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Les Jaguars - Les Jaguars Vol. 2dotdotdot
Les Jaguars Vol. 2 includes a bunch of cool stuff. These tracks date from 1966.
Picks: Course au Bonheur, Guitare Cha Cha, Guitare Esquire, Guitare Jet, Guitare Strip, Tourbillon

Track by Track Review


Course au Bonheur dot
Euro Whammy Surf (Instrumental)

Kinda Chuck Berry-ish, kinda mushy. Not really very interesting, and the guitar sound is pretty thin. It's a cover I can't quite place.

Guitare Cha Cha dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Damped dragged out chords and a delicate melody that's surfable and moody! "Guitare Cha Cha" is a splendid track, perhaps like a softened Lively Ones or Vibrants. A little reminiscent of the Valiants' "The Valiant." Most enjoyable!

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Rock (Instrumental)

An inordinately dis-interesting Echoplex jam with thin rockabilly guitar and shallow honk almost horn like wah wah.

Guitare Jet dotdotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

That long silky pick slide and heavily echoed thoroughly damped guitar like strikes out from a murky backtrack like a bumble bee on the make. Yikes, what a moody song. "Guitare Jet" is ultra primitive and very cool!

Guitare Strip dotdotdot
Country Rock (Instrumental)

This is an oddly metered tune played in a rock style against a damped second guitar rhythm pattern. A little country, a little rock, a touch of Paul Johnson's eighties sound, and quite intriguing.

Tourbillon 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.