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The Dragsters - Hey Little Cobra.. Drag City And Other Hot Rod Favoritesdotdotdot
artworkFive instrumentals separate the sad Jan and Dean-like vocals on this album. Guitar an sax rock mostly, but unusually spunky for such minor projects. The Dragsters were a studio group, sited as likely from Mike Curb and/or Nick Venet. I have no idea who might have played on the record.
Picks: Super Charger, Crazy Cobra, Sting Ray

Track by Track Review


Ferrari II dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Structurally, "Ferrari II" is not far from a guitar boogie from the late fifties. The lead has a little reverb on it. Lots of infectious spunk and dive here. This is way more jam than song.

Jag XKE dotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

"Jag XKE" never rises about the level of jam. Melody is nonexistent, but ample energy and fun ensues. It's easy to imagine his evolving into a cool song.

Super Charger dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

This song is almost developed enough to stand alone. The playing is goo, and their seems to be some chemistry and fire. Big drama is implied by the introduction to "Super Charger."

Crazy Cobra dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Tremolo guitar throbs in delivery of a fine melody. Sax squonking squirts out many nasty lines. The drums are too distant, but this track works pretty darn well anyway. "Crazy Cobra" is as close to surf as The Dragsters get.

Sting Ray dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

"Sting Ray" may just be a cycling riff rocker, but there's fire in them bones. Nasty sax takes a large role, but it's the guitar that gives this its flair.