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Films of Sergio Leone => Once Upon A Time In America => Topic started by: Banjo on January 10, 2007, 05:31:50 PM

Title: Morricone influence on Pogues classic song!!!
Post by: Banjo on January 10, 2007, 05:31:50 PM
  On BBC4 over Xmas they showed a "making of" documentary about the Pogues Fairytale of New York.Apparently the band were so obsessed with watching OUATIA on the tour bus while in the USA that Shane McGowan was inspired to write this classic song and the piano accompaniment intro is heavily borrowed from the main OUATIA theme.
Title: Re: Morricone influence on Pogues classic song!!!
Post by: SimRob on January 11, 2007, 01:49:55 AM
thanks for this info. i never knew that my favourite film and one of my favourite songs are connected.  i never noticed the intro though.
Title: Re: Morricone influence on Pogues classic song!!!
Post by: Banjo on January 12, 2007, 02:29:23 AM
thanks for this info. i never knew that my favourite film and one of my favourite songs are connected.  i never noticed the intro though.
Yes there's a definate similarity with the piano riffs.When they repeat it next Xmas i'll take notes so i can expand a little bit :)