JOHN ZORN The Big Gundown: John Zorn Plays The Music Of Ennio Morricone (1985/2000)

The Big Gundown: John Zorn Plays The Music Of Ennio Morricone (1985/2000)
Uncompromising Subversion

As a follow up to our wildly unpopular post of Ennio Morricone soundtracks from the 60s, here’s John Zorn’s fascinating take on a few of the Italian composer’s wide variety of themes. Of course, Zorn, along with cohorts Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot, Vernon Reid, Tim Berne, Joey Baron and others, is not about to take a conventional approach to Morricone’s unconventional work. But, there’s enough adherence to familiar cues mixed in with Zorn’s expected anarchy to make this one of his more satisfying works (alongside Spillane and Naked City). For those that crave adventurism, but still find the idea of tackling Italian/psych film music a bridge too far, The Big Gundown might serve as an entry point to Morricone’s subversive visions. It’s equally uncompromising… but not dumbed down for the masses. This is the 2000/bonus tracks reissue. Get it at Amazon, HERE.


The Big Gundown (7:27)
Peur Sur La Ville (4:16)
Poverty (Once Upon A Time In America) (3:49)
Milano Odea (3:03)
Erotico (The Burglars) (4:27)
Battle Of Algiers (3:50)
Giu La Testa (Duck You Sucker!) (6:06)
Metamorfosi (La Classe Operaia Va In Paradiso) (4:37)
Tre Kel 5000 (4:38)
Once Upon A Time In The West (8:45)
The Sicilian Clan (3:20) - Bonus Track
Macchie Solari (3:30) - Bonus Track
The Ballad Of Hank McCain (Vocal) (5:27) - Bonus Track
Svegliaffi & Uccidi (3:04) - Bonus Track
Chi Mai (3:06) - Bonus Track
The Ballad Of Hank McCain (Instrumental) (5:28) – Bonus Track

3 Comments

  • 1
    Capt. Willard
    October 31, 2010 - 19:30 | Permalink

    Find it HERE

  • 2
    Brooks
    March 11, 2011 - 16:39 | Permalink

    John Zorn is a genius – so is Morricone – and I thank you!

  • 3
    escomambo
    March 4, 2013 - 19:42 | Permalink

    appreciating your time and effort…
    so take a bow wwhdotcom & accept several ‘grazimoocho’s’ for this vital Zornism

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