ReMix: Gun.Smoke "Spaghetti Cowboy" 4:14

By Gux

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Arranging the music of one song...

"Stage 1 BGM"

Primary Game: Gun.Smoke (Capcom, 1988, NES), music by Ayako Mori

Posted 2000-11-28, evaluated by djpretzel


I love Gux . . . do you love gux? you should . . . he's chosen to grace us with another trumpet-laden ReMix, this time from the previously unremixed western NES classic gunsmoke. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll hop on your trusty steed and head for the hills when you hear the bitchin' jaw harp, epic trumpet, and galloping bass guitar. For the record, the first time Gux used this trumpet patch I thought it was actually real. This time around it's a little more obvious that it's not, but it's still a grade A+ sound. This is essentially a totally new style - spaghetti-western soundtrack - for this site, and I can't imagine a game better suited to it. Innovation! Quality! Jaw Harps! Where else can you find all those? Big thanks to Gux for another classic.

djpretzel

Discussion

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Crulex
on 2016-06-05 22:52:36

Now this is a cool ReMix. Any kind of western theme done right sounds great to me and this mix does well to balance the sense of grand adventure and forlorn wilderness. Would have loved for the jawharp to not be so loud and out in front the whole time, but it still added to the mix rather than take from it, so I won't pick at it any more. Nice work, dude!

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Dubanubiel
on 2009-10-09 15:35:15

This song makes me extremely happy. The jaw harp puts a foolishly large smile on my face. I do wish that the trumpet was a little more believable though but that's my only quarrel.

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OA
on 2008-03-06 12:42:05

The jawharp is a bit too prominent, but otherwise this is a great mix, you definitely know what you are getting into from the title, and despite the lack of any real expansion, it conveys the mood really well. Excellent sound choices to really get the style down.

I'm very impressed with the brass; you have to listen pretty close to hear that it's synthetic, and even then it's mostly the repetition of the vibrato.

After a few listens though, that jawharp simply has to go, or maybe take a break for a section or two. :-(

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Liontamer
on 2007-10-05 15:54:16

Hahaha! Dunno how I passed up commenting on this one. Awesome upgrade-style remix. Goofy sounds, along some solid brass (good brass?!?), it's Gux with some serious flavor here, "Psghetti Cowboy." [sic]

If only the game weren't so fast-paced or had some 1-one-1 shootout areas, this would set the scene perfectly while being a little tongue-in-cheek.

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neminem
on 2005-05-16 17:53:24

I would have been way happier with this remix if there was less of that sound effect that sounds like someone playing with a spring. Everything else was very nice, though. I'm definitely a fan of the genre, and I think this does it justice.

And if you're wondering how I came across such an old song - you can thank ormgas for that.

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Being
on 2004-11-18 21:44:40

This remix is quite a step up from Gux's. However, while it lacks the sheer spaghetti-westernness of his, this one is artistically quite better. The combo of electric guitar and piano is awesome.

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Being
on 2004-11-18 21:42:08

Not quite Morricone. Were there a bit less on that same twang, and more trumpets and guitars, it would stand firmly and hold its head high. Still, it IS a fun piece.

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Amayirot Akago
on 2004-10-01 01:59:45

I'd never played Gunsmoke till yesterday, and I immediately envisioned a remix of the great music. Then I remembered there was a remix or two at OCR, but I never checked them out, so I got this one.

My opinion: WOW. Just wow. I would've preferred if it started off with some The Good The Bad The Ugly style whistling, but it's an excellent remix nonetheless.

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Slugbreath
on 2004-09-08 05:26:59

This remix is great. Apart from the fact that it brought back memories, it's a great version of a great tune. Thank you for remixing it so well.

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Domukaz
on 2004-09-03 17:34:52

Very good, and very catchy. I love the trumpets here.

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CapnHulk
on 2004-08-03 20:32:00

Is the game based on the show at all?

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Czar Diego
on 2004-03-03 22:11:51

I actually found this one while listening to that OC Remix Radio thing. as soon as I heard it, I went and downloaded it immediately. This thing is awesome.

EL EDITO: The trumpet sample works much better in this one than it does in the Zelda 3 mix by the same guy.

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ESHbyESH
on 2004-02-25 17:20:43

I too love the Jaw Harp/Jew's Harp (whatever) and the horn samples are great.

Real western feel.

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Sapsorrow
on 2002-09-27 22:09:42

First I want to say I'm a huge fan of old western music, especially Ennio Morriccone (he was the guy who composed the scores for such classics as The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, and A Fist Full Of Dollars.) This is just pure gold. I absolutely love what you did with this stuff. A real change of pace.

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nim
on 2002-07-15 13:29:00

great remix :)

good choice of style for the song too.

and I hear u have sampled the jewsharp from Cowboy Bebop - Go Go Cactus Man.

hope to hear more like this!

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Gun.Smoke (Capcom, 1988, NES)
Music by Ayako Mori
Songs:
"Stage 1 BGM"

Tags (6)


Genre:
Spaghetti Western
Mood:
Epic, Quirky
Instrumentation:
Acoustic Guitar, Trumpet
Additional:
Time > Tempo: Moderate

File Information


Name:
GunSmoke_Spaghetti_Cowboy_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
4,195,468 bytes
MD5:
866d9d257a3f417ec7b31372ddf93428
Bitrate:
129Kbps
Duration:
4:14

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