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The Hellbenders - Have A Nice Funeral My Frienddotdotdotdot
artworkIt's hard to imagine a better spaghetti western band. This act is also essentially the Zombie Surfers and the Volcanos. This incarnation has a better sound, and a remarkable knack for the the genre Enio Morricone created with his Italian westerns. Red Vinyl 1994
Picks: Have A Nice Funeral My Friend, Rattle Dance, The Gunman Left Standing

Track by Track Review


Have A Nice Funeral My Friend dotdotdotdotdot
Spaghetti Western (Instrumental)

There simply is no better spaghetti western recording than this. The melody is perfect genre picturesque, the guitar tone is splendidly pasta drenched, and the rhythm section delivers a remarkably effective cowboys with cigars rolling beat. Even the use of distortion seems right in place. This is as infectious as they come. When is this band going to release a full album?

Rattle Dance dotdotdotdot
Spaghetti Western (Instrumental)

This melodic and well structured track oozes pasta themes, with full-toned guitar and plenty of imagery. Not as strong as "Have A Nice Funeral My Friend," but still a great track.

The Gunman Left Standing dotdotdotdot
Spaghetti Western Surf (Instrumental)

This fine track first appeared on the B-side of their amazing lone single. This is mid tempo, fluid, military, and quite compelling. One day a whole CD will appear from this excellent Volcanos alter ego.