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The Cousins - Collection 1962dotdotdot
artworkContinuing in the same vein as the earlier collection, Belgium's Cousins occasionally cut a cool instro. Two appear here.
Picks: Apache, The Robot

Track by Track Review

Apache dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

In some ways, this is more interesting than the Shadows which likely inspired it. Not that it's great or anything like it, but it's slower and much ore dramatic. Aside from Sonny James' vocal version and Jorgen Ingmann's take, most from 1960-61 were copies of the Shadows. An original arrangement and relaxed pace combine to create a welcome diversion from the sea of copies.

The Robot dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Surf chunk progressional repetition with round reverby guitar and a non-Euro characteristic tone. This Belgian band also issued "Buddha" c/w "Kana Kapila." The Czech word for slave was robota, from which came the word robot. Pretty nifty. This band is The Cousins from Belgium.