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Los Banditos - S/Tdotdotdot
artworkIf seventies Kraut Rock went back to the go-go garage, it might be like this. Yet another sound from Germany's Los Banditos.
Picks: Fuzzball, Die Neue Vom Club, Kommissar X, Elektronisch Gesteuerte Laufkrane

Track by Track Review


Fuzzball dotdot
Combo Go-Go (Instrumental)

German narration over a riff pumpin' little track that's gotta be fun live. Sorta ska inspired, and noisily fuzzy.

Die Neue Vom Club dotdotdot
Combo Go-Go (Instrumental)

"Die Neue Vom Club" is fun and sports a catchy melody line, plus energy and playfulness. Not particularly melodic, but fanciful and unpretentious.

Kommissar X dotdotdot
Combo Go-Go (Instrumental)

Drums rise against sirens in the background like a murky Bow Bow Wow epic. "Kommissar X" is fun and a little angular, with a combo feel and an inverted grin. Kinda go-go, kinda not.

Elektronisch Gesteuerte Laufkrane dotdotdotdot
Combo Go-Go (Instrumental)

Take Archie Bell and the Drells' "Tighten Up," add the feel of the Neutrons' "No More Straights," filter through Booker T. and the MGs, and you'll get close to the sound. Pompous and dramatic, flighty disco jazz... very interesting.