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The El Toros - Thrills Galoredotdotdot
artworkOf the six tracks on this CD, four are instros with edge and unusual ideas in tow. Not surf, but if you like instros, like the Austin sound, dog angular music, then you enjoy this release. "Aladdin's Amp" is particularly cool.
Picks: Toros Stomp, Aladdin's Amp, Candy Shop, Edged Out

Track by Track Review

Toros Stomp dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

The melody riff to "Toros Stomp" is kinda relentless and a little circular, with an angular disquieting intensity.

Aladdin's Amp dotdotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

This is an edgy track with middle eastern sounds and big guitar twang. "Aladdin's Amp" is quite good, with mystique and adventure. Great title!

Candy Shop dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

The "cheep" organ takes much of the lead in "Candy Shop." It's playful like Country Joe and the Fish with their social conscience hat removed. Just a really nice instro.

Edged Out dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Nervous like you might expect from the title, "Edged Out" is what it sounds like when the lane ends and the guy next to you won't let you in.