Does anyone out there have the email address of Quentin Tarantino? If you do you might want to make him aware of The DiBiases. On their recent album Death Strikes Noon the band make certified spaghetti western rock that Tarantino implements into almost every movie he makes. This music is unpretentious fun and it comes across on the album. The guys seem loose, relaxed, and a band who you would want to see on a Friday night.
Death Strikes Noon is a complete DIY effort, which I always salute but I have to admit that I would have loved to hear this material a bit more polished. The quality pretty much sounds like they put up a couple of mics and recorded live. There are numerous aesthetic issues I won't get into but the energy and quality of the songs remain.
This band likes a fast BPM as we quickly figure out on the opener “Hang Em' High,” which comes at you fast with a drumbeat that carries the energy of the song. The lyrics were hard to make out but nonetheless I enjoyed the vocal delivery. On top of that the lead guitar rips it up on a number of occasions.
The band wisely slows thing up a bit on the song “Close To You,” which happens to create a song with more emotional weight. The country twang “Being Alone Ain't Much Of A Livin” is most certifiably a single worthy song amongst the batch. Catchy, immediate and memorable.
They close with an eight-minute-plus centerpiece “Death Strikes Noon.” The guys play up the spaghetti western theme here more than ever and I can practically picture the gun slinging standoff. It eventually transitions into a singing piece with an acoustic guitar and vocals.
Death Strikes Noon is a fun record from top to bottom. Hopefully, next time around that recording quality can be somewhat improved.
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