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Les Fantomes - Twist 33dotdotdotdot
artworkFour vintage tracks, all very good. The most interesting are "Walk Don't Run" and "Je Ne Veux Pas T'aimer."
Picks: Twist 33, Walk Don't Run, Marche Twist, Je Ne Veux Pas T'aimer

Track by Track Review


Twist 33 dotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

"Twist 33" is a basic rock intro riff rocker. It's an infectious number in some ways, but in others, it's just well done. Great drums romp in the break with frantic energy. A moody voice announces "33" in French from time to time.

Walk Don't Run dotdotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

This is a very well done cover of The Ventures' 1960 recording of Johnny Smith's venerable tune. Great drums and bass, and superb lead playing.

Marche Twist dotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

"Marche Twist" ("Twist Walk") uses an almost military cadence and a simple but elegant melody riff. It's a very nicely done tune with occasional surf whammy.

Je Ne Veux Pas T'aimer dotdotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

"Je Ne Veux Pas T'aimer" ("I Do Not Love You") is a pretty song with a bit of intensity in the lead tone, and some really good drumming. Island cool and whammified, it really grows on you as it progresses.