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The Chandelles - El Gato c/w The Jetsterdotdotdotdot
artworkThe 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 dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"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.

Jetster dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

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.