Blindman

Blindman (1971)
Ringo’s Spaghetti Western Phase

Under-appreciated soundtrack score to Ringo Starr’s Blindman. The film is an Italian-made spaghetti western (set in Mexico) with an absurd plot and lots of violence. The score, by Stelvio Cipriani, answers the challenge with this Morricone-influenced dose of hip mariachi via The Prisoner, bolstered by a few mod back beats… and even a sitar thrown in for good measure. The disembodied voices, twangy guitar and debt to Ennio Morricone is obvious, but entertaining nonetheless. Ringo’s not involved, musically. This is the 2005 reissue, limited to 1000 copies. Which just may be true, as only the DVD ($3 for a 5-film box) is available at Amazon.


Main Titles (2:24)
Blindman’s Arrival (2:34)
Blindman’s Mariachi (1:44)
Blindman Vs. Bandidos (1:30)
Lonely Horseman (2:43)
Blindman Escapes (2:27)
Blindman’s Mariachi #2 (1:31)
A Man’s Revenge (4:09)
Zatoichi In The West (2:25)
Blindman’s Mariachi #3 (2:20)
Fifty Women For Blindman (2:40)
Rescuing The Girls (4:00)
The Procession (2:06)
Blindman Strikes Back (1:45)
Blindman’s Mariachi #4 (2:57)
Final Confrontation (2:11)
Finale & End Titles (5:32)

4 Comments

  • 1
    Willard
    May 26, 2011 - 12:38 | Permalink

    Search HERE

  • 2
    MiddlenameWayne
    August 19, 2012 - 01:39 | Permalink

    Sooo… they really didn’t throw in Ringo’s single of the same name? And neither did you? Unbelieveable!

    BTW: Has anyone ever seen a credit listing for Ringo’s song? It’s not on the 45, of course, nor on the “Goodnight Vienna” CD where it currently resides in the “bonus tracks” area. It doesn’t sound like it was recorded in the same session as “Back Off Boogaloo” (to me anyhow).

    – mnw

  • 3
    Jorge Morales
    December 9, 2013 - 18:41 | Permalink

    Hola Willard, muchas gracias por este descubrimiento. A propósito de films con participación de algún beatle, existe algún disco con la banda de sonido de la película “I Won The War” ?
    Muchas gracias por tu trabajo.
    Jorge Morales, Chile

    • 4
      Willard
      December 9, 2013 - 18:48 | Permalink

      Hola Jorge, no estoy seguro de si Cómo gané la guerra fue lanzado nunca oficialmente como una banda sonora.

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