Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Les Jaguars - Mer Morte c/w Supersonic Twistdotdotdotdot
This superb single from 1964 was the first from Les Jaguars. It set the bar high for subsequent releases.
Picks: Dead Sea, Supersonic Twist

Track by Track Review


Dead Sea dotdotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Watery whammy and an island sounding lead, with damped plucked and echoed rhythm work over a slow backtrack, delivering a very visual evening on the lagoon vision. Very suave.

Supersonic Twist dotdotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Monkeying with pickslides up and down the neck to simulate jets, "Supersonic Twist" eventually yields to a riff rocker essentially based on Little Richards' "Lucille." The frantic echoed break sets it apart.