Welcome to another edition of
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
BATTLE OF THE BANDS (BOTB), hosted by Far Away Series and StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands. is where you listen to different recordings of the same song and vote for the one you like best. Two “Battles” per month, on the 1st and 15th. Votes will be tallied and posted the following week. (See below for further details.)
♫♫ Today’s battle is Movies vs Metal ♫♫
Inspired by Guilie’s last BOTB post at Quiet Laughter
ECSTASY OF GOLD
This song was part of the soundtrack, composed by Ennio Morricone, for “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” (1966), last in the trilogy of “Spaghetti Westerns” starring Clint Eastwood and directed by Sergio Leone.
The foregoing serves as background information only.
Now, on to the actual contest……
Ennio Morricone is an Italian composer, orchestrator, conductor and former trumpet player, who has written music for more than 500 motion pictures and television series, as well as contemporary classical works. His career includes a wide range of composition genres, making him one of the most versatile, prolific and influential film composers of all time. Morricone’s music has been used in more than 70 award-winning films. He gained worldwide fame (1960-1975), by composing music for Italian westerns, including the Clint Eastwood trilogy.
Metallica is an American heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles in 1981. The band has won eight Grammy Awards and five of its albums have consecutively debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Metallica has used “Ecstasy of Gold” as the introductory music for its concerts since 1983. It is included on the live symphonic album “S&M” as well as the album “Live Shit: Binge & Purge”. The instrumental metal cover (with minimal vocals and lead guitar work by front man James Hetfield) appears on the 2007 Morricone tribute album “We All Love Ennio Morricone”. This metal version was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Rock Instrumental Performance.
Please state your preference in comments below and why you chose it.
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Voting remains open until noon, EDT Aug. 7,
after which I will count the votes, add mine and publish the results.
These are the other BOTB regulars and semi-regulars.
Please cruise on by their sites and, if they have a post up, vote on their selections as well:
[Check back – there’s no set posting time]
Angels Bark Book Lover Cherdo On The Flipside Curious as a Cathy Far Away Series
J.A. Scott Jingle Jangle Jungle Mike’s Ramblings Quiet Laughter
Sound of One Hand Typing StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands
Tossing It Out Women: We Shall Overcome Your Daily Dose
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Until next time.
♫♪♫♪♫ Rockchick Rapture!