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The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Lyrics:
Music: Chan Kinchla, John Popper, Bobby Sheehan, Brendan Hill

(Instrumental)

1994 Blues Traveler Publishing Corporation

First release: Blues for the Mitten State
Released: 05/02/1993
Earliest time played: 01/30/1991
Last time played: 05/17/2013
Playing frequency:
  220 plays (see all shows)
  11.84% of shows in the database
  12.79% of shows since debut
  Detailed statistics
Song information:
  The first playing of this song happened in the middle of "Gotta Get Mean" at a 1991 show and was not repeated until two years later, when they decided to bring it back. The 1991 appearance was only the main riff, repeated for about 30 seconds.

Other recordings of "The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly":
  four, 1994
  Jones for the Blues, 1994
  Run-Around, 1994
  Four studio tape, 1994
  Sweet Pain and...Blues, 1995


The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (original title, Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo) is a tribute to the band's love of the spaghetti Western, director Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood films in general. The Official FAQ claims that John says "blondie you're a no good son of a bitch" - the last line of the actual movie ("Do you know what you are? You're a dirty son of a bitch!"). "Blondie" is the nickname for Clint Eastwood's character in the movie, aka "The Man With No Name".

This song also echoes its movie counterpart in another way: the movie contains no dialogue for almost eleven minutes at the beginning.