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Billy Joe Winghead - Greetings From Beto Junctiondotdotdotdot
artworkApparently from a pair of releases, or perhaps different sessions titled "Greetings From Beto Junction" and "Motorsport Spectacular." Relentless grind garage vocals like "Peckerbelly," "Big Time Daddy," "You Only Live Twice," and "From Russia With Love / Goldfinger." fill out most of this release, while a handful of theremin instrumentals make up the rest. It take great courage to play theremin as a lead instrument... very cool release.
Picks: Harlem Nocturne, Powerhouse

Track by Track Review


Harlem Nocturne dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The classic Earl Hagen tune made familiar by the Viscounts come into new territory as Billy Joe Winghead's theremin supports the vibrato guitar lead. The eeriness is unnerving, and the warble somehow magnetic. What a monster, big fuzz break, evil tones, and brooding dockside danger.

Powerhouse dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Dark fuzz, theremin wailing, monstrous weirdness... "Powerhouse" has been tweaked before, but never with such demented intent. I didn't know whether to laugh or shrivel in fear. Deluxe distortion to the nervous system results from listening to this... Great!