Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Les Jaguars - Les Jaguars Vol. 2
|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
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.
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!
An inordinately dis-interesting Echoplex jam with thin rockabilly guitar and shallow honk almost horn like wah wah.
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!
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.
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.