Thursday, July 28, 2011

Children of Morricone - A 69-song Frankenstein influenced by the Spaghetti Maestro

Some days ago, I read an article about the influence of composer Ennio Morricone on rock artists like Air, Portishead, Sebastien Tellier, Calexico, Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi. I like all of them. Morricone, too. So I googled a little (finding this page, this YouTube collection, and especially these extraordinary mega playlists), I checked my iPod and my mental database, and - mixing all these sources and exploring Spotify database - I started building a playlist. The result is below. I titled it Children of Morricone, but maybe a more accurate choice would have been Spaghetti Frankenstein: indeed, it includes original Morricone tunes, many covers, Bud Spencer & Terence Hill movie soundtracks, rock from the prehistoric age (Love, Cream) and from more modern times (Calexico, Pixies), heavyweights (Neil Young, Johnny Cash, Elvis, R.E.M.) and obscure italian youngsters (Calibro 35) or traditional ballroom orchestras (Castellina-Pasi accordion Italian theme for Lupin III tv animated series), trip hop, Alejandro Jodorowski, videogame themes, tango, hindi folk, french touch, krautrock and pan flutes. Some extatic Metallica and a couple of Mike Patton incarnations, too. Sometimes the link with Morricone's music (spaghetti western and beyond) is very tight. Sometimes it's more, well, imaginative. Enjoy!

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A 69-song Frankenstein influenced by the Spaghetti Maestro
Sources: me, myself and some good lists found on Google (see above).

1. Franco Micalizzi/Orchestra diretta da Gianfranco Plenizio – Trinity: Titoli (from Lo chiamavano Trinità movie soundtrack)
2. Love – Alone Again Or
3. Cream – White Room
4. Pixies – Cecilia Ann
5. Neil Young – Cortez The Killer
6. Heroes Del Silencio – Z
7. The Gun Club – Mother Of Earth
8. Adam & The Ants – Los Rancheros
9. Booker T. & The MG's – Hang 'Em High
10. Can – Deadlock
11. Magazine – The Light Pours Out Of Me
12. Young Marble Giants – Choci Loni
13. Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi  – Black (feat. Norah Jones)
14. Air – The Vagabond (feat. Beck)
15. Portishead – Cowboys
16. Stereolab – Whisper Pitch
17. Hooverphonic – Jackie Cane
18. Goldfrapp – Lovely Head
19. Zamfir – The Lonely Shepherd
20. Neil Diamond – Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon
21. Danger Mouse  – Little Girl (Feat. Julian Casablancas)
22. Mauro Ermanno Giovanardi feat. Violante Placido – Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
23. Mike Patton – Quello Che Conta
24. Daniele Luppi – Fetish Quartet
25. Calibro 35 – Convergere in giambellino
26. Fantomas – Investigation Of A Citizen Above Suspicion
27. Castellina-Pasi – Lupin
28. The Tango Saloon – Libertango
29. Los Fabulosos Cadillacs – Howen
30. Kishore Kumar – Yeh Dosti Hum Nahin (Happy) (from Sholay movie soundtrack)
31. Kishore Kumar – Yeh Dosti Hum Nahin (Sad) (from Sholay movie soundtrack)
32. Los Lobos – Rango Theme Song
33. Alejandro Jodorowsky – Bajo Tierra (Under the Earth) (from El Topo movie soundtrack)
34. The Stylistics – Only for the Children
35. Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot – Bonnie And Clyde
36. Gnarls Barkley – Crazy
37. Gorillaz – O Green World
38. The Good The Bad And The Queen – History Song
39. Fucking Champs, The – The Legend of Zelda (Overworld Theme)
40. Metallica – The Ecstasy Of Gold
41. Julee Cruise – Falling
42. Mazzy Star – Five String Serenade
43. Aimee Mann – Little Tornado
44. Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan – The Raven
45. Soulsavers – Some Misunderstanding (feat. Mark Lanegan)
46. Tom Waits – Yesterday Is Here
47. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – The Weeping Song
48. PJ Harvey – The Glorious Land
49. Tindersticks – Her
50. Neil Innes – Spaghetti Western
51. Elvis Presley – Charro!
52. Johnny Cash – (Ghost) Riders In The Sky
53. Dire Straits – Once Upon A Time In The West
54. Lloyd Charmers – Dollars And Bonds
55. Les Anarchistes – The Ballad of Sacco and Vanzetti
56. John Zorn – The Ballad Of Hank McCain (vocal version)
57. Tortoise – The Fall Of Seven Diamonds Plus One
58. The Heavy – Short Change Hero
59. Baby Woodrose – Emily
60. Mark Leen – Volonte
61. Alexandre Desplat – Just Another Dead Rat in a Garbage Pail (behind a Chinese Restaurant) (from Fantastic Mr.Fox movie soundtrack)
62. El Mariachi (from Once Upon a Time in Mexico movie soundtrack)
63. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Beat The Devil's Tattoo
64. Calexico – Ballad Of Cable Hogue
65. R.E.M. – How The West Was Won And Where It Got Us
66. The Last Shadow Puppets – The Age Of The Understatement
67. Muse – Knights Of Cydonia
68. Arcade Fire – My Body Is A Cage (for a Morricone/Arcade Fire video-connection, look here)
69. Ennio Morricone – Il Buono, Il Cattivo, Il Brutto (The Good, The Bad And The Ugly) (Main Title)

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