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Vis Iskre - ST (EP 2)dotdotdot
artworkThis is the second ep from Vis Iskre, likely from 1965. It's more mature and much better played than the first.
Picks: Tequila, Jahanje Na Vetru, Zuta Jakna

Track by Track Review


Tequila dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

This is a totally unusual cover of Chuck Rio's signature tune. The drums are reminiscent of Dave Myers' intro to "Wildwood Flower," while the organ calls on The Tornados' "Jungle Fever." This is thoroughly cool, somewhat hypnotic, and very adventurous for the time and place.

Jahanje Na Vetru dotdotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

This is one fascinating reinvention of The Tornados' "Ridin' The Wind," with a much lighter sound, more rhythmic drums, and cleaner guitars bordering on surf. The galloping rhythm and guitars converge to create a captivating arrangement.

Zuta Jakna dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

This is a fairly straight forward cover of The Ventures' "Yellow Jacket." While it has Vis Iskre's signature sound, it's also not really too far from the source.