Music: Alessandro Alessandroni SANGUE DI SBIRRO / Alessandro Alessandroni DI TRESETTE CE N'E UNO, TUTTI GLI ALTRI SON NESSUNO
Alessandro Alessandroni SANGUE DI SBIRRO
A dive into the music of renowned Italian musician, Alessandro Alessandroni! Alessandroni was a collaborator of Ennio Morricone, wrote *dozens* of film scores, and founded the vocal octet that created the song “Mah Na Ma Nah” (made famous on THE MUPPET SHOW). This score – for a poliziotteschi called SANGUE DI SBIRRO – begins with a blatant rip-off of Isaac Hayes’ SHAFT theme. It’s cool, but yeah… this is a straight up crib. Further, so much of the rest of the score sounds EXACTLY like other things, too: one track sounds like Lalo Shifrin, another like Dave Grusin, another Goldsmith… All of it is competently made and performed… it just sounds like something else: which makes sense when you consider how much of 60s – 70s Italian cinema was plagiarized from the film libraries of other countries. What’s here is fun… a tad dated, but cool in a “this sorta sounds like ____” way.
Alessandro Alessandroni DI TRESETTE CE N’E UNO, TUTTI GLI ALTRI SON NESSUNO
A spaghetti western this time and Alessandroni is showing everything he learned working for Ennio Morricone. I mean, some tracks sound SO MUCH like THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY and BUTCH CASSIDY that it’s crazy. Odd, quirky… but fun and well executed, it’s criminal how overlooked Alessandro Alessandroni is; an unheralded icon of Italian film music.