Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Chandelles - El Gato c/w The Jetster
|The Chandelles' El Gato c/w The Jetster has been comped a few times. While not classic surf style, this New Mexico band certainly cut a fine single.|
Picks: El Gato, Jetster
Track by Track Review
"El Gato" is a track John Blair sent me on cassette years ago, and it ranks as one of my favorite obscuros, at least as far as moderate tempo numbers are concerned. It's not exactly double picked, but it is a very infectious low note tune based on a unique riff. It makes you wanna drive the open road on a hot day with the top down on your '67 Camaro. Originally issued in 1963.
The Chandelles take a riff of simple character, mess with with enough variation to prevent boredom, and end up creating a very cool surf groover. Original issue on Dot in 1963.