Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Champs - The Man From Durango c/w Red Pepper
|I'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.|
Picks: The Man From Durango
Track by Track Review
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!
"Red Pepper" is a bit of a Mexican stomp, with a simple sax and guitar riff dominating. Definitely a b-side.