I wanted to throw in a quick note about how thrilled I was upon attending a Muse concert last night when the band, as their final encore, used the theme from Once Upon a Time in the West as a lead-in to Knights of Cydonia. The bass player busted out a harmonica and delivered a spot-on rendition later backed by guitar and drums. Apparently the band routinely does this with that song at concerts.
I love the Once Upon a Time in the West soundtrack–it has to be among the greatest movie scores in film history. The Man with a Harmonica theme is so creepy and memorable. I imagine I was among the few in the audience last night who understood the reference, but that’s only everyone else’s loss.
Here are some YouTube clips. Compare for yourself.
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