Mauro Macario’s forgotten drama, set in the world of drug addicts, Perché si Uccidono (1976) got a limited release (that came out a while back) of its soundtrack which carries music by legendary Italian band Goblin (who made quite a name in the horror genre) as well as music by another master of horror music, Fabio Frizzi of Lucio Fulci’s fame. It was actually recorded before Goblin infamous soundtrack to Dario Argento’s Profondo Rosso (1975), but the film was released after.

On the Movie titles, only Willy Brezza (the main composer of the score) is credited and for various reasons (there are many versions of the story) Goblin signed their contribution under Il Reale Impero Brittanico (the name on the record). So many people interested in Goblin’s work miss this one as, like Luis Bacalov/Osanna soundtrack collaboration to Milano Calibro 9, it is often filed in the prog section of your favorite local store and not the soundtrack section.

Side A of the vinyl release features the work of Goblin together with Frizzi. It starts with all the trademark prog approach, with catchy keyboards works that subsequently paves the way to some more lounge oriented sounds. Follows, on track three, the trademark bass signature for the mega group (the addition of Frizzi is quite welcome) accompanied with violin and on and on. There is also, closing A side, a beautiful piece with flute featuring the famous voice of  Edda Dell’Orso (Once Upon a Time in the West) followed by a piece with challenging electric piano line and rhythm.

Side B belongs to the credited Brezza with interpretation by Goblin. It is a fun routine work between lounge and a bit disco at times with beats and great-paced synthesizer soloing the Goblin way.

The whole Cinevox LP offers, overall, a simple but pretty fine album.


Opening track:

Edda Dell’Orso Track: