Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: El Loco Rocanrol Vol. 2dotdotdot
artworkTwenty plus vintage Mexican singles from used vinyl sources, complete with vintage pops and clicks. No apparent attempt has been made to restore these tracks. There are a couple of really bright spots among the three instros, with the near surf sounds of Los Rockeros's "Pinocho" and a very original and fast cover of The Surfaris' "Wipe Out" by The Rocking Boys.
Picks: The Rocking Boys - Wipe Out

Track by Track Review


Perez Prado - Why What dotdotdot
Pop Latin Jazz (Instrumental)

Perez Prado is always fun. "Why What" is bouncy and features an infectious beat and a great horn section. All fun.

Los Rockeros - Pinocho
Near Surf (Instrumental)

"Pinocho" is typical b-side instrumental fair, with plenty of infectious energy, but not much melody. That aside, there are some great stinging whammy notes and near surfisms. Twango deluxe!

The Rocking Boys - Wipe Out dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a very strange version of The Surfaris' "Wipe Out." Dry guitar plays the melody really fast in sync with cool tinkly piano, and in the break, fifties sax squonks dominate, but it's the drums that rule here. Fast, manic, frantic, and loaded with energy. Very cool!