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The Chessmen - Mr. Meadowlands c/w Mr. Mustangdotdotdotdot
artworkThe Jerden issue of Mr. Meadowlands c/w Mr. Mustang is identical to the London 45 except for the renaming of that a-side with the addition of "Mr." to the name.
Picks: Mr. Meadowlands, Mustang

Track by Track Review


Mr. Meadowlands dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The Chessmen arranged "Meadowlands" in a somewhat European way, yet it has a distinctly American presurf sound. It's an all-guitar way of playing it. There's a slight nod to the Shadows, but mostly the style is upbeat and bright with ringing guitar tone. This is likely the most common rock cover of this classic European melody. The lead is almost surfy, and the beat very cool. Excellent guitar playing and an infectious rhythm. This is one of those little singles that's a pleasure to listen to over and over. Great drums and an excellent performance.

Mustang dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Mustang" is a cool instro with an unusual galloping rhythm. The melody is sort of western and sort of Shadows-like. It's also on the edge of surf. This is a great b-side to a great single!