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The Champs - The Man From Durango c/w Red Pepperdotdotdot
artworkI've always really liked "The Man From Durango." It's not particularly melodic, but all the way back in 1965, I connected with the double picked riff and great drums.
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Surf (Instrumental)

This was one of my favorite Champs tracks as a kid. I think it was the B-side of "Too Much Tequila" or "Like Tequila." IN any event, it is a simple track, a double picked melody in places, and everywhere, a spaghetti western quality. Even the male chorus adds to the movie eeriness of it. A solid track!

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Rock (Instrumental)

"Red Pepper" is a bit of a Mexican stomp, with a simple sax and guitar riff dominating. Definitely a b-side.