Posts Tagged ‘Ennio Morricone’

wall of voodooThis is one of those new segments that I was talking about last week when I gave you guys the update. This one is called the Vinyl Single Of The Week and it is all about Vinyl which has the been craze over the last couple of years. Back in the day, bands would release singles off of their albums on 7 inch or 45’s as they are commonly known in the industry and not on iTunes or Spotify which is what is done today. Typically the single would have the main track on one side and a B-side that was usually a track that wasn’t meant to be a single on the other side. This week, we are checking out a single from one of the more interesting new wave bands from the 1980’s in LA New Wave group Wall Of Voodoo. In 1982, the band would release their second album Call Of The West and in 1983, they would release the single that changed their careers in Mexican Radio which included the B-side which was the title track Call Of The West. With the band’s signature mix of New Wave and Ennio Morricone styled Spaghetti western sound kicks off on the track where you can hear some differences in the 7 inch mix then the regular mix like the echo on Stan Ridgway’s vocals and the overtalk over the first few bars which the LP version did not contain to name a few.

Fans of Swedish Hardcore Punk band Refused should be excited for their new record Freedom to drop on June 30TH. The band has done their best to treat fans to some of the tracks on the album as they unveiled the singles Françafrique (article here) and Elektra (article here) for all the world to hear and we covered them for our singles of thew week. Now the band has unveiled a music video for one of the tracks off the album titled Dawkins Christ. The band offers some insight into the track itself, “The title refers to the famous biologist whose atheist theology has inspired a semi-cult who in turn sees him as a messianic figure, an irony that partly inspired the lyrics. The music draws from the film scores of Hans Zimmer and Ennio Morricone as well as pre-Reign in Blood Slayer.” The video doesn’t feature the band at all in it, but it contains footage of natural disasters, old religious paintings, and even someone jumping off of a bridge. The track itself sounds amazing and I for one cannot wait for the album to come out via Epitaph Records. The band will be touring with Faith No More from July 30TH through August 7TH and for more of their tour info, go here. Check out the video below: