Dangermouse Makes A Record - No One Cares

5/10/11
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Dangermouse Makes A Record - No One Cares. And No, 'No One Cares' is not the actual name of the album.  The name of the new Danger Mouse release is 'Rome' and it's a collaboration with Daniele Luppi.  And guess what, no one cares.  Danger Mouse made a Spaghetti Western music party and no one is showing up.

Apparently inspired by Spaghetti Western music aka the music of Ennio Morricone... this album, well... it doesn't achieve anything... except some questions. 

The first question is 'Why bother?' If Ennio Morricone made a new spaghetti western album, well that would be amazing.  But this album, I have to ask... Why?  I mean... Ennio Morricone is a mother fuckin master bad ass maestro ... so why even try to equal his works?  You've already set yourself up to fail.

The end result on 'Rome' is an album that is highly derivative and ultimately not even close to any Ennio Morricone composition.

The one thing that Danger Mouse totally missed on this recording is how clean the recording is.  There's no dirt or grime of the desert or gun smoke... it all sounds sterile, well planned and above all comfortable.

And I know Danger Mouse is into the spaghetti western thing... but he's really better off just ripping off Spaghetti Western music rather than trying to make original music for the genre.  After all, he did rip off the entire track of 'Crazy' from Gianfranco Reverberi (check out around :50 seconds in and again at 2:23):

 

Now back to the master Ennio Morricone because I must leave you with some fantastic music. 

The ending to 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly' (tune in around 2:55). One of the all time amazing climaxes in cinematic history, amazing build... (for fans of Quentin Tarrantino films...this music will sound familiar).

 

Once Upon A Time In The West - It's awesome what Ennio Morricone can do in just 3 notes on a Harmonica:

 

 

For A Few Dollars More - and of course who can forget the villain who held the 'music locket'  When the music stops playing...you shoot! Gothic church organ in a spaghetti western...yup, we got it here.

 

'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly' - Ennio's classic theme... accompanying one of the best films ever.

The new Danger Mouse album 'Rome' comes out May 17th, but I have a hunch you won't care either.

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