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Billy Bacon and the Forbidden Pigs - Pig Latindotdotdot
artworkWhat a great release... Billy Bacon and a flurry of associates going by the great moniker Forbidden Pigs (second only to Nick Haeffner's Clive Pig and the Hopeful Chinamen) have cut numerous tracks since the late eighties. This CD binds them together in the fraternity of bits and bytes. In the spirit of the Sir Douglas Quintet and the Tex-Mex sound comes a delightful slab of unpretentious and well crafted ditties of the Southwest. Right from the reverent cover of Sir Doug's "Mendocino," through the wonderfully titled "Hasta Mañana Iguana" and the Spanish lyrics of "Tina Mas Fina," you get the sense of immersion in a local fiesta. A marvelous ride. 15 great tracks. No surf, just one instro with a bit of aqua caliente about it.
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Track by Track Review

Martha's Tacos dotdotdot
Tex-Mex (Instrumental)

This is a marvelous blend of Tex-Mex, the Ventures, and the Champs. It sparkles with a rockin' light hearted attitude, with good times flowing like wine. It's a long way from the surf, or is it?