Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Les Diaboliques - Week-End 18.001
|Both sides of this single are modestly cool. This band is related to Guitares De L'Enfer L'Integral, and I think fundamentally better.|
Picks: Jackie, La Malade Irlandaise
Track by Track Review
Muted guitar with echo plays a delightful rhythm pattern that borders on surf as organ carries the lead. When the guitar plays lead, it's clear that this is a European band. There's plenty of spunk here, and the one is compressed-45 rich.
"La Malade Irlandaise" is a pop instro in the mold of Joe Meek, both from a sound standpoint and the melody. Clearly intended as a pop rock record, it nonetheless has quite a bit of chunk, and the tremolo guitar is very nice.