great in the movies but a bit tiresome to listen to otherwise. So with that in mind, here are some comps instead which I can recommend:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00000A498/

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004UEPH/

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00077358K/

A cool spaghetti movie site that also has many music samples from the films:

http://spaghettiwesterns.1g.fi/

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You guy's seem alot better versed on the genre than I am...but other than the obvious (Morricone), The Sadies earlier stuff borrows alot from Spaghetti Western themed twang.

The Disasternauts

The Cadillac Hitmen have 3 tremendous CD's that mix a
heavy dose of spaghetti western music with surf and more.
These cowboys from New Hampshire are absolutely incred-
ible!!! Mike Vernon's phenominal Three Balls of Fire mix it
up real well with a heavy amount of spaghetti western style
and more. Los Rauncheros, the Sandblasters, and the Moe
Greene Specials also come to mind. There are plenty more
that I'm just not accessing in my feeble memory bank.

Reach for the sky, podner!

Bob S.

Bob

Going through some Spaghetti soundtrack albums I stumbled across
the whistling dude from the Morricone trilogy. Anyone have any of his
solo stuff?

Italian composer and session musician Alessandro Alessandroni may not be as well known as Ennio Morricone, but he played a major role in the making of some of Morricone's best-known scores in the '60s. He was known as multi-threat talent: a guitar virtuoso with an especially choice technique on the electric guitar, a virtuoso whistler, and a conductor of serious merit. Each of those abilities would loom large in the music of Morricone as he emerged in the mid-'60s with his classic Western films scores for A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More. From 1967, Alessandroni also contributed songs -- and sometimes full scores -- to more than three dozen feature films in every genre from Westerns to horror

Trode

I have a Sandblasters CD...I got that at the very beginning of my interest in surf. I recall it as being pretty good in a surfy-desert type way.

I also have one or two Cadillac Hitmen as well. Haven't listened to that in a long time. I recall liking it as long as they stayed away from the bloozey numbers.

I have heard some Moe Greene Specials. I did like what I heard. Very soundtrack-y...interesting stuff.

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Are we wanting to talk about real spaghetti western music, or surf meets spaghetti or both?

Ferenc, All, I have the 3rd comp on Million $ records, but I forgot the name, and can't find it in the Leaning towers of cd's in my room.
It's like the first 2 about 2/3rds good 1/3rd bad.

Sandblasters and Death Valley were great.

There was also Impala's " El Rancho Reverbo" ok but their surf and R&B stuff was better.

Hogo Montenegro would put out cover albums back in the day. where it was more of a stipped down band as opposed to a full Orchestra
like the real sndtrks.

We need to Get Dave Arnson on here, he knows alot about this stuff.
Ferenc put a bug in his ear, I'll e-mail him too.

Jeff(bigtikidude)

Jeff(bigtikidude)

Trode
Italian composer and session musician Alessandro Alessandroni may not be as well known as Ennio Morricone, but he played a major role in the making of some of Morricone's best-known scores in the '60s.

Wasn't Alessandroni the man behind the extremely cool fuzz guitar sounds heard in many of the late 60s and early 70s spaghetti westerns?

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Klas
Wasn't Alessandroni the man behind the extremely cool fuzz guitar sounds heard in many of the late 60s and early 70s spaghetti westerns?

I believe he was both the guitar player and whistler in Morricone soundtracks.

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Brian

Klas
Wasn't Alessandroni the man behind the extremely cool fuzz guitar sounds heard in many of the late 60s and early 70s spaghetti westerns?

I believe he was both the guitar player and whistler in Morricone soundtracks.

I know, but I was more thinking about the unique fuzz guitar sound that I believe he developed during that time. He also had his own choir I Cantori Moderni di Alessandroni which added a lot of atmosphere to many of the soundtracks.

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In case anyone interested missed it, here's a direct link to the music page on the spaghetti western site I mentioned above. Be sure to check out the track from the movie "Captain Apache" (the next to last track at the very bottom of the page) which actually has the great Lee Van Cleef singing!

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In search for the illusive marinara buzz I ran across this share site with some Spag Western soundtrack cuts that were new to me.

http://qqf.blogspot.com/

Klas, thanks for the cool Spaghetti site.

Trode

Three SW movie trailers with great Morricone scores:

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8U3QQ5hcgy8

Face To Face

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy4GBBBgwDI

The Big Gundown

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ub7_LLzNwds

THE SURFITES

A band I really enjoy, that has a lot of spaghetti influence, is the Five Outsiders from Sweden. Great songs, with lots of energy. I don't usually enjoy sax in surf music but they get the arrangement just right (for my tastes anyway).

Check them out if you haven't already.

Danny

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a cool morricone site (in english):

http://www.enniomorricone.it/homeing.htm

the official morricone site (italiano):

http://www.enniomorricone.com/

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DannySnyder
A band I really enjoy, that has a lot of spaghetti influence, is the Five Outsiders from Sweden. Great songs, with lots of energy. I don't usually enjoy sax in surf music but they get the arrangement just right (for my tastes anyway).
Check them out if you haven't already.

I totally second that. I love that CD!! Really cool stuff...

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Killer site Klas!
Thanks for the link.

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