Prince Fatty Meets The Mutant HiFi - Return Of Gringo
Prince Fatty Meets The Mutant Hifi in 'Return of Gringo!' is the fevered and frontal lobe-damaged brainchild of Nick Coplowe (The Mutant Hifi) and Mike Pelanconi (Prince Fatty), the result of years of plotting, planning, laughing and procrastinating. Put simply, it is a surf/ska/spaghetti western soundtrack album for a film that is yet to be made. Think Dick Dale jamming with the Skatalites with Morricone at the helm, including appearances from Alessandro Alessandroni (the original spaghetti western whistler) and you're in the right section at the record store, although it is possibly a very small section.
As Steve Barker (on the wire) said about a previous Mutant Hifi release 'it's refreshing to hear a record which fits so badly into any genre'……..
It's a quick draw shootout in a mexican standoff, pitting hard hitting ska against ripping surf riffs and outlaw bandito brass, the cold anarchic freedom of the wild west seen through a lomographic lens where the hot sun and scorching sand make sure that only the toughest survive, leaving their enemies to the flies, the prairie dogs and the vultures. It is the son of a thousand fathers, every one of them a bastard. Every gun sings it's own tune.
There are two kinds of people in this world………
Mike 'Prince Fatty' Pelanconi is well known for his productions over many years, from Acid Jazz to Lilly Allen via The Pharcyde and Graham Coxon as well as his own Prince Fatty recordings and most recently Hollie Cook and, with the Mutant Hifi, the 'Battle For Seattle' Nirvana Reggae covers up featuring Little Roy. A staunch defender of live analog music production, his keen nose sniffs out the best grooves and cooks them to perfection with a sound that has just the perfect blend of retro flavours and fresh spices.
Nick 'Mutant Hifi' Coplowe is known for his work for many years for the On-U Sound label, producing the likes of Asian Dub Foundation, Dub Syndicate, African Head Charge, Mark Stewart and Little Axe, in his guise as Adrian Sherwood's right hand man. A long time love of instrumental surf music, as well as Russian and Jewish folk melodies shape his musical world along with his love of ska, dub and reggae. He is a musical pervert, and proud of it.
No horses were spared in the making of this motion picture soundtrack.
1. Transistor Cowboy / 2. Black Powder / 3. Plague Of Locusts / 4. Wear The Black Hat (If The Black Hat Fits) / 5. Way Back To Town / 6. Across The Border / 7. Up The Creek / 8. Moscow Mule / 9. Son Of A Thousand Fathers / 10. The Good, The Vlad And The Ugly / 11. Blondes Have More Guns / 12. Hava Nagila