Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
The Man From RavCon - Rides Again!dotdotdot
artworkThe Man From RavCon deliver spaghetti westerns with some fine arranging and production. professional writing and orchestral arranging give the music a film score appeal. Rides Again! is a bit sterile for my taste.
Picks: Wichita, You'll Never Take Me Alive, A Bad Man With Good Intentions, Three Days From Durango

Track by Track Review


Wichita dotdotdot
Spaghetti Western (Instrumental)

A classic galloping cowboy beat with rich spaghetti guitars. "Wichita" is a very nice track with a fine melody and very pleasing sound. The break sports a chorus and church bells in the classic spaghetti mold, followed by fuzz guitar.

You'll Never Take Me Alive dotdotdot
Spaghetti Western (Instrumental)

Delicate rhythm guitars and fuzz lead over a solid country beat. "You'll Never Take Me Alive" straddles spaghetti and rock in an Arizona sort of way. Quite nice.

The Valley Of Death dotdotdot
Spaghetti Western (Instrumental)

Keys cycle an early Rare Bird sort of pattern, which brings on a slow drum beat and rolling bass line. "The Valley Of Death" seems like a film score sequence. This would easily fit into a prog set.

A Bad Man With Good Intentions dotdotdotdot
Spaghetti Western (Instrumental)

A fine bass line and drum beat provide a splendid platform for a nifty melody riff played in duet. "A Bad Man With Good Intentions" may be a simple piece, but it is very cool, and will grow on you. Just close your eyes to witness the desert drama unfolding in your mind's eye.

Pushing Up Daisies dotdotdot
Spaghetti Western (Instrumental)

A bit playful is a Byrds sort of way, with an orchestral feel. "Pushing Up Daisies" is nicely thought out.

Spittoon Saloon dotdot
Spaghetti Western (Instrumental)

Murky barrel house piano plays amid subtle saloon sounds before the brawl ensues.

Three Days From Durango dotdotdot
Spaghetti Western (Instrumental)

Classic cowboy rhythms and a fun melody riff, along with country percussion and orchestral sounds. Structured much like MOR adventures of the past, but more genuine. Some very nice arranging and production.

No Rest For The Wicked dotdotdot
Spaghetti Western (Instrumental)

A solid picked bass line and superb drums with stereo chords and a tasteful melody line. "No Rest For The Wicked" is really made to work by the bass line.

Indigo dotdotdot
Spaghetti Western (Instrumental)

Slow and moody, with a deluxe flowing bass line. "Indigo" has a film score feel to it.

The Ledge dotdotdot
Spaghetti Western (Instrumental)

Slow tremolo shimmer and distant percussion. Orchestral arranging and a lovely melody. "The Ledge" seems on the verge of cool. It's the big fuzz guitar that wakes it up, as well as the muted lines and excellent bass.

Utah dotdotdot
Spaghetti Western (Instrumental)

Acoustic guitar progressions seem to tell a sad tale. This displays a slow and teary-eyed vision with optimism just beginning to peak out from behind the clouds.