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Les Apaches - Shadow c/w Nord Expressdotdotdot
artworkThis single would just float among a sea of train songs, but it's just different enough to not let that happen. Not usually of much interest to me, Les Apaches' "Nord Express" did bring me back for more.
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Shadow dotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Les Apaches is a very light guitar pop instro. It's pretty in that fifties echoed faux jazz slither way that so many guitar instros promulgated back then. Very pretty, but not memorable at all.

Nord Express dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Echoed guitar apes train whistles, drums rise from a stop like the rhythm of a train, and a gutty guitar pattern that's little more than a standard guitar boogie with a walking thump bass line. The lead eventually drifts away from the train whistle thing into some tasteful jam lines.