Money for Dope (album di Daniele Luttazzi del 2005)

Nella sua poliedrica e spesso controversa carriera di showman, umorista e scrittore, nell’anno 2005 Daniele Luttazzi tentò anche l’avventura discografica con un interessante disco dal titolo MONEY FOR DOPE.

La passione per la musica venne sapientemente celata dal comico romagnolo per oltre 20 anni, fino a che decise di tirare fuori dal cassetto alcuni testi scritti a partire dal 1979 in poi e riarrangiarli per poterli pubblicare in un unico album. Ciò fu possibile anche grazie al prezioso aiuto di Massimo Nunzi, apprezzato jazzista e direttore d’orchestra.

È infatti il jazz il filo conduttore di quasi tutti i brani presenti nel disco, che appaiono come una sorta di concept-album, pur se scritti in epoche diverse, che insieme raccontano la storia di una ragazza morta per overdose.

Luttazzi sceglie l’inglese come lingua di espressione, ed è curioso ed alquanto divertente sentirlo cantare con questo improbabile accento britannico e dei testi molto accademici e fintamente pomposi (ma questo fa parte del Luttazzi-Universo…). Tuttavia da quello che si ascolta ne viene fuori un disco gradevolissimo, oltre che musicalmente eccelso, nel quale fanno da traino brani come Silence, Vienna, Easy to be Fooled, Make your mother sigh, Guard my tongue ed il brano di chiusura che dà il titolo al disco. Quest’ultimo verrà poi utilizzato da Luttazzi come sigla di chiusura del suo programma DECAMERON del 2007.

Il disco è una gustosa orgia di melodie, fiati e virtuosismi di pianoforte che dimostrano anche il grande eclettismo dell’artista, il quale ripeterà l’esperienza discografica due anni dopo con il secondo capitolo SCHOOL IS BORING, dopo il quale, fino ad oggi, non sono seguiti altri esperimenti a tema.

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