Mikey Dread, Ennio Morricone, Incubus, Nina Simone, and The Music of DC Comics
“A lot of these genres of music wouldn't be where they are if it wasn't for roots reggae music”- Mikey Dread
You can hear Mikey Dread's radio announcements and shout outs before most tracks of his first record African Anthem Dubwise. For all DC Comics lovers, we have a wonderful record consisting of the best music from 75 years of their superhero movies/shows/series. In memory of Ennio Morricone, we have two wonderful mafia movie soundtracks, Corleone and Il Pentito. Don't wait to grab the special velvet purple coloured version of Incubus masterpiece Make Yourself. Besides, Nina Simone and Piano was released to great critical acclaim in 1969, and last but not least we have Corrosion Of Conformity's Wiseblood available on blue & red marbled vinyl.
A must-have for fans, this compilation features selections from over 75 years of recordings from a variety of DC Comics movies, television shows, animated series, videogames, and radio shows.
Corleone is a 1978 Italian crime film also known as Father of the Godfather. It stars Claudia Cardinale, Giuliano Gemma, and Tony Kendall and is set in Sicily in the 1950s. The music for the movie was composed by El Maestro, Ennio Morricone.
Ennio Morricone wrote a great number of film scores for the Sicilian problems with the mafia. The score for Il Pentito is full of tension and action, but the record starts with a lovely romantic theme for strings orchestrated in a typical Morricone style.
Merging Nu-Metal grooves with Funk, Rock, and Hip Hop, Incubus carved their own musical niche and earned a huge following by tireless touring and releasing ever-improving quality albums. Their Southern Californian vibe resonated with fans all over the world highlighted on Double Platinum album Make Yourself (with the radio hit "Drive”).
Mikey Dread started out as an engineer with the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation when some of the most innovative reggae was being recorded in Jamaica. You can hear his radio announcements and shout outs before most tracks of his first record African Anthem Dubwise.
And Piano! was released to great critical acclaim in 1969, and it is a true gem in Nina Simone's body of work. It has remained a rarity over the years. This is Nina Simone stripped bare; an introspective, intimate album about death, reincarnation, loneliness and love.
Wiseblood is one of the most well-known Corrosion of Conformity albums. Their 5th full length release, peaked at #104 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart in the US in 1996. The history of Corrosion of Conformity in modern heavy music is highly significant, not least due to Pepper Keenan's formation of Down along with Pantera's Philip Anselmo, leaders of the New Orleans NOLA scene.