Monday, July 4, 2011

"Rome, Italian Style" Track of the Day: Babe Ruth, "The Mexican"

Only in Hollywood would there be a film called The Mexican and none of the lead actors are Mexican. I've rectified that.
Song: "The Mexican" by the British rock band Babe Ruth
Released: 1972
Why's it part of the "Rome, Italian Style" playlist?: The back half of "The Mexican" is a cover of Ennio Morricone's For a Few Dollars More main title theme (the band was also fond of the Fistful of Dollars main title theme and covered that too on another album). It's a fantastic track that I was first exposed to via the 2002 Strut Records album The Official Adventures of Grandmaster Flash ("The Mexican" is one of Flash's favorite breaks).


  1. What a great jam! And the Morriccone rif at the end is the icing on the cake. This could easily have fit into one of the Mariachi movies.

  2. This jam would have also been perfect for the Machete feature film, but I wouldn't be surprised if clearing the song would have cost Robert Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis an arm and a leg--and intestines (*wink*).