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Os Incriveis - S/Tdotdotdot
artworkOne of many vault purges celebrating RCA's 100 year history come from Brazil's Os Incriveis. Two discs of pop rock vocals sandwiched around 4 instros that are more rock than the rest of the release, and quite fun. The horn is the lead instrument, but between the abandon of the performances and the blend of ideas from rock and ska to mariachi and tango, these instros are quite fun.
Picks: You Know What I Want, O Relicario, O Millionario, Espana Cani

Track by Track Review

You Know What I Want dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

This is a rompin' and saucy sax rocker with lots of edge and light hearted fun. It may be a long way from the surf envelope, but its high spirits and rock 'n' roll sensibilities make it quite endearing.

O Relicario dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

"O Relicario" is an interesting song that borders on early ska with that same sort of abandon in the delivery. Fun, fast, and catchy, with big whoops and shouts. Way cool!

O Millionario dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

This is a slow and strange track, with a big string bending echoed guitar carrying the lead, but not prominently out front. It's both sappy MOR and still kinda cool. A great melody that certainly could be surfed into a frenzy. The damped verses is sorta cutesy.

Espana Cani dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

This is a great horn rocker in the Spanish tango bullfight tradition, with a great melody line just waiting for a surf guitar. It's the sort of thing that could go either the Tijuana Brass way or the Trademarks or Nocturnes way. Totally suave and cool.