Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: Excitos A Go Go - Planetary Pebbles Vol-2dotdotdot
artworkAside from being another grand slice of the south of the border view of American rock 'n' roll, this CD also captures four instros from Mexican bands that are sure to bring grins to the placid faces of post Gen-Xer's.
Picks: Mari Y Juana, El Ovni, El Bueno, El Mayo Y El Feo, Tema de los Temarios

Track by Track Review


Mari Y Juana dotdotdot
Psychedelic (Instrumental)

Mexico's' Ruben Y Sus Emociones uses the bass line from Rare Earth's "Get Ready" to launch a long psychedelic jam, fuzzy, non melodic, and thick. There's not a wisp of originality here, but still it makes for a quaint listen and an interesting stroll in the garden of Mexican weed.

El Ovni dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Mexico's Los Hitters play this slightly surfy cover of Travis Wammack's "Scratchy." It is fuzz free, less edgie, but still very close to the original. Pretty cool.

El Bueno, El Mayo Y El Feo dotdotdot
Spaghetti with Jalepeños (Instrumental)

Mondo bizarro! Mexico's Los Romancers have taken Enio Morricone's "The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly" where no band has gone before. The guitar is almost surfy, the pace is sludge slow, and the organ is Wurlitzer mall oriented. Demented, very odd, and fun.

Tema de los Temarios dotdotdot
Semi Psychedelic (Instrumental)

Like a minor British interpretation of an Iron Butterfly pop record, Los Temarios deliver an odd instro that is most certainly a jam with liquid lights and too much chemical interaction. Quite fun, like garage psych from '66 or so.