Ennio Morricone - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

First performance: 06/07/1984


Bruce used the song 2 times on tape, once as a snippet and once during soundcheck
during Soundcheck 
  • Tape 
2012-05-13 Estadio Olimpico De La Cartuja, Seville, Spain
Bruce and the band enter the stage to the theme from The Good, The Bad & The Ugly at the start of the European leg of the "Wrecking Ball" tour
Intro to "High School Confidential":
..Bruce lies in a coffin on stage.....they tried all sorts of scientific methods... electricity...then they tried to awaken his sexual perception...then they performed an attack on his auditorial system (´Louie Louie´ is played on tape)...but nothing seemed to work...then they tried Professor Frankenstein´s foolproof monster wake-up....but then out of the darkness came a mystery man (a tape of 'The Good, the Bad, the Ugly' is played and Bruce is given a guitar)...."
  • Snippets
1973-02-20 he Media and 914 Sound Studios, Blauvelt, New York City


"The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" is a Original Motion Picture Soundtrack that was released in 1966 alongside the Western film, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, directed by Sergio Leone. The score is composed by frequent Leone collaborator Ennio Morricone, whose distinctive original compositions, containing gunfire, whistling, and yodeling permeate the film. The main theme, resembling the howling of a coyote, is a two-note melody that is a frequent motif, and is used for the three main characters, with a different instrument used for each one: flute for Blondie (Man With No Name), Arghilofono (Ocarina) for Angel Eyes, and human voices for Tuco. It is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most original film scores in history. The score complements the film's American Civil War, containing the mournful ballad, "The Story of a Soldier", which is sung by prisoners as Tuco is being tortured by Angel Eyes. The film's famous climax, a three-way Mexican standoff, begins with the melody of "The Ecstasy of Gold" .and is followed by "The Triple Duel". This epic showdown is considered by many film critics to be one of the most electrifying climaxes ever filmed, and the music is an integral component of the drama. The main theme was a hit in 1968. The soundtrack album was on the charts for more than a year, The main theme was also a hit for American musician Hugo Montenegro.

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist


Both artists met backstage at the Bruce concert in Rome in 1996, which was attended by Morricone . Bruce declared at that moment that in between 2 shows , he used to listen to Ennio's music and that he got a lot of inspiration from from Ennio's music. Ennio declared that Bruce's music is very cinematographic because he tells the story of the characters of people...