We’ve been long time fans of Spaghetti Westerns, especially the music. One of our cats may even be named after prominent film composer Ennio Morricone.
Our label Suicide King Records (SKR) is putting out an Acoustic compilation soon. So when they asked us if we wanted to join up, we jumped at the chance to do a Spaghetti Western inspired song.
Hopefully it will help to mix the styles on the comp, instead of steel string acoustic folk punk it’ll go the complete other route with nylon string Spanish guitars and horns.
Psychobilly and Spaghetti Westerns blend quite well. The films were always viewed as different from the standard Hollywood Westerns. They were darker, bloodier and had a more ethnically diverse cast. While the same things could be said about the Psycho genre, which always embraced low brow art from Daddy Roth to Sci-fi B-movies.
Bands like Sir Psyko and His Monsters’ “Los Cuatros Condenados” and Mad Sin “Speak No Evil” have married them in the past. To say we’re fans would be an understatement. We’re stoked to carry on that banner and let our Ragu flag fly.
Stay tuned for more info on the comp!