Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Les Jaguars - Mer Morte c/w Supersonic Twist
|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
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.
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.